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Monday 11th January 2021

Learning for Monday 11th January 2021



There are some words that we need to look at before we read the next chapter of Pig Heart boy.


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Activity 1: Write some notes for each word. Think back to the table we used to define tricky words. Think about

                -clues: what word class is it? (a noun/ adjective/ adverb). Does it have prefixes/suffixes?

                -Background knowledge: have you heard it or seen it used before? In what context?

                -Synonyms or antonyms? Can you think of any word that means the same thing?

                -Your definition: Make a quick definition of your own.

Activity 2: Use your device to Google these words and write the correct definition in your own words (don’t just copy one down!!!). Did it match your own one?

CHALLENGE: Put some of these words into your own sentences (especially the words that you are not too sure of).


You may want to set your learning out like this:

Word in context: Ironic

clues: It's describing the type of cheers.

Word Type: Adjective (before the noun)

Background knowledge: Used in comedy. When someone is being sassy or sarcastic.

Synonyms: Sarcastic, mocking

My definition: Used to say the opposite of something.

Actual definition: happening in a way contrary to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this.

My sentence: It was ironic that the owner of a plumbing business couldn't

fix his own leaky tap!



English - To generate vocabulary to describe a character

In this lesson, the children will revise definitions for key Mrs Wordsmith words, analyse the opening scene of the film and generate vocabulary to describe the main character.


Maths – Understanding angles and finding missing angles

See the Emmanuel website (Y6 page) if you would like the worksheets that are linked to today’s lessons and if you would like extension challenges

3*  In this unit we will be studying angles. We will deepen your understanding of angles by applying your understanding to find and calculate missing angles within diagrams and 2-D shapes. You will also consolidate your understanding of properties of shapes, comparing and classifying 2-D shapes. In today’s lesson we will use algebra and bar models to represent problems and calculate missing angles.


2* In this lesson we will revise what an angle is, how to identify angles in shapes and how to identify the size of an angle




Reflex maths – 15 to 20 minutes practising multiplication facts



Why is recycling important?

In this lesson, we will learn about sustainability and what we can do to live more sustainably. We will investigate which common items in our households can and cannot be recycled.