Welcome to Richardson Endowed Primary School

Class 6

Wider Opening of School

Please click on the link below to view a letter regarding the wider opening of school. 

Wider opening of school 29th May 2020

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 3!

Hi Everyone!

It seems lots of you have been out enjoying the lovely sunshine this week and are saving your baking for those cold and rainy days. However, the grown ups have been busy so here are our bakes this week.....

Jacob
Jacob
Jacob
JacobPlease continue to send in your bakes over the next couple of weeks, we love to see them.

Happy Half Term Everyone! xxx

 

 

Class 6 - Home Learning - Friday 22nd May

Good morning Class 6!

Thank you Oliver, super tree work again, the picture of Toby up the tree made me laugh! Glad to see Roxy helping out as well!

"First we sent Toby my brother up this tree. That didn’t work so did Mr Redgrave's way. The tree is 74.4 years old and it is 16.35m tall." Oliver

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"Which shark is longer A tiger shark B bull shark C great white shark?"

From Oliver

Loving the daily wildlife quiz Oliver!👍

Thank you Mary for sending in the next installment of your story!

When Scorche tried to steal the Sun Wand


Scorche likes to burn. Physically or mentally. He burns everyone and everything. So naturally (for him at least) he wanted a new burning tool. And what did he immediately think of? The Sun Wand of course. The Weather Wands control the Weather.
‘Duh!’
‘Maureen! They might not know! I'm just making sure they follow.’ ‘Hmph.’
Now, where was I? Oh yes. The Weather Wands control the Weather.
I was in my keeper tower checking on the Wands when I noticed a muddy barefooted footprint. And then I noticed it. The Sun wand’s glass cage was unlocked. Somebody was still in there. I knew that there were only two – no, one person that was likely to want to steal that Wand. Scorche.

Thank you Mary, keep the story coming please.😊

"In keeping with the theme of this week...
Whilst gardening, my Mum and I found an abandoned bird's nest!" Mary

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"My outdoor learning for today was making a fairy garden!" Mary

You have been busy! Thanks Mary.😊

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How To Draw A Tree

How to draw a tree

Today I'd love to see you turn to your artistic side and have a go at sketching trees.

If it would help, there is a useful step by step guide detailing how to draw a number of different types of tree on the link below.

https://www.happyfamilyart.com/art-lessons/learn-to-draw/how-to-draw-a-tree/

However, please don't feel you have to follow this, I don't want to add any limitations - be observant, imaginative and let your creativity flow down your arm, through your fingers, into your pencil and onto the page!

Please send in pictures of your artwork to:

class6homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! Bitesize has partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together! Bitesize Daily Book Club: A Pocketful Of Stars by Aisha Bushby and in music: learn about composing music, using found sounds and music technology.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

The Oak National Academy looks at solving practical problems involving circle, diaries and singing in harmony.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule

For those struggling with internet or computer access, the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer).

Enjoy and please don't forget to share your work with myself and the rest of the class!

Take care and stay safe and have a great half term!

Mr Redgrave😊🌈

Class 6 - Home Learning - Thursday 21st May

Good morning Class 6!

Thank you Amelia for your lovely pic-collage!

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Thank you Sam for your excellent tree work from yesterday! (Really not sure about the shirt though!🤣)

Sam 1

Sam 2

Sam 3

Sam 4

Sam 5

Sam 6

Sam 7

Sam 8

I recognise that final tree, 164 years, wow! Thank you Sam.👍

Also some fantastic tree work here from Oliver as well!

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"The Conker tree was 186cm which is 74.4 years old.

What is the oldest living shark?"

Oliver

Great question Oliver! Does anyone know the answer? 

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Continuing with the theme of trees, we're going to look at a clever way of measuring how tall a tree is.

How tall is that tree?

Step by step

  1. Stand with your legs apart and your back to the tree.
  2.  Keeping your legs straight, bend down and look at the tree between your legs.
  3. Move backwards or forwards so that you can just about see the top of the tree between your legs.
  4. Measure the distance between your feet and the tree trunk. When you can see the top of the tree between your legs, the distance between your feet and the trunk is about the same height as the tree.
  5. Think about how you will measure the distance between your feet and the tree. You could ask someone else in your household to count strides or heel-to-toe steps between you and the tree trunk.

Told you it was clever!

How does this work?

  • This method works because the angle of sight from between the legs (when you can only just see the top of the tree) to the top of the tree is approximately 45 degrees.

  • The angle of the tree with the ground is 90 degrees (a right angle). An approximate Isosceles triangle is then formed. This means that the distance between your feet and the tree trunk is approximately the same as the height of the tree. 

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Please send in any pictures and findings to:

class6homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Today's Bitesize includes converting decimals into fractions, writing a thank-you letter and what makes a good computer game!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

The Oak National Academy looks at illustrating and naming parts of a circle, diaries and asks 'What was the Holocaust?'

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule

For those struggling with internet or computer access, the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer).

Enjoy and please don't forget to share your work with myself and the rest of the class!

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Redgrave😊🌈

Class 6 - Home Learning - Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Class 6!

Thank you for continuing to send in your pictures of you all out and about, keeping fit and healthy!

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"I like walking in the fields with Roxy and I have my own Roxy t shirt." Oliver

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Sam enjoying some cricket!

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Here's Molly on a 3km run!

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Eddie enjoying playing outdoors with his cars!

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"Over the past few weeks, my family and I have been getting out and about around our local area. We have enjoyed so many beautiful things along our walks, including a tiny nest of dunnock chicks (hedge sparrows), which were newly hatched. We were very careful to just take a peek and not touch, as their parents were keeping a watchful eye! Nature is just wonderful at this time of year! 😊" Mrs Hull

Thank you as well to those of you who sent in some of your stick investigation work.👍

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Oliver

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Gianluca

"Hi Mr Redgrave

I have the sticks puzzle and I think that the algebra formula is:

Y= (X x 2) - 3

X = the number of sticks

Y = the number of intersections" 

From Freddie

(Did anyone find out what kind of numbers they were?)

And Mary has started writing a story.

Tilly and the Weather Wands

Hi, I’m Tilly – ‘Ahem!’ – Oh, right. And this is my big sister Maureen – she’s a really classical teen. ‘Yah, like that’s a much better intro!’ If you met us on the street, you’d think we were just a couple of ordinary kids. You’d be wrong. Well, half wrong. Maureen’s ordinary. I’m not. I’m the keeper of the Weather Wands.

What a great opening Mary, can't wait for the next installment to find out more about these weather wands!

Please keep sending in your pictures of yourselves enjoying the great outdoors, today looks set to be glorious!🌞

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Just like the Gruffalo (correctly socially distancing behind the mouse!) I love trees. Today's outdoor activity is all about trees!

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Trees are amazing! 

Did you know, the oldest living tree is a bristlecone pine in California? It is almost 5000 years old! The exact location is top secret in order to protect it. You might know that counting the rings on a tree stump will give you the approximate age of a tree, but we don’t want to cut down any trees to find out how old they are! Try this nifty maths investigation instead.

You will need:
• a tape measure;
• a calculator (maybe).

Key Questions
• Can you estimate a tree’s age just by looking at it? How?
• What makes the rings on a tree stump? 
• Why is it important to preserve trees?

What to do:
1. Do you know the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees? Can you see a deciduous tree in/from your garden or on your daily walk?
2. First, face the trunk and measure 1.3m from the ground. This is the point at which you need to measure the circumference of the trunk.
3. At 1.3m from the ground, use a tape measure to measure the circumference of the trunk, in centimetres. Make sure you avoid any lumps or branches.
4. To get an approximate age for the tree, convert the measurement of the circumference in centimetres, to inches. Here is an example of the calculation:

1 inch = 2.5 cm
Tree circumference = 110 cm

Calculation = 110 ÷ 2.5 = 44
Age of tree = 44 years!

5. Explore your garden/local area and map the trees you can age. Where is the oldest? Where is the youngest?

Extension
Create a tree log book. Identify the tree, calculate its age and gather other information, such as leaf shape.

Please send in your results and findings to:

class6homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Today's Bitesize includes dividing decimals by integers, preparing and drafting letters and also looks at magnets in Science. Which reminds me - I'm very pleased with my new fridge magnet. So far I've got twelve fridges!🤣

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

The Oak National Academy looks at co-ordinates and shapes, diaries and the impact humans have on the plants and animals.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule

Enjoy and please don't forget to share your work with myself and the rest of the class!

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Redgrave😊🌈

Let's Pitch It Family! - with Gogglebox's Baasit Siddiqui

Exciting news! We have been working closely with Gogglebox's Baasit Siddiqui and can now announce details of an exciting competition involving the whole family - some great prizes are up for grabs!

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Hi,

Thank you for getting involved in this exciting workshop and competition. To get started WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-24hzdNX9A&feature=youtu.be to help you download your copy of “Let’s Pitch It Family”.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FILES: https://siddiqui-education.co.uk/shop/

The coupon code for your free copy will be texted out to you by school.

Once you have downloaded your free copy, watch this video to know which files to open first: https://youtu.be/6LrM-vCcrWQ

If you have any questions about the workshop, please email baasit@siddiqui-education.co.uk with the subject heading “Let’s Pitch It Family Query” followed by the name of your child’s school.

Good luck and enjoy!

Many thanks,

Baasit Siddiqui

Director of Siddiqui Education Ltd.

 

Let’s Pitch It Family is a workshop and competition where your child and the whole family work together to plan and present an idea for a television show. The ideas are sent back to Baasit as a completed workbook and two-minute trailer before the 31st of August. The winning family will win some prizes including a meal with Baasit and his family! As stated above we are lucky enough to be able to bring this competition to you free of charge - we will text out the voucher code you will need at the checkout when downloading your files at Baasit's digital shop!

Get creative, good luck and have fun!

Year 6 - Home Learning - Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning Class 6!

Thank you for sending in your pictures enjoying time outdoors and exercising!

Horse riding

Sticks

Witch socially distant

Just like the witch from 'Room on the Broom' (note the face mask and socially distancing passengers - though doesn't look like two metres to me!) you will need some sticks for today's activity. (Tenuous link I know, just liked the picture!)

When you are out for your daily exercise today please gather a few sticks and have a go at completing the following investigation!

The investigation is to find the maximum number of intersections as the sticks cross.
With one stick, no sticks cross.

Sticks 1

With 2 sticks, there is one intersection.

Sticks 2

With 3 sticks, how many intersections are there?
Record the maximum number of intersections for each number of sticks.

Sticks table

Can you spot the pattern?

Can you explain the reason for the pattern?

Can you predict the next number of intersections and test your idea.

How will you present your results? See if you can think of some interesting and creative ways to present the data?

Challenge: can you use algebra to write a formula to calculate the number of intersections you would get from any number of sticks? (Using s as the number of sticks and i for the number of intersections.)

 

Please send in your results and findings to:

class6homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Today's Bitesize includes multiplying decimals by integers, using semi-colons and also looks at natural resources in Geography.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

The Oak National Academy looks at co-ordinates and shapes, diaries and includes a smattering of Spanish - hola!

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule

Enjoy and please don't forget to share your work with myself and the rest of the class!

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Redgrave😊🌈

Class 6 - Home Learning - Monday 18th May

Good morning Class 6!

Thank you to all of those who sent in some of their 'Silly Sats' work and poems from last week.

Here's some of Mary's work and her 'Silly SATs poem'

My uncle went bananas,
When I showed him my trousers.
Said they looked like a chimpanzee,
(Rather that than a tree!)

My Grandma went hysteric,
When I showed her Eric.
Said he looked like a chimpanzee,
(Rather that than a tree!)

My Aunty went crazy,
When I appeared lazy.
Said I looked like a chimpanzee,
(Rather that than a tree!)

My Grandpa went dotty,
When I appeared grotty.
Said I looked like a chimpanzee,
(Rather that than a tree!)

My Mother went mad,
When I said ‘Rad!’,
Said I sounded like a chimpanzee,
(Rather that than a tree!)

My Father went nutty,
When I got all sooty
Said I looked like a chimpanzee,
(Rather that than a tree!)

Thank you Mary.👍

Next we have a quiz and a poem from Oliver.

10 facts ? to do in 1 minute!

1.Saltwater crocodile
1. weight A.453 B.1000 C.10000
2.Anaconda weight A.227 B.567 C.453
2/3.Great white shark weightA.2,268 B.3,000 C.400
3.Killer whale weight A.5,443 B.456 C.77,456
4.Tiger shark weiht A.123 B.1000 C.510
5.Black mamba weight A.1 B.19 C.3.4
6.Rattle snake weightA.2 B.67 C.1.O
7.King Cobra weight A.9 B.34 1.4
8.Mosquito Killer rating A.725000 B.888000 C.999999
9.Komodo dragon size A.3m B.4m C.10m
10.Bull shark size A.3.4m B.3m C.1M

S harks
A nacondas
T aipans
S nakes

From Oliver

Thank you Oliver, great quiz and poem. Would you send us the answers so we can check our scores please?👍

Here's a poem from Amelia.

Silly SATs poem by Amelia De Rosa

Hooray, I don't have to sit my SATS,
because someone in China ate some bats! Emoji
 
Instead of sitting exams in a room
I'm chatting with my friends on zoom Emoji
 
No more revising for a test
it really,really was a pest Emoji
 
No silly grammar, no stupid words to spell,
maths and reasoning go to hell! Emoji
 
Now Mr Redgrave cannot nag,
if I don't complete all my SPAG Emoji
 
Coronavirus just go away,
I really want a holiday! Emoji
 
By Amelia De Rosa Emoji
 
Thank you for your lovely silly SATs poem Amelia!👍🤣
 
This week's theme is 'Outdoors'. Please send in some pictures of you getting some fresh air, exercising and enjoying the great outdoors!
To start us off, as many of you know, I enjoy cycling, so here's a cycling selfie!
Cycling selfie
 
Take care and stay safe,
Mr Redgrave😊🌈
 

HOME LEARNING

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class6homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Bitesize

Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.

Daily

For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iplayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. The schedule for these televised lessons is included below. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.

Oak2

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/ - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.

Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum - the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school, but may be of interest. 

 

Thank you

Mrs Mason’s Monday Morning Message

Good morning children. I do hope you and your families are all keeping well. I miss seeing each and every one of you in our school every day and especially your smiles and hearing you laugh, play and learn together on our playgrounds and in our classrooms.

You have probably heard on the news and from your parents that some of you will soon be able to start back to school and that lots of people are arguing about this! At the moment there is lots to talk about so that we can all feel safe but I will be writing to both you and your parents as soon as I have more details. Until I can do that I don’t want you to worry but to keep working hard at home and enjoying this lovely sunshine.

Due to the lovely weather our theme this week is  ‘All things Outdoors!’ We want you to spend as much time as possible learning outside. Your teachers have planned lots of exciting activities for you and your family to get involved in because we know that some of you learn far better when you are outdoors! Also this week it is ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and being outside, keeping fit and healthy also helps you to keep happy too!

During the past few weeks while we were only allowed out once a day for exercise I went to Shipley Park many times on my bike. It was so beautiful to hear the birds sing and watch the flowers grow, especially as it was so quiet while everyone was at home. I took lots of photographs to share with you ! I hope you enjoy looking at them on this week’s little film. See if you can spot somewhere you have been in our wonderful country park. I’m sure you will enjoy this week’s song too. Make sure you sing along …… just like in our Monday morning Assembly!

 

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 2!

Once again you have amazed us with your baking skills! Thank you so much for all your efforts and sending in your photographs. Please continue to share your bakes over the next week using your class email, ready for another gallery next Friday.

Have a lovely weekend xx

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Class 6 - Home Learning Friday 15th May

Mr Redgrave apologises for the delay in the post this morning - his computer/the internet was not playing ball! 

Where there's a will there's a way....

Good morning Class 6!

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I hope you enjoyed your Silly SATs week. Thank you to all those who let me know how they got on and especially to Gianluca for letting me know how I got on with the Grammar Paper I asked you to mark.👍

To quote Gian:

"Hi Mr Redgrave, this is my silly SATS spelling work. And I've marked your test for you. 3/12 is pretty bad, you're going to need to practise a bit more!

From Gian"

Thanks Gian!😄

To round off 'Silly SATs' week, your task is to write your very own 'Silly SATs' poem, it can be as silly or serious as you like!

We write poems


Please send your poems to the usual:

class6homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Redgrave😊🌈

 

HOME LEARNING

We are now encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

Bitesize

Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.

Daily

For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. The schedule for these televised lessons is included below. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.

Oak2

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/ - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.

Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum - the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school, but may be of interest. 

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class6homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk