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Week beginning 1st February

'Is anyone responsible for the changes to the world?'

 

Please spend time over the term discussing this question together and take the time to reflect on the changes that you come across as we journey through these unusual times.  You can share your child's ideas by emailing our class email: diversity.remote@infinityacademies.co.uk  

 

So far the children have commented:

'In my opinion, lots of people are responsible for making changes. We know that people kill so many animals. Think about what this does to the food chain. If we do not take action now, what will be left on this planet?' Eric

 

'I believe we are all responsible because people do not realise how they are harming the animals. In our Science work, we learnt about Jane Goodell and her fantastic work studying and protecting chimpanzees.' Phoebe

 

'Linking to our Re, Judas' had a responsibility to protect Jesus and he betrayed him. That led to a massive change for the world.' Mollie

 

'In RE, we have learnt how God sacrificed his own son to make changes in the world. He wanted people to live and make the right choices of a peaceful and happy life.' Alex

Suggested Timetable

 

Click on the subjects in blue and they will take you directly to video links!

Monday 1st February

PE

Guided Reading

RE

Spelling

Maths

Big Write

Tuesday 2nd February

Maths

Guided Reading

English

Spelling

Science

French

Wednesday 3rd February

Maths

Guided Reading

English

Spelling

Geography

Music

Thursday 4th February

Maths

Guided Reading

English

Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Creative Time

Friday 5th February

PSHE

Guided Reading

PE

Spelling

Maths

English and Whole Class Story time

 

We recommend  30 minutes of reading a day also. Remember this can be broken up throughout the day!

National Mental Health Week

This is the link for the assembly we are beginning the week with https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021  (this has been emailed to all parents as well). We will be doing a special mindfulness exercise every day (the children may recognise some of these as we do mindfulness activities daily in school). Tuesday's exercise is a body scan meditation, follow this link to join in 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neqwDPmn6yY   

We will be dancing every day too! Getting up, moving and having fun helps you feel better, try it!

 

Tuesday's music is 'Happy' by Pharell Williams, in the classroom we will be dancing to this  upbeat song. (And singing too!)

 

Wednesday's song is 'Can't stop the feeling' by Justin Timberlake - get up and dance!

Wednesday wellbeing activity

In Maths, we are continuing our work about fractions and moving onto comparing them. Remember to use the < and > symbols and finding a common denominator. 

We start the week with an exciting Big Write, please show off your imaginative ideas!

Handwriting is on Tuesday, please watch the video to see the correct formation and joining of letters before you start.

Over the course of the rest of the week, we will edit and improve the existing paragraphs for your leaflet, and write the final paragraphs.

Practise spelling the next set of words from the Year 5 and 6 tricky spelling list. Make sure you know what these words mean as you learn to spell them -either ask an adult or look up the words using a dictionary or Google.
Sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature, sincere, sincerely, soldier, stomach, sufficient.
Use the look, say, cover, write, check sheet each day.

Come up with ways of remembering the tricky part of a word - a rhyme or a word within a word.

To focus on each letter, build each word so write it out like this:

s

sa

sac

sacr

sacri

sacrif

sacrifi

sacrific

sacrifice 

 

Challenge: write a short story which includes all of these words in the right context!

Our SPaG focus this week will be apostrophes.

 

Each day please complete one page in your SPaG book. Before you start, please read the explanation part at the top of each page as these explain the purpose and correct use of apostrophes. 

 

Tuesday page 56    Wednesday page 57     Thursday page 58     Friday page 59

Complete the retrieval task. Then watch the video link from the Resource Centre. After listening to the story, design and create a piece of art work that shows how someone may feel lost and then how they feel when they are found. Be as creative as you like and really think about the emotions of the piece. 
In Science this week we are learning about metamorphosis (including how to say the word! Try sounding it out like this - met-a-maw-phuh-sis). This is the complete transformation some creatures undergo as they change from babies to adults. You have an activity sheet to complete, using the clue cards if you need them, then do the wordsearch.
Read all about the human geographical features of Mexico - such as history, culture, flag and population. Then record yourself doing a voiceover to a video clip about Mexico (the link for the video clip is on the power point).Send us these please, we would love to hear them!

Music

Building on last week’s first session linked to rhythm. We will continue to build on our understanding of ‘ostinato’.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-structure-and-perform-a-piece-inspired-by-west-african-drumming-6gv3er

What do you like to do? Qu’est -ce que tu vas faire? Complete the sentences (use the word mat from last week to help you).
Look at the image of slices of bread and how the germs spread if you do not wash your hands. What does this tell you? Mind map ideas around the images.  Complete the crossword about germs.
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