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Catherine Wayte

Primary School

11th May

Hello again everybody.  We hope you and your families are all still coping well at home and are safe and well. It has been great to hear from a few of you this week that we had not heard from recently.  Remember that we would love to hear from all of you on the year 6 email address:

yearsix@catherinewayte.swindon.sch.uk

You could be sharing some work or even just dropping us a line to say hello and that you are safe and well.

Last week’s poetry task was a great success; so much so that the original poet, Brian Moses, noticed our video and asked for it to be included on his own YouTube channel!  You can watch the whole thing on the first link, or just the children’s examples on the second!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrcR7-CoicM

https://youtu.be/ilEpYULdyWM

This week marks the dates for Key Stage 2 SATs, so we have attached this year’s papers at the bottom along with guidance on how to complete them from home…

Ok, only kidding.  But we have attached a fun little SATs spelling test for you – you’ll see what we mean (credit goes to @mrbrownteach for the vast majority of the work on this one).  You are going to need all of your very best phonics for this!  You will need to get an adult to help you by reading out the prompt sentences.

As well as that, there are a number of maths activities for you to try, including times tables, place value work and a Venn diagram challenge about number properties.  You can try them no matter which maths group you are in.

In English this week, we’d like you to take a look at the latest YouTube channel videos about choose-your-own-adventure stories:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9xWAf-LxnA&t=6s

Even if you don’t have easy access to the channel, you can complete the first task, which is a reading activity based around the text that you will find here:

https://www.inklewriter.com/stories/5727

Then, to really get creative, we are challenging you to create your very own choose-your-own-adventure story!  To do this, you probably will need to take a look at the instructional video on YouTube, but you might be able to work out what to do without it.  You will need to create an account at www.inklewriter.com using an email address but it is completely free, ad-free and so far they have not sent me any spam either!  The link for the video on writing your own adventure story is here:

https://youtu.be/lKljJfXcn-c

We would love to read your choose-your-own-adventure stories; you can also easily share them with your friends!  They can be on any theme: football, dungeons and dragons, Mayans, Victorian adventures, science fiction, fantasy, anything you like!

New spelling words with an adventure story theme…

adventure           voyage                 crisis                      crusade                challenge            quest

And some to do with choosing…

choice                   dilemma              quandary             predicament                      conundrum

As always, a word jumble for you to unscramble as well:

t r a c e n i p m d e

Finally, a little geography task this week, based around our local area and its history.  Using a local map, atlas or online mapping tool, find towns and villages in the local area with Saxon names.  The activity sheet will explain more!  You could also search the internet for parts of other Saxon place names if you are interested…

That’s all for now; stay in touch and take care.

 
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