YANGTZE CLASS Monday 6th July – Friday 10th July 2020 HOMESCHOOLING DAYS 58-62

NEWS FROM THE HOME FRONT

I think a great many of you would have been extremely hungry if you had to make paper bags for a living. I’m sure it gets faster given practice, but it’s still a fiendishly difficult way to make a living. I was impressed by the children’s answers to the final question in class: How did it make you feel to play this game? They talked about the stress of trying to work quickly, the minimum reward for efforts, how unfair it all seemed, and how lucky they felt not to have to earn their living in this way.

I was very impressed with Eva’s thoughtful, detailed balanced argument that came in last weekend, so I am posting it on the website for you to see. It’s a wonderful piece of writing. Well done Eva.

TASKS FOR THE WEEK

LITERACY

There is a choice of activity for this week’s literacy. You can either choose to follow the Oak National Academy plans – I have recommended a unit for both Year 5 and Year 6 in the weekly overview, or you can work through your purple workbooks. I will leave it to your parents to decide what a reasonable amount of work is in these.

MATHS

This week I have planned work using the workbooks. These are different for Year 5 and Year 6, so read the overview for your year before you start. The overview also includes links to videos that can help you. I have also included an extension task for each day if you are either keen, in need of a greater challenge, or both. Friday’s maths is to solve the mystery of the Festival Camping Chaos.

SCIENCE
This week you will be investigating friction using a bicycle (or scooter or tricycle) wheel. Please be careful not to hurt your fingers. Your task is to find the best material to make a new set of brakes.   

ICT – ANIMATION

Over the next two weeks, I would like you to work on your animations using your storyboard to guide you. I hope you have come up with a short story that can be retold using the character you invented a couple of weeks ago. The finished animations should be about a minute long, if you can manage it.

HISTORY

There’s an iron age mystery to solve this week. When archaeologists dug up the hillfort at Maiden Hill in Dorset, they discovered 52 bodies. Your task is to use the evidence to establish what happened to them. I would like a written crime report to be sent to me that describes what the evidence proves.  

D&T

This week you will be planning your final loaf. Use the ideas you have researched over the previous few weeks to design a bread for a special occasion. Draw it, label it, write the recipe and gather the resources. Next week will be the Great Fressingfield Bake Off, so you need to be prepared!

FRENCH

En francais, you have two short reading comprehensions to complete, focusing on hobbies.

AND LASTLY,

What do you call a fish without eyes?

A fsh.

Why did the scarecrow win an award?

Because he was outstanding in his field.

Two muffins are baking in an oven. One muffin turns to the other and says, “Phew, is it me or is it getting hot in here?”

The other muffin says, “Aaaaaaghhhh! A talking muffin!”

What did the policeman say to his bellybutton?

You’re under a vest!