Homework for Carnival holidays

Dear students,

For carnival holidays you have been assigned with some fun activities to enjoy at home! 🙂

For Numeracy: On the 14th of March is the international day to celebrate the number Pi (π).The holiday is celebrated on 14th March, since 3 (the month of March) 1 and 4 (the 14th day) are the first three and most well-known digits in the decimal form of pi.

In Year 6 class we have been learning how to calculate the circumference of a circle using the number pi. C=2 x π x radius. Celebrated on March 14, Pi Day is a very special day in the lives of many people devoted to Pi. And what better way to sink your teeth into the celebration than by making and eating pi pie?!! Year 6 students you are each responsible for bringing in school juice, forks, pies, plates, and whipped cream!! You will need to bake a pie, calculate the circumference (extension: the Area too, A = π x r x r )  of your pie using the formula and bring it in school to celebrate the day!                                                         Additionally, investigate the number pi and write some interesting facts about it in your book.

Literacy/International mindedness Activity: On an A3 poster design your impression of your culture/home country. Your poster will be displayed around our Primary school to promote the Primary Celebration for Mother Tongue on the 30th of March. Therefore, your work should be neat and presentable, but most of all your work should reflect your ideas and your love for your home country and culture. You can draw one or more pictures of great landmarks in your country or cultural practices, activities, special events and traditions your family enjoys doing together. Don’t forget to add some writing or vocabulary in your mother tongue! 🙂

Have a fantastic holiday everyone!!

Enjoy carnival and see you soon! 🙂

Best wishes,

Ms Chalkiopoulou

Weekly Learning Objectives

Dear parents & students,

This week we will:

In Numeracy: Understand what an angle is and that it is measured in degrees; know what the angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons add to and use these facts and mathematical reasoning to calculate missing angles; recognise and identify the properties of circles and name their parts; draw circles using pairs of compasses; draw polygons using a ruler and a protractor.

In Literacy: 

  • Give advice about a characters dilemma
  • Compose a letter to an agony aunt
  • Understand characters’ actions.

Mother Tongue Day in Secondary:  

In addition to our activities to celebrate Carnival this week, Year 6 students are invited to celebrate Cultural diversity & Mother Tongue Day in our ISB Secondary school on Thursday afternoon. Children will participate in various language workshops facilitated and organised by secondary students and teachers and they will have the opportunity to explore interesting facts not only about their home country but also about several other cultures. On Thursday the 23rd of February children should bring clothes or accessories to wear in school which represent their home country in order to engage with Secondary’s festivities for the International Day for Mother Tongue.

Have a lovely week.

Best wishes,

Ms Chalkiopoulou

Homework 17/02/17

Dear students,

Your homework for next week is:

In Numeracy: Complete worksheet given in class. For further practice complete allocated tasks in your account in ActiveLearn.

Literacy & IPC  homework:

Find and write definitions of the following terms in your IPC book:

  • The Equator
  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • Greenwich Meridian
  • The Tropic of Capricorn
  • The Tropic of Cancer

On the ‘map of world’ templates mark the above things to show where they are on our planet.  Then, think and find out what climate zone are we in the Netherlands? What is the biome of our host country and what is the biome in your home country. What do you know about the plants and animals in your home country. Record in your book some interesting facts about vegetation and animal life for both the Netherlands and your home country.

Both pieces of homework are due to Thursday the 23rd of February 2017.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Ms Chalkiopoulou

Weekly Learning Objectives 13/02/17

Dear parents & students,

This week we will:

In Numeracy: Multiply numbers with two decimal places; use short multiplication to multiply amounts of money; use estimation to check answers to calculations; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30.

In Literacy:

  • Will compose kennings and perform these in class.
  • Draw own interpretation of description.
  • Compose and perform a group poem.

Have a lovely week,

Ms Chalkiopoulou

Homework 10/02/17

Dear students,

Your Homework for next week is:

In Literacy:

  • Re-read chapter 7 and investigate meanings of unknown vocabulary.
  • On an A4 piece of paper draw a picture of Joe and around the outside write what we know about him – how does he feel inside and what external pressures are affecting him. Bring this piece of homework in class on Monday the 13th of February.

In Numeracy: Complete worksheet given and allocated tasks in your account in activelearn.

In IPC:  Communicate your research on ‘biomes’ (we have completed in class) by creating your own nature documentary on your chosen habitat!! 🙂

Use and combine a variety of software and hardware to do this. For example, hardware such as cameras and microphones could be used to record information and software such as Audacity, Google slides, Paint and Movie Maker can be used to edit and organise the presentation.
Remember copyright laws. We shouldn’t just copy and paste information directly from the internet without evaluating it first – is it useful? Is it true? Is it relevant?                       Finally, watch clips of nature documentaries and study the way that the
presenters narrate what is being shown on screen.

David Attenborough is an excellent example as narrator:
youtube.com/watch?v=eQ4Ak2w1ZDU& – YouTube clip featuring David Attenborough
Present in class to the rest of the groups on Wednesday the 15th of February 2017.

Spellings: 

group 1 & 2: https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=43794082

group 3: https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=43859174

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes,

Ms Chalkiopoulou

Weekly Learning objectives

Dear parents & students,

This week we will:

In Numeracy:

  • Know common fraction / decimal equivalents, e.g. 3/8 = 0·375
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
  • Multiply pairs of unit fractions and multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions
  • Use partitioning to mentally multiply 2-digit numbers with one decimal place by whole 1-digit numbers;

In Literacy:

  • Perform texts through readers theatre approach
  • Participate in debate and write an argument giving strong reasons for and against a decision.
  • Read and interpret text and empathise with the characters.

Best wishes,

Ms Chalkiopoulou

 

Homework 03/02/2017

Dear students,

Your Homework for next week is:

In Numeracy: Complete worksheets given on Friday the 3rd of February and complete allocated tasks in your accounts.

Literacy & Jigsaw project:

During our ‘Jigsaw’ lessons we have been looking at various difficulties there are in the world that people live with. Some of the global issues we have investigated are: poverty, natural disasters, disabilities and illnesses.

Your task is to write a piece of prose or a poem entitled ‘My dream for the world’. The poems/prose should  be written onto the coloured triangular shaped material given on Friday. Your poems will be displayed in a unit Primary display with a title: The garden of Dreams & Goals! Therefore your work should be presentable and meaningful. The due date is on Tuesday the 7th of February.

Next, think about charities (like the ones we discussed in class) who support people in need. If you had to raise money for a chosen charity which would it be and why? Investigate charities in the Netherlands and specifically any local ones that you would be willing to support. Present your findings in class while giving some strong reasons why is this charity significant for you. This piece of Homework is due to Tuesday the 7th of February 2017.

Finally, find your new spellings below:

Group 1 & 2 : https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=43544433

Group 3 : https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=43544443

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes,

Ms Chalkiopoulou