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Week commencing 01.06.20

Hello Year 6,

 

We hope that you have all had a lovely half term and have enjoyed the sunshine.  Well done for working hard and completing lots of the different activities.  We would love to see any work that you have been doing.  You can send any photographs of your work to our email address: year6schoolclosure@lancs.sch.uk

We will upload them  to the class page so that you can see what other children in year 6 have been up to.

 

Have a great week.  Stay safe.

 

From the Year 6 Team

 

 

This week in English our theme is Climate Change.  You will discover what climate change is, what we can do to combat it and how Greta Thunberg has become so influential in addressing this issue.

You could present your work on paper or on the computer.  

The texts that are needed for day 3 and day 4 from lovereading4kids have already been downloaded for you and you can click on them below the English work.
When following links online, remember to  remain on that page only so that you are keeping safe online.

If you need any help with your English work, please let us know and if you would like us to read your work then please email it over.

We hope you enjoy this week's unit.

This week's maths is all about fractions, percentages and decimals.  We have already covered  this in class, but if you are unsure about anything, then watch the video links and you can always send us an email, if you are still unsure.  Like last week, there are worksheets which you could print off or if you have not got a printer, you could record the answers in your book.  The answers are also included so you can ask someone to mark your work or you could check it yourself afterwards.

 

 

Topic: Environment / Climate Change

 

Art:

Look at the two art pieces by Bob and Roberta Smith :Make Art Not War (1997)  and All Schools Should Be Art Schools (2016).  Why has the artist chosen these colours? Is the font easy or hard to read? Is the message short or long? Why have these choices been made?  What message  is the artist trying to convey and who does he want to see it. Do you think the art is effective? Do you like the piece? Has the artist done a good job of expressing their views on the topic they feel passionately about? What has worked well and what would you have done differently?Remember that Art is open to interpretation so there are no wrong answers here.

 

2|WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE? Think of something that you feel passionate about. This will be the subject of your own protest poster. What would you like to change in today’s world? It might relate to a global topic you have seen on the news like climate change, racism or immigration, the fight to erase plastics or something smaller within your own lives, like the availability of books in the public library.   Try to choose a topic that would make a positive change. After selecting your topic, plan what the text will say on your poster. You might want to have a maximum word limit of ten to 15 words so the messages are clear. 

 

 3|CREATING THE POSTER   Create your posters using  any resources that you have at home.  For example felt tip pens, crayons, paint, pencils or paper collage. The medium can be paper, card or even thin pieces of wood if you have them. You should plan your design first.   

Explore the activist, contemporary artist and writer Patrick Brill, known under his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith

Explore the activist, contemporary artist and writer Patrick Brill, known under his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith 1 Bob and Roberta Smith Make Art Not War 1997
Explore the activist, contemporary artist and writer Patrick Brill, known under his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith 2 Bob and Roberta Smith All Schools Should be Art Schools 2016

Other activities:

 

Working Together to Save Our Oceans -The BBC programme Blue Planet 2 sparked an outcry about the health of our oceans and the huge threat caused by plastics, but lots of people around the world are working hard to help solve this problem. Read about Madison Edwards, a 12 year old environmental activist. You could keep a ‘plastic diary’ recording how much single-use plastic your family uses. Write down one thing that the family will do to use less plastic.

 

 

Speeding Through The Seas- Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean. Challenge yourself  to be just as speedy and complete the following 5 activities as fast as possible: Star jumps, tuck jumps, press-ups, squats and lunges. Record how many repetitions of each activity you can perform in 1 minute. Can you beat our personal best? Can you record your heart rate (beats per minute) after each activity. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

 

Bioluminescence: Lighting up Our Oceans - Many sea creatures possess a fascinating light-producing ability called bioluminescence. Some fish dangle a lighted lure in front of their mouths to attract prey, while some squid shoot out bioluminescent liquid, instead of ink, to confuse their predators.   Find out about bioluminescence and how some sea creatures rely on this for their survival. You could then choose a sea creature which uses bioluminescence (like the anglerfish) and create a poster fact sheet about it, including what bioluminescence is and how your chosen sea creature uses it.

 

● Artwork to Light up Your Life- Following on from what you have learned about bioluminescence, create a bioluminescent sea creature inspired piece of artwork. Based on the resources you have available at home, you could choose to express this as a drawing or as a model. Try to use bright colours and to be as realistic as possible. Remember to email a photo of your artwork to us.

 

 

Some lovely activities to do with Pentecost

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