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Monday 6th April 2020

Good morning everyone,

It has been lovely to hear some of the activities that you have been up to at home. We have heard that you are gardening, having a go at touch-typing courses and improving your coding skills. Doing something you love and enjoy is the best way to learn and it keeps that boredom away. Please do keep telling us all the great things that you are doing.

Work for today:

Scientists have labelled the time that dinosaurs roamed the Earth as the Mesozoic Era and it lasted about 180 million years. They split this up into three separate time periods when different species of dinosaurs evolved and lived on Earth.

Your task is to create a timeline showing the Mesozoic Era. You must:

  • Include dates that track when the era began to when it finished.
  • Label the 3 different periods during this time with dates
  • Add in the dinosaurs that lived during that time and the dates that they lived.

We would love to see some pictures of your timelines. Just take a picture and email them to us.

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young 😊

Friday, 3rd April –

Good morning everyone,

Work for today:

  • Maths- Have a go at the revision problems. Each has a star rating. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete.
  • English- Complete reading questions on The Journey to Space text.  The answers are also attached you can self-mark and check your own progress.
  • Here are today’s spellings- https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/15/10-Endings-which-sound-like-sion. Click on ‘Spelling Tiles’ and follow the link to practise using the games.
  • Spend your Friday afternoon getting creative. Raid your recycling bin and any objects you have at home to create your own spaceship. Consider what a space craft would need for its journey by researching past spaceships. Remembering your DT skills, draw a plan of what your craft would look like and label it. Use the NASA website to provide you with some ideas when you are reading to build.  https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/build-a-spacecraft/en/.

We would love to see some examples of your space crafts. Have a lovely weekend all!

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young 😊

Thursday, 2nd April –

Good morning everyone,

Work for today:

  • Maths- Have a go at the revision problems. Each has a star rating. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete.
  • English- Complete the grammar sheets based on word classes.
  • Here are today’s spellings- https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/15/10-Endings-which-sound-like-sion. Follow this link to play games linked to the rule. https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-132.htm
  • Continuing on the Space theme, research the role of an astronaut and what it takes to become one. Write a job advert, as if you are NASA, to recruit a new astronaut. What skills must they have? What qualities must they have? What are the positives about space exploration to ‘sell’ the job?

Any questions or any great examples of work to share, just email us.

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young 😊

Wednesday, 1st April –

Good morning everyone,

Work for today:

  • Maths- Have a go at the revision problems. Each has a star rating. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete.
  • English- Complete the grammar sheets based on Expanded Noun Phrases.
  • Here are today’s spellings- https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/14/9-Words-with-endings-sounding-like-ture. Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check method to practise. 
  • We will focus on the theme of ‘Space’ for the rest of the week.

Today, research a planet of your choice and create a fact file.

Any questions, as always, just email us. Thank you to those who have sent examples of their work- they have been wonderful to see. Please do continue to send them.

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young 😊

Hello everyone,

If you’re in need of a ‘pick-me-up’ or a break from your English and maths learning, have a look at this wonderful website: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

It has a really catchy song for every day of the week, with easy to follow lyrics and a downloadable resource/activity to match the theme of the song.

New songs are being added all the time for the next few weeks. I will certainly be joining in at home. Have fun. Make a note of which songs you like the best for when we return to school and we can sing them together.

Take care,

Mrs Russell

Tuesday, 31st March –

Good morning everyone,

Work for today:

  • Maths- Have a go at the problems based on multiples
  • Reading comprehension: Just like yesterday, each text and questions have a star rating at the bottom. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete.
  • Here are today’s spellings- https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/13/8-The-suffix-ly.

Have a go at creating your own word search using these spellings.

  • Carrying on the superhero theme, have a go at creating your own superhero and villain. Remember to consider what makes a good superhero. Will they be able to fly or shoot lightning? What will their costume look like? Consider the style of artwork that you need to use. Use the internet to research the layout of a comic and powers of famous superheroes. When you have done this, create your own comic strip using your own superheroes and villains.

Any questions, as always, just email us. We would love to see some examples of the work you have been completing at home!

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young 😊

Monday, 30th March –

Good morning everyone,

Work for today:

· Maths- fluency and reasoning around finding values (algebra)

· Reading comprehension: Just like yesterday, each text and questions have a star rating at the bottom. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete. · Here are today’s spellings https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/12/7-The-suffix-ation. See how many spellings you can use in one paragraph- they all have to be used accurately within the sentences though!

· Research all you can about VE day and create an information leaflet for children in Year 5. Remember to include when VE was, what happened on that day and why it was so important. This website is a good starting point https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-ve-day.

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young

We would love to hear from you so we know you’re children are safe and well and hear how they are getting on with their home learning. Please email either your child’s teacher, rob.matthews@ravensdale.coventry.sch.uk or jo.stanley@ravensdale.coventry.sch.uk

26th March –

For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed. Please note, these are idea’s of various activities for the children and we do not expect children to follow a strict timetable each day.

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am – English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385

Lots of music links and information posted here: https://ravensdale-coventry.org.uk/information/curriculum/

Friday 27th March: Work for today:

Maths- fluency and reasoning around finding fractions of amounts

Reading comprehension: Just like yesterday, each text and questions have a star rating at the bottom. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete.

Here are today’s spellings. https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/10/3-The-sound-spelt-ou. Make a poster of all the words that fit the rule .

Keeping on the lottery theme, today you can imagine that you have won £1,000,000! You can use the internet to research all the things would want to buy , but you can’t spend more than your £1,000,000. Use the instructions on the sheet and your maths skills to keep within budget. Happy fantasy shopping!

Any questions, as always, just email us. Remember to enjoy as much time as possible in your garden. Maybe take your favourite book out to read!

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young 😊

Thursday 26th March:

Here is the work that we would like you to complete today .

Maths: Fluency and reasoning based on converting fractions into decimals.

Reading: Please complete the comprehension task based on earthquakes. Just like yesterday, each text and questions have a star rating at the bottom. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete.

Here is today’s spelling rule. https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/9/2-The-I-sound-spelt-y-elsewhere-than-at-the-end-of-words Play the online games and put the words into sentences (use this as an opportunity to practise your handwriting as well)

Other subjects: Research a major earthquake of your choice. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/topten/largestearthquakes.html. This website is a good place to start. You can make a poster about the earthquake and write an information text to show your research.

Wednesday 25th March:

You can try ordering these try ordering all of these time comparisons for mathematics.

Weather Activity: 1 – What is the weather like today? Design some symbols for today’s weather.

2-What is your favourite weather type? Design some symbols to show this type of weather.

3-How do your symbols compare with other children’s in the class?

What rhyming words can you think of for the weather? Make a list of them in pairs. Can you turn these into a short poem? Maybe just pairs of rhyming couplets. Now add some colourful illustrations to decorate your work. Can we use figurative language to enhance our poems? E.g. similes/metaphors/personification? Focus on the image that is created – is the vocabulary used as effective as it could be?

In addition to the 24th March links, can you solve The Mystery…. Task here.

Tuesday 24th March 2020 

Good morning Year 6! Hoping that this message finds everybody well and safe. Hopefully you have all been having a go at the work that was sent home with you on Friday. If you have any questions or you’re finding something tricky, you have our email addresses so just get in touch 😊.  

Here is some work for today if you have been exceptionally speedy. If not, it’s here for when you need it. You will find:  

  • Fluency and reasoning based on rounding : Task here.
  • A reading comprehension based on William Shakespeare (Each text and questions have a star rating at the bottom. Tricky is 1 star, trickier is 2 stars and 3 stars is the challenge so choose one to complete). Task here.
  • Here is a link to the spellings of the day. Click on Spelling Tiles and play the online games to practise.  

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/8/1-Adding-suffixes-beginning-with-vowel-letters-to-words-of-more-than-one-syllable

Remember to enjoy your garden, do some exercise and enjoy spending time with your family.  

Any questions, just email us! 

Miss King, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Young 😊  

Monday 23rd March – please use your home learning packs and exercise books for the next couple of days.

You can take part in Joe Wicks PE lesson every day here, and on Youtube too. Youtube

You can hear stories at stories.audible.com. Link

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