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Thursday 30th April 2020

Well done to everyone for the super work that's coming in.  Particularly pleased to hear about how TinyTurtle21 and Itsyourboybob are collaborating online.  We know that some of the Kestrel girls were also doing this last year.  How brilliant!

 

ENGLISH

Today, you're ready to start writing your story!  Aim to take your time and write something really detailed and well-told.  If you start today, you can finish/edit and check tomorrow.  Remember:

- Capital letters, full stops, paragraphs (indented!)

- Speech that moves the story on

- Super vocabulary -- you could use a dictionary/thesaurus: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus

- Show what the characters are thinking and feeling through speech.  (Think back to "The Lie Tree" and how some people don't say what they're really feeling -- how can you show this?)

- Use powerful verbs, adverbial phrases and other descriptions -- perhaps even metaphors, similes and personification?

- Have fun! smiley

 

If you would like more exercises to practise your creative writing, check out pages 21-22: https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y678-Units.pdf

 

 

MATHS

Summer Week 2, Lesson 4 -- Problem Solving

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Do remember to watch the videos carefully before you answer the questions -- there's a worked example for each question on the video.

 

If you missed it, here's Mr Reynolds' video guide to Tuesday's work.  Some quite hard challenges but worth a look if you're stuck:

https://tinyurl.com/ybmml7wa

 

SCIENCE

Here are some questions on electricity.  Remember you could refer to your knowledge sheet from earlier in the year.

1.  Another word for a battery is a c e _ _.
2.  Why is it dangerous to touch electrical equipment with wet hands or use it near water?
3.  Can you draw a circuit with a light bulb and a switch to turn it on and off using the correct symbols.
4.  Wood won't conduct electricity because it is an in_ _ _ _ tor.
5.  What kind of material could be a conductor of electricity?
6.  If you add more bulbs to a circuit, what will happen to the brightness of the bulbs?
7.  If you add more cells to a circuit containing bulbs, what will happen to the brightness of the bulbs?
8.  If you use a higher voltage battery in a circuit with a bulb, what will happen to the brightness of the bulb?
9.  Why is there plastic coating around wires?
10.  If a circuit with a bulb has a break (a gap) in it, how bright will the bulb be?

 

CELEBRATIONS

Check out these amazing pieces of hand artwork... and we're only on the mind mapping stage of the project!!  Well done everybody!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AND FINALLY...

 

 

Mrs Rust has some new babies!

Mrs Rust has some new babies!  1 33 Kestrels swapped for 7 fish!

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