# Monday 1st February 2021

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!

Retrieval Quiz

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

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zp9jkty

Maths (1 hour 10 minutes)

Starter challenge:

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 =

5)

Main Challenge:

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?

Vocabulary:

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

e.g.

Vertical – an upright line

e.g.

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 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

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:

Challenge:

Coordinates challenge 1

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:

Coordinates challenge 2

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?

Vocabulary:

Oba – Yoruba word meaning King.

Elder – a leader or important figure in a tribe.

Empire – A number of individual nation

What would it be like to be a leader? Why?

What would it be like to have to follow a leaders rule? Why?

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.

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?

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:

Spelling mat

Story Time

Enjoy the next chapter with the world famous YouTuber …

Enjoy the next RSC and Michael Morpurgo Broadcast. This week it is Macbeth.

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Well done for a fantastic day Year 6! See you tomorrow.

Miss Kinsella and Mrs Maruzza

### 60 thoughts on “Monday 1st February 2021”

• 1st February 2021 at 9:34 am

756
suddenly
1939
1945
Charles Darwin
Nigeria Ghana Egypt
First black person to go to a majority white school
Winston Churchill Neville Chamberlain

• 1st February 2021 at 11:25 am

• 1st February 2021 at 9:35 am

What I could see is big green trees sitting in the dark

What I could smell was the fesh air

I would hear trees ruserling while the moves

What I would is the green trees and the green flaw

• 1st February 2021 at 10:00 am

Great Hassan! What would you like to know?

• 1st February 2021 at 9:40 am

warm up
1.756
2.suddenly
3.1939
4.1945
5.Charles Darwin
6.’Where are you going ‘asked Tim ./it wouldn’t let me do the question mark /
7.Egypt,Etheopia,Alfganistan
8.Ruby was the first black girl to go to a white school .
9.Winston Churchill

• 1st February 2021 at 11:25 am

Excellent work Evie! Well done!

• 1st February 2021 at 9:49 am

1.I can see trees and a misty green leaf trying so hard to stay on the tree .
2.The fresh smell of the air and maybe some animal residue .
3.I would hear the fresh air and the sound of animals creeping around
4.I would be able to touch branches and the wet mud I was squelching in but it wasn’t mud .

• 1st February 2021 at 10:02 am

Great Evie! What do you know? What do you think you know? What would you like to know?

• 1st February 2021 at 9:58 am

I cant send you the table but i have do it .

• 1st February 2021 at 10:04 am

Ok. Great!

• 1st February 2021 at 10:08 am

I can see mucky mud and disgusting trees rotten gooey sinking mud
It would smell metallic from all the mud
I would be able to hear the trees rattling because of all the wind and sometimes you can hear the wind howling
You would touch toxic mud thats not good for your skin

• 1st February 2021 at 10:13 am

A great use of your senses Aamirat!

• 1st February 2021 at 10:12 am

MAIN MATHS!!
1.
A(4,9)
B(7,8)
C(0,7)
D(7,6)
E(2,5)
F(5,4)
G(9,4)
H(6,2)
J(3,1)
K(4,0)

• 1st February 2021 at 12:07 pm

Well done Dan these are all correct. Have you completed the second task? Also a quick reminder that we do see your answers, we just don’t approve them until later on.

• 1st February 2021 at 10:33 am

125590
3 2/3
9.63
644657
9

• 1st February 2021 at 12:09 pm

All correct – well done!

• 1st February 2021 at 10:37 am

MAIN MATHS!! 👍👌
1.
A(4,9)
B(7,8)
C(0,7)
D(7,6)
E(2,5)
F(5,4)
G(9,4)
H(6,2)
J(3,1)
K(4,0)

• 1st February 2021 at 10:40 am

MAIN MATHS!! (01/02/2021)
1.
A(4,9)
B(7,8)
C(0,7)
D(7,6)
E(2,5)
F(5,4)
G(9,4)
H(6,2)
J(3,1)
K(4,0)

• 1st February 2021 at 11:09 am

I can smell animals
I can see trees leaves and animals
I can feel the air
The crooked old tree witch has loads of leaves
The crooked abandoned forest that no one enters

• 1st February 2021 at 11:24 am

Some great answers. Well done Alex.

• 1st February 2021 at 11:09 am

MAIN MATHS!! 👍 (01/02/2021)
1.
A(4,9)
B(7,8)
C(0,7)
D(7,6)
E(2,5)
F(5,4)
G(9,4)
H(6,2)
J(3,1)
K(4,0)

• 1st February 2021 at 11:22 am

MAIN MATHS!! 👍👍 (01/02/2021)
1.
A(4,9)
B(7,8)
C(0,7)
D(7,6)
E(2,5)
F(5,4)
G(9,4)
H(6,2)
J(3,1)
K(4,0)

• 1st February 2021 at 12:08 pm

MAIN MATHS!! 👍👍 (01/02/2021)
1.
A(4,9)
B(7,8)
C(0,7)
D(7,6)
E(2,5)
F(5,4)
G(9,4)
H(6,2)
J(3,1)
K(4,0)

• 1st February 2021 at 12:13 pm

4,9
7,8
0,7
7,6
2,5
5,4
9,4
6,2
3,1
4,0

• 1st February 2021 at 12:14 pm

All correct. Well done Aamirat.

• 1st February 2021 at 12:16 pm

1,8
5,8
8,7
2,6
4,5
7,4
0,3
2,2
8,2
6,0

• 1st February 2021 at 12:18 pm

Great work Aamirat!

• 1st February 2021 at 1:04 pm

All correct Hassan – have you completed the others?

• 1st February 2021 at 12:24 pm

micheal jackson earth song

• 1st February 2021 at 1:04 pm

Correct!

• 1st February 2021 at 1:05 pm

Correct! Well done!

• 1st February 2021 at 12:31 pm

To be a leader it would be stressful because you have all these people depending on you to make the next decision

To follow a leaders rules would be hard because sometimes you would not want to do what you have to do and you cant tell the leader if something their doing is wrong

• 1st February 2021 at 1:08 pm

Great – how do you think you would find not being able to tell them?

• 1st February 2021 at 12:34 pm

listening to others in the village
doing best for the others
do things for their safety even if they dont agree

I could not think of any more

• 1st February 2021 at 1:06 pm

Some good ideas. Which do you think is the most important quality?

• 1st February 2021 at 12:38 pm

Being a leader in the kingdom of Benin would be hard because back then people would do things for money and not their safety.In the kingdom it would be tricky because it would have been harder to disagree and correct the chief because they would punish you.

• 1st February 2021 at 1:06 pm

Great Aamirat. How safe do you think it would have been?

• 1st February 2021 at 12:39 pm

Writing
activity 1
Formal
Informa
Informal
Formal
activity 2
1st try 3/6
2cd try 6/6
activity 3
Hello parents or cares
I want too say your child is all ways late too my class so I want too make sure that we can do something because he is not learning allot and his grade isn’t going that well

• 1st February 2021 at 1:03 pm

Well done Alex – was is the difference between formal and informal language?

• 1st February 2021 at 12:58 pm

retreval quiz 1)756 2)suddenly 3)1945 4)1956 5)charles darwin 6)? 7)egypt,ngeria and south africa 8)shes an american activist 9)winston church hill and clemant attlee

• 1st February 2021 at 1:02 pm

• 1st February 2021 at 1:02 pm

i might smell dirty water and soggy dirt ill hear water going birds chereping and twigs crunching i can feel soggy dirt and trees and leaves

• 1st February 2021 at 1:04 pm

Well done Declan!

• 1st February 2021 at 1:06 pm

1)125,590 2)3 2/3 3)9.62 4)644657 5)6

• 1st February 2021 at 1:08 pm

Well done Declan – check questions 3 and 5 please.

• 1st February 2021 at 1:11 pm

• 1st February 2021 at 1:14 pm

it will be hard to make decisions and a headache some times 2) it will be annoying because you might work for ages 3) to be a good leader you need honesty,nice,pateint,helpful and to be good

• 1st February 2021 at 1:18 pm

Great Declan! How would you feel if you were there?

Shall I email you them maths?

• 1st February 2021 at 2:10 pm

Maths
1.4,9
7,8
0,7
7,6
2,5
5,4
9,4
6,2
3,1
4,0
2. 1,8
5,8
8,7
2,6
4,5
7,4
0,3
2,2
8,2
6,0

• 1st February 2021 at 2:18 pm

Well done Alex!

• 1st February 2021 at 6:22 pm

I can see trees that are green and little hills. I might smell animalls because i think there might be allot of animalls in the random woods. I might be able to hear birds singing because in woods allot of birds siny.i might be able to touch the branches of the massive trees.

• 2nd February 2021 at 8:23 am

A great use of the senses Mason.

• 1st February 2021 at 6:33 pm

1…115202
2…22/6
3.3.23
4…6987
5…12

• 2nd February 2021 at 8:24 am

Well done Mason. Check question 1 please.

• 1st February 2021 at 6:35 pm

1…115202
2…22/6
3.3.23
4…6987
5…12
My maths