RIDGEWAY Primary School

Year 6-Remote Learning Page

 

This is the page that we will be using for Remote Learning this year. This could be in the form whole class/school closure due to a Covid-19 outbreak, or for individuals who have to isolate when waiting for a test or following a positive test in the household. A letter about our Remote Education this year, along with login codes for various platforms and an exercise book were all sent home earlier in the year.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Wilson

Friday 15th January, 2021

IIIITTTTTSSSSSSSS -  drum roll please Ollie - SYSTEMS FRIDAY everyone; YEAHHH!! A welcome relief after all that snow day fun yesterday, too much fun if you ask me, a lot of giddiness going around the town.  Snow people were mostly awesome, and sales of carrots gone up in S12 200%.  Which works out at how much per carrot? MMmm? Come on - do the MATH! 

If everyone brings their carrot in when the snow has deserted us and rocked off to the Alps, fickle friend indeed, then that would be a suitable prize for best Snow T'ing - bag of carrots.     

So still enjoy the snow, cold and ice, make sure elderly neighbours are looked after, and still mostly about having fun tomorrow as the snow should disappear Saturday as it is a balmy 7*.  Yet, do a bit of learning as well, so here goes:

English      -  write Book Review up in best as a coherent piece of text which includes your BMG uplevelling and still be thinking through minor improvements as you go.

                  - show off your amazing (not necessarily sarcastic compliment) handwriting

                 - Achievement book at some point, but maybe later in the weekend after snow has gone

                  - spellings this week will be rule 15 from the spelling Powerpoint which I am re-publishing below.

Maths         - weekly skills 6 - which I am designating on Seesaw, like i did with icy tree and shoop photos, so please click green + sign so it goes into special folder for me - cheers ears

Other         - well, supposed to be Food Tech, could still well be if ingredients are to hand; Maddie has dug out her Mexican Cookbook, so expecting fireworks from Spe-R-E at teatime.

                    (Quesadilla recipe below, but ....  whatever)

Take care guys, have lots of fun, kind of see you Monday.

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Thursday 14th January, 2021

Forgot to post, because Citeh were playing probably. Feedback from this afternoon's 'own project' slow down and catch up has been positive, so thank you for those messages.  And, already some eye-brow raising individual projects: Barry Bannan - hero or zero; War Hammer - how I fell back in love; trams or shovels - best invention ever; and the art of twisting parents round one's little finger; to list but a few.  Will talk through the BMG on video t'ing, mostly for loved adults sake,  and say hi from the beating heart of Team Enterprise - 'we will own the world by 2045 / Orangs in Space'.

Regards English, young Orangs, as I always say, we might not always know every word and phrase on the BMG, but we do know most. So either self-mark, or partner mark with someone older and wiser, and explain our mark system using full squares, diagonals, dash and dot.  Then, preferably with help, but if none available using own noggin, spend at least 20 minutes thinking through and uplevelling the last 4 days writing.  As well as including more of the taught features (parenthesis; noun phrases; sentence openers (maybe clauses?) one could also improve word choices - especially lots of little words for more precise ones - and spelling, and punctuation.  

Then we will be absolutely ready for tomorrow's write up in best.

Maths    - dividing decimal numbers by an integer.       (bus stop method revision)               - remember where decimal point goes? 

Other    - PE today will be linked to basketball. Any bouncy ball will do; any excuse for a 'hoop' (bin, chalk a circle on a wall, hoody hood) and then practise dribbling and shooting. Maybe                               someone is around to play a game, bit of one on one, or shooting comp.  Give it a good go, this is yuour afternoon activity, even if not your t'ing.  

T'other other   - finish off and clear the slate ready for Systems Friday.

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Wednesday 13th January, 2021

Thank you for the responses from yesterday's learning, as always at the moment, a lot of hard work and pride in finished learning - I'm very proud of how we have handled our first full week of re-Remote teaching and learning.

Maths seems to be ticking along very well, a few bumps in the road, but this is almost what we should have been learning, so keep up the super can-do attitude.  Will try and change it up once this mini-unit has ended, probably with some Take 10's.

We continue to prepare our writing section by section, extra skill by extra skill being layered in each day.  So thank you for those who are still using parenthesis, ISPACE sentence Openers, noun phrases, as well as write each day's reason for why another 'child' should also read that book. Remember who you are targeting with this piece of writing.

And the art! People pigeon-hole themselves ( I can do it / I can't do it / I'm rubbish / Secretly, I know I'm good at it) and therefore live up or down to their own expectations.  What has been lovely these last few days is to see most, if not all, Enterprisers having a great go at producing a piece of art to be proud of, and succeeding.  Patience, hard work, a concrete way forward, and hey presto! a beautiful cat wearing fruit on it's head. 

I'm back in school today so bear with regards the marking:

PE - out early for a fresh air blast around the block, take dogs?  Or is it that snow day after all? Keep an eye on the weather.

English - writing the final section now which is the recommendation. Popped a decent-ish one below to check out.

              - include suitability for age group; boys or girls or both; author's language choices; overall plot; humorous or emotional or exciting; extra features such as illustrations, maps, glossary.

             - and tricky one, how did it make you, the reader, feel at different times?

              - is there a little something that could make it even better? (then it sounds as if you are being fair even though you are actually being biased)

             - keep in mind, have you encouraged (persuaded) others to read it?

              - and finally, give it a star rating out of 5.

Having read about the amazing, fun plot; the quirky, funny characters; and my personal highlights - I know you can't wait to read Aquila for yourself. But there's more! Andrew Norris has written a hilarious book, full of funny situations, perfect for boys and girls who have a good sense of humour themselves. The vocabulary used, and sentence structures, is appropriate yet challenging for young people aged 8 to 14 - and great for our teacher to read out loud. There are not many illustrations (or maps) to really speak of, and this may be an area for the book to improve on. However, overall, this unputdownable book is a terrific read which will split your sides laughing at Geoff and Tom's cliffhanging adventures.

I would thoroughly recommend this book and give it 5 out 5 stars.

 

Maths    -  multiplying decimals by integers (whole numbers)              https://vimeo.com/490690764    

Other / Creative - is a change to the planned activity earlier this week as Mrs W is working in school and marking other classes.  As it happens, given some lovely emails I have received, I think it might be a good afternoon to slow things down, catch up if needs be, check back through learning and correct or improve, and / or ...

... begin a small project of your own.  Ruby is learning Spanish; Ewan building wind turbines; and lots of other Orangs in Space wanting to deepen their skills or understanding in some area.  

Check out the BBC website as they are doing some lessons which may be of interest.  Find out about your family tree? Learn a new language, sport, craft, IT platform (not just playing games!) and then report back to me from next Wednesday with what you have chosen, must be NEW to you, and how you are going to go forward over the next 5 weeks on a Wednesday.  Really, really choose something to get one's teeth into, and find out loads about it, and think about how you could show me (maybe classmates in February) and teach me a thing or two.

 

Have included a quesadilla recipe for Food Tech Friday, but only as a guideline. If we can try and practise one Mexican dish a week, then we will have plenty to choose from for our stay at home Mexican Fiesta Day in week 6. 

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Tuesday 12th January, 2021

Another overwhelming days learning, over 150 posts and counting as I draft this, and so much good content.  Writing mostly included many noun phrases, great ISPACE Openers, and maintained a focus on parenthesis - so well done (dash to full-stop).  Miserable day for outdoorsing, so good job Joe is back in town, keeping me fit - still to eat 4 mince pies, Crimbo cake, wheel of blue stilton, panettone, and loads of other Christmas leftovers (not turkey!) - so needed a fitness focus. 

Art is always open to interpretation; in my opinion, some of the line and tone produced yesterday was wonderful (and thank you those for researching Frida so thoroughly - I learned a lot) and today's paintings or similar, should be a WOW.  What an interesting woman she was (and her husband) as well as all the amazing art she produced. 

Enjoy working hard today, take one's time, rehearse before committing to brilliant best.

PE - maybe put together your own fitness slot for 30 minutes, or give Joe another go.

English  - a section of highlights; maybe three favourite yet different aspects of the book. (I HAVE DONE A QUICK HIGHLIGHT BELOW JUST TO SHOW MY THINKING)

              - include extended clauses (this will obviously involve parenthesis) either at the beginning, middle or end of each main clause - at least once - in order to add extra detail.

      e.g.   Lasers shot out of the space ship and blew up a fence.

              When Jeff pressed the orange button, lasers shot out of the space ship and blew up a fence.

              Lasers shot out of the space ship - when Jeff pressed the orange button - and blew up a fence.

              Lasers shot out of the space ship and blew up a fence when Jeff pressed the orange button. 

       Even, add a relative clause to extend further:

             When Jeff pressed the orange button, lasers shot out of the space ship, burned their way through the garage wall, and blew up a fence in Mrs Pott's garden. This was so funny as the                         lads had no idea what had happened and just carried on pressing button after button.  Eventually, they ...

Reading   - has to be the book you are using in order to steal words and phrases (lift and drop) and summarise three significant moments you think other youths would also enjoy.

Maths  - now dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000. Good job yesterday guys, keep it up.

Creative   -  now we have practised with the line and tone of a few Kahlo's, time to focus on one type of image and create one's own.  Try not to draw in thick lines then fill in the gaps with                                   colour, rather, create using the colours - can't wait to see how these turn out.

Of the many highlights of this amazing novel, I have chosen just three to share - I'm sure you will find many of your own! Firstly, the night of the turtles. During the night, Kensuke woke Michael excitedly and asked him to follow him to the beach. At first, Michael could see nothing, but then tiny, palm-of-your-hand turtles began to hatch out and scuttle their way down the beach to the sea. Michael helped Kensuke keep away the predators, especially the gulls, and helped the weakest at least have a chance of returning to the beach in many years time to lay eggs of their own - it was a lovely shared moment between the two main characters.

Another highlight was when...

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Monday, 11th January 2021

Good morning TEAM ENTERPRISE!!! (did you all shout back Orang's in Space?) First full week ahead, have produced a weekly overview again so that you can see what is coming up and that should help prepare for Art, or Food Tech, or whatever. I will still update the English, Maths and Creative / Other each day on the website first and foremost, but also some on Seesaw.  So young Enterpriser, read ALL of the website first.

Last week creativity oozed through. Ruby's English update dressed as Mrs Twit a highlight; also some beautiful art of pyramids, seascapes and even buildings were marvellous darlings.  No one used Adobe or Chatterpix yet, but that will come with time.

Today's learning as follows:

PE - with JOe Wickes, youtubing from 9am but available on catch up. Be fun to catch up with Marlie and Indie again.

English - reading through our favourite book so that we can nail down our favourite events / highlights to share with our audience in writing to help persuade them to read it.

             - always a Read Theory or two.

             - writing is a focus on noun phrases as we share the main characters, so have that box fully filled in on the planner.  And a quote from a character? Prepare an ISPACED starter.

             - maybe 3 fully extended sentences about each main character, why you think 'they' would like them? Actions and words from the book. How the characters interact. 

             - I will probably load a 'talking head' on Seesaw with more detail.

Maths   - multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000. Follow the power point and the vimeo to gain extra tips, but we should be strong enough with place value to take this in our stride.

https://vimeo.com/487198038 

 

Other    - please view the Frida Kahlo power point about her life and works, then maybe find out more yourself on 't'net. Create a few line and tone practise images ahead of tomorrow's full on                          colourful art session.

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Friday 8th January 2021

If it is a snow day then just spellings, achievement and weekly skills - scrap the rest 'til next week. Smiley snowman emoji!!

More posts than fences'r'us. Brilliant. Thank you for all the uploads yesterday, really enjoying looking, listening and watching your learning.

Some excellent book choices, some David Walliams, inevitable, but heyho, yet many choices which are bringing back memories for me as I have used those books to teach from, or read myself as a nipper, or a young enthusiastic teacher lost in the big city; or was that Paddington? 

Am trying to create folders in the Seesaw so that you can save into 'books' and store info together, will keep working on improving my Seesaw technique - seem to be going up when everyone else is going down, then big boys jump off and i launch off into space.

And so to systems Friday, today' learning:

English     - spelling test given by a responsible member of the household, preferably an adult who is fierce.

                - Read Theory (at least 3) to maintain our comprehension standards - are you consistently hitting a decent level for you?

                - Achievement Book; a new one for your folks, but something we do every Friday for 25 minutes or so.  Teach them how we do it.  3 super sentences about what we are proud of                       or have achieved this last week; 1 must be regards learning set by myself; 1 extra learning you wanted to do for yourself; 1 just something that has happened or worth noting                       so you can share it with your grandkids.  Please hit the high standards of sentence structure and illustration you know is required. Ta.

Maths        - Weekly skills 5. Newton are now Tacos; Einstein are now Burritos; Hawking are now Chimichangas; (obvious really)

                  - a quick 10 minute blast on XTRockstars - try and win yourself a new hairstyle, bassist or recording contract with Simon Cowell.

Other        -  choose an image of Mexico (or a montage) and then try to re-imagine (draw and colour) it in any medium: line and tone pencil; crayons; paint; collage; even electronic magic                         paint.  Then write a caption stating what the image is; then write one sentence explaining why this is the image that captured your imagination and inspired you.  I have                              provided a few ideas below on the doc, but best to choose one's own.

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Thursday 7th January, 2021

Too kind, far too kind - or patronising? fine line. Response to miserable Manc talking English (barely) was heart warming so will give it another go today. Maybe not clear enough, but you were to choose a book from home, one of your three favourites. I do enjoy short videos back from you, e.g. which three books and how you narrowed it down to one, so please more short and snappy updates, then I get to hear from you rather than just see the photies.

Today's learning as follows:

English - now begin to write.  A two sentence overview of why we are writing - class book; emotional; enjoyable; to share; etc. Then the first section about the general plot summary, up to a point, without giving away too many spoilers, and don't just list actions.  This must include all 3 types of parenthesis: commas for extra info; brackets for factual; dashes for thoughts and asides.  Look at some of the blurbs on your favourite books and expand those, usually they are a similar device. Maybe read out the finished section to me on Seesaw rather than post pictures? Adobe flash player the book cover talking to me? Be creative.

Maths - decimals to 3 places. Please find worksheet, powerpoint and answers below.  If I drop the answers in to the file section each day, then please promise not to peak before you have given the worksheet a reet good go. Promise? Then once marked, if you have not had help already, then seek help with some corrections.  Remember, the first 5 questions are usually bread and butter, but it does get harder, so judge your own level for corrections.

https://vimeo.com/487196408

Other  - please find out the names of the countries, capital cities and fill them in on the map. (colour code a key for smaller ones?)

            - then draw a grid (on word?) to collate the following information (needs more research) : names of countries; capital cities; date of European discovery; which European                       discovered it.  Must include Mexico, and a little extra reading about how it was discovered, conquered, and ended up being a part of Spain for such a long time.

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Our class, Y5 Orang-utans, are studying the book Aquila which links nicely with our topic on Space. It is written by Andrew Norris, who has written lots of other books and even some TV series, including some episodes of Dr Who. We are really enjoying it and so wanted to write a review which we could send on to the author or share with other children.

Two awkward teenagers find an alien spacecraft on a Geography field trip to the Peak District. But what is the craft capable of doing? The boys endure many adventures, mostly mishaps, as they find out by pressing the many flashing buttons, some with startling results. All the while, the school staff become more and more suspicious of the boys new found interest in education. Will the boys win out in the end and keep their prized possession?

 

Character paragraph.

 

Of the many highlights of this amazing novel, I have chosen just three to share - I'm sure you will find many of your own! Firstly, the night of the turtles. During the night, Kensuke woke Michael excitedly and asked him to follow him to the beach. At first, Michael could see nothing, but then tiny, palm-of-your-hand turtles began to hatch out and scuttle their way down the beach to the sea. Michael helped Kensuke keep away the predators, especially the gulls, and helped the weakest at least have a chance of returning to the beach in many years time to lay eggs of their own - it was a lovely shared moment between the two main characters.

Another highlight was when...

 

Having read about the amazing, fun plot; the quirky, funny characters; and my personal highlights - i bet you can't wait to read Aquila for yourself. But there's more! Andrew Norris has written a hilarious book, full of funny situations, perfect for boys and girls who have a good sense of humour themselves - over 8 years old. The vocabulary used, and sentence structures, is appropriate yet challenging - and great for our teacher to read out loud. There are not many illustrations (or maps) to really speak of, and this may be an area for the book to improve on. However, overall, this unputdownable book is a terrific read which will split your sides laughing at Geoff and Tom's cliffhanging adventures.

I would thoroughly recommend this book and give it 5 out 5 stars.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Roll up those sleeves, few deep breaths, gird one's loins, and march onwards and upwards towards the promised land of Y6 standards/Eckington comp.

We are seemingly led by blindfolded men looking for a black cat, wearing a ninja outfit, in a midnight woodland - that isn't even there in the first place.  However, ...

In coming weeks learning will be posted here as in previous lockdown arrangements.  Also, I shall try to produce an accompanying video or two over the next few days/weeks (I really do not like the idea of them being shared, as it is not something I feel comfortable doing, and I deliberately have no social media presence) and will phone and chat with each and every Enterpriser every 2/3 weeks and make sure all is tickety-boo.  As usual, I shall definitely read or watch or check out every post on Seesaw, although can not always leave a response.

Feel free to email.

Working hard for fixed periods of time is a big help in ordering the day and feeling a sense of accomplishment.  Yet, mental health is always more important than anything else so look after yourself and your family first and foremost. Take care, stay safe, and enjoy more shared time.  

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English - choose your favourite book and flick through it to remind oneself why. (Leave a message on Seesaw of your favourite 3, and then which 1 you are going to choose)

             -  Start to plan a Book Review by bullet pointing ideas in the top 3 boxes (I shall teach the 4th box next week); and find a few quotes that will help emphasise your ideas taken                        from the text. (Do not share on Seesaw) IF ALL GOES TO PLAN I SHALL SHARE A VIDEO CLIP ON SEESAW WITH FURTHER DETAILS - IF!

             - a Read Theory (Do not share)

             - practise this Friday's spellings (Do not share)

Maths   - see the attached files regards decimal places. (note the video link as well as the powerpoint and work answer sheet)   https://vimeo.com/485550430

Other   - see Mrs W's message below.

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(Message and learning from Mrs W)

Happy New Year everyone!  

Once again thank you for the lovely flower arrangement!  It lasted well!

 

Computing. 

Not everyone was able to finish their Adventure Story on Purple Mash - so revisit your adventure story.  Remember to write and save the pages BEFORE you create buttons to send your reader on the adventure.  Each page of your story should have two choices, each of which will take you to a different page.  Test out your story by asking someone in your house to 'read' it.   If you have finished is your story REALLY the very best it can be?

 

This does not have to be completed in a day - so don't rush it.  Check your spellings and grammar.  Have you animated the sprites?    There are documents below to help you create your story and, of course, there is a help option (click the 'film' icon) on Purple Mash itself.

If you have any questions I can be contacted by email - vwilkinson@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk

Mrs Wilkinson

 

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