Good morning Year 6 and welcome to your final day of remote learning!
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom at 9:05am.
Warm up challenge (15 minutes)
Reading (20 minutes)
Start by reading the next part of the text:
There was nothing else of interest in the skip; Salthook had been a practical sort of town, too busy gnawing at the old sea-bed to bother about digging up the past. But instead of going straight back to the warehouse Valentine led his companions up another staircase and along a narrow catwalk to the Incomers’ Station, where the former inhabitants were queuing to give their names to the Clerk of Admissions and be taken up to new homes in the hostels and workhouses of London. “Even when I’m not on duty,” he explained, “I always make a point of going down to see the scavengers when we make a catch, before they have a chance to see their finds at the Tier Five antique markets and melt back into the Out-Country.”
There were always some scavengers aboard a catch – townless wanderers who roamed the Hunting Ground on foot, scratching up pieces of Old-Tech. Salthook was no exception; at the end of a long queue of dejected townsfolk stood a group more ragged than the rest, with long, tattered coats that hung down to their ankles and goggles and dust-masks slung about their grubby necks.
Like most Londoners, Tom was horrified by the idea that people still actually lived on the bare earth. He hung back with Katherine and Dog, but Valentine went over to speak with the scavengers. They came clustering round him, all except one, a tall, thin one in a black coat – a girl, Tom thought, although he could not be sure because she wore a black scarf wrapped across her face like the turban of a desert nomad. He stood near her and watched while Valentine introduced himself to the other scavengers and asked, “So – have any of you found anything the Historians’ Guild might wish to purchase?”
Some of the men nodded, some shook their heads, some rummaged in their bulging packs. The girl in the black head-scarf slid one hand inside her coat and said, “I have something for you, Valentine.”
She spoke so softly that only Tom and Katherine heard her, and as they turned to look she suddenly sprang forward, whipping out a long, thin-bladed knife.
Now try and answer these questions:
1) What sort of town do you think Salthook was? Why?
2) What do you think scavengers are? Why?
3) Why do you think the scavengers are described as more ragged than the rest?
4) What do you think it means by people that lived on bare earth?
5) Why does Tom think it is bad to live on bare earth?
6) Predict who you think the girl might be and why she has an issue with Valentine.
Writing (40 minutes)
Think back to everything that we have read so far.
What key events can you think of?
Here are some of the key moments that have happened:
- London chased Salthook
- Tom was cleaning the Museum
- Tom snuck out of work to watch the chase
- Tom and Melliphant fight
- Pomeroy catches Tom and sends him to do Gut-work
- Tom goes down to the Gut and meets Valentine, Katherine and Dog
- Tom finds some antiques including a disc
- They go to speak to the scavengers from Salthook.
- A girl pulls out a knife on Valentine.
I think you will agree that it has been quite a dramatic start so far and anything is possible!
You task is to write what happens next. You can make it:
Happy – Valentine is saved
Sad – Valentine isn’t saved
Mixed – It is left on a cliffhanger
The choice is yours.
Things I will be looking for:
- Use of paragraphs
- Range of punctuation
- Powerful vocabulary
Finally, I would like your story to be at least 500 words long.
Maths (50 minutes)
Here are today’s Rapid Reasoning questions:
Today we are going to recap our knowledge on Roman Numerals.
What can you remember about Roman Numerals?
Can you remember what the following letters represent:
Go through this PowerPoint to see if you were correct and to remind yourself of the rules of Roman Numerals
Now see if you can use these knowledge to complete the crossword below:
Independent Reading (20 minutes)
Spend the next 20 minutes enjoying a book of your choice or catching up on episodes on The Explorer.
DT (1 hour)
This half term’s DT topic is all focused around slipper.
What do you know about slippers?
Why do we wear them?
What is their purpose?
Spend some time researching the different types of slippers that are available to buy. (Using online shopping websites will help with this).
Here are a selection of different slippers that you may have come across:
For each pair of slippers, I would like you to think about the following questions and annotate or label the slippers with your answers:
- What fabrics have been used?
- What about the sole (bottom of the slipper)?
- Do you think the slipper would be good for summer? Why?
- Do you think the slipper would be good for winter? Why?
Come and join us at 2:40pm for our final virtual assembly where we will be announcing who has won the ‘Set the Standard’ certificate.
We will also use this time to discuss coming back to school and answer any questions that you might have.
Meeting ID: 983 3533 6253
Well that is it!!! On Monday, we will see each other in real life and Mrs Maruzza and I can not wait!!
You have been fantastic the whole way through this and you should feel very proud of yourselves but now it is time to get back to the classroom.
See you on Monday!
Miss Kinsella and Mrs Maruzza.