Emerald Home Learning

1/6/2020

Greeting Emerald,

We hope you are all keeping well and had a restful half term. The weather has been truly glorious and it is lovely to see the array of beautiful flowers that we have around us at this time of year. It is also lovely to observe the bees visiting these flowers and makes us all appreciate the important role bees play in the life cycle of plants. We hope that you have been making the most of your time at home and being imaginative about growing plants/vegetables in containers we have around the home.

Please find below a list of activities that we would like you to complete this week. Please do not try to do all of these activities in one day; spread them out over the week so that you are doing some school related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm. 

Please continue to use google classroom to keep in touch. We will be checking this daily to see what you’re up to and be available if you have any questions or need help.    

Some of you are sending lots of messages and pictures – thank you for this.  Please share if you can – it is lovely for everyone to see what you have been up to and it is a lovely way to stay in touch.   

 

This week’s timetable is:

Music 

Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils, and even if you’re not able to join us live at 10:30 each day, you can still check out the videos afterwards and have a go!

 

 Monday 1stJune – https://youtu.be/usR0xfzOIKs 

Tuesday 2nd – https://youtu.be/Ahlr1WOK1HU 

Wednesday 3rd – https://youtu.be/sHGoPWkSod8 

Thursday 4th – https://youtu.be/1uOPMbniUU4 

Friday 5th – https://youtu.be/SlVFxrxmEXs 

 

Top of the charts quiz

https://www.themusiclab.org/quizzes/melo

Learn the song of the week BABTHANDAZA

BBC daily lessons wb:01/6/20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
Here is the schedule of the BBC bitesize daily lessons for next week if you’d like to do anything extra:

 

 

Art 

Your art task this week is to create your own puppet or puppets and use them in a show. Read through the presentation on google classroom where you will find lots of links to help you. Remember, you don’t need to buy lots of materials: you can use what you already have in your home. This task has been inspired by the work that the Little Angel Theatre are doing to give children and adults alike access to the arts during this difficult time.

 

PE

Now that the lockdown has been eased, the rules on sports have changed – you are now allowed to play sport outdoors in a small group (no more than 6) – as long as you maintain social distancing if they are not from your household. So why not take advantage of this and get out to play a bit of football, tennis, cricket, go cycling or jogging with a friend or with family members.

 

Please do what you can.  Don’t worry if you can’t do everything – we are all doing our best during this strange time.  We miss you and look forward to seeing what you’ve been doing on google classroom.  

 

Take care and be safe 😊

 

 

 

18/5/2020

Greetings Emerald!

We hope you are all keeping well, it has certainly been a busy four weeks with plenty of learning taking place at home. We are pleased that so many of you have engaged with the google classroom by sending us messages, pictures and updates about the work that you have been doing. Please continue to use google classroom to keep in touch. We will be checking this daily to see what you’re up to and be available if you have any questions or need help.

 

Please find below a list of activities that we would like you to complete this week. Please do not try to do all of these activities in one day; spread them out over the week so that you are doing some school related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm. 

This week’s timetable is:

Music 

Song of the week: How Far I’ll Go  https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring

Here is this week’s list of Body Percussion classes

LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 2:

Monday 18th – https://youtu.be/8I0HuUVXvG4  

Tuesday 19th – https://youtu.be/31W6vg8oTWQ 

Wednesday 20th – https://youtu.be/Ns-0vpeqs40 

Thursday 21st – https://youtu.be/u7WcJTa3ELA 

Friday 22nd – https://youtu.be/RgqY4qJDnbo

Learn the song of the week the Summer sounds songs for the EMS summer festival also on the website.

 

BBC daily lessons wb:18/5/20  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

 Here is the schedule of the BBC bitesize daily lessons for next week if you’d like to do anything extra:

Art 

This week, also try and have a go at this art activity which focuses on 3D pictures. This is an opportunity to use a skill called a vanishing point. Look at this page https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/line-in-art/3d-pictures     

You need to write your name in your preferred bubble writing. Then select a vanishing point.  All edges of each letter need to link to that point.  When you have finished drawing, you can use colour.  Remember, that using lighter shade and darker tones will create a contrasting effect.  We would really like see them so please take a picture and then share it with us on google classroom.

PE

Create your own circuit training routine! We did this before in PE lessons, but here’s a reminder of how to proceed:

Select 12 exercises (depending on how energetic you are feeling) – these can be anything you like e.g. push ups, star jumps, burpees, tricep dips, step-ups, tuck jumps, squats, plank, sit ups etc etc. If you really like one exercise, feel free to repeat it.

You can choose to perform each exercise for 30 seconds, 45 seconds or 1 minute, depending on how energetic you are feeling!

Perform 3 exercises in a row, then take a break of 1-2 minutes, then another 3 in a row, then another break, then another 3 exercises in a row, then another break, then the final 3 exercises.

Mental Health Week

Finally, this week is ‘Mental health awareness week’ and the focus is on kindness. Watch the video below to hear what some children have to say about the importance of being kind.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800
During the week, we would like you to carry out or reflect on an act of kindness that you have done. Take a photo or video and we’d love you to share your stories of kindness on google classroom.

Remember kindness matters most.

 

Please do what you can.  Don’t worry if you can’t do everything – we are all doing our best during this strange time.  We miss you and look forward to seeing what you’ve been doing on google classroom.  

Take care and be safe 😊

 

Greetings Emerald!  

We hope you are all keeping well and have enjoyed the VE celebrations this weekend, where we marked the 75th anniversary of VE day. Millions of people throughout the country fell silent at 11:00 on Friday to remember those who served in World War Two. You may have been lucky enough to catch sight of the Red Arrows soaring through the sky.

The Year 6 teachers have been busy preparing and setting the work for this week, and you can find the new timetable for week 4 on google classroom. As usual, 3 new tasks will be posted every day. 

Please find below a list of activities that we would like you to complete this week. Please do not try to do all these activities in one day; spread them out over the week so that you are doing some school related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm. 

Please continue to use google classroom to keep in touch. We will be checking this daily to see what you’re up to and be available if you have any questions or need help.  Some of you are sending lots of messages and pictures – thank you for this.  Please share if you can – it is lovely for everyone to see what you have been up to and it is a lovely way to stay in touch.   

This week’s timetable is:

Music

Miss Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks -these are posted weekly on google classroom.

Learn the song of the week

ONLINE BODY PERCUSSION SESSIONS FROM ENFIELD MUSIC SERVICE & BEAT GOES ON
Join us online at 10:30am every day and get ready to make some noise!
Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils!
LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 1:
Monday 11th
Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Friday 15th

Revise and explore the instruments of the orchestra

https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html

Listen to each section

How many families of instruments are there?

What are the similarities of the violin, viola, cello and double bass?

Watch the orchestral performance of Bacewicz’s piece Overture by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Cox.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/intro-films-and-orchestral-films/zv2gqp3

PE

Mr McKenzie’s challenge of the week: Reverse pyramid

In last week’s pyramid challenge, you had to perform exercises where the reps reduced with each set. In a reverse pyramid, it is the opposite: you start with a lower amount of reps and increase, so it gets really hard at the end! For the tricep dips, use a chair to put your hand on.

Set 1: 10 squats, 8 tricep dips, 10 sit up 

2 minute rest

Set 2: 15 squats, 10 tricep dips, 12 sit ups

2 minutes rest

Set 3: 20 squats, 12 tricep dips, 15 sit ups

 

BBC daily lessons wb:11/5/20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 Here is the schedule of the BBC bitesize daily lessons for next week if you’d like to do anything extra:

Please do what you can.  Don’t worry if you can’t do everything – we are all doing our best during this strange time.  We miss you and look forward to seeing what you’ve been doing on google classroom.  

Take care and be safe 😊

 

 

4/5/2020

Year 6 Summer 1 Curriculum newsletter Ancient Mayans

Year 6 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser Ancient Mayans

Salutations Emerald class!

Please find below a list of core activities that we would like you to complete this week. As usual, these are all accessed via Google Classroom. Please do not try to do all of these activities in one day; spread them out over the week so that you are doing some school related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm and make sure that you have regular breaks. 

We understand that some of you may have problems accessing a suitable device or with internet connection. So that we can help you, an important letter will be emailed to those of you we have heard from only a few times or not at all during this period of school closure. This letter will explain the options available to those who cannot access digital learning, so please look out for it.

 

 

Letter writing! 

This week we want you to write a letter to Mr McKenzie and I sharing your experiences over the last few weeks. It has been four weeks since our lovely school has been closed and we would like to hear from you about how you are doing in isolation. 

  • How are you coping being away from friends and extended family?
  •  How are you keeping in touch? Do you get lonely, or bored? 

Are you worried/anxious about anything? 

  • How are you spending your time? Are you playing more video games, watching more television, going online more often than you would before? 
  • How are you managing homework and assignments on Google classroom? What do you like most about the task set?
  •  Do you think you are getting enough exercise? 

 

We cannot wait to read your letters. Please share them with us on Google classroom.

Topic: VE Day 

Let’s celebrate V.E.75 Day together!

Next Friday 8th May 2020 is a special day to remember. Why? Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day when the guns fell silent at the end of WW2 in Europe. This is a chance to remember and say 

“For those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Our veterans and soldiers are now helping us and supporting the NHS in the battle against the coronavirus virus. They are still risking their lives or providing amazing inspiration as the hero Captain Tom has done through fundraising.

So what can we do to show our support and thanks next Friday? We’d like you to make bunting or a poster to display to celebrate V.E.75 Day.

Please take pictures and send them to our school. There is an excellent website to give you lots of ideas and information at   bbc.co.uk/makeadifference

You can also find out more about VE Day by watching this clip with an adult. Adults, please stop the clip at 2 minutes and 15 seconds in: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr  

Maths competition time! 

Congratulations Emerald for winning the Time Table Rockstar Maths competition

This week, a maths poster competition is being launched! This poster will consist of how maths impacts your daily lives and different examples of how you use your maths skills at home! This could include using measuring equipment to weigh ingredients to bake a cake, using written addition and subtraction when creating a shopping list with a budget or counting how many different coloured cars pass the window! 

This competition begins on Monday 4th May and closes on Friday 15th May and is open for pupils of all ages, from Nursery up to Year 6. You could design your poster on the computer or hand draw it on a piece of paper. Please attach your entries to an email (a word document or a photograph of a hand drawn entry) and email them to year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. A winner will be selected from each year group and these will be announced on the Garfield website on Monday 18th May, along with the winning entries.

Daily exercise! 

Finally, why not try Mr McKenzie’s daily workout today? It is a pyramid workout – this is where you complete sets of the same exercises repeatedly but the number of repetitions you perform each time decreases as you get more tired.

Set 1: 10 burpees, 30 star jumps, 30 second plank
2 minute rest
Set 2: 8 burpees, 25 star jumps, 25 second plank
2 minutes rest
Set 3: 6 burpees, 20 star jumps, 20 second plank

Music 

Watch the video of ‘Music for 18 musicians’ by Steve Reich

Activities

Watch the film

Listen to the performance

  • Learn to clap a pulse in six and split it up in different ways

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/classical-music-steve-reich-music-for-18-musicians/zk44y9q

 

SONG OF THE WEEK ‘Wiggle Jiggle’

Watch the video and join in with the body percussion.

 https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

 

Here is the schedule of all the BBC bitesize daily lessons for next week for more work if you want to do it!

Please do what you can.  Don’t worry if you can’t do everything – we are all doing our best during this strange time.  We miss you and look forward to seeing what you’ve been doing on Google classroom.  

Take care and be safe

27/4/2020

Greetings Emerald class!

Please find below a list of core activities that we would like you to complete this week. As usual, these are all accessed via Google​ Classroom. Please do not try to do all of these activities in one day; spread them out over the week so that you are doing some school related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm and make sure that you have regular breaks. 

Here are some additional activities you may want to complete this week:

Times Table Rock Stars Competition

This week, a Times Tables Rock Stars tournament has been set up between all the classes from year 3-6. We won the last competition, so let’s make it two in a row! Take some time to log into your personal account to join in with this enjoyable tournament and earn extra points for your class! It begins at 9am on Monday 27th April and ends at 5pm on Friday 1st May. The winning class will be announced on the Garfield website next week. Come on Emerald!

RE

Islam – Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. It began on Thursday, 23 Apr 2020 and will last until Saturday 23 May 2020.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  Week beginning 27/4/20

There is a RE lesson you can do all about Ramadan

You can also watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976 & https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z434wmn 

 There is a Ramadan picture dictionary on the website if you want to do this.

 

PE/Dance

We are really enjoying Joe Wicks 9am live daily workout on Youtube. We hope you are too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

For short breaks throughout the day, you can also access short movement breaks via BBC super movers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

For other ideas of exercising in your own home please visit – https://www.sportengland.org/news/howstay-active-while-youre-home Or try out this 7-day activity challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQJLAX00P4k

 

ICT

Practise your touch typing if you want to at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

E-Safety – Thinkuknow have developed some online E-safety resources you could have a look at. We have attached the first lesson on the website. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/BBCdailylessons 

Week beginning 27/4/20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Here is the schedule of all the BBC bitesize daily lessons for next week for more work if you want to do it!

 

Art –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCagUfe84mQ   As we celebrated St Georges day last week, we thought that you might like to draw the dragon. It is easier to watch the clip first and then follow along. You might like to choose a different type of dragon – how creative can you be?

(ATTACH DRAGON PICTURE)

 

Stay safe, 

Mr McKenzie and Ms Conwell

 

20/4/2020

Hello Emerald class.
 
We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and are all keeping well and safe. Please find below a timetable of activities that we would like you to complete this week. All of these activities are to be found on Google Classroom – the majority of you are already using this, but if you have not yet logged on, please get in touch with us at Year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk so that we can help you access it.
Please do not try to do all of these activities in one day; spread them out over the week, as per the timetable, so that you are doing some school related work throughout each day as if you were in school. Try to work between the hours of 9am and 3pm, and make sure that you have regular breaks.  
You can complete most of these activities on paper or on Google Docs – we will post the answers at the end of the week so that you can mark your work. However, some of the activities are quizzes, which will automatically give you the answers upon completion. These quizzes should be completed on Google Classroom.  
In addition, ensure that you are reading a book (or listening to an audio book) every day and try to make sure you are physically active every day too in order to keep fit and healthy – this could be going out for a jog or cycle ride, or doing a home workout.
Kind regards to you and your families,
Mr McKenzie and Ms Conwell

 

31st March 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email: Year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

 

30th March 2020

Letter to the Emerald

Hello Emerald class! I hope you are all well and keeping busy at home. Over the last week things have changed a lot. I hope you are enjoying spending time with your family. I’m sure you are missing your friends at school very much. Please make sure you are getting enough exercise while you are at home and have lots of fun each day in addition to completing your work.

From Mr McKenzie and Ms Conwell

List of tasks

English

1) Continue to work through the reading comprehension and grammar activities in your pack.

2) If you haven’t already completed it, plan and write a space themed story. There is a planning template on Google Classroom to help with this.

Maths

Continue to work through the arithmetic tests in your pack.

Topic

1) If you have not already completed your animal fact file on Google Classroom, complete an animal fact file on any animal of your choice. ​Include information on the animal type, where they live, their diet, what they are well known for, images etc. Remember to structure your work clearly with paragraphs and subheadings, and don’t just copy and paste – write in your own words! You can do this on paper or on Google Classroom, but Google Classroom is better if you can access it as we can see your work.

2) Under supervision from a grown up, help to cook/prepare some food or a tasty treat for your family. This could be something simple like chopping ingredients for a salad or making sandwiches, or if you are feeling more adventurous, have a go at baking a simple cake or biscuits if you have ingredients available. BBC Good Food is a good website for finding simple recipes, so is food.com. Please make sure you undertake this with supervision from a grown up to make sure you are using equipment safely, especially when using knives, ovens etc.

Reading
Continue to read a book daily. The website Audible has also made children’s audio books available for free if you need a new book and don’t have any at home.
Music

On Google Classroom, there is a music task to complete from Ms Siefert.​

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