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KS2 Escape to the Pole - part 2

Week Commencing - Monday 1st June - Travelling to the North Pole and around the World
A slight change to things this term - we welcome some children back to school but I know others of you are still working hard at home. 
Please email us if you have any questions:
Please complete what tasks you can but don't feel as if you have to do it all.
Geography -locating places and flags around the world.
English - We are starting a unit on biographies and autobiographies - looking at the autobiography of Matthew Henson. Please complete the activities  below, or those on Bitesize
Maths - Please continue the activities on Bitesize, or use the White Rose links on the KS2 page. Continue to learn your multiplication tables on TT Rock Stars. Alternatively, use the worksheets below.
Science - different birds in your garden/exotic birds
Computing - programming (see the Purple Mash site)
French - match the fruits
Art - beautiful birds
Week 2 - Week Commencing  8.6.20
Please remember to send your photos of you reading a book. (Email addresses on week 1)
Key Question - Who are the Inuit people?
Geography - investigating the people living in the Arctic. (Extension: World Oceans, to celebrate World Oceans Day)
English - Matthew Henson's autobiography - his early life.
Maths - please complete the maths work from Bitesize, or use the links to the White Rose resources on the KS2 page. Please continue to work on your multiplication tables, either on the TT Rock Stars website or by using the worksheets below. (Well done to Barney who has risen through the ranks to become number 1 at Penny Acres! Who can beat him from both schools?)
Science - plants (edible and poisonous)
French - Je Voudrais/I would like
RE - Do actions speak louder than words?
Week 3 - Week Commencing 15.6.20
Time Zones
Geography/Maths  - What are time zones? How do they differ from country to country?
Maths - Either complete the maths on Bitesize 
White Rose activities on the KS2 page, plus additional activities linked to time/timetables and Purple Mash work.
English - Continuation of the Matthew Henson story. Matthew Henson has arrived in Washington and is working in a shop, with dreams to sail on the seas.
Activity 1 - Rhetorical Questions
Activity 2 - Speech marks/dashes
Activity 3 - Idioms
Activity 4 - Write about a journey you went on. 
Science - How do plants get their water? / How do plants survive in extreme habitats?
RE - Christians in Britain
French - Les Adjectifs
Philosophy Friday:
When you eat a cherry, do you eat its redness?
If the answer is yes, are you now digesting its redness?
If the answer is no, where did the redness go?
Is redness part of the cherry?
Can colours be chewed?
Do you also eat its shape?
I  thought plants couldn't grow in the North Pole because it is so cold
However I found out that some resilient plant species can survive.
These are some of the facts I've found:
Plant species such as cotton grass, sedge and dwarf heath grow at the North Pole.
They grow together to protect each other from the elements.
Moss grows on the underside of rocks.
Plants have a dark pigment on leaves.  This helps absorbs sunlight for the plants to grow by photosynthesis.
The North Pole is cold and windy so flowering is hard to do.  Most plant reproduction takes place underground though the division of the roots.
from Olivia
Dear Juniors
There is currently a battle going on - a battle between Penny Acres and Wigley.
The current score is : Image preview
Please log on to your TT Rock Stars account to join the battle.
If you haven't got your TT Rock Stars login, please contact school.
May the keenest school win!
We will keep you up to date on the scores on the news page of the website.
Week 4 - Week Commencing 22nd June, 2020
Diets around the world.
What do people living in the Arctic circle eat? What do people eat in different places around the world?
Geography - Diets around the World.
English - Handwriting, spelling and Activities 1-4.
Continuation of Escape to the Pole.  Matthew Henson has left Washington to travel on a boat.
Maths - Bitesize activities, White Rose activities plus additional time work, found below.
Week 5 - Matthew Henson's first visit to the Arctic - Greenland
Topic - Where is Greenland and what is it like?
English - Matthew Henson's Journey/Inspirational Black people.
Activity 1 - Read and answer about Matthew Henson's first journey to the Arctic.
Activity 2 - Research and write about another inspirational Black person. There are some optional sheets which can be used for this.
Activity 3 - Looking at fact files of famous people and writing your own fact file.
Activity 4 - Writing a summary of key points in your life.
Maths - Either continue with Bitesize activities, White Rose maths or the time worksheets located on weeks 3 and 4.
Week 6 - What is happening at the North Pole?
Our topic work looks at the ozone over the Arctic and what we are doing to our environment. 
We reach the final voyage of Matthew Henson this week. Does he make it to the Pole? Is he recognised for his achievements? 
We have seen some amazing pieces of work - wonderful information about Iceland and Greenland and  fantastic work on Inspirational Black People. Please continue to email your work to us. (See email links on week 1.) 
Handwriting this week reinforces week 4's activity on comparatives and superlatives. Please write sentences. (You can't do this with a partner, as it says on the worksheet - unless you complete this with a family member.)
It is out final week of term. We say a sad farewell to out Year 6 children: Olivia, Kizzy, Henry C, Henry H, Kyle, Daisy, Lucy and Joseph.
We have also reached our final week of the topic Escape to the Pole by looking at icebergs and the deadly effects of icebergs - the sinking of the Titanic.
Please continue to email us with any work, or if you have any questions regarding September.  Have a good holiday and fingers crossed for a return to the 'new normal' in September. 
Stay safe - from all the KS2 staff. 
It is the summer holidays next week but if you want to complete some extra maths work, look at these magical maths sheets. They are great for improving problem solving skills. Work with members of your family and test the activities on them - don't forget your matchsticks though!