Good morning Year 6, I hope you are ready for another fantastic week of learning!
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom at 9:05am.
Warm up challenge (15 minutes)
Here is this week’s retrieval quiz. This week’s quiz is not just questions from last week, they are random from the whole year so far so get your thinking caps on!
Reading (30 minutes)
Have a look at the picture of a forest below:
What can you see?
What might you be able to smell?
What might you be able to hear?
What might you be able to touch?
Create a table (like the one below) and find a piece of evidence from the picture and then think about the foloowing things:
- What you know
- What you think you know
- What you would like to know
I’ve included an example to help you out:
Writing (45 minutes)
In our writing this week, we will be looking at a style of writing that needs to be quite formal (posh).
Complete the lesson below looking at the difference between standard and non-standard English.
Maths (1 hour 10 minutes)
This week, we will go back to our 5 in 5 challenges.
Here are today’s questions:
1) 57,694 + 67,896 =
2) 1 1/3 + 2 1/3 =
3) 3.21 x 3 =
4) 679,329 – 34,672 =
Have a look at this grid:
Where have you seen this grids before?
Can you name different reasons that we use this grid?
This we we will be looking at coordinates.
What do you know about coordinates?
Coordinates – a group of numbers used to indicate the position of a point or line.
Horizontal – parallel to the horizon; at a right angle to the vertical
Vertical – an upright line
Plot – mark a position on a chart or graph.
Coordinates are used to read or plot information on a graph.
The grid below is called a one quadrant or first quadrant grid:
Let’s have a look at a one quadrant grid which has things plotted in already:
The first thing that you will notice is that each object appears on the line and not inside the boxes. This is important because our coordinates are based on the lines and numbers on each axis.
To find the coordinate of an object, we just need to find which lines it is on.
We must follow the coordinates rule: along the corridor and up the stairs.
This means we have to go along the x axis first and then up the y axis.
Let’s take the pineapple as an example.
The pineapple is sat at 5 along the x axis and 2 up the y axis.
To write coordinates, we put the number in brackets and separate them with a comma.
The pineapple is at (5,2).
Let’s look at another example:
The onion is sat at 8 on the x axis and 1 on the y axis.
The coordinates of the onion is (8,1).
Can you find the coordinates of the pumpkin?
Now try to read the coordinates on the worksheet below:
Now that we have mastered reading coordinates, lets look at how we plot them.
On this question, we have got the quadrant and the coordinates and it is our job to plot the data.
Lets have a look at the first coordinate (1,1)
So for this we need to go 1 along the x axis and 1 up the y axis.
Now the second: (5,1)
For this one, we need to go 5 along the x axis and 1 up the y axis
Now the third: (5,5)
We need to go 5 along the x axis and 5 up the y axis
Let’s look at the final coordinate: (1,5).
We need to go 1 along the x axis and 5 up the y axis.
Now that all of our data has been plotted, we could join the dots up (although we don’t always have to.
Now you try:
Finally, try this challenge:
Independent Reading (20 minutes)
Spend 20 minutes reading something of your own choice. It doesn’t have to be a book, maybe it could be a magazine or a recipe book.
Let us know what you have been reading!
History (1 hour)
Today’s question is:
Who led Benin and how powerful were they?
Think back to last week and see if you can answer these questions:
Why did the Edo people live in villages?
Why were Guilds of craft workers encouraged by the kings?
How were traders who stole, punished in Ancient Benin?
Oba – Yoruba word meaning King.
Elder – a leader or important figure in a tribe.
Empire – A number of individual nation
Answer the following questions:
What would it be like to be a leader? Why?
What would it be like to have to follow a leaders rule? Why?
Read the following information:
The first dynasty of kings were called Ogisos, which meant “kings of the sky”. The Edo believed that their first kings were descended from a god who came down from the sky to create the world, called Osanobua. They were thought to have God-like qualities and were usually worshipped by their people. The first Ogiso was called Igodo, who ruled from around 40 BC to 16 AD. He was very popular for being both wise and a good ruler, helping the Edo people win power and influence. According to oral history of the Edo, the kingdom became known as Igodomigodo, which was the name of the kingdom chosen by Igodo. The Ogisos ruled with the assistance of a council of elders.
Over the years, the kings built high earth walls to defend settlements and mark out their territory. Under their rule, the Edo people traded over longer distances and learned new metalworking skills.
In around 1180AD, a second dynasty of kings began when the Ogiso dynasty came to a sudden end.
The last Ogiso was called Owodo. He was not that popular with the Edo people and did not lead well. He had banished his son, Ekaladerhan, from Benin because he was said to be causing problems for his family. Owodo had consulted an oracle to help him solve a problem but what the oracle said turned out not to be true. However, Ekaladerhan went away to be a successful and powerful king in a neighbouring city called Ife which was ruled by the Yoruba people. He refused to come back. When Owodo himself was banished for being such a poor leader, there was no son to become leader, therefore the kingdom was left without a king.
For the next few years, the people of Benin did not have an Ogiso. Instead, a worker for the king named Evian, who was well liked by the Edo people, looked after them. The people were not happy though when he tried to make his eldest son the next ruler, saying that only an Ogiso (who was God-like and not just a commoner) could do this.
The Edo people asked Ekaladerhan for help and he sent one of his sons, Prince Oranmiyan, to rule over the people of Benin. He lived in a palace specially built for him in Benin, married an Edo woman and had a son called Eweka. Oranmiyan felt that only someone born in Benin should be leader so Eweka was made king. Eweka was the first leader to take the title of “Oba” which meant “king” in a neighbouring language. Each leader after this point was known by this title. He also changed the kingdom’s name from Igodomigodo to Edo.
The Obas ruled the whole country and powers that had been held by the Elders in each settlement were gradually reduced. The power of the Oba was backed up by his warriors. These strong warriors could defeat anyone who opposed their plans or made life difficult for them. They kept control of the Benin kingdom by stopping rebellions and supporting royal power. Armies were later used to create the wider Benin Empire and conquer new territory.
The Obas held a lot of power. They were in charge of law and justice, controlled trade and taxation, and commanded the army. Oba Ewedo built a fine new palace in Benin City during his reign from 1260 to 1274. The palace was separated from the rest of the city by a wall, and it had many different types of room.
It was under the Obas that Benin civilisation reached its height.
What makes a good leader?
Make a list of 5 qualities that every good leader should have e.g. honesty
Put you 5 qualities in order of importance – which do you think is the most important and which is the least important?
Based on what we have learnt so far, which of your qualities do you think the Ogiso and Obas had?
Write a detailed answer for the following questions using your list of leadership qualities.
Do you think it would have been easy being a leader during the Ancient Kingdom of Benin? Why?
Spelling (20 minutes)
Complete the spelling mat below:
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Well done for a fantastic day Year 6! See you tomorrow.
Miss Kinsella and Mrs Maruzza