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Week 7

Hello again Year 6, 

 

We can't believe that we are in May! We hope that you are all finding ways to stay happy and trying some learning activities at home to keep your minds active. 

 

Just a reminder to download the Seesaw apps if you have not already, as we will keep posting activities on there too. We would also love to see photos of some of the work you have done linked to our weekly posts on this website. Well done to those children who are sharing their work, it is lovely to see. 

 

In addition, keep checking BBC Bitesize for updated daily lessons. Here is a link to the Y6 page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1 

 

This week the theme is..

 

Parties and Celebrations

 

 

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This weeks theme is inspired by the special day that will be celebrated across the UK on Friday

VE DAY

The VE in VE Day stands for Victory in Europe. It was the public holiday of 8th May 1945 to mark the defeat of Germany by the Allied forces in World War 2, 75 years ago. More than 1 million people celebrated in the streets of cities, towns and villages in the UK. Crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square and up The Mall, waiting for Winston Churchill the wartime Prime Minister, and King George VI to make an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

 

Some activities that you could try this week...…..

  •  Research more information about VE day and any other parties and celebrations that are celebrated across the world. These could be religious celebrations, cultural, worldwide or family traditions. 
  •  Plan and budget your own party. The purpose for the party is up to you. You have a budget of £200 for the party – you are not allowed to spend more than this! Your task is to plan every aspect of the party. Use your maths skills to calculate the cost of your party. Use the document attached for all the information and the price list.

  •  Design your own party invitations, banner or bunting. You may decide to design some for VE day. 

  •  Attached below in the documents is a pack of fun resources linked to VE day.

  • There is also a reading comprehension (with 3 different abilities) attached below. 

  •  Learn some 1940s dance moves to celebrate VE Day. You might like to find out about the popular 1940s dance: The Lindy Hop.

  • Transport yourself back in time and write a VE Day diary entry. Imagine what it would have been like to take part in a VE Day street parade or party. Think about: What did you do to celebrate? How did it feel knowing that the war in Europe was over? Who joined the celebrations with you? Was anyone missing and why? Why might there have been a feeling of sadness too? What perspective are you writing from? a woman, a returned soldier, a child?

  •  Create a list of things in your life that you are thankful for and are reasons for you to celebrate. 

  • Create a list of things you would like to celebrate after this lockdown is over. 

We hope that you enjoy trying some of these activities and we hope to hear about how you've been getting on through Seesaw. 

 

Stay safe, 

 

Miss Garner and Miss Buxton blush

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