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Class 6

Hello Class 6

Yearbooks, Hoodies and Reports!

If you are not able to join us for our graduation ceremony on Thursday afternoon, please pick up your child's hoodie, yearbook and end of year report from the school office by Friday. Any reports not collected will be sent by post. Thank you, have a lovely summer!

 

Monday 20th July

Good morning Class 6, I hope you had a lovely weekend. Here we are in your final week of primary school! I hope those of you still working at home have managed to pick up your final work packs from the school office.

On Thursday afternoon we will be having a socially distanced graduation ceremony at school for Class 6 and their parents, and those of you working at home are welcome to join us if you are able to. We will be presenting certificates and end of year awards, and giving everyone their leaver's hoodie and a special yearbook that Mrs Schwartz has made. We will have the ceremony outside, weather permitting, or in the dining room if it rains. After the ceremony you will be able to enjoy some takeaway pizza and drinks with your friends. The graduation will start at 1.30pm and finish at 3.15pm. Please email me if you and your parents would like to attend, it would be lovely to see you.

I'll post some pictures of the graduation and other activities from our last few days at school on Friday. Have a lovely last few days of term - there is one last week of BBC Bitesize lessons to keep you busy and I'll post some end of term activities from Hamilton too. Hopefully we will see a few of you on Thursday!

This week's house point totals - only one week to go!

Monday 13th July

Good morning Class 6, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine yesterday. I can't believe that this is the first day of your last 2 weeks at school! The good news is that we have now had 24 of you come back and join our bubbles, and we'll make sure that we do as many fun things as we can to enjoy the last of your time with us. Remember we've promised that we'll invite all of you back for a proper end of year celebration when social distancing is over, whenever that may be, so those of you who haven't had a chance to come in and see your friends will hopefully be able to say goodbye to everyone properly then.

Well done to Asad and Haleema, who've both sent me their yearbook entry as well as some great work, which I'll display below. Asad has written a fantastic story, and Haleema has explained why she would make a good president. It's lovely to see your beautiful handwriting again Haleema. I'll print off another work pack for those of you still working from home this week, and they'll be available to collect from the school office on Tuesday. I'll also post Hamilton English and maths activities and a link to the BBC Bitesize daily lessons below.

Shayal has some exciting news to share - he has won the Nottingham City Council children's limerick writing competition, which is a fabulous achievement - well done! You can see his prize in the picture below - he won A LOT of brilliant books. He's also earned a whopping 20 points for Greta house for having the motivation and creativity to enter and win a competition all by himself - well done Shayal laugh 

Shayal's Fantastic Achievement

The Mysterious Computer - an exciting story by Asad

Haleema's Excellent English Work

This Week's House Point Totals

Wednesday 8th July

Good morning Class 6. It was great to speak to some of you yesterday. Next Monday (13th July) will be your last chance to come back to school and join one of our bubbles for the final two weeks, so make sure you let me know if you'd like to be included. If you're not coming back in, remember to send me your paragraph of writing for our yearbook - the instructions for what to write are in the entry for Monday 29th June. I'd like it by Friday please so Mrs Schwartz can start putting it all together. 

For those of you working at home I'll add some more Hamilton maths and English activities below - there are some great maths investigations and some work on prime numbers (my favourites smiley) and in English you can do some work on The Great Realisation, which is that fantastic poem about the coronavirus crisis that I posted on this page a couple of months ago. Don't forget there are also lessons on BBC Bitesize to keep you busy - there are lots of music and drama activities on there this week and I know lots of you enjoy being creative. Have a great rest of the week, and I'm looking forward to seeing some more of you back on Monday. Remember to email me at:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Our Amazing Art Week Videos

Have a look at the presentations that our different kingdoms have made to introduce you to some of their favourite artists. 

Romero Britto by Multimania

Keith Haring by The Excellent Eights

The Phoenix Gallery present David Hockney

Monday 6th July

Good morning Class 6. I hope you all had a good weekend. Thanks to Hazifa, who has been really busy completing the work packs he's picked up from school - you are earning lots of points for Malala Hazifa, and I'm impressed by how hard you are working - well done! I'm going to be ringing people who I haven't heard from later in the week. Remember, if you are working from home you must make sure you do some school work from the website or your work pack every day, and send me some work at least once a week.

There's some work on reflections, rotations and translations and 3D shapes from Hamilton to do in maths on Monday and Tuesday. For English, there's some work on explanation texts based on Strictly Come Dancing, which looks like fun. There will also be the usual daily lessons on BBC Bitesize, which are always very well made and which will really help you to get ready for secondary school.

The videos of our art presentations aren't quite ready yet, so I'll post those later on today so you can see what we've been working on at school. This week we're going to be doing some transistion based activities to help to get ready for secondary school, and some children will be visiting their new school. You should all have had some information and some activities to complete from your new school by now, and perhaps an invitation to visit or possibly a link to a virtual tour!

If you haven't heard anything from your new school, or if there's anything I can help you with, please let me know. 

I'll post the latest House Point Totals below. Farah are still way out in front, although Greta and King are gradually catching up. You have 3 weeks left to earn as many points as you can - good luck! Have a good couple of days, I'll see you on Wednesday laugh 

 

Hamilton English Activities for Monday and Tuesday

Hamilton Maths Activities for Monday and Tuesday

This Week's House Point Totals

Friday 3rd July

Hello Class 6. Mrs Nunez has written a special newsletter to say goodbye to some of our staff who are leaving, and I'll post it below.

Mrs Benton is retiring after almost 20 years of teaching IT at Bentinck and other local schools. Some of you have had lessons with her on a Wednesday for 7 years, and we were very lucky to have such a fabulous IT teacher. Mrs Burton (number 1), who taught lots of you with me when you were in Year 2 is leaving, after 27 years at Bentinck! I know lots of you will have happy memories of her teaching you. Mr Burton is also sadly leaving us to 'spread his wings' (like the Phoenix Kingdom) and teach in new schools. He taught lots of you in Year 1 and in Year 5, and you were actually his very first class, so I know you will have lots of special memories of your time with him. It would be great if those of you who aren't in school could write a message to say goodbye to our staff who are leaving. You could do that in an email to me, or by dropping off a written message at school.

My email address is:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Have a great weekend, I'll update the page on Monday with our new house point totals, new work, and a video to show you what each of our kingdoms have been working on this week. 

Wednesday 1st July

Good morning Class 6. I can't believe it's July already - your last month of primary school! Thanks to Hazifa, who has emailed me lots of work that he's been busy doing at home. I left work packs for everyone working at home in the school office last week, so make sure that you pick them up when you collect your refund for the residential trip please, and of course there are always lessons on the website to do. I'd really like those of you who aren't in school to email me your paragraphs for our Class 6 Yearbook by the end of this week please so Mrs Schwartz can start putting it all together - look at Monday's entry for the instructions.

On BBC Bitesize this week you can do some work on ratio and scale factors for maths. We'd only just started doing this topic when school closed so it would be really useful for you to go over it again. In English you can learn about register (the way you speak differently to different people in different situations), and look at adverts, leaflets and brochures. You can learn about evolution in science and how to say days of the week in German. There's some extra maths work on multiplying fractions and number sequences from Hamilton, and some extra English work on Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl (which are brilliant - I think we read some of them in Year 2).

Can you remember the DARE programme we were doing at school before it closed? Dare Officer Spencer has made a lovely video for you all with some good news to share, and I'll post a link to it below. It would be really helpful for DARE Officer Spencer if you could ask your parents to help you to fill in an online form to evaluate the course - you will just need to click on the link below and select your answers.

Have a lovely rest of your week everyone. The children back at school are all learning about a different artist and producing some amazing art work, and we're going to make a video to show you what we've been doing that I'll post on Monday. See you then! laugh 

BentinckYear6Graduation

Hamilton Maths - Multiplying Fractions and Number Sequences

Hamilton English - Adverts, Leaflets and Brochures

A Message From Miss Irwin

 

Mrs Benton is Retiring.

 

Sadly, Mrs Benton will be leaving our school at the end of the summer term. She has been teaching for a very long time and she has decided to retire from teaching this year. This means she will be leaving all the other schools she teaches computing in too.

We will all miss Mrs Benton enormously and her fantastic computing lessons. As we can’t have a special assembly and give her cards and flowers like we usually do when someone leaves our school, we thought we could have a special retirement page on the website for Mrs Benton.

We would like you to make a special card, write a message or draw a beautiful picture to thank Mrs Benton for teaching you. You could even video a short message for her if you are feeling brave. Maybe if you have older brothers or sisters who remember Mrs Benton teaching them they could make a card or write a message too.

Please send your messages, cards or pictures to Miss Chambers at sophie.chambers@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk by Friday 10th July. We will put everyone’s messages together in a special retirement presentation for Mrs Benton. Remember to put your name and class on your card or message so Mrs Benton knows who it is from.

Good luck and have fun making your cards and messages.

Monday 29th June

Good morning Class 6. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. There are actually going to be 22 of you in school this morning, split across our 3 'bubbles', which is absolutely brilliant, and I'm really looking forward to seeing so many of you back. Remember if you are coming back to school that you need to come in on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, starting between 9 and 9.20am - depending on which kingdom you're in - and finishing at 1.30pm every day.

One of the things we're going to be working on next week in school is a Class 6 Yearbook. Everyone will have their own section with some pictures from your time at Bentinck, and we'd really like you to write a paragraph to go with them. If you're working from home this week could you try to do this in an email for me please. You could write about your friends, your memories of lessons, playtimes and lunchtimes, your earliest memory of school, your funniest memory of school, your favourite lessons, favourite games, nicknames ...

Those are just ideas, and obviously you don't need to include everything. It would be great if you could all contribute, as we want you all to be in your yearbook and it will help all of your friends at Bentinck to remember you in the future. If you don't have access to email you could always write it on paper and drop it off at school.

Those of you working at home this week can do some work on parenthesis and how to give a presentation for English on BBC Bitesize this week. There's also some work on the book 'Eric' by Shaun Tan from Hamilton, but ideally you will need to be able to open a powerpoint in order to read the full story. There's some great maths from Hamilton working with fractions, decimals and percentages, which will be really useful. Remember if you are working from home you must have a go at the lessons every day, and try to email me your work at least once a week

Have a great couple of days, I'll post again on Wednesday with the rest of the week's lessons and an update on how we are getting on at school.

Hamilton Maths for Monday and Tuesday

Amazing English Work

House Points Update

Thanks to everyone who sent me some work from home this week. It was lovely to hear from Hazifa, who earned a whopping 8 points for Malala with lots of maths and science based work. Thanks to Emma, Muhammed and Tyrese, who've been working hard at home and earning lots of points for King and Farah, and a huge well done to Kenneth and Shazaly, who are both working incredibly hard for their houses and earning points for work done at home AS WELL as at school. I've added the totals for work done at home to the totals for each kingdom at school - here are the scores so far... 

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning Class 6. I hope you've all been having a good week so far and enjoying the sunshine. It was great to hear that some more of you will be joining our 'bubbles' on Monday. I'll be in touch by email at some point today to let you know which kingdom you are going to be in and give you all of the other information you need. I didn't manage to get in touch with a few of your families yesterday so I've emailed you and I'll try ringing again this morning. Remember it's important that you keep working at home if you're not coming back into school.

Mr Burton and Ms Hodgson's kingdom have finished their video, so I'll post it below and you can find out all about our third and final kingdom - The Super Sixes.

For maths on BBC Bitesize today you can practise calculating the area of parallelograms, and for English there's a great short story writing challenge. You have to try to write a 24 word short story (that's short!) in 7 minutes. There's some advice from Frank Cottrell Boyce (the author of the Astounding Broccoli Boy) to help. 

I'll post some extra Hamilton activites too - you can do some work on patterns, written multiplication and, if you fancy a challenge, Pythagoras' theorem (it's about triangles). In English there's some more work on instructions, and then some work on The Highwayman - can you remember when we all performed verses in groups at the start of the year? It seems a very long time ago now!

Have a brilliant day, looking forward to seeing lots of you on Monday! laugh

The Kingdom of the Super Sixes

Monday 22nd June

Good morning Class 6. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Did you know it was the summer solstice yesterday? That means it was the longest day of the year, and the days are going to gradually start getting shorter now. If everything was normal then we would be on our residential trip at the moment. The sun is shining and I'm sure we would have been having an amazing time! It's such a shame that we couldn't go sad. Mrs Nunez and the office staff have been working hard getting a refund ready for everyone, and we're hopefully going to get that to you this week.

I'm going to post to our page on Monday and Wednesday this week, and see if that works better. In the BBC Bitesize maths lessons for Monday and Tuesday you can do some geometry work finding the perimeter and area of shapes, or in Hamilton maths you can do some work with decimals and ratio.

In English you can do some work on comics and playscripts on BBC Bitesize, or you can look at instructions and explanations with Hamilton. There are also some extra geography lessons on BBC Bitesize where you can find out about Benin and Florida.

Remember to send any work, news or questions to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Have a good week, see you on Wednesday!

Hamilton Maths Lessons for Monday and Tuesday

Hamilton English Lessons for Monday and Tuesday

Friday 19th June

Good afternoon Class 6. Sorry I'm posting this late today but I had to wait until I got back from school. I think from next week I'll share online lessons and what we've done in school on a Monday and Wednesday, and see if that works better.

We had a lovely first week back, in spite of all of the rain! We are calling our bubbles 'kingdoms', and each kingdom of children had to think of a name, a coat of arms, a motto and some rules. Two of the kingdoms have made videos to share them with you, and I'll post them below. Mr Burton and Miss Hodgson's kingdom couldn't make their video today as not everybody was in, and so I'll share that one with you next week.

Thanks to everyone who has contacted me with details of the leaver's hoodie they would like - I'm going to complete the online order form shortly and I'll keep you posted. If you haven't been in touch then one of your friends in school has chosen a colour for you, and I've had a guess at your size. Thanks also to everyone who is still working hard at home, I'll post some of the wonderful work I've received below. Have a lovely weekend everyone, see you on Monday! 

A Guide to Multimania Kingdom

A Guide to the Phoenix Kingdom

Wonderful Work

Today's House Points

Well done to all of the pupils back in school this week who earned lots of points for their houses with their fabulous behaviour around school and at playtime and for all of the hard work that they put into their videos. I also added all of the house points that were still in the boxes when we locked down to this week's total, so every house point that you earned will count! I have to give a special mention to Kenneth, who decided to complete the entire week's online lessons at home on Wednesday when school was closed, earning a extra 19 points for Farah!! Can anyone top that?

Thank you and well done to Emma, Asad, Dawud, Tyrese and Muhammed, who are all working hard at home and remembering to send me their work. It's really important that EVERYONE who is not coming into school is working at home - it's not the summer holidays yet! Have a great weekend, I'm looking forward to seeing some more work next week laugh

Exciting Hoodie News!

Hello Class 6. It was lovely to see lots of you back at school yesterday. Mrs Nunez has very kindly said that she'd like to buy a leavers hoodie for you all, to make up for you missing out on so many of the other end of year treats.

We're going to be ordering them from the School Leavers Company website. I'll post a link below - the children in school will be voting for their favourite design, but if you'd like to choose a colour or let me know which size you think you need please email me in the next couple of days to let me know, as I need to put an order in as soon as possible. If I don't hear from you, a friend at school will choose your colour and I'll take a guess at your size. There are lots of colours on the website to choose from, and the size you need to tell me is the size of your chest in inches (e.g. 28", 32", 34"...)

Monday 15th June

Good morning Class 6. I'm actually writing this on Sunday evening because this morning I am going to be in school with some of you, which I am very excited about laugh

As I said on Friday, I'll just post a link to the week's lessons on BBC Bitesize on a Monday. You only need one link as it will take you to each day's lessons on that day. I'll also post extra Hamilton activities for maths and English, so you'll have lots of choice about what to do. It's really important if you are working from home at this time that you have a go at the activities every day, just like the children in school are. If you have any questions or get stuck please email me, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Remember you can also always have a go at activities for different year groups on BBC Bitesize too - you don't need to stick to Year 6!

This week on BBC Bitesize the English lessons are all poetry based. Poetry is one of my favourite things to do in English, so I will really look forward to seeing your work. In maths there are some more lessons on algebra on BBC Bitesize, or you can work on ratio and scaling with Hamilton.

I'll update this page on Friday, and hopefully then I can share some news about how our first week back at school went. I'll also do a house points update every Friday, with the total points earned by children at home and children at school.

Have a brilliant week, I'm looking forward to sharing what everyone's been doing at home and at school on Friday!

My email address: emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Friday 12th June

Good morning Class 6. Thanks to everyone who sent me some work yesterday. Sorry I haven't replied to any of those emails yet, I'm going to do that today, because I'm not in school. The new Year 6 team (me, Mr Burton, Miss Hodgson, Miss Chambers and Miss Irwin) were all very busy getting your new socially distanced classrooms and equipment ready, and I'll post a couple of pictures below so you can see what it's going to look like. We have lots of lovely activities planned and I'm really looking forward to Monday!

Because I'm going to be teaching in school, I won't be able to update this page every day from next week, but I'll post links to the week's lessons every Monday, because it's VERY IMPORTANT if you're not coming into school that you continue working at home. I'll also post an update on Friday to share any work and the new house point totals, and let you know how your friends at school are getting on. 

In today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize you can watch a video of a referee explaining how they make time calculations during football matches, and then do some football based time calculations yourself. There's an extra activity on Hamilton where you can practise reflecting shapes on a grid. In English you can listen to an extract from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and then answer some questions, and there's an art lesson where you can study 3 very different artists and then have a go at producing your own piece of work in a similar style.

Have a lovely weekend, looking forward to seeing lots of you back at school on Monday! laugh 

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Reflection

Back to School!

A socially distanced classroom
Mrs Holt showing you the 2 metre markings

Kenenth and Muhammed's Excellent Captain Tom Articles

Today's House Points

Congratulations to Farah house, who have topped an incredible 300 points! Well done to Kenneth, Rehan and Tyrese, who all sent me some excellent work.

Well done to Emma, Muhammed and Shazaly, who all added to King's impressive total, and well done to Taha, who is working hard to earn points for Malala by himself.

Next week those of you in school can earn house points in the classroom, and I'll add them to the online total on a Friday. I wonder which house is going to win?!

Thursday 11th June

Good morning Class 6. Just a quick hello today as I'm off to school soon to get things ready for Monday. It was lovely to speak to some of you and your parents yesterday and it's great that so many of you are able to come back in. We're going to be putting you into 3 groups called 'bubbles', rather than having one big class, but I'm trying my best to make sure that you're with your friends. You're each going to have your own desk and pack of equipment to use (no more sharing for a while!) and the classrooms are going to look a little different, but I'll try to remember to take some photographs while I'm in and post them here so you can get an idea of how the classroom will look. We'll be contacting all of you who are coming back on Monday by Friday to let you know a school start time for your group, and all groups will be finishing at 1.30pm so the school can be VERY thoroughly cleaned.

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is some more work on algebraic equations, but don't worry - remember they are easier than they sound! There's an extra maths activity from Hamilton where you can practise translating shapes on a grid.

In English you can learn about newspaper articles (can you remember the articles we wrote in class about Mrs Nunez's smashed mug?) and you can write your own article about Captain Tom. There's also a Spanish lesson - muy bien! (which means great, I think)

Have a lovely day, looking forward to seeing lots of you on Monday.

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Translation

Today's House Points

Wednesday 10th June

Good morning Class 6. I have some very exciting news today - school is reopening to all year 6s who are able to attend on Monday 15th June! Today we are going to be calling all of the families who told us a 'yes' or a 'maybe' last time we phoned as it's really important that we get a list of everyone who is able to come. We are going to be working very hard to keep everybody safe, so school will be a little different, but I know we are still going to have fun and I'm really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday.

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is more work on algebra. If that's a bit tricky I'm going to post a link to the Year 5 lesson on decimals that you can have a go at instead. There's some extra work on co-ordinates from Hamilton, but I think it will be difficult unless you are able to print out the sheet. There's a great lesson on commas for English (remember what happens if you take the comma out of 'Let's eat, Grandma'!) and some work on reversible and irreversible changes for Science. I think Tyrese already did an experiment on that a few weeks ago, so he should be a bit of an expert already! Scroll down the page to find pictures if you'd like to see it. Have a great day, hopefully I'll be seeing you very soon laugh

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Coordinates

Kenneth's Fabulous Alps Brochure

Today's House Points

Well done to Muhammed, Emma and Owen, who together took King's total to over 200! Well done to Shayal, who earned 8 points for Greta with two days' worth of hard work. And well done to Kenneth and Tyrese - you earned another 8 points in a single day Kenneth! I bet you'll pass 300 soon Farah surprise 

Tuesday 9th June

Good morning Class 6. I hope you had a good day yesterday. I was busy working with Mr Burton, Miss Hodgson, Miss Chambers and Miss Irwin to get school ready for when you come back. These are the teachers (as well as me!) who will be working with you, as we will need to work in small groups rather than as a class unfortunately. We've got lots of indoor and outdoor equipment ready for you and we've been planning some fun activities, so hopefully we will see some of you very soon. Once we hear from the council when it's safe for us to reopen we will contact your families again and let you know the dates and times you'll be in school.

I've got some sad news about our residential trip. Unfortunately the government aren't allowing any school trips to take place at the moment because of social distancing, which means our PGL trip has had to be cancelled. I know it's really disappointing - me and Mr Burton were really looking forward to it and I know you were too. Mrs Nunez and Miss Faithfull in the office are going to make sure that everybody gets back ALL of the money that they've paid, including the deposit, and we'll be in touch to let you know how that's going to work soon.

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is about algebraic expressions. I know that might seem a bit tricky, but it's a lot simpler than it sounds and there's a great powerpoint to explain what it means. The Hamilton activity is short division (the bus stop method) which I know you're all really good at, so feel free to do that one if you'd rather. For English you can revise what we learnt earlier this year about direct and indirect speech, and you can read a newspaper article all about Malala Yousafzai and see how many examples you can find. There's a geography lesson where you can find out some more about the Alps, and for those of you who love maths there's a line graph activity to try!

Have a brilliant day, keep working hard at home and having fun with your families laugh

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Short Division

Kenneth's fabulous lantern

Kenneth's Fantasy World Story

Today's House Points

Well done and thank you to Kenneth, who earned a whopping ELEVEN points for Farah yesterday by making a fabulous lantern as part of last week's DT lesson and by writing his own fantasy world story - plus A LOT of maths work! 

Thanks also to Tyrese, Emma, Asad and Mohamed, who all earned a point for their house by sending me some work. 

I'm busy writing your end of year reports at the moment, and it really helps me to see some of the fabulous work you are doing during lockdown, so please keep sending it in!

Monday 8th June

Good morning Class 6. I hope you all had a lovely weekend, even though the weather was a bit horrible! I'm going in to school again today to meet with the other teachers and try and get everything ready for you to come in when it's safe. The council are still deciding when it's going to be safe for us to open, but once they make a decision we will make sure we let all of your families know what's happening.

If you have any ideas for our class yearbook let me know as soon as possible please, because I'm going to try and get a sheet for you to fill in sent out later in the week.

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is about function machines, and you have to try and follow or work out the rule (e.g. x 10 - 2). Can you remember doing that in class? If you want some extra maths there's some work on how to find related facts from Hamilton (e.g. if I know 7 x 3 = 21, I know 70 x 3 = 210).

In English there's some work on apostrophes. I'd love it if you could all leave Class 6 and go to secondary school confident about when you need to use an apostrophe and when you definitely don't! (for plurals!!!) We did A LOT of work on it in class didn't we so make sure you have a go at the worksheets and quiz to polish up your skills. There's a history lesson on Anglo-Saxons, or remember I'd love to see any anti-racism pictures, messages or posters in support of those who are protesting peacefully to stand up for equal rights and opportunities for everyone, which is something I know that we all believe in very strongly in our school.

Have a brilliant day, and don't forget to send any work, questions or messages to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

brydie.schwartz@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Related Facts

Today's House Points

Friday 5th June

Good morning Class 6. I hope you had a good day yesterday. I went into school to have a really good sort out of our reading books with Mr Burton and Miss Hodgson. There's a big box of books that we can't use at school anymore in the White Room if you'd like to take some home next time you're in school. When I was talking to Miss Chambers about what a shame it is that we can't do all of the usual end of Year 6 things she had a brilliant idea of making a Class 6 yearbook that you can all have a copy of to keep and help you to remember your friends and your time at Bentinck. Each person in the class would have a page with some photos and some writing about them. What I'd like you to do is have a think of any questions that you'd like people to answer on their page, e.g. 'What's your funniest memory?', 'What was your favourite game to play outside?' or 'What job do you think you'll have when you're older?' If you have any ideas, send them to me and I'll start getting a sheet of questions together that everyone can answer at home. Hopefully we can make something really special for you all.

For maths today on BBC Bitesize you can have a go at the weekly White Rose challenges (I managed to work them all out this week without finding any of them too tricky!) and there's some more work on finding the mean from Hamilton. In English you can get some tips on writing a brilliant story from Michael Morpurgo and David Walliams, and then have a go at writing your own. There's also a DT lesson where you can find out about how products are designed and maybe have a go at designing a household product of your own.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend, see you next week!

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Finding the Mean

Kenneth's amazing plan of the school (in French!)

Muhammed's Excellent Eiffel Tower

Today's House Points

Well done to Muhammed who earned 11 points for King by sending me a lot of fantastic work plus his amazing model of the Eiffel Tower, thanks to Dawud, who earned a point by sending me some maths, and well done to Emma, who earns points for King every day by working hard at home.

Well done to Hazifa, who earned 4 points for Malala with some excellent maths work, and well done to Shayal, who added 2 points to Greta's total with his great maths.

Well done and thank you to Tyrese and Kenneth, who cheer me up every day with their amazing work, and are keeping Farah house on top. Rehan, I've added your point to Farah, let me know if I've got that wrong!

 

Thursday 4th June

Good morning Class 6. Where has all of that lovely sunshine gone? I missed having my daily walk and seeing all of the ducklings yesterday. I know that things all seem very uncertain at the moment but one thing that's definite is that you are all starting your new secondary schools in September in one way or another (although a part of me wishes that we could start Year 6 all over again and finish it properly this time!sad)

A lot of your new teachers have been in touch with me to find out all about you, and I know they will be getting in touch with you at home soon too, if they haven't already. One of the teachers from Djanogly, Mr Whittingham, has sent me a brilliant guide to starting secondary school that will be really useful for you to read whether you are going to Djanogly or to a different school, and I'll post it below. If you have any questions or worries about secondary school then email me and I'll do my best to sort them out for you.

Thanks to everyone who sent me work yesterday - there was A LOT and it's going to take me quite a while to add up all of those house points. I'm very busy writing all of your end of year reports at the moment, so it's good to see that lots of you are busy working at home (and helping me to write lots of lovely things about you!)

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is about finding a fraction of an amount. We did lots of work on this at school and you were getting pretty good at it, and on the website they explain FOUR different methods that you can use. Method 2 is the one I taught you at school, but it might be good to try some of the others out too. If you get to the Nrich activity at the end you might recognise it (Would you rather...?) but it won't hurt to try it again and perhaps have a go at some of the more challenging ones that we didn't do. There's some an extra activity on finding the mean (average) from Hamilton for those of you that can't get enough maths. In English you can revise using parenthesis (extra information in brackets, commas or dashes that you can take away and the sentence will still make sense), and add to the stories you started yesterday. There's also a French lesson where you can learn how to talk about school, and also make a model of the Eiffel Tower if you have some card!

Have a brilliant day, see you tomorrow laugh

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Finding the Mean

A Guide to Starting Secondary School

A lovely message about protesting peacefully from Lady

Today's House Points

Thanks to everyone who sent me lots of excellent work yesterday. Lady sent a very thoughtful and mature message to those who are protesting peacefully in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and I loved Mohamed's superhero description and Owen's pig with an attitude - I've added both of those to the superheroes picture gallery. They all earned 3 house points for their houses for those.

Well done to Shayal and Mohamed, who each earned a brilliant 6 points for Greta yesterday. Well done to Emma, who is earning points for King every day, and well done to Kenneth and Tyrese for all of their fantastic work for Farah - you're still on top boys!

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning Class 6. Just a quick hello this morning as I'm off into school to do lots of English work with Miss Chambers, which means I won't be able to answer any emails until this afternoon, sorry. Thanks to everyone who sent me some work yesterday - Tyrese, Muhammed and Kenneth created excellent superheroes for the English activity and Kenneth also had a go at making a protest poster to support the people who are protesting peacefully to say that Black Lives Matter. I'd love to get some more of those, especially as most of our school houses are named after people who have protested peacefully to stand up for what they believe in.

Today's maths activity on BBC Bitesize is more work on equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages, and you can do some more work on pie charts with Hamilton. For English there's an activity to help you revise fronted adverbials, and then you can use them to help you create a story setting, and there's some work on life cycles for science.

Have a brilliant day, see you tommorow smiley

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Pie Charts

Superheroes!

Kenneth's Protest Poster

Today's House Points

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning Class 6. I can't believe that we're now into week 11 of home schooling - I've never spent that much time away from the classroom before and I really miss you all. If we had been at school we would have been working really hard on our performance of Joseph now, and I know you would have been amazing! I think I'm going to sing some songs from Joseph today at home to try to cheer myself up. 

I had a bit of a miserable half term because I hurt my back doing the Joe Wicks workouts! It was quite tricky to move around and use my arms for a while and I had to take lots of painkillers, but it's getting a bit better now. I was very cross though because I haven't been able to do the workouts any more - just as I was starting to get some muscles (honestly!). I hope some of you are still doing the workouts at home.

Watching the news at the moment is a bit scary and depressing too isn't it? There are lots of protests around the world, but especially in America, to say that Black Lives Matter, and we should treat everybody equally and with respect. It's hard to believe that people are still having to protest about that in 2020, over 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech. If you want to do something extra today, maybe you could draw a picture or make a poster in support of what the (peaceful) protesters are trying to say - that everyone has equal rights and we should all be kind to each other, or perhaps just draw a happy picture to make people smile.

Remember if you need paper and felt tips etc. school will be open between 9 and 11am today, tommorow and Thursday for you to collect supplies. I'm going to be getting some work packs together for some children that I've spoken to to collect on Thursday - please let me know if you're having any problems accessing the work online and I will print something off for you too.

For maths today you can do some more work on fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents on BBC Bitesize (this is really important and will really help you at secondary school). There's also some extra work on Pie Charts from Hamilton if you'd like to have a go. In English you can revise the different types of subordinate clauses and use them to write a description of a superhero character (do you remember when we made up our own superheroes when we were reading The Astounding Broccoli Boy?) There's some extra Geography work about fossil fuels and renewable energy - can you remember which one Greta wants us to use a lot more of?

Have a lovely day, remember to email me with any work or just to say hello at:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Say hello to Mrs Schwartz at:

brydie.schwartz@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Pie Charts

Saiyyeen's Wonderful Work

Saiyyeen has been busy at home designing and making a fabulous drum. He's also made a model hospital (I'm just guessing it's a hospital because of the H) and found a beautiful red butterfly. Well done Saiyyeen, you've earned lots of points for Malala!

Lady and Kenneth's Anglo-Saxons Work

Today's House Points

Congratulations again to everyone in Farah house, who got the highest total (by far!) in Class 6 last half term. Congratulations also to Greta house, who are currently in the lead in the whole school totals. Remember we're only halfway through the summer term - there are still 8 weeks to go! So other houses have got plenty of time to catch up.

Well done to Saiyyeen and Taha, who have sent me some excellent work and got Malala house into 3 figures. Well done to Priyanshi and Shayal, who both earned a bonus 5 housepoints each for Greta by answering the maths question that I found so tricky! Well done to Lady and Muhammed, who are helping King to stay close to the top, and well done to Tyrese and Kenneth, who have built such an amazing total for Farah. Keep up the brilliant work!

Monday 1st June

Good morning Class 6, I hope you all had a lovely half term. Sorry I'm late posting this today, all of the teachers have come into school to talk about what's happening with the school reopening, and the computers at school won't connect to the internet, so I'm having to write this on my phone. It's all very confusing with schools at the moment isn't it, as different things are happening all over the country, but the council in Nottingham have said they don't want city schools to open for at least 2 weeks. We're going to try ringing some of your parents later to have a chat about it. In the meantime, if you could keep on working hard at home and emailing me that would be brilliant, thanks.

On BBC Bitesize today you can practise changing fractions into decimals in maths. In English you can do some work with synonyms and antonyms (words that mean the same / words that have an opposite meaning), and there's a history lesson where you can find out all about the Anglo-Saxons. Sorry, I can't put up the extra Hamilton maths activity from here, but if you want to do some extra maths remember you can always go on TT Rockstars and help us to move up that leaderboard!

Have a brilliant day, enjoy the lovely sunshine, and don't forget to email me with your work and news - I'd love to hear all about your half terms!

Friday 22nd May

Good morning Class 6. I hope you had a good day yesterday - it was another scorcher in the end wasn't it? There were lots of paddling pools out in my neighbourhood!

I'm sorry I'm a bit late putting the work up this morning. I usually go through all of the maths challenges quickly on a Friday but today I got a bit stuck on number 5, which isn't even supposed to be the hardest. Jack (our maths expert) is still in bed, so I had to ask Mr Burton (my husband, not the one at school!) to help, and the only way he could solve it was using simultaneous equations, which are definitely NOT on the Year 6 curriculum! So either number 5 is a bit tricky, or we're looking at it the wrong way. As a special Friday challenge for 5 bonus housepoints would you like to see if you can work it out? To get the housepoints, you will need to explain HOW you got the answer, not just give me the answer, which is given at the bottom of the page.

There's also some work on an extract from a great book called A Pocketful of Stars to do for English, and a music lesson that shows you how you can make your own music from sounds around your house. It says to ask your teacher to recommend some free music editing software. The one we use at home is called Audacity. It's a bit tricky, so if you have any questions feel free to email me, and I'll ask Mr Burton (the one I have at home!)

It's the last day of the half term today, and if we were still at school we would be breaking up for the half term holiday. That means you get to have the week off from lessons next week laugh Of course it is always lovely to hear from you, so remember you can always email me or Mrs Schwartz with any of your news or just to say hello. Your parents should be receiving a letter soon through the post to explain what we know so far about what's happening with the reopening of schools. As you've probably seen on the news, it's all a bit uncertain what's happening at the moment, but we'll email you and post updates on the website when further details have been confirmed.

Have a lovely half term break, and Eid Mubarak to those of you who are celebrating - I hope you have a lovely time with your families.

Send your emails to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

brydie.schwartz@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Algebra

Tyrese's Computer Game Character

Kenneth and Tyrese's Lovely Thank You Letters

Today's House Points

Here are the Class 6 house point totals for the end of this half term. Congratulations to Farah house for their amazing lead - well done to everyone in Farah, but especially to Kenneth and Tyrese, who have earned a HUGE amount of points between them. Well done to Taha, who helped to add some last minute points to Malala's total with some super maths work, and well done to Emma, Muhammed and Shayal, who have done an excellent job all through this half term earning points for King and Greta.

I'll add on any points for work you send me today, and then this afternoon I will count up the points on all of the class pages and share the running total for the whole school so far (remember we still have a half term to go before we find out who has won the House Prize for the summer term). Good luck everyone!

House Points Update!

Here are the whole school running totals for each house. Well done to Greta house, who are currently in the lead, although Farah aren't far behind! After the half term break there are still 8 weeks of the summer term left, so there's plenty of time for other houses to catch up. Well done everyone, happy holidays!

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U P d A T E  3

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

WELL DONE to the children in KS2 who are trying their very best to help our school move up the leader board. We have managed to maintain our fourth position on the leader board but our average speed has decreased to 3.44 seconds – oh dear! Thank you to all the children who are continuing to practise their times tables and play on TT Rockstars. Do you think we can improve our average studio speed again? Take a look at the leader board at the end of this message to see how well Bentinck is doing.

 

As you know I set a new class challenge last week to see which class in KS2 could increase their average percentage of active users the most.  Sadly this week there are no winners as each class either had the same number of active users or less. sad Oh dear, what happened? surprise Is it because you are ready for a half term break and didn’t feel as motivated last week?

 

Lots of children from Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 did complete last week’s Rockslam Challenge I set and are also setting challenges for their friends, which is great to see. Well done to Muhammed in class 6, who once again beat my Rockslam score of 61 with his brilliant score of 96. Double house points again Muhammed!!

 

I am awarding house points to the following children who are using TT Rockstars:

 

Class 3: Momina, Ocean, Adchayan, Agape and Raghd, Nathan and Mharan.

 

Class 4: Shareen, Zoya, Horia, Sarah, Haseeb, Aya, Ewa and Emily.

 

Class 5: Alaa, De Fan, Arundhathi, Ithar, Mahira, Geo, Ayokunle, Mariya, and Leighton.

 

Class 6: Muhammed, Kenneth, Lady, Haleema and Taha.

 

I would really love to see more children using TT Rockstars regularly and our school’s average studio speed improve. For the next challenge I will award double house points to the class who increase their average amount of time they use TT Rockstars. As it is half term, you have two weeks to help your class win this challenge.

 

Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a new Rockslam Challenge – if you beat my score you will also receive double house points.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get, your class speed will improve and our school speed. I will post an update on your class page in two weeks time, Friday 5th June to inform you of our school progress and class stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

Thursday 21st May

Good morning Class 6. Did you enjoy the sunshine yesterday? I had my first ice lolly of the year - a Fab - in the garden, which was very nice.  It all looks a bit different today though. If any of you are making Eid cards don't forget to send them to me so I can put them on this page, it would be lovely to have them up over the half-term holiday next week. If you don't celebrate Eid yourself you could send a card to your friends from Class 6 who do. It would also be great to have some more work celebrating the 100 Great Black Britons that I talked about earlier in the week, scroll down for the list. Kenneth has sent in a brilliant powerpoint about Sir Lenny Henry - well done Kenneth! I'll display some of it below.

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is about converting decimals to fractions. How many of the decimal / fraction equivalents that we learnt in class can you remember? 0.5 = one half, 0.25 = one quarter .... They will be useful to know at secondary school so it would be good to refresh your memory! If you'd like some extra maths there are some algebra puzzles from Hamilton to give your maths brain a challenge.

You can carry on writing your thank you letter to a key worker in English. If you've already written to our NHS staff remember you could really make someone's day by writing to the staff at your local supermarket who have been working really hard for the whole of lockdown too. If you send them to me I will display them on our page and send them on.

There's also a great ICT lesson about what makes a good computer game where you can create your own character and learn more about coding.

Have a brilliant day, see you tomorrow laugh

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Algebra

Kenneth's Brilliant Lenny Henry Work

Today's House Points

Well done to Emma, who's doing a great job and earning points for King every day. Well done to Shayal and Asad, who are both working hard and helping Greta to catch up with King. And congratulations to Kenneth and Tyrese - who are creating an astronomical lead for Farah - I think they are going to top an incredible 200 POINTS before half term!

I'll add up all of the class totals tomorrow afternoon and let you know the running totals for the whole school. Keep up the great work!

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Class 6. It's going to be a beautiful sunny day today, so I hope you get to enjoy some time outside. Don't forget your suncream though, it's going to be a hot one!

As I'm sure lots of you know, it's Eid this weekend, and Mrs Fredericks has been busy making some fabulous Eid cards. I'll post some pictures below, and if any of you are inspired to make your own, remember you can collect paper and colouring pencils or felt tips from school between 9 and 11am today and tomorrow. I'd love to be able to post some of your cards on here, so send me a picture if you can. I'll also put some templates and colouring sheets below if you'd like to use them.

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is about dividing decimals. If that sounds tricky, don't worry, there's lots of support and some simple methods to help. If you fancy an extra challenge you can brush up your algebra skills with the Hamilton maths activity. 

In English you can learn how to write a fantastic thank you letter. I know that lots of you have already written brilliant letters to thank our super NHS staff, so why not try writing to the staff in your local supermarket today? I know they would really appreciate it and I'd be happy to pass them on. There's also a science lesson where you can find out more about magnets.

Have a fabulous day, enjoy the sunshine laugh

 

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Algebra

Mrs Fredericks' Fabulous Eid Cards

Eid card templates and colouring sheets

Shayal's Amazing £5 Note!

Today's House Points

A HUGE well done to Shayal, who has earned 9 points for Greta all by himself - come on everyone else in Greta, if you all sent me as much work as Shayal you could be on top!

Well done to Emma and Lady, who are building up King's total nicely. And congratulations to Aaliyah, Tyrese and of course Kenneth for doing so amazingly for Farah house - just look at the size of your lead! 

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Class 6. Did you have a good day yesterday? I went for a walk in Wollaton park with Lily in the evening and we saw the cutest bunch of fluffy goslings! First they were all cuddling up together to keep warm on the bank of the lake, then they swam off in a neat line behind their parents. Lily took a film of them with her phone and I'll try to upload it later so you can have a look. 

I'm going in to school later this morning to finish sorting out all of our reading books and get the classroom ready for us to (possibly) come back in June. I've really enjoyed organising all of our amazing books, and I'm hopefully going to be able to order some more to add to our collection. It would be great if you could email me and let me know what books you've enjoyed reading during the lockdown, and what kind of books / which authors you'd like to see more of in class.

Today on BBC Bitesize you can practise using semicolons in English - can you remember learning about those in class just before we broke up? You can use them instead of a full stop or a co-ordinating conjunction to join two related clauses. It would definitely be a good thing to practise to get ready for secondary school as lots of adults can find it tricky to use them properly, so you will impress your new teachers laugh

In maths you can practise multiplying decimals by a whole number, e.g. 6.4 x 7, or there's some work on reading a 24 hour timetable from Hamilton. There's also some extra geography work on natural resources to have a go at.

Have a great day, remember to keep those emails with your work, any questions or just some news and a hello coming to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

brydie.schwartz@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - 24 hour timetables

Goslings!

Kenneth's Henry VIII Work

Today's House Points

Well done to Shazaly, who sent me an amazing 16 pieces of work for King - look how you've boosted their total! Muhammed earned another 3 points for King, so it was a good day for them. Well done to Shayal, who earned an impressive 6 points for Greta, but he's still earning all of their points by himself this week. And well done again to Kenneth and Tyrese, who earned 7 points between them to keep Farah on top. Keep up the good work, we'll see the whole school running totals at the end of this week!

Monday 18th May

Good morning Class 6. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Well done to those children who have helped our school to stay in fourth position on the TT Rockstars Leaderboard - I will add the house points Miss Irwin has given you to our class totals today. It would be great if you could all try to get on TT Rockstars to practise as often as you can - to keep your skills up AND help our school get to the top of the leaderboard laugh

Today on BBC Bitesize you can practise multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 in maths, or you can practise calculating time intervals in the Hamilton activity. In English you can remind yourselves what hyperbole (deliberate exaggeration - I've told you a million times!), metaphor and simile are, and then use them to write a description of some of our superhero NHS staff. For History you can do some work on my all time favourite topic - Henry VIII - and listen to some of the brilliant Horrible Histories songs.

Remember to write an email to Mrs Schwartz when you get a chance, she'd love to hear from you and you can find her address by scrolling down the page a little way to her message.

Have you seen there's a 100 Great Black Britons Home Schooling Competition that's being launched this week? You have to choose a person from the list and find a creative way to celebrate their achievements. This could be through artwork, a video presentation, a powerpoint, a poem .... the more creative the better! You have until the 30th September to complete your entry, so there's no rush. I'll post a link to the list below - you just need to click on any of the people and it will take you to a page with some information about them. If anyone wants any help please email me, and don't forget to keep sending me your amazing work. Have a lovely Monday smiley

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Time Intervals

Kenneth's Parachute Experiment

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U P d A T E  2

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

WELL DONE to the children in KS2 who are trying their very best to help our school move up the leader board. We have improved our average studio score by 0.08 of a second. Our average studio score is now 3.39 seconds per question which is absolutely AMAZING!! Thank you to all the children who are continuing to practise their times tables and play on TT Rockstars. Do you think we can improve our average studio speed and progress further? Take a look at the leader board at the end of this message to see how well Bentinck is doing.

 

As you know I set a new class challenge last week to see which class in KS2 could increase their class average speed the most. Although class 6 have the fastest and brilliant average speed of 2.14 seconds, their score actually decreased by 0.01 second. Oh dear year 6! Class 4 increased their speed by 0.11 of a second, class 5 by 0.35 of a second but the WINNERS this week are CLASS 3 who increased their average speed by 0.44 of a second. CONGRATULATIONS CLASS 3 – DOUBLE HOUSE POINTS!!!

 

Lots of children from Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 have completed last week’s Rockslam Challenge I set and are setting challenges for their friends, which is great to see. Well done to Muhammed in class 6 who beat my Rockslam score of 71 with his brilliant score of 95. Double house points again Muhammed!!

 

I am awarding house points to the following children who are using TT Rockstars:

 

Class 3 – Double Points: Shams, Mohamed, Abdurraham, Momina, Ocean, Adchayan, Agape and Raghd.

 

Class 4: Jadon, Shareen, Zoya, Horia, Alan, Sarah and Hijran.

 

Class 5: Kyei, Alaa, Abeer, De Fan, Arundhathi, Justine, Ithar, Mahira, Raees, Geo, Ayokunle, Mariya, Leighton and Abdullah.

 

Class 6: Shazaly, Rehan, Muhammed, Kenneth, Mohamed and Issa.

 

I would love to see more children using TT Rockstars regularly and our school’s average studio speed improve. Next week I will award double house points to the class who increase their average percentage of active users the most.  

 

Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a new Rockslam Challenge – if you beat my score you will also receive double house points.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get, your class speed will improve and our school speed. I will post an update on your class page next Friday informing you of our school progress and class stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

 

Today's House Points

Well done to Saiyyeen, who has earned a fabulous 14 points for Malala by sending me lots more of his work. Can Malala catch up? Shayal is working hard to earn points for Greta everyday - great job Shayal - but he needs some other people to join him.

Well done to Emma, who is showing great commitment to earning points for King, and a HUGE well done to Kenneth, Tyrese and Ibraheem, who are all working incredibly hard to make Farah's total so impressive. Are they unstoppable?!

Friday 15th May

Good morning Class 6. I hope you had a good day yesterday. Are you still doing the clap for carers on a Thursday at 8 o'clock? There are lots of children on my street who are banging pots and pans, blowing vuvuzelas (a really loud horn sometimes used at football matches) and even playing their instruments. Someone nearby always sets off fireworks too, so it gets pretty noisy! Well done to Kenneth and Tyrese for getting busy designing and making parachutes for the DT lesson - I'll post some pictures below.

There are some great lessons on BBC Bitesize today. In English you can listen to Stephen Fry reading an extract from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and then answer some questions. I know we have some big Percy Jackson fans so I'm sure you'll really enjoy that. There are the usual Friday maths challenges to have a go at - one of them involves co-ordinates so you'll need to remember 'along the corridor then down the stairs'. The extra maths activity from Hamilton is tessellation (making patterns by fitting shapes together). You'll need some card to make a template - maybe you could use a bit of a cereal packet if you don't have any? There are also some ideas for extra art activities on BBC Bitesize. If you don't have the materials you need for those, I'd love to see any of your art work - I'm still hoping for a few more Harry Potter pictures before I send them off.

Mrs Schwartz has written a message for you all below. I know she's missing you all lots so she'd love it if you could send her an email to say hello - and I wonder who will be the first person to complete her butterfly challenge? Have a fabulous weekend with your families, see you next week!

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Tessellation

A message from Mrs Schwartz

 

Hello class 6

      I hope you are all well and keeping busy. Mrs Burton has told me that lots of you have been busy doing the work she has been setting you. I know that some of you are still probably getting bored and fed up with this lockdown. It will not last forever.

I am really missing all your smiley faces.smiley

I am trying to stay busy. I have been doing lots of walking, baking, colouring and sewing. Why not write to me and let me know what you've been up to?

my email address is Brydie.schwartz@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I have put some pictures of some of the things I have seen and done. Look for the butterfly if you can tell me the name of it, the first response will get 3 house points.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Schwartz

Pictures from Mrs Schwartz

Yesterday's Wonderful Work

Today's House Points

Well done to Kenneth and Tyrese and Aaliyah, who have all added to Farah's impressive lead - Aaliyah you must be very proud of your house!

Shayal earned 4 points for Greta, nearly pushing them over the 100 mark, but he needs a few of his Greta teammates to join him. Emma is working hard and earning points for King every day - well done. And come on Malala!  

Thursday 14th May

Good morning Class 6. It's lovely to see the sun shining again. I think I'm going to go for a nice walk later when I've finished all of my work and see how the ducklings and tadpoles are getting on. I'll take some more pictures of the tadpoles for you when they start to turn into little frogs - I'm really enjoying watching them actually! I hope you're all managing to get out for some nice walks in the sunshine too.

Today's English lesson on BBC Bitesize is about writing a recount (a piece of writing where you retell the story of something that's happened to you). When you've revised how to write a good one you can either use your imagination to write a recount of Amelia Earheart's first flight over the Atlantic, or you could write a recount about something that's happened to you. Mohamed B sent me a brilliant piece of persuasive writing yesterday about why we should protect sea creatures from plastic. It's a bit tricky to read from the photograph so I'll type it up and then post it below as a WAGGOL - well done Mohamed!

For maths there's some work on finding a fraction of an amount, which would be a really good thing to practise as I remember some of you found it a bit tricky. For the Hamilton maths activity sheet today you will need graph paper, or squared paper, to draw your own graph, so if you don't have any you could skip to the activity at the end and answer some questions about a graph.

There's an extra DT lesson about designers who are trying to make a supersonic car that can travel at 1000 miles an hour! I know some of you will be very excited by that so make sure you have a look. Have a brilliant day, try to get outside in the sunshine if you can laugh

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Imperial Measures

Hello from Ollie

Here's a picture of Ollie, Owen's gorgeous cocker spaniel. It was lovely to see him enjoying his walk and getting very muddy last week! 

Mohamed's Excellent Persuasive Writing

Today's House Points

Well done to Kenneth and Tyrese, who are helping Farah to stay on top by sending me some super work every day. Emma and Muhammed have both helped King to stay not too far behind, and Shayal, Priyanshi and Mohamed have all earned points for Greta - can you get past 100 points today Greta house? 

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Class 6. I hope you had a good day yesterday. I went back into school to talk about how we can make it safe for you to come back if we open in June. At the moment it's still an IF, not WHEN, as the most important thing is that we have to keep everybody safe. I'm going to try phoning your parents later this morning to have a quick chat about it, so ask them to keep an ear out for that if they can please.

It was lovely to hear from Ibraheem and Haleema yesterday. Haleema has sent me A LOT of work, so it's going to take me quite a while adding up all of those points for Malala, but I think you're going to make a really big difference to their total - well done!

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is dividing fractions by a whole number. I think you were all pretty good at this when we did it in class but it's still always a good idea to watch the videos first to make sure that you remember the correct method. If you'd like some extra maths you can practise using imperial measures (pounds and ounces, inches and feet - like they used in the old days before 1971!) and converting them into metric (grams and kilograms, centimetres and metres). It was a lot more complicated in the old days wasn't it! For English you can learn some more about how to have a successful debate, which is a very useful skill. Can you remember the debate we had about mobile phones at school? There's also a lesson about adaptation for science - had you done this with Miss Chambers yet? I know she'd be really pleased to hear that you're still working hard in science at home, so I'll forward any science work you send me to her too.

Have a lovely day, remember to email me if you have any questions about your work. smiley

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Imperial Measures

Haleema's Beautiful Rainbow

Kenneth's Brilliant Speech about Friendship

Today's House Points

Well done to Haleema who sent me all of her lockdown work yesterday, earning an incredible 41 points for Malala - look at the difference that's made to their score!

Well done to everybody who sent me work yesterday and earned some points for their house, and a special well done to Kenneth, who wrote a really beautiful speech about friendship which earned a triple house point for Farah. Farah are starting to look pretty unbeatable - I wonder if anyone else can catch them up?

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Class 6. Thanks to everyone who sent me their work yesterday. There were some great reports and Egyptian work which I'll display below. I heard a lovely poem on the radio this morning while I was having my breakfast called The Great Realisation by Tom Roberts. It's all about how things have changed since the coronavirus crisis began, and how they could eventually change for the better. It's definitely worth a listen, and I'll post a link to it on YouTube below.

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is about multiplying fractions, which I know some of you will really enjoy. If you want some extra maths (and I know some of you always do!) there's some more work on converting measures from Hamilton. For English you can learn how to write a powerful speech, and there's a great video of Barack Obama to give you ideas. I'd really love it if some of you could write a short speech or even film yourselves speaking (that could be a way to earn some bonus housepoints laugh

There's also some excellent work on plastic pollution and how we can help to stop it for geography. I know from when we did some work on this at school that it's a subject that lots of you feel strongly about - do you remember our protest poems?

If you're looking for some extra activities, then Mrs Fredericks and Mrs Deegan have posted some brilliant videos that show you how to bake some delicious treats or make yourself something fabulous out of things you have lying around at home. Why not have a go and send me a picture of the results? It's always great to see what you've been up to.

Have a brilliant day, and don't forget to keep sending your work to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Measures

More Wonderful Work

Today's House Points

Well done to Farah House who are building up quite a substantial lead! Rehan has asked me to say keep it up to all of his Farah housemates laugh

Well done to Emma, Dawud, Lady and Owen, who are keeping King close on Farah's heels. Shayal and Mohamed earned an impressive 7 points between them for Greta yesterday, and Taha earned 3 points for Malala all by himself - well done!

I'll ask Mrs Holt if we can total up the house points from all of the classes at the end of the half term, keep up the great work!

Monday 11th May

Good morning Class 6. I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. Did any of you do anything to celebrate VE Day? On our street we managed to put up lots of our red, white and blue paper chains and then we all sat in our front gardens with some party food. We had to stay 2 metres apart so we needed very loud voices to speak to each other! There was a lovely video on the BBC with lots of key workers all over the country singing We'll Meet Again - I'll post a link to it below if you haven't seen it. Did you know we would have been doing our SATs this week if we were still at school? I bet some of you have mixed feelings about that! I know that you would have all tried your best and done brilliantly. smiley

Well done if you went on TT Rockstars last week - if you look at Miss Irwin's message below you'll see that she's given you all a house point which I'll add to today's total. Well done also to Rehan, who's sent me a fabulous picture of Hogwarts for the Harry Potter website - keep sending those in if you can please, I'm really loving them. See if you can spot the giant squid lurking in the lake!

For today's BBC Bitesize maths lesson there's some great work on multiplying fractions. Remember to watch the videos before you have a go at the activities because they're really helpful. In English you can revise report writing and then write a report about a favourite celebrity - I think I would choose JK Rowling or Captain Tom Moore. There's some extra work on the Egyptians for History where you can find out more about Tutankhamun. For the Hamilton maths activity you can practise converting and ordering measurements.

If you listened to Boris Johnson's announcement last night you will have heard that schools are possibly opening to Year 6 and some younger children in June. It would be lovely to see you all in school again but there's a lot of work we'll need to do beforehand to make sure that we can keep you all safe. We will make sure that you and your parents have any information about school reopening as soon as we have it, but in the meantime stay safe and keep working hard at home. Have a lovely day, and don't forget to keep sending me your work and pictures to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Measures

Rehan's Fabulous Hogwarts Picture

Emma's delicious brownies

Save one for me please Emma!

Today's House Points

Wow - two houses have already managed to get their totals above 100, and it's not even half way through the summer term yet! A huge well done to Kenneth, Tyrese and now Rehan who are all working incredibly hard to keep Farah in the top spot, and well done to Jamar, who earned a point for Farah by playing TT Rockstars. Well done to the children in King who earned a point playing TT Rockstars too - there were lots of you! Muhammed, Emma, Owen and Shazaly are also earning points for King by sending me lots of work, keep it up! Well done to Shayal and Taha, who are working hard to earn points for Greta and Malala - they need some help though, so if you are in one of those houses see if you can try doubly hard to send me some work this week please - good luck!

M I S S   I R W I N ‘ S    L o c k d o w n     c h a l l e n g e   

U P d A T E

 Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

A huge thank you to the children in KS2 who are trying their very best to help our school move up the leader board. Our average studio score is still 3.47 seconds per question and Sneinton St Stephen’s Primary School have now caught up. Although we are now listed as 5th on the leader board, both schools have the same score so we are really joint 4th. I think with lots of extra practise we can improve our studio speed and slowly progress further up the leader board. Take a look at the leader board at the end of this message.

 

Lots of children from Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 have completed the Rockslam Challenge I set and are setting challenges for their friends, which is great to see. Well done to Dawud and Muhammed in class 6 who both beat my Rockslam score of 62. Dawud scored 80 and Muhammed scored 95. Double house points each - AMAZING!

 

I am awarding house points to the following children who are using TT Rockstars, some of you have completed my Rockslam Challenge or played in the Soundcheck or other areas of TT Rockstars and I know that Class 5 have completed Mr Burton’s Rockslam Challenges too.

 

Class 3 are new to TT Rockstars and are doing an amazing job. The following children have been busy on TT Rockstars and will earn a house point: Shams, Mohamed, Maliha, Awais, Abdurraham, Momina, Nathan, Ocean, Adchayan and Eseoghene.

 

The following children in Class 4 will receive house points for taking part in the TT Rockstars Lockdown Challenge; Ewa, Ali, Shareen, Kacper, Aroosh, Komal, Zoya, Haseeb, Eiliyah and Horia. Well Done!!

 

Well done to the following children in Class 5 for playing on TT Rockstars; Alaa, Abeer, De Fan, Arundhathi, Anaya, Justine, Ithar, Mahira, Arooj, Raees, Geo, Ayokunle, Ethan, Mariya, Brayden and Abdullah. This week I am awarding you double house points each as Class 5 have 16 children using TT Rockstars. CONGRATULATIONS CLASS 5!!!

 

Class 6 have also been busy playing on TT Rockstars. House points for the following children; Shazaly, Owen, Jamar, Dawud, Rehan, Shayal, Lady and Muhammed. Well Done!!

 

I would love to see more children using TT Rockstars regularly and our school’s average studio speed improve. I have kept a log of stats for each class; your class average speed, how accurate your class is and the percentage of active users. Next week I will award double house points to the class who increase their class average speed the most.

 

Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a new Rockslam Challenge – if you beat my score you will also receive double house points.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get, your class speed will improve and our school speed. I will post an update on your class page next Thursday informing you of our school progress and stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

Thursday 7th March

Good morning Class 6. In case you didn't see it yesterday scroll down to see my post about the Wizarding World website's Harry Potter videos. They are looking for children to send in their Harry Potter artwork to show in the videos, and I would love it if some of our amazing artists in Class 6 could have a go. Shayal was impressively quick off the mark and has drawn an amazing picture of Harry and Ron flying in the stolen Ford Anglia over the Hogwarts Express - well done!

Kenneth managed to find an amazing ONE HUNDRED collective animal nouns. My favourites are a business of flies and a quiver of cobras. I'd love it if some of you could find some more.

For maths on BBC Bitesize you can have a go at adding and subtracting mixed numbers (e.g. 1 and a half), or if you're feeling brave you can have a go at the algebra activities from Hamilton. There's a reading activity based on a great Malorie Blackman book and some work on algorithms and debugging for ICT (see if you can make Mrs Benton proud!).

I won't put any work on the website tomorrow (Friday) because it's a special Bank Holiday for VE Day, so we wouldn't have been at school even if it was open. Have a lovely day off and enjoy spending some time with your family, see you next week laugh

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Algebra

Shayal's Fabulous Harry Potter Illustration

Today's House Points

Well done to Kenneth who earned an amazing 13 points for Farah house by completing EIGHT worksheets and finding ONE HUNDRED collective nouns for animals. Well done also to Tyrese for adding to Farah's total, to Shayal for earning an impressive 5 points for Greta and to Emma, who earned a point for King. Keep up the good work!

Update: Exciting Harry Potter News!

As I'm sure you all know, I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan, so I was very excited to see that the Wizarding World website have arranged for lots of different celebrities to each read a chapter from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, starting with Daniel Radcliffe! (the actor who played Harry Potter in the films). I'll post a link to it below if any of you would like to watch. They are also asking for children to send in Harry Potter artwork to be featured in the videos. If you would like to get your work onscreen you will need to draw any scene you like from the first Harry Potter book - for example, Harry meeting Ron on the train and eating chocolate frogs with him, shopping with Hagrid in Diagon Alley, flying in his first Quidditch match, knockng out the mountain troll... I could go on and on!

It would be great if some of you took part - I know we have some fabulous artists in Class 6! If you want to send your work to me I will put it on the website and send it on for you, and remember you can collect paper, felt tips and pencil crayons from school.

My email is:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Good luck laugh 

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Class 6. I went in to school yesterday to make some work packs for children who can't access the work on the internet. I got to say hello to lots of the other staff, which was great (we were all very careful to stay 2 metres apart) but it was very strange to be in school without you. Lots of teachers agreed that we are really missing you all, especially our fabulous Year 6s, and we hope we get to see you back in school soon. If you are having trouble printing worksheets off online then let me know, and I will get some sheets ready for you to collect from school. Remember you can also collect paper, pens and pencil crayons from school on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.

I also bumped into Owen and his family on my daily walk yesterday, so it was a good day for meeting people! It was great to see you all Owen laugh

Today's maths lesson on BBC Bitesize is about adding fractions, or for the Hamilton maths activity you can find percentages using fractions - e.g. 1/2 of 30 children = 15 children = 50%. Let me know how you get on and if you need any help. For English you can do some work on relative clauses with Max and Harvey, and there's some science work on how plants reproduce. If you want an extra science / English challenge to earn some points for your house you could see how many collective nouns for groups of animals you can find, like Joe Wicks suggested yesterday - e.g. a cackle of hyenas, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls...

Have a brilliant day, see you tomorrow!

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Percentages

Today's House Points

Well done to Taha for sending me some excellent maths work and earning some much-needed points for Malala. Kenneth and Tyrese are still doing a brilliant job at earning lots of points for Farah, and now Rehan has joined them - look how close behind King they are now! (let me know if I've got the wrong house Rehan) And a HUGE well done to Muhammed, Emma, Shazaly and Owen, who are keeping King on top with all of their fabulous work. Only Shayal sent any work in for Greta yesterday - well done Shayal, but he's going to need some help - come on Greta people!

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Class 6. Did you have a good day yesterday? The sunshine seems to be coming back slowly which is making me smile smiley. Something else made me smile yesterday too - when I went on my daily walk with Lily we saw 44 scarecrows on one of our local streets! I think lots of people have been making them just for fun and to make people smile as they pass by. Have you seen anything fun in windows or in gardens where you live? I'll put photographs of some of my favourite scarecrows below.

In English today on BBC Bitesize you can do some fun work on personification (describing something that isn't human as if it was a person, e.g. the angry wind pushed me back). There's some extra work on trade and economics, which will be especially useful for anyone who'd like to run their own business one day. The maths on BBC Bitesize focuses on comparing fractions, but you will need to print off a set of cards for one activity, and the other activity (the chocolate challenge) we have done at school, so you may be better off doing the Hamilton maths activity today on short division (the bus stop method).

Have a great day, don't forget to keep sending me your work and pictures to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Short Division

Today's House Points

Well done to Kenneth who earned a staggering 11 points for Farah by sending me lots of fabulous work yesterday - I'll show some of it below. With Tyrese also sending in 3 pieces of super work Farah have now caught up with Greta and are tying for second place - great work boys! Dawud, Muhammed, Emma and Owen have ALL sent in some excellent work for King house however, sending them into the lead. Well done King!

Kenneth's Excellent Egyptians and World War II work

Monday 4th May

Good morning Class 6. Did you all have a good weekend? I wish the sunshine would come back. On any other year today would be May Day Bank Holiday Monday, but it's been moved to Friday this year because it's the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE stands for Victory in Europe, and VE Day on the 8th May 1945 marked the end of World War 2. On my street people have decided to make red, white and blue paper chains to decorate all of the houses to celebrate - our street is over half a kilometre long so it's quite a big job! This week it would be great if you could try to find out a bit more about World War 2. Who was fighting? Where did the fighting happen? What happened to the people at home? You could do some research on the internet or try asking some of the adults at home.

Today's BBC Bitesize lessons are simplifying fractions in maths (remember you need to find a common factor to divide both of the numbers by, and whatever you do to the top, you have to do the same to the bottom!) or the Hamilton Maths activity is practising short multiplication. In English you can listen to Steve Backshall from Deadly 60 describing a setting and then practise describing settings yourself. The extra lesson today is a history lesson on the Egyptians (can you remember learning about them last year with Mr Burton?)

Please try to keep sending me your work and pictures of what you've been up to. Or you could try sending a video message like Shayal and the teachers did last week - scroll down the page to see them. It's a great way to stay in touch while we're apart. My email address is emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Have a great day, see you tomorrow.

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Short Multiplication

Today's House Points

Look at how close it is between Greta and King at the top! Well done to Shayal and Mohamed for bumping up Greta's points, and to Muhammed and Emma, who have both added to king's total. Kenneth and Tyrese are doing an amazing job between them of building up Farah's points - if a few more Farah children join in I think they could catch up. And come on Malala House - you have a bit of a mountain to climb but you can do it!

While we're apart

A film of messages from the staff at our school to the children.

Friday 1st May

Good morning Class 6. Wow, I can't believe it's May already! Let's hope that sunshine comes back soon, I'm getting a bit fed up of all of this rain, aren't you? Did you see the TT Rockstars challenge Miss Irwin posted for you yesterday? If not, try to scroll down the page a little way until you find it. Bentinck have dropped to 4th place on the leader board! surprise We know you all of you times tables superstars can do much better than that, so try and get on it this weekend if you can and lets see if we can reclaim 3rd place or maybe get even higher?

Thanks to Saiyyeen for getting in touch for the first time yesterday, which means we now have all of our Heads of House earning points for their houses. I'll post some pictures of his fantastic work below. And well done to Asad, who decided to take some practise SATs papers and send them to me. We should have been sitting the SATs a week on Monday - who could have imagined at the start of the year that we would be at home instead! It's still really important to be working hard and getting ready for secondary school though, so a huge WELL DONE to everyone who is having a go at their schoolwork every day and sharing it with me laugh

Today's lessons on BBC Bitesize are some more White Rose maths challenges, starting easy and getting harder again, and for English Obi from Strictly is reading and extract from a mystery story for you to answer some questions about. You can listen to a bit of Beethoven to help you to find out about pulse and rhythm in music, and the Hamilton maths activity is all about quadrilaterals (you will need a ruler). Can you remember how many sides a quadrilateral has? Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday!

 

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Quadrilaterals

Saiyyeen's Wonderful Work

Today's House Points

King and Greta are currently tied for first place with an amazing 58 points each! A special congratulations to Tyrese who has helped Kenneth to almost double Farah's points this week, and well done to Hazifa, Taha and Saiyyeen, who are helping to make Malala's total more respectable. Keep up the good work!

Thursday 30th April

Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom! Thank you and well done to everybody who has made a card for him, Miss Chambers has printed them out and posted them off, and I will put them on Twitter later for him too. Apparently over 125,000 cards have been sent to his grandson's school already. If you want to know what that many cards look like I'll post a picture below. Also, the queen has promoted him to a new rank - Colonel - for his birthday, so he's going to have to change his name!

Thanks to everyone who sent me some work yesterday after we spoke on the phone - you've earned lots of points for your houses. It was nice to speak to people too, even if some of you did sound a little sleepy! Hopefully we will be able to see each other back at school before too long.

Today's lessons on BBC Bitesize are learning to tell the difference between hyphens and dashes for English, good old BODMAS for maths (my favourite laugh) and some work on Ramadan in RE. In the Hamilton maths activity you can learn about Pi, and use it to calculate the circumference of circles. You'll need a calculator, but you should be able to find one on most phones. Have a lovely day, and try and get out and enjoy the sunshine this morning if you can - it's meant to be raining again later!

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Circles

Captain Tom's Birthday Cards!

Today's House Points

Kenneth you will be pleased to hear you are no longer the only person earning points for Farah house! You did an amazing job earning all of those points all by yourself though. Well done to Aaliyah and Tyrese for adding to Farah's total - you can see some pictures of a super science experiment Tyrese did below. 

Dawud has earned an outstanding 12 points for King house by sending me LOTS of work plus a fantastic letter for the NHS. Emma has earned lots of points for King by telling me how she's been keeping busy and sending me a photo of some delicious looking cookies she's made (maybe you could bring some of those into school when we're back Emma! wink) and Owen has also earned lots of points for King by sharing some work and sharing a photo of an amazing bird he's sewn all by himself - well done Owen, you're much better at sewing than me!

Well done to Shayal and Asad, who added to Greta's impressive total, and well done to Hazifa and Taha, who keep adding steadily to Malala's points, although they could do with some help - come on the rest of Malala!

Tyrese's Science Experiment - Dissolution and Evaporation

Emma'sYummy Cookies

Owen's Beautiful Bird

Dawud's NHS Letter

M I S S   I R W I N ‘ S    L o c k d o w n     c h a l l e n g e

 

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

You know how much I love maths and how I always go on about learning and practising your times tables, so during Lockdown I am setting all the children in KS2 who have access to TT Rockstars, a LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE!!

 

I know lots of you are using TT Rockstars and are amazingly fast. Some children are practising every day, some once a week but there are some children who have not been on TT Rockstars for quite a while. Yes, I can see when you have accessed TT Rockstars, your scores, speed and stats!

 

As well as seeing your individual stats, I can also see your class stats and our whole school stats. Last week our school was 3rd on the TT Rockstars leader board for schools in our area – AMAZING! However, over the weeks during Lockdown other schools have been catching up and we are now 4th OH NO!!

 

 

 

I would love to see our school move back in to 3rd place or even further up the TT Rockstars leader board. Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a weekly Rockslam Challenge – see if you can beat my score or your teacher’s score. I know some of you from Class 4, 5 and 6 have already completed my Rockslam Challenges and children in Class 5 are completing Mr Burton’s Rockslam Challenges. I will award house points for children who complete Rockslam Challenges I set and I will also award house points to children who are regularly using TT Rockstars.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get and our school speed will improve. I will post a weekly message on your class page informing you of our school progress and stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Class 6. Where did all of that lovely sunshine go? I was a bit fed up that I couldn't get out for a walk yesterday so I started doing a jigsaw instead! I'm still joining in with Joe Wicks every day too. What kind of things are you doing to keep busy when you're stuck inside?

The BBC Bitesize English lesson today is about bullet points, and one of the activities is to make a bullet-pointed list of all of the things you would like to do on your ideal lockdown day. Mine would have:

  • Go for a walk in the sunshine
  • Join in with Joe Wicks
  • Eat some Easter eggs
  • Have a video call with my friends

What kind of things will you put on your list? Don't forget to send them to me - I'd love to see what you choose.

For maths you can revise common multiples and factors and prime numbers on the BBC site, or carry on working on ratio for today's Hamilton activity. Remember you can email me for help if you get stuck at:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Have a lovely day, let's hope the sunshine comes back soon!

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Ratio

Today's House Points

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Class 6. Thanks to everyone who has sent me a letter for the NHS or other key workers or a birthday card for Captain Tom so far. It's Captain Tom's 100th birthday on Thursday, so if anyone else would like to send him a card I need to get that today please, so we can get it to him in time. I'm going to put some pictures of the cards on his Twitter account, and Miss Chambers is going to print them off and post them to him. I wonder how many birthday cards he will get altogether? Maybe we're going to help him get into the Guinness Book of World Records!

Today's lessons on the BBC Bitesize website are to practise correctly placing commas, brackets and dashes in a sentence for English (let's eat, Grandma! - what happens if you take the comma away?) In maths you can practise short and long multiplication, and there's some geography work where you can learn how to find countries on a map or a globe, which should be fun. For the Hamilton maths activity there's some work on ratio, which is very similar to the work we did in class, but it might be useful to go over again.

I hope you're all managing to get out for walks regularly in the fresh air and you have a park nearby you can get to. I've really been enjoying spotting all of the different signs of spring on my walks every day. I'll put some photographs of the different spring things I've seen below (the ducklings are especially cute!) How many of these things have you spotted so far? Maybe you could look out for some signs of spring if you go on a walk this week?

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Ratio

Asad's fantastic card for Captain Tom

Hello Spring!

Today's House Points

Monday 27th April

Good morning Class 6. Did you have a good weekend? It was Lily's 12th birthday on Saturday. She was a bit sad that she obviously couldn't do anything with her friends so we let her choose our activities for the day. As well as a lovely walk duckling and tadpole spotting we played lots of X Box games and ate some sweets. It was my first time on the X box and I bet you won't be surprised to hear that I was terrible! (Although I was quite good at kicking that big bear when I was Martial Law in Tekken wink) Have any of you had a lockdown birthday yet?

Thanks to everyone who sent me work over the weekend. It was lovely to hear from Priyanshi for the first time. Well done to Muhammed, Kenneth and Shayal, who earn lots of points for King, Farah and Greta houses every single day. No-one is doing that for Malala yet, so we're falling a long way behind - come on Malala people!

Today's work on the BBC Bitesize website is practising puntuation and writing in paragraphs for English, which should be really useful, and some more problem solving in maths. The Hamilton maths activity is finding equivalent fractions - remember that whatever you do to the bottom number (the denominator) you have to do the same to the top (the numerator)! If you want to try something different this afternoon I've found a great free chess site where you can learn to play chess and then play online against other children. It's called Chess Kids and I'll post the link below. Have a great Monday everyone, see you tomorrow!

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Equivalent Fractions

Update

Shayal has made a video message that he's happy to share with everyone - well done Shayal, it's lovely to see you and that's ANOTHER 3 housepoints you've earned for Greta! If you'd like to say hello to everyone and earn some points for your house then send your (short) film clips to:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I'd love to see them smiley

 

 

Shayal's Video Message

Priyanshi's NHS Letter

Muhammed's card for Captain Tom

Today's House Points

Friday 24th April

Good morning Class 6. Do you like the video that Miss Chambers has made? All of the teachers wanted to say that we miss you! It was nice to see everyone's faces and the inside of school again. If you want to send me any photographs of you saying hello (or a video of you singing a bit of our lockdown song - There's a Power in the Music) please do - I'd love to see you! laugh

Thanks to everyone who sent me work yesterday. Well done to Lady, who has sent in another fabulous nature picture, and to Mohamed, who has earned lots of points for Greta by writing letters for the NHS staff AND Captain Tom!

Today on the BBC Bitesize you can listen to some clips of a story by Matt Haig and do some work based on that for English. In maths there are some White Rose challenges that start easy and get harder - number 7 took me some time! I know some of you will really enjoy doing them so let me know how you get on. There's also an activity to help you get ready for secondary school, so that will be a useful thing to do. The Hamilton maths activity today is to find lots of percentages of numbers, so try to practise that if you can as I remember some of you were finding that a bit tricky!

Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and keep smiling smiley

 

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - finding percentages

Lady's Fabulous Earth Day Picture

Mohamed's Excellent Thank You Letters

Today's House Points

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning Class 6. It's another beautiful sunny day! Thank you so much for all of the work you sent me yesterday, it was great to hear from lots of you. I need to say a huge WELL DONE to Shayal, who earned a staggering 12 points for Greta all by himself yesterday by sending me English and maths work plus a letter for Captain Tom plus two absolutely brilliant nature pictures for Earth Day, which I'll display below. I'd love to get some more of those. I'd also love to get some more birthday cards and letters for Captain Tom before I send them off next week. You can have a look at Kenneth's on our page and Haseeb from Class 4 has also made a fantastic one which you can see if you go to their page. Remember you can get paper, pencil crayons, felt tips and a sharpener from school this morning between 9 and 11am if you need them. I'd also love to get some letters and pictures for Hassan Akkad. He's an award-winning filmmaker who had to escape the war in Syria and is now volunteering to clean the Covid wards at his local hospital. You can watch an interview with him if you scroll down the page to Monday.

It was also lovely to hear from Lady, Mohammed and Hazifa yesterday - well done for earning some points for your houses. And well done to Kenneth and Muhammed who earn points for their houses every single day with their fantastic work - keep it up boys!

Today's work on the BBC page is some work on adjectives, antonyms (opposite meaning) and synonyms (similar meaning) for English. In maths you can practice column addition and subtraction (and I know some of you love that!) and then for the extra afternoon activity there's singing laugh. I'd love to see some of your work about favourite songs and I think I'm definitely going to have a go at singing along with their choir to Somewhere Only we Know! For the Hamilton activity you can find the volumes of cubes and cuboids, and I reckon lots of my maths group could have a go at the 'hot' worksheet today. Let me know how you get on, and Ramadan Mubarak to everyone who is starting their fasting today.

Shayal's Amazing Earth Day Pictures

Lady's NHS Letter

Shazaly's NHS Letter

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - Finding the volume of cubes and cuboids

Today's House Point Totals

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Class 6. Did you know that today is Earth Day? People all over the world are celebrating how amazing our planet is and thinking about what we need to do to protect it. I was having a video chat with my niece in America yesterday and she showed me a fabulous nature picture she had made. Her teacher had asked her to draw a picture and then decorate it with any twigs, grass, stones, leaves etc. she could find outside, and so she made this friendly lion. 

I would love it if some of you could have a go at making a nature picture today and send it to me so I can put them on our website. Remember my email address is:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

On the BBC Bitesize website the English lesson today is active and passive verbs - can you remember doing that at school when we talked about Dawud breaking the window (active) or the window being broken, possibly by Dawud (passive)?!

For maths you can learn more about negative numbers on the BBC site or do another scaling activity with Hamilton. You will need a ruler for some of the Hamilton activities though, but if you don't have one you could skip to the last couple of pages and play the factors game if you can find a partner. There's also a nice science lesson about the solar system on the BBC site. Have a great day, and don't forget to keep sending me your work. I'm still hoping to get some more key worker letters and birthday cards for Captain Tom. Did you see you can go into school now between 9-12am on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning to collect paper, pencils, pencil crayons and felt tips? Mrs Nunez says if you are Year 6 and you live nearby it's fine for you to come by yourself if you are allowed to. Keep smiling and keep busy! smiley

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity - More Scale Factors

House Points so far

Stationery Supplies

If you are running out of paper, pencils and pencil crayons for your work at home you can come and collect some from school on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning between 9 and 11am. No excuses now Class 6, get busy and send me lots of your fabulous work! laugh

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Class 6. I forgot to congratulate everybody in Greta house yesterday for winning the housepoint competition for the Spring term. Did you see Mrs Holt's announcement on her page? Apparently it was lots of fantastic work from home in all of the classes that helped Greta to win - well done Greta house! I wonder which house will win this term? I'll post our points so far below, so remember to keep sending me lots of work! 

Well done and thank you to Kenneth, who has already written a letter and made a fabulous birthday card for Captain Tom. I'd love to get a few more before I send them to him. And don't forget there are lots of other key worker heroes that you can write to too - did you watch the video of Hassan Akkad? I think he's amazing smiley

In the Hamilton maths lesson today there is some work on scale factors, which you can hopefully remember doing in class a couple of months ago. On the BBC Bitesize site you can have a go at rounding decimals, and in English you can practise recognising verbs and modal verbs - I think we're pretty good at that! There's also a geography lesson on settlements which would be useful for you to look at, to help get you ready for geography at secondary school. Have a great day!

 

Hamilton Maths Activity - Scale Factors

Kenneth's letter to Captain Tom

Captain Tom's birthday card

House Points

Well done to Muhammed and Shazaly for getting King off to a good start, with Muhammed earning 2 points for his English and maths work and Shazaly earning 3 points for his letter to the NHS. And well done to Kenneth for earning 6 points for Farah with his letter and card for Captain Tom.

Monday 20th April

Good morning Class 6, welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and managed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. If you did any work or have any pictures you'd like to share please remember to send them to me so I can share them on our class page.

Do you remember I asked you before the holidays to write a letter to somebody who has been a hero during this crisis? Asad, Muhammed, Shayal and Kenneth all sent me fantastic letters for the NHS staff at our local hospitals, which you can see further down the page. I emailed their letters to a lady at the Nottingham Hospitals Trust and she shared them with the staff and on their Twitter and Facebook pages. She said that the staff were really thrilled to receive them and that they had made them smile. Kenneth's letter was even read out on the East Midlands News and then he and Mrs Nunez were interviewed on the radio! So another huge WELL DONE to those boys - your letters reached a lot of people and spread a lot of smiles. Well done also to Shazaly, who sent me a letter over the holidays. I'm going to email that soon, but I'm hoping to get some more first, so that's an extra-special challenge for all of you this week, and I'm going to add some more ideas and instructions below. If you've already written a letter, try writing one to somebody else - luckily there have been a lot of coronavirus heroes.

Have you seen that the BBC Bitesize website are launching their own home learning lessons for all year groups this week? I'm going to add a link below so you can try them out and tell me what you think. There are clips to watch and online activities to try, as well as printable worksheets, for maths, English and one extra subject each day. I'll also keep posting the Hamilton work at home packs, as I know that some of you are really enjoying the maths - it's finding the area of triangles today, hopefully you can remember some of the work we did at school on that! I'll also keep posting a link to the online maths lessons on the I See Maths site, so you can choose your favourite. You only need to do one maths lesson, not all three! For English you can complete today's nouns and pronouns activity on the BBC site, and remember your special challenge this week is to write a letter to say thank you to one of our heroes. Good luck! smiley 

Today's Hamilton maths activity - finding the area of triangles and parallelograms

Letter Writing Challenge

While we stay at home there are lots of key workers who have to keep going in to work every day to help keep the country running, even though it means risking their own health. We know the NHS staff teams at our hospitals are doing an amazing job at looking after people who are sick, but there are lots of other key workers too. If supermarket staff didn't come into work then we wouldn't be able to buy food, so you could try writing a letter to the staff at your local supermarket. Or a thank you to the binmen who are collecting our rubbish, or the delivery drivers bringing supplies to people's homes, or the police who are working to keep us safe. Can you think of anyone I've forgotten?

If you want more inspiration, have a look at the stories of two extra special coronavirus heroes I'll write about below. You can write your letter on a piece of paper and illustrate it, like Asad did. Or you could type it in an email to me if you don't have any paper. As well as thanking the person for the amazing job they are doing you could also write about why you think they are a hero, and how they have inspired you. Send your letters to me at emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk and I'll do my best to get them to the person you are writing too.

Hassan Akkad

Hassan Akkad

Hassan Akkad is a refugee from Syria. His usual job is making films, but he has volunteered to work as a cleaner on the coronavirus wards of his local hospital during this crisis. You can watch an interview with him by clicking the link below. He is amazing! His wife and children are still in Syria and he says that he hopes that if he looks after people in need here, maybe someone will look after his family in Syria too. 

Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom is a 99 year old former soldier, who fought in World War II. He decided to try and raise £1000 for the NHS by walking around his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday on April 30th. After inspiring millions of people around the world with his spirit, he has now raised over £20 million for the NHS! And he is still going. You could write a letter for Captain Tom, or you could make him a birthday card instead for his special birthday.

Holiday Activities

This is a new app launched by J.K. Rowling to help to banish boredom over the Easter holidays - it's called Harry Potter at Home. As you can imagine, I have already downloaded it and had a go at lots of the quizzes (I did pretty well smiley)

You'll never guess which house it sorted me into! Slytherin!! I was not very happy. Why not complete the sorting ceremony to find your house and let me know which house you get?https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

You can now listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone being read for free on Audible stories.

https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B017V54W6O?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-2-0

Here's a new reading diary you can use to keep track of your holiday reading. Instead of filling it in just once for every book, we'd like you to fill it in every time you read and write a short comment about how you are enjoying the story so far. 

If you don't have many books at home, the good news is that audible have made lots of their audiobooks for children free to stream. That means that you can listen to them on your phone, laptop or tablet. Here's the link:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Happy reading (and listening!)

Your new reading diary

Easter Art Activities

I think you could make some brilliant Spring themed pictures in the style of Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto using your felt tips and pencil crayons.

Have a look at some of his portraits of famous people to get an idea of his style.

Romero Britto Portraits

Spring Tulips in the style of Romero Britto

You could print off these tulips to colour in the same style, using patterns

PE Bingo!

Mr Burton has made a brilliant bingo grid of different activities you can try over the holiday to help keep you active. Let me know how many you can cross off.

Also, Joe Wicks is carrying on with his PE lessons every Monday to Friday during the holidays, so try to keep up with those (I will be - as long as my knees hold out!). Did you see him in his Spiderman costume this morning? He was very sweaty when he took that mask off! laugh

In case you haven't tried PE with Joe yet, here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z05939ZMbE

Here's something else to keep you busy over the holidays. I'd love to see some clips of you and your siblings singing smiley

Whole School Singing Challenge!

Hello everyone. Lots of people are using music to help them get through the difficult situation that we are all in at the moment. Have you seen the people in Italy singing to each other from their balconies? Or heard some of the funny rewrites of songs that are being shared on social media? My favourite is a clip of my GP singing ‘Stay at Home’ to the tune of ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen!

We thought it would be lovely if we could all learn a song together, and the song we have chosen is There’s a Power in the Music, which is the special Sing Up Day song for this year. You can sing along with the lyrics video on YouTube by clicking on the link below, and if you’d like your own set of lyrics you can find them below too.

When you’ve learnt the song, if you’re feeling brave (and I know a lot of you are VERY brave when it comes to performing), you could send a video of you singing along with a part or all of the song to your class teacher. This would be a great way to earn some house points for your house! We could then put some of the clips together to make our very own Bentinck music video. So come on Bentinck students, get singing and see if you can spread some smiles!

Mrs Burton and Mrs Tibbitts smiley

Final Housepoints for this term for Class 6!

Key Worker Thank You Letters

Kenneth's letter

Friday 3rd April

Good morning Class 6. Well done if you joined in with the clap for carers last night, and thank you to Shayal for sending me a clip of you doing some fantastic clapping out of your window. I wasn't organised enough to get a clip of me last night, sorry, but I did clap until I had sore hands! I've also had some really lovely thank you letters for the NHS staff from Asad, Muhammed, Shayal and Kenneth. I'm going to email them to the staff at the QMC and the City Hospital, and I know they will really appreciate them - well done boys! If anybody else wants to send me a letter then please do, and I'll send them on and add them to the display on our page.

Here's a message from all of the teachers about what is happening over the Easter holidays:

Hello everyone.

Thank you for your emails, sharing your brilliant work and amazing activities over the last two weeks. Thank you also to all the parents for taking the time and supporting your children with their home school learning, we appreciate that this is a new challenge and it can be difficult at times juggling work, looking after younger children and supporting other children in your family with their schoolwork. You have done a fantastic job!

If we were still at school, today would be the last day of the Spring Term and we would be breaking up for the Easter holidays. We will not be setting work over the Easter holiday or updating our class pages until after the Easter break on Monday 20th April.

However, as we all still have to stay at home we understand that you might want some fun and creative activities to keep you busy and entertained. We've included below some links to activities you might want to try during the Easter holidays.

I'll still be checking my emails during the Easter holiday so you can keep in touch, tell me what you are doing and share any work or activities you have done, and I will post your work on our class page after the Easter holiday. You can also keep on earning house points for your house during the holidays!

I hope you all have a brilliant Easter break and I look forward to hearing what you've been up to.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Burton laugh

Harry Potter SPAG - Expanded Noun Phrases

Today's House Points

Mrs Holt is going to be counting the house points that children from all of the classes have earned at home and adding them to the total points that were already collected at school.

She is planning to announce this term's winning house at 1 o'clock this afternoon, so if you would like your work to count towards this term's total you need to send it to me before then!

(Any points you earn after that will be added to next term's total) Good luck!

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning Class 6. Thanks for all of the brilliant work you've been sending me. It was lovely to hear from Haleema and Shazaly for the first time, and I've been getting some amazing Macbeth posters, which I'll display below. Don't forget to tell me which house you're in so I don't get mixed up and award points to the wrong house! (Sorry again Muhammed blush)

Did you know there's going to be another Clap for Carers at 8 o'clock tonight? The idea is everybody claps from their doorstep or window to say thank you to all of the NHS staff who are working so hard and risking their own health to help others. If you want to film yourself clapping and send me a clip that would be brilliant - I'll try to put a clip of my street up tomorrow.

On that theme, your extra activity today is to write a letter to someone you admire, and would like to thank for all of their hard work during the coronavirus crisis. Have a look at some of the pictures I'll post below to give you ideas - NHS staff (doctors, nurses, paramedics, cleaners), supermarket workers, delivery drivers ... everyone who is staying at work to keep everybody fed and keep everybody safe. You don't need to know their name, but if you do know someone personally you could address it to them, otherwise just use their job title - Dear NHS cleaners, Dear ASDA checkout staff etc.

If you take a photo and send it to me I will do my best to make sure that it gets sent to the right person. I've seen a few articles in the news that have said it's seeing letters like these that is really helping people who have difficult jobs to keep going, so you will be doing something really special. You could draw a picture for whoever you choose to write to too.

I know that you are brilliant at things like this, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what you can do smiley

Here are some pictures to give you some ideas

Today's Hamilton Maths Activity

Some more SPAG practice - subject, verb and object

Today's House Points

Macbeth Posters

There's a Power in the Music Lyrics

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning Class 6. Happy April Fools' Day! Have any of you played any tricks on your families? Thanks for sending me lots more of your work. I've had a few rainbows now, so I'm going to start displaying them on this page if that's okay, but I would still like lots more please - let's all try to spread some smiles!

I have to apologise to Muhammed again for giving all of his points to Greta yesterday - I have sorted it out now and I will definitely remember that you're in King from now on smiley

Well done to Taha for getting the first points for Malala, Kenneth for adding to Farah's total and to Mohamed, Shayal and Asad who are all busy getting Greta into the lead. Mrs Holt is going to add the points from all of the classes together at the end of this week and see which house are the winners for the Spring term, so you need to hurry up and send me some work, a rainbow or just a message about how you are getting on this week if you would like to help your house to get on top!

For maths today there is some decimals work in the Hamilton activity pack, and some work on shape in today's home lesson.

In English, you need to watch the final Macbeth episode, and then have a look at the sheet of quotes I've made for you. For today's activity I would like you to choose one of the quotes, which are from Shakespeare's original text. Can you then copy and illustrate the quote (by drawing pictures around it that you think fit with the quote). Then have a go at explaining what you think the quote means. This is quite a big job so I'll give TWO house points to anyone who sends me a finished poster. Come on Class 6, I know we have some fantastic artists in our class!

Miss Hodgson's EAL Group

Miss Hodgson has been working really hard at home and she's put together a brilliant work pack for her EAL group to have a go at.

Hamilton Decimals Activity Pack

Macbeth Quotes

Today's House Points

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning Class 6. I hope you're all doing okay and starting to settle into some kind of routine. Having a set time each day when you do some work, have some exercise and have some playtime (very important!) can be really helpful. 

Well done to Mohamed, who sent me pictures of two lovely rainbows he's made and stuck in his window. Well done to Shayal, who sent me some maths work, and well done to Muhammed, who sent in 4 pieces of work yesterday! Between them they have earned 7 points for Greta - Mrs Nunez will be very impressed!

 Today I would like you to watch episode 7 of Macbeth - Preparing for Battle, and answer the questions. I'll also post a Harry Potter themed word class revision sheet, to help you to remember all of our SPAG work.

For maths, have a go at the second live lesson and then today's Hamilton home learning activity if you would like something extra.

For our history topic, if you have already found out about what it was like to live in Tudor times in England when Shakespeare is alive then today you could write a paragraph comparing living in England in Tudor times to living in Baghdad during the Islamic Golden Age. Which one would you rather live in and why?   

Have a good day, and try to enjoy a bit of time outside while the sun is shining again smiley

Questions about Macbeth Episode 7 - Preparing for Battle

1. What do you think Lady Macbeth is trying to do when she sleepwalks?

2. The narrator mentions Macbeth’s ‘list of crimes’. Can you make a list of all of the crimes that Macbeth has committed so far?

3. Can you explain why Macduff’s army cut down some trees from Birnam Wood to carry in front of them as they ride to Dunsinane Castle?

Today's SPAG Practice - Word Classes

Today's House Points - Update!

Monday 30th March

Good morning Class 6, I hope you all had a good weekend. I had to cook my first Sunday lunch yesterday. Usually I'm really lucky because we all go to my parents' house every Sunday, but obviously we can't do that at the moment so I had to give it a go. It turned out okay (it was edible) but it wasn't as good as my mum's. Have any of you had a go at cooking something different while you've been at home?

Thank you to those children who have sent me some work over the weekend. Muhammed, Asad and Kenneth have been busy doing lots of maths and Mohamed sent me 3 excellent pieces of Macbeth work. I'll put up the updated house point totals below. Still no points for my house (Malala), so come on Malala people or I will have to start awarding myself points!

Please send any photographs of your work, or anything else you'd like to share (I haven't had any rainbows yet) to my email at:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I've set something different for maths today. Miss Irwin has found some excellent online lessons where you can listen to a teacher talking you through the activity and do some practice together, and then have a go. I'll also put some Hamilton worksheets on addition up. These have some powerpoint slides to work through first, before you have a go at the sheet.

For English, I'd like you to watch episode 6 of Macbeth and answer the questions, and if you'd like something else to do in the afternoon you can do some research to what it was like to live in Tudor times, when Shakespeare was alive. If you've finished that you could find out some more about the Islamic Golden Age that we were learning about at school. Could you make a poster that explains some of the reasons why Baghdad in 900AD was such a successful city?

Remember to keep active with Joe Wicks and try and get out for a walk in the fresh air if you can, have a good day!

Questions about Macbeth Episode 6

1. Who is raising an army against Macbeth?

2. Who do the witches tell Macbeth to beware of?

3. How do the witches reassure Macbeth that he is safe? (What promises do they make him?)

House Point Totals

Friday 27th March

Good morning Class 6. Did you join in with the #clapforourcarers last night? We had a pretty good turnout on my street and it was lovely to join in with something that so many people around the country were doing at the same time. If you missed it, have a look at some of the footage online. Who would have thought that we could make so much noise together? And what a fantastic way to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing NHS staff. Actually, I've just remembered how good you all are at making a noise, so if you didn't do it last night then try to join in with the next one - I think I will probably hear some of you in Wollaton if you try your hardest!

If you want another activity to keep you busy this afternoon and over the weekend then try making some rainbows to display in your windows. The idea is they spread some smiles and give children out for a walk with their families something to spot. I'll add a picture of mine below.

Have a lovely weekend, let's hope that the sunshine lasts for a little bit longer. Remember to try and get outside for some fresh air and exercise once a day, and keep doing your Joe Wicks workouts!

My rainbow in the window

An activity to try after watching Macbeth Episode 5

Thanks Muhammed for sending me some maths work, that's another point for King house. Come on Greta and Malala houses, let's see some work please!

Thursday 26th March - Update

Muhammed is actually in King house, and he has completed today's research task and found out some facts about what it was like to live in Tudor times, so that's an extra housepoint for King - well done Muhammed!

New Housepoint Totals!

Thursday 26th March

Good morning Class 6. I hope you're all doing okay and are managing to get out for a daily walk to enjoy the sunshine, it's really starting to feel like Spring isn't it?

Well done to Muhammed who has sent me some Shakespeare work, so that's a housepoint to Greta (I think!) Remember to write your house somewhere in the email if you can, just in case I can't remember which house you're in.

If you have already done some research about Shakespeare's life, for your next task you could do some research about what it was like to live in England in Tudor times. What kind of food did they eat? What were their homes like? What kind of jobs did people do? What beliefs did they have? What were the differences between how rich and poor people lived? What clothes did they wear? Did children go to school?

Remember to send me your answers if you can to earn a housepoint for your house!

Today's Housepoints

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Class 6. I couldn't do the Joe Wicks workout this morning as my legs are too stiff after yesterday's, but I hope you did it to wake yourselves up! Remember, if you miss the livestream you can always do it later on.

How are you all getting on at home? Well done to Kenneth, who has sent me lots of completed maths work and a Shakespeare factfile, so that's one housepoint to Farah (let me know if I've got the wrong house Kenneth). Today I'd like you to watch episode 3 of the BBC School's Macbeth cartoon and complete the activity please. For maths, I have uploaded some multiplication revision for you. Let's see if some more of you can earn a housepoint by sending me some of your work - my email address is emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

This week's housepoints

Macbeth Activity

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning Class 6. Did you do the Joe Wicks workout this morning? I did - it's a tough one isn't it! If you have finished the maths work in your pack I think it would be good if you start revising the different areas of the Year 6 curriculum again. I know you won't be doing your SATs now, but it will help you to get ready for secondary school. We'll start today with addition and subtraction. Hopefully if you click on the link you can either view the Classroom Secrets sheets online or print them off. For English, could you watch episode 2 of the BBC Schools version of Macbeth and have a go at answering the questions.

If you want a challenge for the afternoons this week you could try making a fact file about Shakespeare - what facts can you find out about his life? For example, when and where was he born? Who were his parents? What jobs did he do? How did he become famous? What plays did he write? When did he die? Why do some people believe his grave is cursed?!

I thought perhaps we could start collecting virtual housepoints? If you email me a picture of your work you could earn a point for your house, and I'll keep a score on this page. Good luck, stay safe and keep busy! 

Questions about Episode 2 of Macbeth

1. How do you think Macbeth feels when he finds out that he has become Thane of Cawdor, and the witches’ first prediction has come true?

(Thane of Cawdor is a title, so is the Scottish equivalent of something like the Duke of Norfolk)

2. Who does Duncan name as his heir?

(Your heir is the person who inherits any money or titles you have after you die)

3. Why do you think Macbeth is not very happy to hear that Duncan has chosen another heir?

4. What does Lady Macbeth want Macbeth to do when she hears that King Duncan is coming to spend the night at their castle?

5. In the original text, Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth, “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.” What do you think she means by this?

Monday 23rd March

Good morning Class 6. I hope you're all well and managing to get on to the website okay - it took me a long time this morning!

This week I would like it if you could spend some time carrying on with the Shakespeare work we started at school. If you can, watch the first episode of the BBC School's cartoon version of Macbeth by clicking on the link below, and then have a go at answering the questions. 

Questions about Macbeth episode one.

1. Who was Macbeth fighting in the battle?

2. What is the name of the King?

3. What is strange about the weather that day?

4. How many witches do Macbeth and Banquo meet?

5. What do the witches tell Macbeth and Banquo about their future?

If you haven't already seen this, here's a great free daily PE lesson to try!

If any of you have any questions about your work, or would like to send me a picture of something you've done, you can email me at emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

I hope you are all busy working at home like I am. Here are some extra links and activities to try if you have already powered through lots of the work in your pack.

Today's Writing Task

Start a daily diary. It only needs to be a sentence or two per day, although you could of course write more if you have a lot to say!

We are living through extraordinary times, so this may be something to show your grandchildren one day. If you don't have any paper at home you can collect some, along with a lunch, at school between 12 and 1pm tomorrow.

Spring Term News Letter

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Science

Science - Yeast Experiment

Autumn Term News Letter

The beginning of the year photo shoot.

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