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Friday 19th June 2020

It is Friday! Well done for all your hard work this week.

 

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Grammar: relative clauses and relative pronouns

It is Friday, so it has to be some sort of grammar!

 

Today, we are going to look again at relative clauses. It would be good to recap these as, from the Kahoot reports, these would appear to be a bit of a sticking point.

 

Basically:

 

Relative clauses give extra information about a noun

 

Relative pronouns introduce the extra information

 

With that in mind, have a look at the BBC Bitesize guide below, it is really helpful and will take you step by step through when you might want to use them.

Relative clauses | English - Grammar for 11-14-year-olds

Here is a song about relative clauses. It is a bit shouty, sorry.

The Relative Clause Song

You can now either take this mini relative clause test, or play the Space Dog relative clause game - or both!
If you want more relative clause action, you can take this quiz:

Relative Clauses: The Grammar Gameshow

Welcome to the Grammar Gameshow! Test your knowledge in this crazy quiz!

Mathematics: test marking

Your Friday test marking skills are needed once again. Hopefully you will have a more consistent candidate this week!

 

You know what to do:

- Check

- Correct, if needed

- Score

- Give advice for improvements

Topic work: debate follow-up

On Wednesday, some of the class were involved in a debate Zoom about what to do with some of the statues of people around the UK that have either controversial or objectively horrible history.

 

This was inspired by recent events in the news, such as the tearing down of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol.

The statue of Edward Colston has since been taken out of the river in Bristol. It is due to be displayed in a museum.

Edward Colston statue retrieved from Bristol Harbour and taken to 'secure location'

The statue of Edward Colston has been retrieved from Bristol Harbour and taken to "secure location" after it was thrown in the water by Black Lives Matter protesters.

During the debate, many children thought that the statues could be used to help educate others about the whole history behind the people they represent. Your task today is to design a plaque that you would put alongside the statue of Edward Colston if it were to be displayed in a museum.

 

What would include - would you include both good deeds and bad? Would you include how it was taken down? It is up to you.

This day in history: 1829

Then Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London.

29th September 1829: The Metropolitan Police begins operating in London

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