Wednesday 13th January 2020

Good morning Year 6.

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom at 9:05

Warm up activity (15 minutes)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z43gp4j

This will make sure you have a good understanding of the first half of the story so we can delve into it deeper.

Writing (30 minutes)

Read this conversation between Theseus (the Duke) and Hermia.

Theseus
What say you Hermia? Be advised, fair maid,
To you your father should be as a god,
One that composed your beauties, yea, and one
To whom you are but as a form in wax
By him imprinted and within his power
To leave the figure of disfigure it.
Demetrius is a worthy gentleman.

Hermia
So is Lysander.

Theseus
In himself he is.
But in this kind, wanting your father’s voice,
The other must be held the worthier.

Hermia
I would my father looked but with my eyes.

Theseus
Rather your eyes must with his judgement look.

Hermia
I do entreat your grace to pardon me.
I know not by what power I am made bold,
Nor how it may concern my modesty
In such a presence here to plead my thoughts:

But I beseech your grace that I may know
The worst that may befall me in this case,
If I refuse to wed Demetrius.

Theseus
Either to die the death or to abjure
Forever the society of men.

What do you think they are saying to each other?

Option 1:

Annotate the text explaining what each part means.

Option 2:

Re-write the text using modern language. Make sure the meaning is the same.

Maths (1 hour 15 minutes)

Starter challenge

Here are you 5 in 5 questions for today:

1) 300 + ____________ = 1000

2) 431 x 7 =

3) 6/7 x 140 =

4) 5/6 + 3/6 =

5) 9,034 + ___________ = 13,439 =

Today we will be switching to area.

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

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

Have a look at the image below:

How do you think we might find the area?

All we have to do to find the area is multiply the length by the width – l x w = area

l x w = area

10 cm x 7 cm = 70cm

When we are finding the area, we have to add a (squared) symbol to show that we are now dealing with the area.

That means that the area of the shape above is 70cm

Have a look a this next question:

Can you work out the area?

Remember to do this we use:

l x w = area

8 x 6 = 48

The area is 48 cm

Now you try these:

Area

Finally, we will look at how to find the area of a triangle.

How do you think we would find the answer?

If you look carefully, you will notice something about the triangle – 2 of them would make a rectangle:

We know how to find the area of a rectangle don’t we? We use l x w

10 x 7 = 70cm

2 triangles make 1 rectangle so what is our final step? We just need to halve our answer.

To find the area of a triangle:

(L x W) divided by 2 = area

(10 x 7) divided by 2 =?

70 divided by 2 = 35 cm

The area of this triangle is 35 cm

Now you try:

Area of triangles

Science (1 hour)

Today’s question is:

How are living things classified?

What can you remember from last week?

What is classification?

Have a look at the pictures below:

Which of these pictures show a living thing?

How do you know?

Vocabulary:

Cell – the smallest part of a living thing that can function independently

Kingdom – the largest groups into which living things can be classified

Fungus – a very small living thing which is not a plant or an animal and gets its nutrients from other organisms.

Micro-organisms/microbe – a very small living thing which can only been seen using a microscope. Examples include: bacteria, viruses and many fungi.

All living things can be classified into large groups or kingdoms. These include:

Animals                                                  Plants                                                        Fungi

The Classification of Living Things

Classifying living things has been a challenge to scientists for hundreds of years; many have argued about the ways they should be sorted and grouped. Usually, it is necessary for all organisms in one set or group to share several features in common, not just one. For instance, we may assume that all birds belong together because they fly – but that would mean that penguins and ostriches are excluded from that group while bats are included!

Over the years, as scientists built up a picture of the way organisms have evolved from simple to more complex life-forms, they began to realise that organisms could be either closely or distantly-related to each other. For instance, tigers, lions, panthers and the domestic cats we keep as pets are all closely-related because they shared a common ancestor in recent evolutionary terms.

Plants

Although we tend to focus on animals, we can classify plants and fungi in similar ways. Plants, for instance, can be divided into two major groups: those that produce seeds and those that don’t. Those that don’t produce seeds tend to be simpler in structure and are older in evolutionary terms (and so would be lower down in the fossil record). Examples are algae (including all seaweeds), mosses and ferns. Seed-producing plants can be further subdivided into two groups: flowering plants (such as poppies, cacti, grasses and oak trees) and conifers (such as pine trees and fir trees).

Microbes

Scientists use the word microbes (or micro-organisms) as a term of convenience. Microbes do not all belong to the same scientific group; the only thing they share in common is the fact that they are all too small to see without a microscope. So, microbes can include examples of organisms from other groups (for example there are microscopic animals and plants). Some of the more significant groups of microbes include bacteria, viruses and microscopic fungi. These are often referred to as germs (harmful microbes) and, indeed, many cause diseases such as measles, polio, cholera and the common cold.

However, other microbes are essential and form an important part of the balance of life, being responsible for the decomposition (decay) of dead organisms, the release of vital nutrients into the soil and the maintenance of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Others are found inside our gut (small intestine) and without them we would not be able to efficiently digest our food. They are even essential in the commercial production of certain foods (such as bread, cheese, yoghurt, beer and wine). So, another – less scientific – way of classifying microbes could be to subdivide them as harmful or beneficial.

Why have scientists argued about classification?

Why do groups need to have more than one common feature? (use birds as an example)

What are the 2 major plant groups?

What is the only thing that microbes share in common?

What is one way you could subdivide microbes?

The world would be a better place without microbes.

All plants are the same.

Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Why?

Spanish (30 minutes)

Hola clase

Hoy, estudiamos los meses in espanol.

Today, we will be learning the months in Spanish

Start by having a look at the Spanish words for each month.

Watch this video to help with your pronunciation

Now see if you can find the months of the year in this wordsearch.

Spanish wordsearch

Computing (30 minutes)

Continuing on our work with Office programs, today we will be looking at PowerPoint which lots of your used during our Christmas advert challenge.

Work through the tasks on the PowerPoint below learning how to use different parts of PowerPoint

PowerPoint instructions

Story time:

Click on the link below to hear the first chapter of our new story.

TT Rockstars

Keep up the great work on the competition.

Another great day Year 6! Well done and we will see you tomorrow morning!

Miss Kinsella and Mrs Maruzza

56 thoughts on “Wednesday 13th January 2020”

• 13th January 2021 at 9:57 am

5 in 5
1) 300 + ____________ = 1000=700

2) 431 x 7 =3107

3) 6/7 x 140 =

4) 5/6 + 3/6 =8/6

5) 9,034 + __4,405____ = 13,439

1.18
2.14
3. 9
4.16
5.16
6.21
7.63
8.8
9.5
10.28

1.45
2.90
3.42
4.68
5.200
6.60
7.238
8.180
9.126
10.104

1.116
2.125
3.210
4.330
5.104
6.124
7.718
8.172
9.149
10.618

• 13th January 2021 at 2:08 pm

Remember question 3 (6/7 x 140) is then ‘x means of’ and you need to divide by the bottom and times by the top.
Which questions are the third set of answers from?

• 13th January 2021 at 10:24 am

i cant send you my video on email it said it wouldn’t do it

• 13th January 2021 at 10:49 am

Did it say it was too big?

• 13th January 2021 at 11:31 am

We fixed it but it says that the email is queued and the video won’t download

• 13th January 2021 at 12:06 pm

We have the video. Thank you!

• 13th January 2021 at 10:38 am

i dont understand english because i missed the zoom call.

• 13th January 2021 at 10:49 am

For the reading, you need to complete the lesson at the link.

For the writing, I want you to have a look at the conversation between Hermia and Theseus and complete on of the tasks underneath. If there is any of the text that you don’t understand, let us know and we will help.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:28 am

I put in my maths but i cant see ot in the comments

• 13th January 2021 at 11:34 am

We have the 5 in 5 – remember question 3 in divide by the bottom and times by the top. Have you done the calculating area questions?

• 13th January 2021 at 10:46 am

1)700 2)3017 3)3175 4)8/6 5)4405

• 13th January 2021 at 2:02 pm

Well done Declan!

• 13th January 2021 at 10:51 am

if the top is 10 the the bottom is 10 then if one side is 7 the the oppisite is 7

• 13th January 2021 at 10:54 am

on the triangle maybe add the two sides then you have the largest side have a metre

• 13th January 2021 at 10:59 am

To find the area of a triangle, you need to multiply the length by the width and then divide your answer by 2.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:26 am

I like the story can we hear more soon

• 13th January 2021 at 11:32 am

You will, yes.

• 13th January 2021 at 10:57 am

Math:
1. 700.
2. 3,017
3. 120
4. 1.33333333333
5. 4,405

• 13th January 2021 at 2:01 pm

Well done Zain!
Remember you can’t use a calculator and you need to write question 4 as a fraction – what would it be?

• 13th January 2021 at 11:00 am

the maths was cofusing case numbers were not in the right place i tryed to do much as possible

• 13th January 2021 at 11:07 am

All you need to do is times the two sides together. For example on the first question on the word attachment on the blog 3×6=18sq. inches.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:50 am

maths
1 300+ =1000 =700
2 431×7=3017
3 6/7×140=840
4 5/6+3/6=1 2/6 or 8/6
5 9034+ =13439 =4405

• 13th January 2021 at 1:57 pm

Well done Gracie! Just check question 3 – remember ‘x means of’ and you need to divide by the bottom and times by the top.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:01 am

it wont go on the link for some reason

• 13th January 2021 at 11:07 am

You need to copy it and then paste it into your address bar.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:14 am

English
Theseus
What say you Hermia? Be advised, fair maid,
To you your father should good be as a god,
One that can composed your beautie , and one
Too form you are in wax
By him imprinted and within his power
To leave the figure of disfigure it.
Demetrius is a loyal man.
Hermia
So is Lysander.
Theseus
well he is.
But in this kind, wanting your father’s voice,
The other must be held the worthier.
Hermia
I would but with my eyes.
Theseus
if it is your eyes it must be with his judgement look.
Hermia
I do entreat your grace to pardon me.
I know but what power I am made bold,
or how it may concern my modesty
In such a presence here to plead my thoughts:
But I beseech your grace that I may know
The worst that befall me in this case,
If I refuse too marry Demetrius.
Theseus
you have a choice Either to die or to abjure
Forever the society of men.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:29 am

And what are your thoughts on the conversation? What do you think they are saying?

• 13th January 2021 at 11:15 am

Map
Pirate
Pirates
Salt
Moc
Dice
Diet
Site
Sites
Die
Dies
Top
Mop
Cat
Me
Moss

• 13th January 2021 at 11:20 am

Great work Mason!

• 13th January 2021 at 11:19 am

They are talking about eachother but nicely .
There are two characters.
I think there talkimg abpit aplan of marriage maby .

• 13th January 2021 at 11:26 am

There are two characters and they are talking to each other in a very respectful manner, you’re right.
It is a conversation about marriage but what does Hermia want to do and what does Theseus decide?

• 13th January 2021 at 1:16 pm

I disagrey on the first question as microsofts also kill wiled animals what can try to kill us
I also disagrey on the second question as all planets are diferent as they are diferent sises

• 13th January 2021 at 1:45 pm

Do we need some microbes?

• 13th January 2021 at 11:20 am

700
3017
120
8/6
4405

• 13th January 2021 at 2:00 pm

Well done Aamirat!

• 13th January 2021 at 11:23 am

700
3.017
I don’t n0 what 6/7 means
4.405

• 13th January 2021 at 1:59 pm

Well done Mason!

Question 3 is where ‘x means of’ and you need to divide by the bottom and times by the top.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:25 am

3
8
3
5
4
12
14
45
9
25
9
7.5

• 13th January 2021 at 1:57 pm

Which questions are these the answers for Aamirat?

• 13th January 2021 at 11:34 am

I have listened to the spanish . I am really confused at the triangles

• 13th January 2021 at 12:06 pm

To find the area of a triangle you need to multiply the length by the width and then divide your answer by 2. I hope this helps.

• 13th January 2021 at 11:35 am

English
Option 2
Theseus:
What you say Hermia.
You now kid for you your farver
but to him you are just
a disappointment
as he is your faver and has
control of you Demetrius
is the man you should be
fighting for or have you now
sham

hermia:
so is lysander

Theseus:
to you and him he is but as for
this he is not good anouth

Hermia:
If my faver looked frow
my pont of him he would see

Theseus:
with your pont of him is not
pont of view is much more
clear to see lysander is not for you

• 13th January 2021 at 12:05 pm

Fantastic work Gracie!

• 13th January 2021 at 11:38 am

I think Yheseus Is a very understanding person. What is going on in the conversation, I think he’s telling hermia to put her self in her fathers shoes and try to see it from his point of veiw

• 13th January 2021 at 12:05 pm

I agree Evie. Do you think Hermia will?

• 13th January 2021 at 11:42 am

They have argued because there is many ways to classify objects
It has to be more than one feature shared like birds they all have beaks all have feathers it has to be more than one because you cant just say it breathes
green algae embryophytes

A lot of this is researched because when i read the text i still could not find the answer

• 13th January 2021 at 12:05 pm

Well done Aamirat. What is the problem with saying that all birds can fly?

• 13th January 2021 at 1:39 pm

science

they argue about birds they are in a group because they fly but bats penguins and more are not classified in that group it should be.

plants have 2 groups plants that produce seeds and plants that don’t produce seeds.

• 13th January 2021 at 1:46 pm

A great start Dhanshri. Have you managed to look at the 2 statements?

• 13th January 2021 at 1:51 pm

Great Dhanshri! Can you please just clarify the question using birds as an example.

• 13th January 2021 at 1:58 pm

I think all plants are diffetent

• 13th January 2021 at 2:09 pm

Why and how would you divide them?

• 13th January 2021 at 2:40 pm

I really like it but it was really short but it makes me want to know what happens next

• 13th January 2021 at 2:49 pm

Great Evie! Glad you’re intrigued. Its a great book.

• 13th January 2021 at 3:10 pm

Maths
1. 18
2. 14
3. 9
4. 16
5.16
6. 21
7. 63
8. 8
9. 5
10. 28
1. 45
2. 90
3. 42
4.m 68
5. 200
6. 60
7. 238
8. 180
9. 126
10. 104
1. 216
2. 1655
3. 2130
4. 330
5. 1134
6. 315
7. 3792
8.74
9.68
10. 122

• 13th January 2021 at 3:30 pm

Well done Alex! Just check the last set questions 2, 6,7,8,9,10.