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Please be assured that our daily updates are simply a suggestion and we do not want you to worry about whether everything is completed every day. We want the resources and ideas to be helpful and not a hindrance. The work can be completed at any time. Additionally, if your child finds any of the learning from home tasks too challenging, please feel free to take a look at another class page. At this unusual time, our main priority is that our children and families are happy and healthy.

Learning From Home

Our aim, during this difficult time is to keep children at MPL thinking hard, gaining knowledge and honing their skills. It is important to help them maintain a routine and retain positive mental and physical health. We must strive to provide a consistent, positive point of contact in what will be a very unsettling time for many children. Please check this page daily for new learning from home activities.

 

Please take a look at our wellbeing pages for useful links and information:

https://www.mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk/being-healthy-and-happy/

 

Useful links to supplementary online resources:

https://uk.ixl.com/

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

https://www.thenational.academy/

Complete PE home learning videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuLo1CLr8QsUvgYCypFMWGw

For a spot of lighthearted fun take a look at the I Will Survive video by MPL Staff

MPL staff reworking of Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive'.

Weekly Learning (1st July - 7th July 2020)

Hello everyone. I can't believe I'm setting work for the first week of July. Only two and a half more weeks to go until the summer holidays! It has been so long since we were last together as a whole class but I am so tremendously proud of the level of perseverance and dedication to learning that you have shown over the last few months.

This fortnight’s learning from home theme is ‘under the sea’. What do you know about our planet’s seas and oceans already? Once you’ve had a go at the suggested learning from home tasks below, are there any other under the sea themed activities that you can do at home? Get creative!

  • English – Selection of tasks including continuing a story, writing a conversation between characters in a video, answering questions based on a video and image, and working on using dashes and hyphens in writing. Some of these tasks have also got some useful website links attached to them to help aid the learning.
  • Maths – Use the following link to watch the videos about and then complete the tasks below: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ 
    • Task 1 – Find pairs of values (week 8 lesson 2 video)
    • Task 2 – Convert metric measures (week 8 lesson 3 video)
    • Task 3 – Miles and kilometres (week 8 lesson 4 video)
    • Task 4 – Area and perimeter (week 9 lesson 1 video)
    • Task 5 – Area of triangles (week 9 lesson 2 video)
  • Reading - For each of the texts, read them carefully then answer the questions.

Spelling – Watch the video on how to spell the ‘shun’ sound using the following link, then complete each of the tasks https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/zyv4qhv

  • TTRockstars - Please spend 15 minutes playing some of the games 
  • PE – Take part in our virtual sports day – how many jumping jacks and step ups can you complete in a minute? Don’t forget to email your scores to me by Wednesday 8th July in order for them to count. Which house will win this year? 

    Step Up instruction video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r87bLvQ2xvk

    Jumping Jacks instruction video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_9WATV2UkE

  • PSHE – Take a look at the pages 4-8 in your transition booklet and work through tasks which include finding solutions to problems, researching your new school, identify adults who can help you and creating a timetable. Have a go at one activity a day perhaps.
  • Project - Over the next fortnight, have a go at the ‘Under the Sea’ project. Pick the different parts of the project you want to do – you don’t have to do them all!
  • Purple Mash – Have a look at the instructions sent to you this week. Can you log in, design your avatar and then have a look at the games I have set as 2Dos?

Weekly Learning (24/06/20 - 30/06/20)

Hi Columbus, I can't believe I'm suggesting work for the last week of June! It's been a long time since we were all in school together learning as we usually would, but I'm really proud of the way you have continued to work hard at home, even after all this time. How about planting some seeds in the garden, hosting a music festival at home and playing or singing a song for your family, building a den outside and sleeping under the stars or holding your own sports day (swimming in a paddling pool definitely counts as a sporting activity too)?

 

This week’s learning from home theme continues to be space. What do you know about space already? Once you’ve had a go at the suggested learning from home tasks below, are there any other space themed activities that you can do at home? Get creative and don't forget to share some photos with us using the class email: columbus@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Below are the suggested tasks for this week:

  • English – Selection of tasks including answering questions based on an image, writing an explanation paragraph, continuing a story and writing a descriptive paragraph using expanded noun phrases. Some of these tasks have also got some useful website links attached to them to help aid the learning.
  • Maths – Use the following link to watch the videos about algebra and then complete the tasks below: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ 
    • Task 1 – Find a rule (week 7 lesson 1 video)
    • Task 2 – Forming expressions (week 7 lesson 2 video)
    • Task 3 – Substitution (week 7 lesson 3 video)
    • Task 4 – Solve simple one-step equations (week 7 lesson 4 video)
    • Task 5 – Solve two-step equations (week 8 lesson 1 video)
  • Reading - For each of the texts, read them carefully then answer the questions.
  • Spelling – Wacth the video on words ending in ‘cious’ and ‘tious’ using the following link, then complete each of the tasks https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/zp7dk7h
  • TTRockstars - Please spend 15 minutes playing some of the games 
  • PE – Take a look at the ‘Train like an Astronaut’ program developed in cooperation with NASA scientists and fitness professionals working with astronauts. Can you do a spacewalk or build an astronaut core? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTUZypZ67cdsQCpAUbfsRN1f01y7tpBk1
  • PSHE – As we told you on Monday, PSHE tasks from now on will be set from your transition booklet (if you are working from home and have not yet collected this from the office, please do so asap). Have a look through the booklet - there are lots of important tasks in there designed to answer some of the questions you might have about secondary school and hopefully make you feel positive and ready to start there in September. This week, please compete the 'about me' page at the front and then have a go at the ‘thinking about change’ task which involves you finding similarities and differences between primary and secondary school. You could add some of your own ideas to the Venn diagram too. 
  • Project - Over the next week, continue to have a go at the ‘Space’ project. Pick the different parts of the project you want to do – you don’t have to do them all!

Weekly Learning (17/06/20 - 23/06/20)

Hello everyone - I hope that you're all well and have had a positive week. Mrs McCarthy has filled me in on all the lovely phone calls she had with those of you still at home. Don't forget our class zoom is now at 3pm on a Wednesday - I look forward to seeing you then and catching up a bit more!

 

This week’s learning from home theme is space. What do you know about space already? Once you’ve had a go at the suggested learning from home tasks below, are there any other space themed activities that you can do at home? Get creative and don't forget to share some photos with us using the class email: columbus@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

 

Below are the suggested tasks:

  • English – Selection of tasks including writing a persuasive advert, answering questions based on an image, writing a diary entry, continuing a story and writing a predictive paragraph about the future using modal verbs. Some of these tasks have also got some useful website links attached to them to help aid the learning
  • Maths – Use the following link to watch the videos about and then complete the tasks https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

    • Task 1 – Decimals as fractions (Week 5 lesson 4)
    • Task 2 – Fractions to percentages (Week 6 lesson 1)
    • Task 3 – Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages (Week 6 lesson 2)
    • Task 4 – Order fractions, decimals and percentages (Week 6 lesson 3)
    • Task 5 – Percentages of amounts (Week 6 lesson 4)
  • Reading - For each of the texts, read them carefully then answer the questions.
  • Spelling – Watch the video from task one and complete the daily tasks set
  • TTRockstars - Please spend 15 minutes playing some of the games 
  • PE – Take a look at the ‘Train like an Astronaut’ program developed in cooperation with NASA scientists and fitness professionals working with astronauts. Can you do a spacewalk or build an astronaut core? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTUZypZ67cdsQCpAUbfsRN1f01y7tpBk1
  • PSHE – Moving on to a new school can feel daunting, but there are plenty of reasons for you to have confidence – you are great at lots of things! Have a think about all the things you can do well and try to fill your confidence jar up with words and pictures. Then have a think about some goals you’d like to set for yourself next year so that you can become just as good at those things too. Use the attached sheets.
  • Project - Over the next fortnight, have a go at the ‘Space’ project. Pick the different parts of the project you want to do – you don’t have to do them all!
  • IXL - There are suggested English and maths tasks set that you could complete over the week.

Weekly Learning (10/06/20 - 16/06/20)

This week’s learning from home theme is rainforests. What do you know about rainforests already? Once you’ve had a go at the suggested learning from home tasks below, are there any other rainforest themed activities that you can do at home? Get creative and don't forget to share some photos with us using the class email: columbus@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Below are the suggested learning from home tasks:

  • English – Selection of tasks including writing a letter, answering questions about a picture, continuing a story, creating a comic strip and writing a poem.
  • Maths – Use the following link to watch the videos about and then complete the tasks https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
    • Task 1 -  Divide fractions by integers (week 4 lesson 3 video)
    • Task 2 – Fractions of an amount (week 4 lesson 4 video)
    • Task 3 – Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 (week 5 lesson 1 video)
    • Task 4 – Multiply decimals by integers (week 5 lesson 2 video)
    • Task 5 – Divide decimals by integers (week 5 lesson 3 video)
  • Reading - For each of the texts, read them carefully then answer the questions.
  • Spelling – Choose words from the year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list to use when completing each of the spelling tasks.
  • TTRockstars - Please spend 15 minutes playing some of the games 
  • PE – Take a look at the 'Get Kids Moving' YouTube channel for some Avengers, Harry Potter and Disney themed workouts. I'm going to give the Harry Potter one a try today! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokO71NW3TgndaSNyHIqwtQ
  • PSHE - At some point this week, complete the attached PSHE task which involves you thinking about moving up to a new year group at school. You need to think about any fears or worries you may have but also try to find some positives to focus on.
  • Project - Over the next fortnight, have a go at the ‘Rainforest’ project. Pick the different parts of the project you want to do – you don’t have to do them all!
  • IXL - There are suggested English and maths tasks set that you could complete over the week.

Weekly Learning (2nd - 10th June 2020)

Hello again everyone, I hope that you had a lovely break last week. This half term, we will be uploading a week’s worth of suggested learning from home activities at a time. This will usually be done on a Wednesday evening. However, to get you started, we have uploaded suggested learning tasks today that should see you through until next Wednesday (10th June). As today (Monday 1st June) is an INSET day, children will not be expected to complete any learning from home tasks today.

 

This week’s learning from home theme is rainforests. What do you know about rainforests already? Once you’ve had a go at the suggested learning from home tasks below, are there any other rainforest themed activities that you can do at home? Get creative!

 

Below are the suggested learning from home tasks:

  • English – Selection of tasks including writing a setting description, answering questions based on an image, writing a diary entry, continuing a story and writing a non-chronological report about a rainforest animal of your choice. I've added a rainforest word mat that may be helpful if you're stuck for ideas with some of your writing this week.
  • Maths – Use the following link to watch the videos and then complete the tasks https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
    • Task 1 -  Simplify fractions (week 3 lesson 1 video)
    • Task 2 – Compare and order fractions (week 3 lesson 2 video)
    • Task 3 – Add and subtract fractions (week 3 lesson 3 video)
    • Task 4 – Mixed addition and subtraction (week 3 lesson 4 video)
    • Task 5 – Multiply fractions by integers (week 4 lesson 1 video)
  • Reading - For each of the texts, read them carefully then answer the questions.
  • Spelling – Watch each YouTube video and then complete the attached task.
  • TTRockstars - Please spend 15 minutes playing some of the games 
  • PE – Take a look at the 'Get Kids Moving' YouTube channel for some Avengers, Harry Potter and Disney themed workouts. I'm going to give the Captain America one a try today! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokO71NW3TgndaSNyHIqwtQ
  • PSHE - At some point this week, watch the following video, which shows how images in the media are often altered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN2yunRynks  Also, take a look at the before and after celebrity images attached below. Is it fair to judge ourselves against images we see in the media or online? Is it fair to judge ourselves against our friends even? We are all special and unique and looking different is a positive thing; it would be very boring if we all looked the same. Have a think about the way you see yourself – what are you happy with? What makes you special and unique? Create a self-portrait and label it with positive words and phrases to describe yourself.
  • Project - Over the next fortnight, have a go at the ‘Rainforest’ project. Pick the different parts of the project you want to do – you don’t have to do them all!
  • IXL - There are suggested English and maths tasks set that you could complete over the week.

 

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