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Week Beginning 20/4/20


'Alma' - Rodrigo Blaas (HD)


This week we are going to be studying and working from a short film - Alma.  You can watch it above or find it and watch it at this link:


See the table for an overview of what you will be doing each day, and below are Word files with more detail instructions, questions and examples.


Monday Today you will be watching Alma for the first time (and probably second, third and fourth times too!).  What is the atmosphere of the film?  How has that atmosphere been created?  And what clues are there about what happens at the end?
Tuesday An inner monologue are the thoughts that a character experiences but doesn't say.  These are often includes in stories, and written in first person, present tense.  Have a go at writing some for the given screenshots; you might even choose to use them in your writing later in the week.
Wednesday Time to prepare for some writing.  Today you will be watching the film and identifying descriptive language that you can use to bring the setting to life.
Thursday Story writing part 1.  Tell the story in your own words (descriptively and with suspense) up to the point where Alma hears the door open.  How will you create atmosphere?
Friday Story writing part 2.  Time to bring the story to its conclusion by taking Alma inside the shop and describing what happens there...


I would LOVE to read your writing and will provide feedback on any work that is sent to me.




We are picking up right where we left off with angles.  There are two new key rules to learn this week:

- angles that are opposite (where two straight lines cross over) are equal

- angles in a triangle add up to 180degrees


You will not need a protractor to work out the angles.  A couple of the questions ask you to measure the angles, but I have already given you the answers for these below in the table.


Make sure you watch the video each day on the following link.  We are on Summer Term Week 1.


Day Worksheet Answers



Vertically opposite angles


**Question 1 requires you to measure the angles, but I am going to give you them to make it easier:

a = 130degrees

b = 50 degrees

c = 130 degrees

d = 50 degrees



Angles in a triangle


**Question 1b requires you to measure the angles, but I am going to give you them to make it easier:

a = 40 degrees

b = 80 degrees

c = 60 degrees



Angles in triangles - special cases



Missing angles in triangles


**This is a tricky lesson.  You may benefit from watching the videos from Monday - Wednesday again to remind you of the key rules.  


**Check you have the correct answers for question 1 before moving on, as this is crucial to be able to do the other questions.

Something a bit different today - assorted problems to solve!  Questions 1-6 are recommended for Year 6 children, but have a go at any you like the look of.

I will post the answers on the blog around lunchtime.


Wider Curriculum


Here you will find different lessons from different subjects across the curriculum.  Choose which one you would like to do each day.  Some - such as art - may take longer, and some may not take as long, so you can be flexible with how you organise your days.




Your spellings this week have different endings - either __er, __ar or __or.  You will need to work on which words have which endings!


- computer

- superior

- customer

- solider

- shoulder

- interior

- calendar

- popular

- particular


As always, these can be practised on spellingshed.  The LIVE Hive Game will be at 10am on Friday morning!




This term we are learning about the Human Body, and specifically something called the Circulatory system.  As you will learn, this is kind of an important part of your body (to say the least!)


To start off with, we will be learning about which body parts are involved in circulation (we will look at what they all do in a bit more detail next week, and then do some experiments to test our your own circulatory system).


I'd like you to read the Powerpoint file to get information about the parts of the circulatory system.  There are then three tasks to choose from (you can do one, two or all three):


- labelling parts of the circulatory system (different levels of challenge)

- comparing circulatory systems in different animals (different levels of challenge)

- create a word search with key words

(You'll also find below a sheet called Adult Guidance, which just has a bit more information for you).



As it is very difficult to teach Art through home learning, this term we are going to study a different artist each week.  I will provide a range of links and stimuli, and it will be up to you how you wish to respond.  You might:


- do your own piece of art work inspired by the artist, using whatever materials you have at home;

- create a fact file or information poster about the artist, including their life and style;

- do something else inspired by their work.


I would love to receive any art work via email, which I can then create a gallery of weekly.



The first artist we will study is...


Vincent Van Gogh


Some of his most famous works include:



Useful links:  (more information on his most famous paintings and style)  (a complete gallery of his work)  (a short video about him)  (EXCELLENT website about Van Gogh with information, games and other activities to inspire you)



This term, we are going to experiment with 2Quiz to create your own quizzes!  This is a very simple PurpleMash program to use and you can be as ambitious with it as you like.


In your 2Dos, you should find a Year 6 Quiz - this is an example I have made.  Have a go at it!


Also in your 2Dos, should be a link to launch 2Quiz.  Open it up.  Have a play with 2Quiz by making your own quiz containing 5 questions on any subject you like.  It is probably best to stick with Multiple Choice questions for now.  


In the top right hand corner, there is a box with a green arrow (next to the red box with the arrow).  This contains videos to help explain how to use it.


To share your quiz, save first then click Share.  Choose the first of the three boxes (Share) and then the middle tab (Link&QR code).  You then get a link that you can email to me or share on the blog!  


This week, just experiment a little bit - once you are all familiar with it, we can be a bit more specific about the task to do.



Our next RE topic will be on looking at religions in our own community.  We will be looking at different religions that are prominent in Nottingham.


To start off, I'd like you to look at statistics about different cultures, languages and beliefs in Trowell, and then compare this with Nottingham and England as a whole.  We can use this information to think about whether or not Trowell, Nottingham and England can be considered diverse places to live.


All the pie charts and questions can be found on the sheet below.  Write your answers to questions in your work book.



A Little Something Extra


We are living through a very unique time at the moment!  In the future, this will be something that children learn about at school.  We are part of, living through and creating real history at the moment!  In the future, you will be a source of historical evidence about the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020, in the same way that your great grandparents lived through the World Wars.


Below is a document of activities to help you create your own time capsule about your life at the moment.  In 20, 50 or 100 years time, this will be a fascinating document to help people learn what it was like to live during the Coronavirus.  You can record the things you did, the things you felt, and what life was like.


This is something that might take you a few weeks to do.  If you can't print it off, you could use it as a stimulus for making your own!