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Thursday 2nd July 2020

English

Look at your story plans. Today’s writing will take the outsider to a moment of crisis and then describe what happens at the end.

This is a bit of the story which may include some explaining (cause) or the demonstrating of differences (contrast) in addition to creating links to do with time and place. Conjunctions can be very useful here for cohesion. Click here for some useful reminders of cohesive devices you can include. As you write the crisis and ending to your story, make sure that you have resolved the problem: this could be happily or unhappily!

If you can, read your story out loud to someone else. This will help you to check it makes sense.

Look at this to see if you have included features expected in Year 6 writing.

Think about your original plan and your completed story. Are they very similar or did you develop it as you wrote? What sort of changes did you make? Are you happy with your finished story?

 

Maths

We are going to continue to follow the activities provided by White Rose. Remember, you need to watch the video on their website and download the resources from the links below. Today, you need to complete Summer Term Week 10 Lesson 1 (Ratio and proportion problems).

Watch the video by clicking here to visit the Year 6 area of their website and then answer the questions by clicking here to download the worksheet. Don’t worry if you can’t print it, just write the answers in your home learning book. 

You can check your answers here. 

You can also have a look at the resources on the BBC Bitesize website here. They link with the White Rose activity each day. 

 

Topic

Persuading people

Continuing on from last weeks work thinking about the arrival of The Windrush, we are going to think about why people may have travelled here. Posters like this one, produced by the Ministry of Information, were used to persuade people to come to Britain from the Caribbean to support the war effort during World War Two. This poster features Diana Williams, from British Guyana, who volunteered with the Auxiliary Territorial Service. We looked at similar posters at the beginning of the school year during our WW2 unit, which encouraged the people of the UK to play their part.

To persuade people, it suggests that Diana’s contribution to the war effort will be valued and that Diana will have an equal chance of promotion: that her work in Britain will be an important step towards achieving racial equality.

Design a poster to persuade people to come to Britain from the Caribbean during the 1940s or 1950s, using a combination of words and images to convince people.

  • What jobs might you invite people to come and do? For example, you might invite people to come and work as a nurse or a doctor with the NHS, formed in 1948. Or you might persuade them to come and work as a journalist or a playwright, a poet or an artist, a musician or a dancer, an actor or a lawyer.
  • What will you tell people to persuade them to come?

 

In addition, in school they are continuing to practice songs which could be included in a leavers presentation. Click here to access 'Power In Me', the song they have looked at this week.