# Monday 11th January 2021

Morning Year 6

I hope you had a lovely weekend and you are ready to get back to some hard work!

I hope to see you all on Zoom at 9:05  (remember to e-mail me if you need any help).

Warm up activity (15 minutes)

As always on a Monday morning, you have a retrieval quiz.

Retrieval Quiz

Go to:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-greece/athens/

Thinking back to the work we completed on the forest at the end of last week, answer the following question:

What would be different about living in a forest compared to Athens?

How might it sound different?

Would the atmosphere be different? How?

Where would you prefer to be (Athens or a forest) and why?

Writing (40 minutes)

Have another look at the image that we used last week showing the forest (this time it includes some of your ideas)

Forest

Today, I would like you to use your description of Athens from last week and the work that we have completed on the forest to complete a comparison description. This is where we compare the two settings throughout our description.

For example:

Athens is an ancient, powerful city made of stone and magnificent buildings whereas the forest is timeless with majestic trees that tower over people like giants. Whilst Athens appears to be crumbling to nothing more than rubble, the forest remains strong and powerful withstanding the test of time.

Things I would like to see included:

• A range of powerful adjectives
• Relative clauses
• Similes
• Personification
• A range of punctuation

Make sure you read through your work and edit it to make improvements.

I look forward to reading them!

Maths (1 hour)

Starter challenge:

You will be pleased to know we are back to our 5 in 5 (they just look a bit different).

Try and answer the following questions in 5 minutes (get someone to time you in you can)

1) 3.43 x 100 =

2) 1.32 x 3 =

3) 3/7 of 28 =

4) 43 x 21 =

5) 1,664 + 2,349 =

This week we are going to be focusing on the perimeter and area of shapes. Do you know what these word mean?

Perimeter – the distance all the way around the outside of a 2D shape.

e. g.       The perimeter is the red line around the shape.

Area – the measurement of space inside a 2D shape.

e.g         The area is the red space inside the shape.

Today we will focus on the perimeter.

To find the perimeter, we simply need to

calculate the distance around the space.

For example:

To find the distance around the shape? We simply add all of the sides together.

10cm + 5cm + 10cm + 5cm = 30cm

The perimeter of this shape is 30cm.

Here is one for you to try:

What is the perimeter?

The same rules apply when there are decimals as measurements e. g.

You simply just add all of the sides together

10.5cm + 7.6cm + 10.5cm + 7.6cm = 36.2cm

The perimeter is 36.2cm

This rules applies for all shapes not just rectangles.

Now try these for yourself.

Perimeter

Some times we might be asked to find the perimeter for a question like this:

We can still find the perimeter but how?

How can we use the information that we have and our knowledge of shapes to find the perimeter?

We simply need to find the lengths of the missing sides using our knowledge of rectangles.

I know that rectangles have 2 sets of equal sides so I can easily find the missing lengths.

Now I can add all of the sides.

11cm + 8.2cm + 11cm + 8.2cm = 38.4cm

The perimeter is 38.4 cm

Now you try.

Perimeter 2

Challenge

Sometimes we might be given a shape and the perimeter i.e.

Our job this time is to use the information to find the length of the missing side

To do this, we need to use all of the information and work backwards.

I know that if 1 length is 14cm, then the other length will be too.

That means I have already used 28cm Now I need to find out what is left for the other 2 sides.

34 – 28 = 6cm

6 cm left shared between the 2 sides

6 divided by 2 = 3

The missing length is 3cm

Perimeter challenge

As always on a Monday, it is time for some independent reading.

History (1 hour)

Our topic this term is called

The Ancient Kingdom of Benin

What do you know from this title?

Do you know anything about Benin?

This week’s question is

When in history and where in the world can the Kingdom of Benin be found?

Have a look at these cards:

Can you decide when in history they happened?

Can you put them in time order?

Vocabulary:

Dynasty – a family of rulers who rule over a country for a long period of time.

Source – a picture, text or object that tells us something about history.

Kingdom – a country ruled by a King or a Queen.

Have a look at this timeline

Timeline

• When did the Kingdom of Benin happen?
• Was it before or after other ancient kingdoms?
• What else was happening in British history at the same time?

The Ancient Kingdom of Benin was far later than other ancient kingdoms i.e. The Egyptians so why do you think it was called ancient?

Have a look at this map which shows you where the Ancient Kingdom of Benin happened.

The ancient city of Benin was found in the country that we now call Nigeria in the continent of Africa.

Here is a closer map of modern Benin City which is where the ancient kingdom was located.

There is a lack of written sources and so it is difficult to actually KNOW about Benin. However, there was a strong story telling tradition in Benin so events, information and knowledge was handed on using this tradition.

Creation story 1

Over the next 6 weeks, we will be creating an information booklet/document to present everything that we have learnt about Benin.

You could create:

• An information leaflet
• A PowerPoint presentation
• A scrap book of information

The choice is yours.

This week, decide what style you will use to present your information and begin by writing up about what you have learnt today.

Spelling (15 minutes)

Have some fun playing Spelling Snowball

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-10609.htm

Online Safety (5 minutes)

TT Rockstars (15 minutes)

Well done to everyone who took part in last weeks competition – the most valuable players should have their certificates by now.

A new competition is up and running!

Story Time

Join us to hear the next part of Tom’s story at 2:45pm

https://zoom.us/j/97696397258?pwd=MlhHN2h1ODdwQ0lnKzdzZzZGeTJXQT09

Meeting ID: 976 9639 7258

Passcode:  P1tX8X

If you were unable to watch the RSC’s broadcast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream or if you would like to watch it again you can do so from the link below:

Well done for another fantastic day Year 6!

See you tomorrow!

Miss Kinsella and Mrs Maruzza

### 71 thoughts on “Monday 11th January 2021”

• 11th January 2021 at 9:29 am

1. the difference is that Athens is probably going to be really noisy but the forest is really calm.
2. The atmosphere will be very different because Athens has a lot of buildings but the forest just has tees and bushes.
3.I would prefer to be in Athens because it has more people to interact with but in the forest you might be really lonely.

• 11th January 2021 at 9:33 am

• 11th January 2021 at 9:37 am

Busy that is hoe I describe Athens because it is a city which means that it will be full of people . but the opposite of busy is calm and that is how I would describe the forest because it has got lots of swaying trees and it has not got any human that live there it has just got tiny, big creatures .

Also the difference is the sound the forest is really quiet but the city is really loud.

• 11th January 2021 at 9:41 am

Great start Sadia! Can you edit and improve it to include some more powerful adjectives, relative clauses, similes and metaphors.

• 11th January 2021 at 9:43 am

1 675
2 classification is when you sort objects in a particular group
3 It helps group things
5 7.4
6 write letters
7 I am thinking of a number I divide it by 6 minus by 20 and add by 4 I end up with 16

• 11th January 2021 at 11:39 am

Excellent work Aamirat.

142?

• 11th January 2021 at 9:49 am

retrieval quiz
1. 675
2. when you put objects in groups according to what they have in common
3. more than 1 group
5. 7.4
6. documents
7. i am thinking of a number you add 2 subtract 5 divide it by 6 subtract 3 i end up with 15 what was my number
8. 22🤩🤗

• 11th January 2021 at 11:39 am

Excellent work Dhanshri!

111?

• 11th January 2021 at 9:55 am

The city of Athens is what you call opposite of a forest,Amazing Athens was an assiduous,industrious city as the peoplewould wear long tumerics they looked as a tree which was taken over in algae whilst the forest was a deep dark place looming with mysterious creatures and branches in the wind would blow gently howling words at you it felt as if you were dreaming but that dream did not last long the both settings are a complete opposite the Athens.The Athens was full with buildings but the forest was reclusive of buildings

• 11th January 2021 at 10:09 am

A lovely use of adjectives Aamirat! Can you add a relative clause?

• 11th January 2021 at 9:59 am

my 5 in 5
343
3.96
12
903
4013

• 11th January 2021 at 1:17 pm

Well done Aamirat, all correct!

• 11th January 2021 at 9:59 am

5 in 5
1.0.3430
2.3.32
3.12
4.129
5.4013

Perimiters

1. 15
2. 36
3.37
4.44
5. 13
6.25
7.32
8.40
9.12

1. 24
2.20
3.28
4.28
5. 30
6.10

• 11th January 2021 at 1:18 pm

Well done Sadia! Just check questions 1,2 and 4 on your 5 in 5 and question 3 on the first section.

• 11th January 2021 at 10:04 am

24
20
28
28
30
10
24
12
25
24
80
42

• 11th January 2021 at 1:19 pm

Well done Aamirat, all correct!

• 11th January 2021 at 1:19 pm

Well done Aamirat. Just check the first question.

• 11th January 2021 at 10:10 am

around the same time
the early period

• 11th January 2021 at 10:46 am

Has anything surprised you yet?

• 11th January 2021 at 2:18 pm

I would see if people have wrote any bad reviews or information I should know as if it is a scam or a dangerous person or someone trying to steal personal information and I would ignore it anyway because it just randomly appeared on my screen when I didn’t sign up for anything or even look at that website.

• 11th January 2021 at 2:27 pm

Would you tell anyone? If so, who?

• 11th January 2021 at 10:12 am

If it appeared on my screen i would go tell someone because you might not have done anything for the money and what if they ask personal details

• 11th January 2021 at 10:17 am

Who could you tell?

• 11th January 2021 at 1:32 pm

my parents because i would be putting them in danger if they asked personal info

• 11th January 2021 at 1:41 pm

Well done Aamirat.

• 11th January 2021 at 2:15 pm

I have learnt that it used to be called a different place but for us it is called Nigeria also that the timeline it was set in was the early ad years. It was way after the kingdoms of Egyptians, and was there for a really long time and it is very old. And I would like to write a leaflet

• 11th January 2021 at 2:22 pm

Fantastic Evie, great work! I’m looking forward to seeing the leaflet you do over the next few weeks.

• 11th January 2021 at 10:13 am

1.A forest would be much quieter and peacful better then Athens it would be crowded and load.
2. The forest is quiet and less load. Athens is very crowded and load like someone put the TV volume to 100.
3.Yes it would be peacful with birds chirping wind blowing the leaves while Athens might be a bit quiet but walk through it then it would be noisy.
4.The forest because i can find some maybe alive dinos,Dead carcuses of dinos, dino fossils and dinosaur foot prints.

• 11th January 2021 at 10:43 am

Lovely Zain, well done.

• 11th January 2021 at 10:21 am

English
1in the Forest it is calm and quite as not as many people live there
but in the city it’s more loud and noisy
2evan the atmasfer would be different as in the Forest is will be more cold as you would have the wind blowing and in the city you would have lots of people playing running and that ceps you worm
3I would pefer to live in the city as you would have a house to cep you worm and lots of friends there with you

• 11th January 2021 at 10:44 am

What would the sounds in the city be?

• 11th January 2021 at 10:31 am

Writing:

Athens a place with some rubble and old,fragile stone everywhere and the forest with the weaving spiders and snakes taking it’s dead skin off.Athens might crumble and collapse to the ground and become nothing but rubble because of its fragile, weak stone.the forest is cheerful,peacful and queit with some good nice smell of grass mixing with the water.

• 11th January 2021 at 10:42 am

A lovely description Zain! Can you add a relative clause?

• 11th January 2021 at 10:42 am

In the the deep walls of Athens,the boiling hot sun streaming in the distance while in the green, mysterious forest something suddenly appeared. The rocks and gravall as high as a mountain and the forest floor as brown as chocolate…..

• 11th January 2021 at 10:44 am

Great start Evie, looking forward to seeing some more.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:00 am

Writing

Athens is one of the oldest places on earth. It was very busy with bustling people selling stuff, arguing, talking, buying thing like fruit. It was very powerful at the time. Some of the buildings are still standing today. Powerful, fearless, bustling city is crowed at the town square.

Jaynelle

• 11th January 2021 at 11:04 am

Great start Jaynelle. Please edit what you have written so far and I am looking forward to reading some more.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:08 am

The forest is very qiet and athens is very busy.theres allot of people in athens and the smells will be very different.in athens there will be the smell of people cooking. The forest has more animals then athens.Ill like to be in a nice calm forest and live in a tree house.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:10 am

Great thoughts Mason, well done! Can you please just go through this writing and edit it for Capital letters.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:11 am

1. Which one is more peaceful
In Athens there’s lots of people and theaters so Athens is probably very nosy especially if there was a war . However, in a forest it is probably calm but not too peaceful because of the wild animals, the are not too many people who will be living there.
2. Which one is more fun?
In Athens there are theaters you can make lots of friends at and do lots of stuff. However, in the forest it’s easy too find pets so really chopping wood and hunting is probably the best.
3. Which one is more safe?
In Athens they have stone walls around their city and a powerful army but in a forest you will need to protect yourself.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:19 am

Well done Alex. I have gone through and edited your writing. Please can you check it for punctuation – capital letters, full stops etc. next time.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:18 am

The perimeter is 36

• 11th January 2021 at 11:21 am

The next one is 44.12

• 11th January 2021 at 11:27 am

Which one is this the answer for Evie? Just check it.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:29 am

343
9.6
9034

• 11th January 2021 at 1:18 pm

Well done Mason, question 1 is correct.

Can you check the other 2 please?

• 11th January 2021 at 11:30 am

The ancient city of Athens is full of buildings and monuments although the forests have a vast range of trees and you get lost because it has no dead end.The place of Athens have curvy towers and follow there ancient traditions whereas the spooky forest creeps anyone they hate it poisons its aprentise.They are both a place where a human being can stay in peace and they contain a source of food but one is not safe to eat.

They are both the same in some ways.

• 11th January 2021 at 11:38 am

A lovely description. Which ways are they both the same?

• 11th January 2021 at 2:05 pm

They both contain food but the forest has poisonous things and people can live in both

• 11th January 2021 at 11:31 am

writing
Athens is a big city mostly made out of stones with a big wall around it and a strong army with the big green hills and forests

• 11th January 2021 at 11:37 am

A lovely start Alex – can you add more though?

• 11th January 2021 at 12:12 pm

1. 343
2. 396
3. ?
4. 83
5. 4013

• 11th January 2021 at 1:17 pm

Question 1 is correct – can you look through the others please?

• 11th January 2021 at 12:30 pm

What I know about it from the title is that it is ancient and that it is a kingdom.

2.It was after
3.The Saxons settled in England.

What I have learnt today is that it happened in Nigeria ( a country in Africa) and also it happened in 900AD and 1300AD.

• 11th January 2021 at 1:16 pm

Did anything surprise you?

• 11th January 2021 at 1:06 pm

Maths
missing perminiter
1. 10
2. 3 and 6
3. 10
4. 6

• 11th January 2021 at 1:16 pm

Have a look at questions 1 and 2 again please Alex.

• 11th January 2021 at 1:19 pm

1) 675 2)its classifying something i think 3)clear idetification 4) couldnt figure out 5)7.4 6)extend with suffexes 7)first i get 15 then i divide it by 5 then i get 3 then times it by 6 and then i end up with 18

• 11th January 2021 at 1:24 pm

Well done Declan!
Classification is when we group things and Moses was the story we looked at in RE last week. Have a look back at that section of the blog just to remind yourself.

• 11th January 2021 at 1:50 pm

When I look at that title I think of its a long time ago it’s set in Bennin also something to do with royalty because of the word Kingdom. I don’t know anything about it but I think the time order was from viking age

• 11th January 2021 at 1:51 pm

These are some really good thoughts Evie! I like how you have linked royalty to it!

• 11th January 2021 at 2:04 pm

Bennin was around in ad and the early 5000

• 11th January 2021 at 2:12 pm

It was AD Evie, just check the years.

• 11th January 2021 at 2:22 pm

Maths:
24
20
28
28
30
10
24
12
25
24
80
42

• 11th January 2021 at 2:26 pm

All correct, well done Zain!

• 11th January 2021 at 2:26 pm

online safety
I would not except it because you haven’t entered any contest to win it so it just could be a fake prize
😊🙂