Good morning Year 6.
I look forward to seeing you on Zoom at 9:05
Warm up activity (15 minutes)
Reading (40 minutes)
Complete the reading lesson all about A Midsummer Night’s Dream at:
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.
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.
So is Lysander.
In himself he is.
But in this kind, wanting your father’s voice,
The other must be held the worthier.
I would my father looked but with my eyes.
Rather your eyes must with his judgement look.
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.
Either to die the death or to abjure
Forever the society of men.
What are your first thoughts?
What do you think they are saying to each other?
Annotate the text explaining what each part means.
Re-write the text using modern language. Make sure the meaning is the same.
Maths (1 hour 15 minutes)
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:
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:
Science (1 hour)
Today’s question is:
How are living things classified?
What can you remember from last week?
What is classification?
How is classification helpful?
Have a look at the pictures below:
Which of these pictures show a living thing?
How do you know?
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
Read through the following text:
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.
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).
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?
Read the following two statements:
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)
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.
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
Click on the link below to hear the first chapter of our new story.
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