Poor Clare is getting very fed up of being locked in the shed. She has been practising the tennis ball challenge to keep her self entertained but it's very difficult in the dark. So far she has reached 7.
Finish the next 5 clues and let us know your answers on Purple Mash so we can get her out ASAP!
Gutentag, Bonne Journee, Buen Dia*
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another fun week of learning. Salma, Clare and I have got lots of fun activities planned for you guys to do at home and at school.
Read this national geographic article about the Suffragettes and have a go at answering the questions below:
1. Who said that the fight for women's rights was a 'mad, wicked folly'? Why do you think they said that?
2. What is the difference between the Suffragists and the Suffragettes?
3. How did Emily Wilding Davidson die? What is it believed she was trying to do?
4. What impact did World War 1 have on women's lives in the UK?
5. How would our lives be different today if it wasn't for the Suffrage movement?
Here are the first 5 clues. Please let us know your answers on purple mash so we can get Clare out ASAP!
We will solve the other 5 clues tomorrow. Barbara is planning on cleaning out the shed on Wednesday and we have to get Clare out before then or else we will be in DEEP, DEEP TROUBLE.
The Suffragettes wore green, white and purple rosettes to let everybody know what they stood for. Can you have a go at making one? Here is a YouTube tutorial showing you how:
You will need:
Paper (green, white and purple)
Prittstick or double sided tape.
You could also make up a catchy slogan to write in the middle!
Auf Wiedersehen! Au Revoir! Adios!
Have a wonderful day Year 6. Well done for working hard and keeping up with your school work.
Before I go, here is an update on the Tennis Ball Challenge from Salma.... Let us know how you get on with it at home!
Yesterday you were planning your letters about making a difference!
Emily was with group 2 yesterday and she would like to mention Ishaac for his amazing input and great enthusiasm in the discussion. Well done Ishaac!
Today we want you to write your persuasive letter to the Prime Minister! Your plan should have all the key facts and details. What difference do you want to make? Why do we need to make this difference? What needs to be done?
If you're still unsure watch this clip about making your language persuasive:
Remember, the purpose is to make a difference! What difference do you want to make? Why do we need to make it? What would you like your Prime Minister to do? Email your letters to us and we will post them to 10 Downing Street!
I can't wait to read them! Good Luck!
Lets try this great challenge in maths today...
Finally some design technology time: Let's think about famous sculptures that have inspired by important messages or events.
Take a look at these below. Can you identify why they have been created? What message do you think the artist is trying to say?
What do you think of the sculptures? They are amazing!
I think we should create a sculpture to send a message about our campaign to make a difference.
What image would you create?
What materials could you use? (think about what you have at home)
What thought provoking name would you give your sculpture?
Where in the world would you place your sculpture?
Create your sculpture using any resources you have: card, paper, wood, clay, plasticine, wool- anything! You can spend the weekend creating this- make sure you send in a picture and explain your sculpture to us!
We will share the ones we create a school!
I cannot wait to see your designs! Have fun and good luck!
Before we begin our learning, take a look at some of the fun we have had this week in school:
Here are Group 2 taking the learning outside during this beautiful weather:
Group 2 also took on the tennis ball challenge! Did they beat Adam's grand score of 2600?
A great attempt Talha and Jahan! Keep trying! Quinell was inspired too! Here is a picture of her trying to beat her personal best!
How do we write a persuasive letter? Lets look at the features of a letter to help us.
Use the planning sheet below to help you plan your campaign letter.
Plan your letter and use the time to research the facts! You will write your letter out tomorrow!
Last week some of you asked for more countdown maths BUT with answers! This game is great for making links between numbers and using your existing knowledge!
So... today have a go at these target number puzzles from countdown. I have attached the answers at the end. You can click the link and have a go at more! Don't forget to try and beat the clock!
Good luck! Send in your answers! Keep playing using the link above!
We are focusing on keeping fit today! So, with your families have a go at this workout video! Try and get your family and siblings involved! It will be fun! Take a photo of you doing the workout and send it in to us!
Let's take a look at the different challenges we have accomplished this week...
This is what happened 10 minutes later...
His final score of the day was 2600 bounces without dropping! Stay tuned to find out if Sara or anyone else can beat this!
Let's begin today by looking at a thoughtful poem by poet Joseph Coelho called 'If all the world were paper'
Watch the clip below and hear the poet reading out his poem.
What did you think of the poem? Let's look at the language and imagery carefully.
Let's write our own metaphor poem. You can begin planning like this:
Create your poems and don't forget to send them into us!
The address is
We are really enjoying the problem solving in school and we have been using our number facts to help us! Try and solve these popular algebra puzzles!
Try this Sahara challenge if you can....
There have been many young people who have made a positive difference to the world and they continue to campaign.
It's your turn! What cause do you want to campaign for? What change do you want to make in your community? Country? World?
Talk with your friends and family and decide on a mission to help make a difference. Begin to gather ideas and research facts you need to know to help you campaign! We will need these ideas tomorrow!
That's all for today! Have a great day and we look forward to seeing your great work!
Salma, Aoife and Clare :)
Group 2 really enjoyed Benjamin Zephaniah's poem yesterday. They thought it painted a beautiful picture of multicultural Britain.
Here is a biography of Benjamin Zephaniah's life. Can you read it and then answer the questions?
Here are some videos of Zack and Aman solving the triangle puzzle from yesterday! Did you manage to work it out??
...and here is the answer to the second puzzle!
Today I thought we could practise some Sudoku. Read the instructions and then have a go at the different challenge levels below:
Here they are on one sheet incase you want to print them out.
You can also find LOADS more sudoku puzzles online here:
Yesterday, Benjamin Zephaniah's poem got us all thinking about the diversity of UK society and the history that made it this way.
We watched some of this documentary called 'Black and British' on BBC iPlayer and we thought you might like to watch it too!
Watch up to about 9.35 minutes and then have a go at answering the questions below.
1. David Olusoga says 'British history has been whitewashed.' What do you think he means? Why does he want to make this documentary?
2. Do you recognise the wall that he is standing on? What is it called and why was it built? Who built it?
3. What job did the 'first recorded African community in Britain' do in the 3rd Century AD?
Finally, have a look at this timeline:
How do the dates correspond to the timeline we made last week? Can you make a new timeline with all the dates included?
I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work on Purple Mash.
Ismail, I loved seeing your biography of Malcolm X!
And Laila, I'm so glad you enjoyed the story about Callum and Sephy!
Stay safe and well!
Aoife, Salma and Clare!
Poor Clare is getting very fed up with being locked in the shed. She has started practising the tennis racket challenge to keep herself entertained but it's quite hard to practise in the dark. So far she has only managed to get to 7.
Luckily she had some snacks in her bag so she isn't TOO hungry yet.
Remember to let us know your answers on Purple Mash ASAP so we can get her out before Barbara finds her and me and Salma both end up in BIIG BIIIIIG TROUBLE!
Topic - Have a go at making some suffragette bunting!
Step 1: Use a ruler to draw at least 10 triangles on plain white paper (find a way to line them up so that you don't waste any paper!)
Step 2: Decorate your bunting with pictures and slogans!
Step 3: Cut out your bunting and attach it to a long string
Step 4: Hang up your bunting and enjoy!!
Good Morning Year 6!!
Dr. Benjamin Zephaniah is a poet from Birmingham, England. Although he left school at 13, he carried on writing poems influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls 'street politics'. His first public performance was in a church when he was 10 years old. By the time he was 15 he had built a reputation as a young poet who spoke up about local and international issues of social justice.
1. What format has Benjamin Zephaniah written the poem in? Does it remind you of anything?
2. Poems often have many layers of meaning. What message do you think Dr Benjamin Zephaniah is conveying with this poem?
3. Do you like this poem? Why? Why not?
Topic: The Bristol Bus Boycott
I thought you had probably done enough reading for one day so I made a video explaining the Bristol Bus Boycott for you. After you have watched it, have a go at answering the questions below.
1. In what year did the Bristol Bus Boycott take place?
2. Look at your timeline from last week. What important civil rights event happened in America in the same year?
3. Can you remember which city Rosa Park's bus boycott took place in?
4. There were lots of protests and marches happening in East London around the same time, near Virginia Primary! Can you find out any information about them?
Bye for now!
Such skill! Such precision! Such grace!
During this time, many people wrote songs and poem about the problems the faced. Some of the poems and songs were there to uplift spirits and motivate people not to give up. Let's look at the lyrics of this song by Sam Cooke, called 'A Change is Gonna Come'
*The lyricist (song writer) compared his life to a running river- what does this mean?
*What kind of life has the song writer lived? Use the song to help you answer
*What message do you think is in the song?
Watch the video below - What changes can you see taking place in the clip?
*I have a dream
*A riot is the language of the unheard.
*Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
*Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
*The time is always right to do what is right.
*Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.
*Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
*In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
*I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Good Morning Year 6! It's Salma here! How are you all today?
I hope that you are having a great week so far!
Before we begin our learning, lets watch a special assembly hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge:
Ameera, Sara and Quinell have become tennis superstars! Sara bounced the ball 203 times without dropping it! Ameera is becoming a new squash champion!
If you want to print out the work then just download the files below.
The answers are there for you to check too! Good luck!
Below are two famous political paintings. The first is the peasants revolt of 1381 where farmers and peasants rebelled against rising taxes to pay for war. The second painting is Picasso's Guernica in 1937. This painting was controversial at the time as it depicts the horrors of war with many symbolic images.
Slogans or words?
The image of the hand rising into a fist?
Which picture is the most effective and why?
Create your own equality poster for a protest.
Think about the images you want to put. What slogans will you use? You can make your poster for the civil rights movements, girls rights for education, climate change or any other cause that is important to you?
Remember to send in picture of your poster!