Emerald Home Learning

13/7/2020

Good Luck Emerald!

We only have one week left until the end of term. School will close for the summer on Friday 17th July. However, there is still much to fit in between now and then. As we find ourselves at the end of year 6, Mr McKenzie and I are extremely proud of you all. We’re going to miss you, but we are also very excited about the next chapter you are about to embark on.

If there were ever a set of words that embodied and encompassed what we feel and hope for you, this fantastic poem called ‘New Beginnings’ by Tony Walsh says it all. Please watch this clip to hear a performance of the poem. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-new-beginnings-by-tony-walsh/zddmbdm.  One of our favourite verses is:

We are all disappointed at not being able to celebrate your achievements and say goodbye to you in the usual graduation ceremony, but you will still receive your yearbook and a special graduation video.

Make sure you keep checking up on the website of your new school for up to date information about the start of term in September, and remember Mrs Walls’ advice to get everything you need early so that you are all prepared in plenty of time.

We want to thank you for making this such a fun and enjoyable year. We will miss you all and we wish we had been able to spend more time together. We wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer and a happy and confident start to year 7.

This week’s work

The new timetable for the final week of term is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. You can also see it below. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. You should all know your passwords or have asked for them by now, but if you need help with them or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Year 6 music for this week:

Watch the video and learn the song ‘Going Places’

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/leavers-celebrations

This week’s timetable:

Over the holiday you could revise some of the work we have done this year by using BBC bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

this will stand you in good stead for when you start school in the autumn.

 

Don’t forget to keep reading over the summer holidays! There is a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

 

Very recently, a cave was discovered which helped archaeologists find out more about the Ancient Maya. You can see the news item at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-53294830/underwater-cave-in-mexico-reveals-ancient-secrets

 

 You can explore the photographs from both the current and the previous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions at this Natural History Museum site:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/gallery?utm_content=header-cta&utm_campaign=wpy55&utm_medium=email&utm_source=1771916_ma-ecard-wpy55-20200709&dm_i=2XEG,11Z7W,78IF6R,414IE,1

 

Hello Emerald,

It is hard to believe we are so near the end of term – we have only just started coming to school again, and it has been lovely to welcome more of you as the weeks go by.

Well done for your hard work this week at home and in school. It has been great to see the work being done on the transition to secondary school through the ‘Be Awesome Go Big’ booklet that some of you completing in school and the rest of you at home. Moving to secondary school is an exciting time for many, but the jump can also feel like a pretty scary one. Transition is a really important part of starting secondary school so keep working through the on-line booklet. Make sure you also continue to check the website of your new school as they will be posting new information all the time. They may also offer virtual tours which you wouldn’t want to miss out on. The important thing for you to remember is that if you have any questions at all, big or small, make sure you ask them. You can ask your parent or carer to email or call the school and they will be more than happy to help you.

Year 6 Music Video.

REMEMBER to record a video of yourself singing the song/dancing/performing a skill/being silly and send them in so that we can put them all together to make a compilation of everyone. We have already started recording some clips with the year 6 pupils who are in school, for example at home time we made a video of everyone dancing out of the classroom and also a video of everyone jumping out from behind their chairs. It does not need to be a long clip – 5 or 10 seconds is fine. Obviously we have to fit in as many children as possible, so if you do a very long clip we will have to shorten it anyway. Looking forward to seeing your videos this week! Get your parent/carer to email them to year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Mrs Hinks has a message for you:

French Poster Competition

This week sees the launch of our very first French poster competition! This competition begins on Friday 3rd July and closes on Friday 10th July. It is open to pupils of all ages. Your poster should be a celebration of what you have learned through our weekly French challenges. Here is a summary of the topics, which we have covered:

Body parts, Family members, Numbers, Months of the year, Birthdays, Food

You can also draw a poster/write about going on a holiday in France, French artists or French books. You can draw a comic strip where characters have a conversation in French. Be as creative as possible!

You can draw, paint or include photographs. There are some examples of posters below to give you some ideas and inspiration. Please attach your entries to an email and send them to year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.

An overall winner will be selected and announced on our website on 15th July.

Bonne Chance!

Mrs Hinks – French Leader

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. You can also see it below. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. You should all know your passwords or have asked for them by now, but if you need help with them or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google classroom stream or ask your parents or carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

Year 6 music for this week:

Follow the body percussion actions in the following video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBBteybZdHY

Watch this video which explains structure

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3x6msg

Read the information about Elvis Presley.

Song of the week: The Bare Necessities

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/the-bare-necessities

If you haven’t watched the original Disney film of Jungle Book, Miss Siefert thoroughly recommends it and I second that!

Have fun filming yourselves singing or dancing to our year 6 song: Unstoppable by Sia

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device. Don’t forget that there is also a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

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 😊

29/6/2020

Greetings Emerald,

We hope you’re all really well and keeping safe. We have arrived at another Friday, the end of the 14th week since lock down began. This week, Mr McKenzie and I went back to school with our year 6 bubble. We had a great week as a group and although things were really different, we enjoyed seeing each other again, talking, learning and of course reading.  

The weather has also been truly beautiful this week with lots of sunshine which reminds us we have so much to be grateful for. Spending more time outside during this period, I’ve been much more aware of what is around me. Next time you go outside think about: what can you see, hear, smell and feel? We should be grateful for the additional time we get to spend with Mother Nature! One way to be more positive is to practice gratitude. This is simply the practice of being thankful for what you have – especially the small things. Gratitude is a virtuous quality that allows us to see the best in each other and in our lives.

Well done to everyone for your hard work this week. Your commitment and application to work set on Google classroom has been excellent. You are certainly striving to be the best that you can be! Well done.

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. You should all know your passwords or have asked for them by now, but if you need help with them or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

If you need any help with google classroom you can visit their support site at:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom#topic=6020277

and if this does not answer your questions, either tell us your problem on the google c

lassroom stream or ask your parents or carers to email us at the year 6 address above.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing problem with the automatic marking of tests on google classroom. We always check each individual test and post the correct score. You do not need to tell us about this.

For music this week, Miss Siefert would like you to learn about the composer Scott Joplin and the structure of his piece ‘Maple leaf rag’. Structure means the order of sections in the piece or how it is put together. The piece Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for example, has a structure of A, B, A. The A sections sound exactly the same but the middle B section is different. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZXyaZvFoGs. Perhaps some of you have learnt this piece already?

Make sure you sing along with the KS2 Song of the week:

Something inside so strong

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/black-lives-matter

This week’s timetable is:

The BBC continue to post daily lessons on their website at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you have completed your school work and would like more to do why not try them out.

The government has also set up some online learning at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

This also has three lessons per day, English maths and one other, so you could have a look at this too if you want to.

Don’t forget to keep reading! You can all use Bug Club at home if you have access to a device. Don’t forget that there is also a wide range of free books to listen to at https://stories.audible.com/discovery.

Keep active – Joe Wicks may have scaled back his daily PE lessons to three times a week, but you can access the past ones as well as the live ones on YouTube so there is no excuse!

You can message us and each other on the stream on google classroom at any time.

Mrs Sesstein has some news about a family project challenge to design your own board game.

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 😊

 

22/6/2020

Greetings Emerald,

We hope that you are all keeping well and safe. Mr McKenzie and I are back teaching in school from now on, but you will continue to receive the usual home learning on Google Classroom. Please be aware that we may be a bit slower replying to comments and emails or marking work due to being in school, so be patient and we will get back to any questions or comments you leave us.

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.

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.

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 😊

This week’s timetable:

Music:

Mrs Siefert continues to provide us with enriching music tasks.

This is a real rhythm challenge

Watch the following video ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ – E. Grieg – Rhythm

Clap the rhythms as they appear on the screen. Attempt this more than once and listen to the  melody carefully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk43IDUQmTk

Guess the song by the Emoji game

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/got-what-it-takes-s3-emojis-quiz-2

Ks 2 Song of the week

Nobody knows

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/relaxing-soothing

BBC daily lessons wb:22/6/20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you want some extra tasks, BBC Bitesize has some great activities lined up.

Look amongst bee-friendly plants for a better chance of spotting them – see “Helping Bees: making your garden bee-friendly” for more information on the types of plants that attract bees.

Have a look at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s “Bumblebee Key” by going to: www.bumblebeeconservationtrust.co.uk/images/common_bees.jpg www.bumblebeeconservationtrust.co.uk/images/Rarer_bees.jpg

Honey bees are sometimes mistaken for wasps (which also have striped abdomens and a sting). The main visible differences are that wasps are bright yellow with yellow on their faces and on their legs. They also have longer antennae than honey bees. The wasp’s flight pattern is noticeably different and they can sting repeatedly (whereas a bee can usually only sting once).

Greetings Emerald,

We hope that you are all keeping well and safe. Mr McKenzie and I were in school this week setting up the classroom for when we welcome some of you back on 22nd June – we are looking forward to seeing you. The school looks a different place, with all spare furniture stacked away in cupboards and signs everywhere reminding people to wash their hands and keep 2 metres away from each other.

We have been reminded recently of the importance of diversity and equality, and we want to reiterate that Garfield Primary has this at the heart of our values – the E in Garfield stands for Everyone – everyone is included, challenged and supported on their individual journey to success.

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:

Music:

Mrs Siefert continues to provide us with enriching music tasks.

Watch the following show all about lines and spaces on the stave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXF-AcYbv0

Follow the rhythm lesson in the following video

Clapping your hands if you have nothing else to tap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyD2pfAsaI

BBC daily lessons wb:15/6/20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you want to revise work on the circulatory system you might find this week’s lessons useful.

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 😊

 

 

8/6/2020

Year 6 Summer 2 Knowledge Organiser Ancient Mayans

Year 6 Summer 2 Curriculum newsletter Ancient Maya

Dear Emerald,

We hope that you are all keeping well and active. Last Friday was World Environment Day. I know lots of you thought about how we all behave has an impact on our planet, and how now is a good time to think about how we can change for the better.

A new children’s book was released on World Environment Day to share a positive message of hope as we start to come out from the coronavirus lockdown. ‘What Happened When We All Stopped’ is written by best-selling author Tom Rivett-Carnac. Tom decided to use the lockdown as an opportunity to write a story about how to rebuild our environment and tackle climate change. You can watch the beautiful animated version of the poem clicking on this BBC Newsround link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52906228 .

We hope we will all be trying to live our lives much more simply and in harmony with nature after this. I wonder what change you will make too?

The new timetable for this week is on google classroom and, as usual, three new tasks will be posted every day. Please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. If you need help with passwords or there are any problems, ask your parents or carers to email us at year6@garfield.enfield.sch.uk but please remember that this is for parents and carers only – if pupils need to contact us they can do so using the stream in google classroom.

Reports and Yearbook – Pupil Comment

The year 6 team at Garfield are preparing the annual Yearbook for year 6 pupils to receive at the end of the academic year as a celebration and reminder of their time at the school. 

For this, we require pupils to fill in a short document to make their personal entry in the yearbook. Please see the “Yearbook – pupil comment” task on Google Classroom.

The year 6 team have also been working on the annual report for each pupil and as pupils who have been at the school for a long time will know, the report included a short pupil comment about what they have enjoyed or learnt this year. 

For this, we require pupils to write their own comment. Please see the “Reports – pupil

comment” task on Google Classroom.

Please could both tasks be completed as soon as possible.

Music:

Mrs Siefert continues to provide us with music tasks.

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

The Beat Goes on Body Percussion sessions: 10.30 am

LINKS FOR WEEK 4:

Monday 8th – https://youtu.be/M6WA7QEFlXk

Tuesday 9th – https://youtu.be/E8JLffBI7DU

Wednesday 10th – https://youtu.be/6bIwP2-lxFk

Thursday 11th – https://youtu.be/69ChPRaj5SE

Friday 12th – https://youtu.be/ak4JyonoUIE

Explore the composer map

Click on a country to discover which composers originated there!

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

Learn the song of the week

Research who originally wrote and sung this song and which year it was first released?

Reach Out (I’ll Be There)

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring

This week’s timetable:

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.

 

Topic: PSHE -Friday task.

The school will reopen again for Year 6 on 22nd June. With this in mind, Mrs Warre has planned a task that will get you to think about the sort of things you may experience when this happens.

BBC daily lessons wb:08/6/20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

If you want to revise work on algebra you might find this week’s lessons useful.

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 😊

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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