French directions

French

In French we have been learning about the different directions.

 

 

 

 

Can you remember what these phrases mean ?

Tournez a gauche

Tournez a droite

Allez tout droite

Lets recap our directions in French with this short video:

 

 

 

You can practise saying your directions in French when you are in the house or maybe when you go outside for a walk!

Try these websites for free bee bot activities.  You can give the directions in French and have lots of fun at the same time!

https://beebot.terrapinlogo.com/

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

Use this directional mat to help support your learning.

 

Science – Adaptation

Adaptation

Living things are adapted to their habitats. This means that they have special features that help them to survive.

An African elephant, for example, lives in a hot habitat and has very large ears that it flaps to keep cool.

A polar bear, on the other hand, lives in a cold habitat and has thick fur to keep warm.

Recycling Art Challenge

Hi everyone,

We have been looking at all the different things we can recycle in the home, but did you know there are artists that use their plastic and other items they might throw away to create art?

 

Speaking and listening practise:

Look at this sculpture by Robert Bradford . . . what has he created? What items can you see in the sculpture? Do you like it? What words would you use to describe it?

 

Here are giant artworks created at landfill sites by Brazilian artist Vic Muniz. He creates pictures of the people who work in the rubbish tip sorting out all the rubbish. Aren’t they amazing?

 

 

 

Here are some things that we would either throw away, or recycle, that have been made into patterns or pictures.

A pattern:

 

Faces:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A robot:

 

 

What can you create at home? Share your photo’s with us on the class dojo. Remember, you don’t have to stick anything down, or glue things together. A photograph is an artwork, after all.

You can create your masterpiece then recycle everything as normal. (Of course – if you would like to get creative and glue your collage, or create a recycled sculpture, that’s great!) Make sure you get permission from an adult in your home before using anything, and have fun.

 

Click here for a link to some more great recycled art ideas from CBeebies.

Money

Today we will be learning about recognising coins 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p, so first let’s sing a song together to help us remember these coins. 

Next we will look at the coins  to help us to learn about each coin, and make up some amounts by adding coins together. Watch the video below.

Here are some worksheets to print out to continue your money learning.

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Click on the links to find some interactive money games, have fun!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-moneyh

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

 

Healthy Mind.

Hello,

How are you?

It’s an important question, isn’t it? We have talked about what it means to keep our bodies healthy using exercise and healthy food. Today let’s look at how important it is to keep our minds healthy too.

 

 

Sometimes we feel calm and happy, which is great!

 

 

Sometimes, for lots of different reasons (or for no reason at all) we can feel sad, frustrated, angry or stressed.

 

It’s important to remember that it’s very normal to feel like this now and then. We all do – even grown ups! There are things we can try on our own or with members of our household  to help ourselves to feel calm again. Here are a few ideas:

  • Deep breaths. Take a moment, and take a long, slow, deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. You can close you eyes while you do this if you’d like, or even find a “breath buddy” at home and practice doing three slow breaths together.
  • Blowing bubbles is also a great way to focus on breath and have some fun, too.

 

 

  • Music. Music is a fantastic stress buster! Play your favourite song and even have a dance around. Or maybe there is a calm song you like to close your eyes and focus on? (Click here for some lovely Disney piano music to relax too. )

 

  • Squeeeeeeeeeeze. Sensory activities such as squeezing play dough, hugging cushions, hand massage and squeezy toys are all good ways to help manage feelings of stress. If you have play dough at home, Dough Disco is a great resource.

 

 

  • Count to ten. You have probably heard this one before, but it really can help especially with feelings of anger. Count slowly and carefully.

 

  • Do something different. If one activity in particular is making you feel anxious, try having a short brain break and coming back to it later. You could have a go at one of the ideas above, move about / do something physical, look at a book, go into another room,  or talk things over with someone.

 

 

 

Are there any other ways you know of to help keep your mind calm and happy? We’d love to hear about them on the dojo. You can write them in a list, or maybe send a photo.  We all think you’re doing a fantastic job learning at home! Remember that looking after your mental health is really important, and to get in touch if you are struggling.

 

Click the below for a lovely short video about how Bulldog manages to find some quiet time in a very busy house.

 

 

 

Fruit Kebabs

 

In PSHE we have been looking at how to keep our bodies fit and healthy by joining in with different forms of exercise.

There are many ways to stay healthy which include eating healthily.

 

Here is a quick video to show you how to make a fruit kebab which is very easy to make.

It is also very  healthy and nutritious to eat!

You will need:

fruit

chopping board

knife

wooden skewer

Don’t forget to wash your hands !

 

 

 

 

Here is my fruit kebab!

Healthy Foods

We should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

Fruit and Vegetables.

 

 

 

 

Fish and meat.

 

 

 

Eggs, cheese and milk.

 

Unhealthy Foods

Its ok for us to eat some unhealthy foods but eating to much can make us feel not great.

Cake

Chocolate

Crisps

 

Here is a song to tell you all about healthy foods.

 

 

 

 

Great Britain

Geography

 

In Geography we are going to be looking at different countries of the world . First we are going to start with Great Britain. 

 

 

 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is made up of 4 countries. These are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the flag for Great Britain.

 

 

The capital cities are :

England-London

Scotland-Edinburgh

Wales-Cardiff

Northern Ireland-Belfast

 

 

Here are some famous landmarks, have you been to or visited any of these places?  

Let us know by sending in pictures of information you find out on the class Dojo. 

 

                                                             

 

Can you find out where they are located in Great Britain?

Do you know of any other famous places ? You could look on the internet to find out!

 

Maybe you could look on Google Earth to help you find them?

 

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/

 

 

 

Has anybody visited a different country, you could send in a picture or tell us which countries

you already know the names of ?

 

 

 

Being healthy

In PSHE we will be looking at how to keep our bodies healthy.

 

 

How can we look after ourselves?

 

We need to look after our mind………………………………………………………… our body 

 

and our heart.

 

Everybody needs to exercise, we all enjoy running around on the playground at school. You could also dance, run or swim.

 

 

 

Can you think of anymore?

All of these things build a strong healthy body.

 

 

Try this quick 5 minute workout video.

 

The heart is a muscle, it works hard pumping blood every day of your life. When you exercise it gets your heart pumping and gives it a workout and most importantly delivers oxygen to all parts of the body.

Exercise actually puts you in a better mood. When you exercise your brain releases a chemical which makes you feel happier! 

What do you do to exercise?                  What else can you do ?

We would love for you to send in pictures of yourselves exercising or some other way to keep your bodies healthy!  

Here is a quick meditation hint, you  can take a few minutes a day to do this and it will help you to feel relaxed and calm.

 

You could also try this cosmic kids yoga too.

 

 

Hundertwasser Art Lesson

Hi everyone,

Please click here for a short, private YouTube video telling you a little bit about the artist we are going to be looking at. When you’ve watched it, take a look below for our art lesson today.

 

I hope you enjoyed that. Here’s a quick recap –

 

  • Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist who love to paint nature. He created paintings and buildings.
  • He did not like straight lines.
  • He thought children were amazing artists. (He was right!)
  • His paintings were fun, brightly coloured, and not realistic.

Here is a painting by Hundertwasser.

 

 

Some things to think about: (maybe you can send a short video of your answers if you would like to?)

  • What can you see?
  • Do you like it?
  • Hundertwasser called this picture “Irenaland Over The Balkans” (Irina was his friend. The Balkans are a place.).   What would you call this picture?
  • What words can you think of to describe this picture?
  • What do you think he used to create it?

 

ACTIVITIES – Look at the way Hundertwasser uses lines to make his trees. They look like lollipops!

Option 1 – Hundertwasser loved spirals. Can you draw spirals? You can draw big spirals, small spirals, spirals in neat rows or all over a page overlapping. Use any materials you have.

Option 2 – Can you draw your own lollipop tress? You can use any art materials – paints, crayons, collage or pen .  . . even a piece of paper and pencil can be super creative!

 

Option 3 – Do a landscape in a Hundertwasser style. He used lollypop trees, hidden eyes and faces, houses and domes. We’d love to see what you can create.

Have fun, and upload any photos to the class dojo.

 

Happy New Year

Hi everybody here are some useful addresses for on line learning which you may find helpful.

 

Espresso

 

Education City

 

Purplemash

 

Minimash…… and others too 😀

All these links can be found on the main homepage of the blog and will automatically log you in.

 

Thanks Class 6W Team