Week beginning 22nd June English, Maths, Ancient Greece, Computing and PSHE

I hope Albert and Ava enjoyed their 9th birthdays over the weekend with lots of cake and presents!
English
I thought it would be fun to use a sequence of lessons like we do in school.  The first is based on Paddington and was a unit of work which the children really enjoyed four years ago.  All you need to do is follow the tasks each day.  The first file is a Paddington story which you can read anytime and the second is a book scavenger hunt which you could do with your family.
Monday:
Watch the trailer from the Paddington film to explore the troubles that Paddington gets into when he goes into the bathroom.   Write the story of Paddington in the Bathroom!  There are some pictures which you can print out and cut out to illustrate your story. Use the past tense and make sure you include Paddington's thoughts and feelings as well as the adventurous details.
Bare bones plan – toothbrushes in ears, licks, toilet water, head stuck, stuck on flush, pulled up to cistern, falls back slowly into bath – floods bathroom!
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Tuesday:
Read the facts presentation about Paddington Bear and find out about his home country, Peru.  Write your own Paddington fact file using the information.
Watch the story about Paddington's first bath.  (I used to watch Paddington Bear stories like these when I was little!)
Wednesday:
 Look at the character profiles file below.  Write your own for Paddington Bear.  You can use information from the fact file you wrote yesterday.
Thursday:
Watch the video 'A Sticky Time'.  Today you are going to write a conversation. You can choose between writing a conversation between Paddington, Mrs Brown and Mrs Bird, or writing an imaginary conversation between Paddington and the doctor in the consulting room.  You can use ideas from the video and make up your own.  Make sure the speech makes your characters real.  Remember the rules for speech writing:
1. Inverted commas around what is said.
2. Speech begins with a capital.
3. Add punctuation before the final inverted comma.
4. New line for each new speaker.

“What an earth has been going on here?” remarked Mrs Brown.

“I've been trying my paw at toffee making,” answered Paddington.

 

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Friday:
Michael Bond  often began his sentences with verbs... '-ing' words, for example:
‘Thanking the man for his trouble, Paddington picked up his basket and hurried down the ward.'  Watch the first video again and re-read your story.  Re-write  sections using sentences beginning with -ing words, for example:
Picking up the toothpaste, Paddington....
Don't start every sentence in this way!  Edit and improve your story using what you have learnt this week.
 
Spellings
Mrs Eaton's group have finished their spellings for the year and will spend the rest of term revising spelling patterns and rules.  Please ask someone to test you on a few spellings from each week in your green book to see what you need to practise.  Choose 10 to learn.  I have added a spelling activity booklet below too.
This is the last week of spelling lists for children in the Y3/4, Y5/6 spelling groups. Next week you will also be revising spelling patterns and words you find hard to remember.
Maths
Please find below all the links and files for this week's Maths.
PSHE
This week's lesson is about anger. Everybody gets angry sometimes but it is how we deal with our anger that is really important. We can think of anger like a firework.  It needs a trigger to light it and it is important to know what your anger triggers are. If we let the fuse on the firework burn it will eventually explode and cause harm with nasty words or hitting out which hurts others.  We need to learn to pour water on the firework by calming down before we explode.  There are lots of ways to calm down and we need to do this so that we can have thinking time to work out what to do.  Watch the video and use the file to think and talk about how you can deal with anger.
Computing
We have been enjoying coding with Scratch in school and so I have put the links to the websites back on for this week's learning.  Don't forget to provide instructions for your games and see if you can use your skills to make the games and stories more complex.
 
 
 Ancient Greece
This week we are learning about the legacy of Ancient Greece. "Legacy" means 'what did they leave behind that we have learnt from or still use today'?  We have already learnt about aspects of Ancient Greek culture which we still use today such as architecture and the Olympic Games.  In Athens learning was seen as being extremely important and men studied maths, science, thinking, medicine, wrote plays and created sculptures.  The first link takes you to a BBC KS2 page with videos and interactive pictures.  The second video gives simple explanations. where as the final video is a challenging 18 minute documentary covering the history of the Greek period.  You will learn a lot by following the links.  Tell me what you found interesting by filling in the form below.
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