Art

Good morning year six. Today is our final art lesson for our island topic. Today, your task is to sketch/draw your final island. Below are some pictures for inspiration! Enjoy!

Code breaking

To conclude our computing unit this half term, we will be looking at codes. Please watch and enjoy the video below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-codebreaking-in-world-war-two/zdq2jhv

Your task today is to create a coded message and post it onto the blog. The rest of us can try to decode your message and reveal what it says. I will go first.

Peek pu eht doog krow srevaeh mraf

 

History Explorers

Today is our final history lesson on famous explorers!

You are on a boat when suddenly it is hit by lightning and has started to take on water. There is a desert island nearby and you have 60 seconds to decide which items you will take with you to survive. You only have space for four items. Once you have decided on your four items, you need to explain your choices.

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For a bit of a challenge, choose three numbers at random between one and ten. Once you have chosen your numbers, scroll down to see which challenges you have been dealt and how you overcame them! Share your answers in the comments section!

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Computing

Good morning year six. Today’s computing lesson is touch typing! Touch-typing means being able to type at speed and with accuracy, without needing to look down at your hands on the keyboard, and it’s this that makes touch-typists so speedy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages.

You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.

Why learn to touch type?

When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people quickly learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. The important things to remember are:

■  Use the correct fingers

■  There’s no need to rush!

■  Always rest your wrists on the desk.

You should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tired.

It’s important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don’t look at your hands is to cover them up – you can make a simple box out of cardboard or wood to cover both the keys and your hands.

You will need headphones or speakers to enjoy the song and dance in each game.

Health and Safety

Sit comfortably with your back up straight and your feet on the ground!

Happy typing!