Thank you for all your lovely work handed in! I have uploaded them onto purple mash so that you can all see! Keep sending them in to email@example.com
Take a look at the work sent in by Aqilah and Kalid and Quinell!
How did you get on with the maths? Remember you can use purple mash to discuss your ideas like you would in class! This next problem is great! Take a look!
How can we solve this? Let's look at what we already know.
1. On one side there are 5 barrels and a 7kg weight.
2. On the other side there are 3 barrels, a 7 kg weight, two 12kg weights and a 2kg weight.
3. They both weigh equally
4. Both sides start with three barrels at the bottom. They both have 7kg weights.
5. We have two barrels extra on one side and then a total of 26kg on the other.
I hope this will guide you to working out the weight of one barrel! If you need help begin a post on purple mash- we can discuss it together!
If you manage to solve it, create a new one for us to try! You can send it in to me or upload it on purple mash. Good Luck!
Thats it for today! I hope you enjoy your day of learning and remember to hand in any work! I can't wait to see the work you have completed! Have a great day!
Salma and Clare :)
Remember to send in your work to firstname.lastname@example.org You can copy this address straight into your email and attach any photos or documents of your work! Thank you to all the children who have been doing this regularly! Special mentions to: Noa, Quinell, Aman, Zhraa, Kalid, Sara and Aqilah! Keep it up!
Let's crack on with your learning! We have nearly finished Thespina and the Scorpidon! It's getting very tense now! Will she defeat the Scorpidon? Or will she meet the same fate as everyone who has tried to slay him? Let's read on and find out! Send in your answers or write them on purple mash for us all to discuss!
Thank you for all your line graphs that you have been sending in Let's spend a few days doing some problem solving before we move onto a new topic. Have a go at these two number problems. The numbers represent a digits. Think about trying different numbers to help you. Is there a way to solve this systematically using a method? I found these problems on the maths mastery twitter page! Good luck! I can't wait to see your answers and how you solved them!
Shall we continue learning about the Ancient Greeks? What did you think of the map? See you if you can find a place called Mount Olympus? ... Found it? What important event do you think happened on Mount Olympus? Of course... the Olympics! Watch the video below and see if you can answer these questions. You can present your answers in any way you wish: poster, video diary, fact page, story board. I look forward to seeing your answers!
1. What year did the first olympic games take place?
2. Why did the Ancient Greeks begin the games?
3. Whats different sports did they take part during the Ancient Greek times?
4. How are the sports different today compared to the original games in Ancient Greece?
5. How did the athletes compete? Could all citizens of Greece compete?
6. Why did the games stop in Ancient Greece?
7. What year did the games start up again?
8. Is there anything else that is interesting about the Ancient Greek Olympic games?
Every Wednesday check out the Spanish blog created by Ruth! It would be great to see what you have learnt!
And don't forget Emily's Elsa blog too-on the school website and on purple mash!
Thats it for today! I hope you enjoy your learning! Remember to send in your work or upload to purple mash! I look forward to seeing how you have got on!
Have a great day!
Salma and Clare :)
Good morning everybody! Hope you had a good day of learning yesterday!
Firstly, a message about the year 6 book swap. You will receive a text from Joan about coming into school to change your reading books. I have some new books ready for you to read. Year 6 book swap will be taking place on Thursday 1pm until 3pm. I look forward to seeing you then!
Before I share some of the great work handed in, let me tell you about the new assembly blog on the website! Click this link find out more!
We also have a Spanish blog and a Music one too! Check them out and let us know what you think?
Take a look at this work sent in by Noa! I really enjoyed reading her letter and think you should too!I like the photos she has taken and shared with us!
Also, Sara has sent in some great Science work and a picture of her yummy cookie dough! Making my mouth water Sara! Great poster too... take a look...
If you are having trouble organising your day or just need some guidance with learning at home, check out Emily's ELSA blog! She has created a great timetable for you.
Here's the link: https://www.virginia.towerhamlets.sch.uk/elsa-blog
Let's crack on with today's learning. So Thespina is now with the Scorpidon, lets see what happens next...
Well done on creating your line graphs. Here is one created by Aman. Keep them coming in! Don't forget to add titles and use a ruler! Today's maths is our last lesson on line graphs! Look at the graph below and answer the questions reading and interpreting the graph.
Here is a quick number problem for those of you wanting a challenge. Which statement do you agree with and why? Do you have an alternative way to solve the problem below?
For science let's continue with the human body. How did you get on with your pulse rate experiment? Did you notice your pulse rate changing? Lets now think about your lungs. Why are they important? How does oxygen get round your body into your lungs? Watch the video below and take some notes.
If you're feeling scientific why not try and build your own lung capacity tester. Watch the video below for the all the equipment you will need and how to make it work. You will need an adult to help you. Send in any pictures or videos of you making and using them! I look forward to seeing your experiment!
Finally take a look at this ancient map of Greece. How many different myths and legends can you spot? Find a modern map pf Greece and compare the two. What do you notice? Which myths and legends took place in which modern location? This will come in useful in the next few days when we continue with our topic on Ancient Greeks.
Have a great day of learning! Thank you to all the children who have been sending work in, you are doing a great job! I look forward to seeing your learning throughout the day!
Have a terrific Tuesday!
Salma and Clare!
Good morning Year 6!
How was your weekend? Did you get out for a walk in the sunshine? I have been practising balancing on my gym ball. I am getting better at it and am now able to sit on it without falling off! What fun things have you been up to? Let us know on purple mash!
The more unique the better!
So let's crack on with the learning for this week. Thank you for all your work that you have been sending in. It is great to see you carrying on with your work and having a go at the the different challenges.
Are you enjoying Thespina and the Scorpidon? I wonder what will happen now she has a cape of invisibility? Let's read on and find out. Send in your answers to me using evidence in the text.
I can't wait to see your answers!
Let's get on with some maths. Did you create a chart of how many minutes of exercise you did everyday? Here is my chart...
Can you create a line graph of your weekly exercise chart. If you didn't get a chance to start a chart then you can begin with my chart.
*Include a title for you graph
* Include titles for the two axis
*Place the days of the week on the x axis
*Your scale could go up in 5's
*Send in your graphs!
From speaking to you on the phone, I know that some of you are missing the maths challenges. So here is one for you to try. It is from the maths mastery twitter page if you want to try more! Use the calculation in the middle to help you solve the other calculations. How many can you solve? Send in your answers! We can discuss this on purple mash!
Let's move onto some Science work. We are going to learn about heart and circulation. Watch the video below.
Answer the following questions and complete the experiment- get your family to take part too!
Finally a during these challenging times, it is important to support people who are working hard in the hospitals. A senior nurse at the Royal London Hospital has said that receiving cards, letters, poems and pictures have had a positive impact on everyones wellbeing there. Let's send some lovely words of encouragement to the hardworking staff at Royal London. However you feel creative, send in your work to us and we will forward them over to the people working in at Royal London.
Enjoy your day!
Salma and Clare :)
Good morning Year 6!
Hope you enjoyed the Elsa take over! Thank you for the work you have sent in! It has been lovely chatting to you and your families on the phone! Clare and I look forward to speaking to you again next week!
One of today's tasks will require you to get your shoes on and head outside! Going for a walk is so important for your mental health and wellbeing. We are so lucky that we have the opportunity to still exercise safely. Remember the rules: keep 2 metres away from anyone not in your family, make sure you wash your hands when you return and do not socialise with anyone not in your household. Write a letter to Clare and myself about what you noticed during your walk? How have things changed? What do you miss? What things do you like outside now? We look forward to reading your letters!
In maths, have a go at this line graph question about Josh's bike ride. Who do you agree with and why? What do you think happened on Josh's bike ride. Use the graph to help you explain.
So, who is enjoying Thespina and the Scorpidon? I like the detailed answers from some of you! Keep sending them in! Or complete your work on purple mash- you could blog about it! Let's read the next part. Remember to send in your answers to the questions.
Thank you for all your great science work. Watch this video and think about the importance of exercise for the organs in your body. Take notes while you are watching it and then create a fact page about the importance of exercise on your body - thinking about your key organs: heart, brain and lungs. This will help prepare you for your science work next week! Good luck! I am looking forward to seeing your fact pages! Try and make colourful and engaging to read!
Before I let you go and get on with your work, Clare and I just wanted to say Ramadan Mubarak to everyone celebrating this month. Stay safe and enjoy this special and unique time with your families. Have a great weekend!
Salma and Clare xx
Here is a table showing the results of a ‘How are you feeling today’ survey from a local primary school.
a) Using the information in the table, fill in the missing boxes.
b) How many more boys like were ‘feeling bored’ than girls?
c)What percentage of children were ‘feeling excited’ ?
d)Which feeling was the least given when surveyed?
Watch the video above about Nadiya's story and write down your initial thoughts and feelings as you watch.
1.Put yourself in Nadiya’s shoes… write a small paragraph explaining how it makes you feel when people are mean to you online and what life is like for you at the moment.
2.Put yourself in a bystanders shoes… pretend you are a person who can see the online bullying happening to Nadiya – write a small paragraph about how you feel and what you may do to help.
3.Put yourself into my shoes (Emily) – Imagine Nadiya has wrote a ‘Space slip’ and has come to me to report the online bullying. Write a small paragraph about what advice I may give to Nadiya?
A riddle for you!
I am the outstretched fingers that seize and hold the wind. Wisdom flows from me in other hands. Upon me are sweet dreams dreamt. My merest touch brings laughter. What am I?
Take care everyone - Be kind, Be Grateful, Be YOU! Oh and wash your hands!!
Good morning all!
Hope you are well and working hard at home? Today around the world we celebrate 50 years of Earth day!
Have a look at the this website https://www.earthday.org/ to find out more and see how Earth day is being virtually celebrated live from different parts of the world! As it is Earth day, I wanted us to think about the amazing things which have happened to the environment while humans have been in quarantine. Watch this inspiring video below:
Did you like it? What are your thoughts? Answer the following question using your thoughts and opinions. You can send them in on purple mash or to our school email!
Why is the Earth healing during the human quarantine? What will happen when the lockdown is over?
I look forward to reading your responses!
So, are you enjoying Thespina and the Scorpidon? Lets read some more! Thank you for all your answers so far. I have read some great responses from Noa, Aqilah, Zhraa and Quinell!
Thank you for creating your line graphs on purple mash and for the ones that were sent in! Check out purple mash and even twitter for work that has been handed in!
Using the data below- Please create a line graph using titles and an even scale. To start the graph- place the Pounds on the x axis and the Rupees on the Y axis.
Don't forget to keep a track of how many minutes exercise you have done and add it to your chart. We will be creating a line graph of this at the end of the week!
Every Wednesday, Ruth will be creating a Spanish Blog! We can take part and begin to learn a new language! Have a go at the activities and send in your work to us!
Finally, for science, what happens to your body during exercise? Think about your heart, body temperature, perspiration and breathing. Why does your body change during exercise? What happens after you have stopped exercising? Create a chart or fact page to show what your body is like before exercise, during exercise and after exercise. You and your family could try Joe Wicks's workout to see the changes! I look forward to seeing your results!
Before I let you go and begin your work... I just wanted to share the lovely welcome messages for Saifeldin and Quinell from some of Year 6! We hope to meet you both soon!
Right... I had better let you get started! Good luck and remember to send in your work! I will be uploading some work on twitter and purple mash throughout the day! Have a good Earth day!
Salma and Clare :)
Good morning Year 6
How did your first day of learning go? I hope you were able to get into it easily! Thank you for all your messages on purple mash for Saifeldin and Quinell. I will upload the final messages today. I thought it would be great for you to create a 'Who am I?' fact file so our new friends can get to know us! You can create it on purple mash or create one on paper. Don'y forget to send it in!
You could write:
Your name, your friends, your hobbies, your favourite lesson, what you are most scared of and what you love the most and any other fun facts about you!
Let's crack on with the learning for today? What did you think about the opening to 'Thespina and the Scorpidon'? Shall we read some more? Read on and complete the next set of questions.
How did you find the maths yesterday? What do you think B was worth? I got the answer 2 - did anyone else get a different answer? Were there any other options?
Today we are going to begin with line graphs. We will spend the rest of the week looking and creating line graphs. Watch the video below to help us get started.
Have a go at completing the line graph below. Remember to use a ruler and use the squares in your books to help you. Think about how the squares can be used to create an equal scale. Send in your completed graphs.
As we are thinking about keeping healthy, I thought you could keep a track of how many minutes of exercise you are doing each day. We can plot this on a line graph at the end of the week keep a table and record the amount of minutes each day until Sunday.
Speaking of Keeping Healthy, did you manage to create a poster about the food groups? I would love to see them! What are the key ways in which we can keep healthy? Create a keeping healthy leaflet on purple mash or on paper. Think about food, diet, exercise and mental health. Remember to be persuasive!
I look forward to seeing your great work and positive messages on purple mash!
Salma and Clare :)
Good morning Year 6!
Welcome back to a new term! I hope that you had a safe and peaceful Easter break? I have spent the time trying learn a new skill! I am trying to balance on my gym ball and I am nearly there! I need to persevere and hopefully I will get there soon!
So, before we start with our learning, I would like to welcome two new members to our Year 6 family! Welcome to Saifeldin and Quinell to our class. I hope that it isn't too long before we meet you in school! Year 6- it would be great if you could send a hello message on purple mash and I will upload them on here for our new friends to see.
This term is all about the amazing Ancient Greeks! To begin with, I would like you to research and present back what Greece is like today. Here are some things you could find out:
1. National Flag
4. Names of cities and islands
5. Climate and Weather
6. Famous People
7. Greek words
8. Any other interesting facts.
You could create a fact file, poster or information page. Remember to always site where you found your information from.
In literacy we will be reading and writing Greek Myths. Read the opening of this story and answer the questions using the evidence in the text: You could do this on lined paper or on the computer.
Using the text above can you identify the noun phrases. There are 8 in the first paragraph. Write a list of the ones you can identify. What would happen if I changed them? Try and rewrite the opening paragraph with different noun phrases. Does it change the way we read the text or its meaning?
Have a go and send in your paragraphs to email@example.com
This term in maths, we will begin with problem solving and learning how to create line graphs. Firstly, I found this maths challenge on the maths mastery website and enjoyed solving it. See if you can work it out:
Here are some clues:
1. Think about numbers that are divisible by 5- what do they look like? What does that tell us about the letter C?
2. If the second number is not divisible by 5- then does that tell us about the letter B?
3. Which numbers are divisible by 7 and 5? That should help us with the letter C
4. Can you remember any prime numbers? If ACB is an even number then which prime numbers begin with an even number and end in a digit which can be found in a number in the 7 times table?
Good luck! I can't wait to see the way you tackle this problem!
In science we will be learning about staying healthy and the human body. Watch this clip from BBC bitesize and try the online activity. Create a poster about the food groups and why we need them.
Watch this helpful clip to help you with your food group poster:
Good luck with your work today! I look forward to seeing it handed in at the school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember you can take a photo of it and send it in or upload and documents or PowerPoints. You could even use purple mash and complete your work on the templates.
Have a great day and look out for any updates!
Salma and Clare :)
Good morning Year 6 and happy holidays!
I hope you have had a safe weekend? Over the next two weeks I will be only blogging once a week with suggestions and ideas that you can do over the holidays. Firstly, with all this time why don't you try and learn a new skill. It can be art, music or languages or even sports. Keep a track of your progress and let us know how you have been getting on! If you want to learn a new language then try this website: https://www.duolingo.com/ it will offer you ideas of languages and give you a great head start!
Good luck and I can't wait to hear what you have learnt!
While I was at school, I discovered a great youtube page that teaches you how to create crafts. I made an Easter basket while at school and I would like you to try and create one! All you need is: paper/card, scissors and glue! Watch the tutorial and send us in your pictures if you make one! If you keep watching, there are other exciting design projects that you can make! I will be trying some too - so look out for any updates!
If you want to keep up with your maths then definitely check out this website
It has fun Easter activities to help you use your maths skills. I thought this card game was a great idea that you could play with your family!
Finally, after Easter we will be thinking about the Ancient Greeks. The Ancient Greeks were great storytellers. There are some exciting myths and legends that we will be reading. Research different Greek myths. You can watch some on youtube like this one:
This website has many myths and legends that you can read and watch and listen to. We will be using this website to help us next term:
Have a go at some of the suggested activities. Let us know how you are doing and look out next week for some updates and any new suggestions! For now, be safe and have a good break. I look forward to seeing your great work and will be in touch soon!
Love from Salma and Clare! :)