Morning Year 6
See you on Zoom at 9:05!
Warm up activity (20 minutes)
Reading (30 minutes)
Read through the character information below. Some characters you have already seen and others are new.
TITANIA: Titania is the Queen of the fairies and is married to Oberon.
OBERON: Oberon is the King of the fairies and is married to Titania.
BOTTOM: Bottom is a weaver in Athens. He is rehearsing to be in a play for the Duke’s wedding celebrations.
PUCK: Puck, also called Robin Goodfellow, is a fairy and Oberon’s servant.
DEMETRIUS: Demetrius is a gentleman of the court of Athens. He is in love with Hermia and Egeus wants them to marry.
HERMIA: Hermia is the daughter of Egeus and is in love with Lysander. Her best friend is Helena.
LYSANDER: Lysander is a gentleman in the court of Athens. He is in love with Hermia.
HELENA: Helena is Hermia’s best friend. She is in love with Demetrius,but he does not love her back.
THESEUS: Theseus is Duke of Athens and engaged to marry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.
EGEUS: Egeus is the father of Hermia and a gentleman in the court of Athens.
Now answer these questions about what you have read.
- Who is the Queen of the fairies?
- Who is married to Titania?
- Why is Bottom rehearsing a play?
- What job does Bottom do?
- What is Puck’s real name?
- What type of creature is Puck?
- Who is Demetrius in love with?
- Who is Egeus’ daughter?
- Who is Hermia in love with?
- What is Hermia and Helena’s relationship?
- Who does Lysander love?
- Who does Helena love?
- What is the Duke of Athens called?
Task 1 (35 minutes)
Watch the RSC and Michael Morpurgo broadcast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream using the information below
Here is your link to the live event. This link will go live at 11am
The Tale will be signed by a British Sign Language Interpreter and there will also be an option to watch with captions.
The link won’t work until 11am so don’t try to use it before. You will also need to start watching at 11am if you want to watch it from the start.
If you miss it or want to watch it on another day, I will put a new link up on Monday’s blog.
Let me know if you enjoyed it!
Task 2 (30 minutes)
Think back to the work we completed yesterday about forest settings.
Today, I would like you to write a detailed setting description about a forest scene.
You can use the images on the PowerPoint below to help you or find your own.
Remember to include:
- descriptive language
- expanded noun phrases
- relative clauses
- a range of punctuation
Maths (50 minutes)
Answer the question below:
Today, we are going to use the skills from this week to answer some word problems.
Here’s an example of how I would work out the problem:
Alice went shopping for some clothes. She bought some different items.
She bought a sunhat and an overshirt and paid £21 for both of them.
She bought three overshirts for £30 altogether.
She bought shorts and a sunhat for £19.
She bought a skirt and shorts for £20.
Each item cost a different amount. Can you work out what each item cost?
Step 1: Read the question
Step 2: Identify the key information
- sunhat + overshirt = £21
- 3 x overshirt = £30
- shorts +sunhat = £19
- skirt + shorts = £20
- Each different price
- How much does each cost?
Step 3: What do I notice? What operations are needed.
I have noticed that 3 overshirts cost £30 which means each overshirt must cost £10 each because £30 divided by 3 = 10. Now I can use this to work out the rest.
Step 4: Solve the problem
sunhat + overshirt = £21.
sunhat + £10 = £21
£21 – £10 = £11
Sunhat = £11
shorts + sunhat = £19
shorts + £11 = £19
£19 – £11 = £8
shorts = £8
skirt + shorts = £20
skirt + £8 = £20
£20 – £8 = £12
skirt = £12
Step 5: Write your answers out clearly
Overshirt = £10
Sunhat = £11
Shorts = £8
Skirts = £12
Step 6: Check that you have used all of the information.
Now your turn, try these:
Independent Reading (20 minutes)
Spend 20 minutes reading a book or a magazine of your choice. Maybe have a read of your Christmas present if you haven’t started it already.
In the comments, tell the rest of the class what you are reading.
Art (1 hour)
Our art topic this term is all to do with clay – bit tricky online!
Clay work is all based around sculptures so that is what we will focus on this week.
Watch the clip below:
Can you use nature to create a piece of art?
Possibly through drawing or perhaps using the things you find in your garden to create something.
Choosing our ‘Set the Standard’ was incredibly difficult this week as you have all impressed us so much!
We have chosen a child who has produced work as if they were in the classroom; ensuring that the presentation and standard of work was just as good as usual.
Our ‘Set the Standard’ for this week is:
You have all done a fantastic job this week and I will be sending out lots of certificates over the weekend!
Have a fantastic weekend! See you on Monday!
Miss Kinsella and Mrs Maruzza