Good morning year 6. It is finally the last week of this very strange half term. We hope your are still all keeping safe and well and enjoying completing your work at home. We have loved seeing pictures of your work on out class Dojo's and we are very impressed with it! Keep it up! If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Mrs Cairns and Mr Elsworth
English - New Text Genre Focus - Information Report
This week we will be using the ideas and features from last week's information text on raven birds to create our own information reports on Wolves.
Lesson Focus - To plan the layout and content of an information report on wolves before writing the opening introductory paragraph.
Using the below power point slides, table sheet or a piece of paper to plan and begin to write your opening to introduce wolves in your report.
Our Raven example text is below along with a class opening report example on wolves.
Our new topic is unity. We will first explore what nourishes and what spoils friendship and unity.
At the end of EXPLORE: Children may be able to link to how making and breaking friendship and unity affects their behaviour and that of others and may be able to show they understand how their own and others’ decisions about friendships are informed by beliefs and values. Children may be able to compare their own and other people’s ideas and experiences concerning friendship and unity.
Firstly watch the clip below, which shows what to means to be a friend from Toy Story.
Did anything in those two videos make you think about your friendships?
Friendships may be between two or more people, but when a friendship excludes others all the time, it will be difficult for it flourish and grow. It may be that a group of people come together, for a common purpose e.g. to play a sports game, to get a task done, to prepare for a celebration, to be part of a band etc. Often when people come together it is to complete a task that would be difficult alone e.g. putting up a tent. When people come together with a common purpose, there is unity between them. They become as one. What does unity mean?
Think about the answers to these questions:
Q Why do you think friendships are important?
Q What do you think is the most important value in friendship?
Q How do you think your beliefs influence your friendships?
Q What helps a friendship to flourish?
Q What kinds of behaviour will break a friendship?
Q Who is affected when a friendship is broken?
Q What do you think is the best way to mend broken friendships?
Write a list of things unity means to you. Here is mine as an example...
Mrs Cairns thinks that unity means:
* Helping others
* Working together
* Showing kindness
* Showing forgiveness.
Now think about what world unity means and write a list. I have started one for you:
* Peace not war
* Working together to stop poverty
Finally, think about what makes or breaks unity (friendships)
Split your piece of paper in half on one side write strong friendships and on the other write weak friendships. make a list of things that might make a friendship stronger under that heading and things that make a friendship weaker under the other. I have given you some examples below:
Strong Friendships Weak Friendships
Forgiveness Being unkind