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06.07.20

In both the USA and Canada, today is National Fried Chicken Day. With this in mind, I would like you to write to argue one of the following positions:

1. Chicken on the bone (including hotwings) is better than boneless chicken.

2. Boneless chicken is better than chicken on the bone.

3. We shouldn't be consuming any fried chicken.

 

You don't actually need to agree with the point of view that you are arguing. In fact, if you really want to challenge yourself, you could try arguing the opposite of your own feelings.

 

It's also Teacher Day (but only in Peru. Shhh. I won't tell anybody if you don't)! Have a think about what kinds of qualities that you would like your teachers to have next year. Perhaps they are qualities your current teacher possesses? Perhaps they are entirely new ones? If you want to put your thoughts down in writing, that would be great.

 

For maths, we're thinking systematically today: https://nrich.maths.org/2645/note

Monday 6th July

 

Friday arithmetic answers

 

1)  5.8 x 9 = 52.2

2) 0.54 x 100 = 54

3) 4.42 x 0.5 = 2.21

4) = 7 x 5 x 4 (140)

5) 3 x x 7 = 420 (20)

6) 3296 ÷ 16 = 206

7) 13.46 ÷ 100  = 0.1346

8) 72  x 32 = 441

 

Monday Arithmetic

 

1)  5136 - 249 =

2) 375 x 6 =

3) 9.3 – 2.78 =

4) 858 x 8 =

5) 3496 + 8248 =

6) 38 x 14 =

7) 502 - 7 =

8) 2.4 + 3.434 =

Friday 3rd July

 

Thursday arithmetic answers

 

1)  789  x 6 = 4734

2)  3727 ÷ 12 = 310r7

3) 9% of 800 = 72

4) = 58 x 8 (464)

5) £7.19 x 9 = £64.71

6) 3.32km ÷ 4 = 0.83km

7) 497 x 16 = 7952

8) 99% of 50 = 49.5

 

 

Friday arithmetic

 

1)  5.8 x 9 =

2) 0.54 x 100 =

3) 4.42 x 0.5 =

4) = 7 x 5 x 4

5) 3 x x 7 = 420

6) 3296 ÷ 16 =

7) 13.46 ÷ 100  =

8) 72  x 32 =

 

Today's activities - again they have been suggested by people in my group, so thank you to Leo, Akili and Amelia!

 

1) Learn a magic trick. There must be lots of them on the internet! Learn one and impress your family!

 

2) Tallest tower of food. Which food makes the tallest tower? Uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows are a good place to start!

 

3) Fractions. Teach yourself something about fractions - this can include revising calculating with fractions, drawing pictures of fractions, or even making a pizza and cutting it into fractions!!

Thursday 2nd July

 

Wednesday arithmetic answers

 

1) 7.96 x 5 = 39.80

2) 41 324 – 12 498 = 28 826

3) 1794 ÷ 8 = 224 r 2

4) 65 x 30 = 1950

5) 5.4 - 1.5 = 3.9

6) 3962 ÷ 12 = 330r2

7) 45% of 410 = 184.5

8) 147 000 – 89 123 = 57 877

 

 

Thursday arithmetic

 

1)  789  x 6 =

2)  3727 ÷ 12 =

3) 9% of 800 =

4) = 58 x 8

5) £7.19 x 9 =

6) 3.32km ÷ 4 =

7) 497 x 16 =

8) 99% of 50 =

02.07.20

 

Today is national doctor day! Okay, not in our nation, but that's a minor technicality. It's actually in India, but that doesn't mean that we can't use it to inspire some writing. I would like you to research and write a biography of a particularly important doctor. No, it's not Doctor Who, Doctor Strange or Dr Frankenstein (though Frankenstein is an awesome book). The doctor I would like you to find out about is Mary Edwards Walker. If you're sat there thinking that you have no idea who she is, that is precisely why I have asked you to find out about her.

 

Becoming a doctor is a fairly common career aspiration, though many who set out to do so don't manage it. What do you want to do when you're older? If you don't know yet, that's okay. But if you do, have a look into what you would need to do in order to get that job. Do you need to study particular subjects at school, college or university? Do you need to learn particular skills? Would you need to live in a particular part of the country (or even world)?

 

For maths today, you'll be looking at Mr Moore's least favourite of the four operations: https://nrich.maths.org/10490/note

 

 

Useful information about travelling to school safely in Year 7

Wednesday 1st July

 

Tuesday arithmetic answers

 

1)  5 x 8 x 6 = 240

2) 560 ÷ 8 = 70

3) 37.4 x 100 = 3740

4) 23 = 8

5) 60 000 – 2300 = 57 700

6) 5600 ÷ 80 = 70

7) 60 x  = 1800 (30)

8) 40% of 4700 = 1880

 

 

Wednesday arithmetic

 

1) 7.96 x 5 =

2) 41 324 – 12 498 =

3) 1794 ÷ 8 =

4) 65 x 30 =

5) 5.4 - 1.5 =

6) 3962 ÷ 12 =

7) 45% of 410 =

8) 147 000 – 89 123 =

 

Today’s activities have all been suggested by people in my group. So thank you Seren, Luis and Akili!

 

Make a Sandwich.

  1. Make a sandwich of your choosing and write a set of instructions to go with it.
  2. Share the instructions with your teacher via dojo or seesaw.
  3. Eat the sandwich.

 

Watch a movie.

 Watch your favourite film and then write a review of it. Talk about the best bits, whether it has a good storyline and who you think will enjoy it. Share it with your teacher on dojo or seesaw.

 

Draw yourself as a cartoon.

There are lots of videos and instructions on the internet about how to draw people as cartoons. Find something to help and then draw yourself and members of your family as cartoon characters!

Sports Day at Home!!

30.06.20

 

It's international asteroid day! Use this fact to inspire today's writing. Perhaps you want to write a narrative about an asteroid colliding with earth, bringing an alien life form or substance with it? Or a narrative about a team of top scientists trying to prevent a disaster as an asteroid speeds towards earth?

 

For maths today, a game of Would You Rather? https://nrich.maths.org/1118/note

 

Don't forget other learning opportunities in the home. You can learn by doing things that you might not get to do in school. Mr Moore's favourite learning activity is baking a cake, because then you get to eat the cake.

Tuesday 30th June

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  4136 - 297 = 3839

2) 368 x 4 = 1472

3) 11.4 – 3.8 = 7.6

4) 57 x 8 = 456

5) 3782 - 497 = 3285

6) 228 x 6 = 1368

7) 503 - 12 = 491

8) 3.4 – 2.739 = 0.661

 

Tuesday arithmetic

 

1)  5 x 8 x 6 =

2) 560 ÷ 8 =

3) 37.4 x 100 =

4) 23 =

5) 60 000 – 2300 =

6) 5600 ÷ 80 =

7) 60 x  = 1800

8) 40% of 4700 =

 

Monday 29th June

 

Friday arithmetic

 

1)  4.7 x 9 = 42.3

2) 0.47 x 100 = 47

3) 562  ÷ 1000  = 0.562

4) = 4 x 6 x 3 (72)

5) 2 x x 5 = 500 (50)

6) 2468 ÷ 17 = 145r3

7) 93.6 ÷ 100  = 0.936

8) 98% of 400 = 392

 

Monday Arithmetic

 

1)  4136 - 297 =

2) 368 x 4 =

3) 11.4 – 3.8 =

4) 57 x 8 =

5) 3782 - 497 =

6) 228 x 6 =

7) 503 - 12 =

8) 3.4 – 2.739 =

 

English

 

If you are going to be going to Downend School in September, they have asked you to write a letter to your new tutor, telling them a bit about yourselves. You could tell them what your favourite subjects are at school, what interests you outside of school and also what you are looking forward to about going into Year 7. Even if you aren’t going to Downend, you could still write a letter. If you send it to your teacher they will be able to email it onto your new school. Our email is enquiries@barleyclose.org.uk .

 

 

Geography

 

I know this was very popular in Year 5 – this is a great game to play online. You get ‘dropped’ somewhere in the world and you have to try and identify where you are! You need an account to play some games, but there is also a free version.

 

https://www.geoguessr.com/

Get creative! Follow these instructions to make friendship bracelets which you can share with your friends and family. You will be able to get the thread online or at craft shops.

Friday 26th June

 

Thursday arithmetic answers

 

1)  576  x 7 = 4032

2)  336 ÷ 12 = 28

3) 6% of 900 = 54

4) = 55 x 8 (440)

5) £6.87 x 8 = £54.96

6) 5.07km ÷ 3 = 1.69km

7) 364 x 14 = 5096

8) 62  x 22 = 144

 

 

Friday arithmetic

 

1)  4.7 x 9 =

2) 0.47 x 100 =

3) 562  ÷ 1000  =

4) = 4 x 6 x 3

5) 2 x x 5 = 500

6) 2468 ÷ 17 =

7) 93.6 ÷ 100  =

8) 98% of 400 =

Thursday 25th June

 

Wednesday arithmetic answers

 

1) 2.46 x 6 = 14.76

2) 30 421 – 19 287 = 11 134

3) 1792 ÷ 7 = 256

4) 57 x 40 = 2280

5) 4.8 + 3.7 = 8.5

6) 1072 ÷ 8 = 134

7) 35% of 330 = 115.5

8) 132 000 – 9 327 = 122 673

 

 

Thursday arithmetic

 

1)  576  x 7 =

2)  336 ÷ 12 =

3) 6% of 900 =

4) = 55 x 8

5) £6.87 x 8 =

6) 5.07km ÷ 3 =

7) 364 x 14 =

8) 62  x 22 =

 

 

English

 Finish off your yearbook messages if you haven’t already done them. Remember to email us on enquiries@barleyclose.org.uk when you have finished them, so that we can come and collect them on Monday 29th June.

 

History

Ask your parents if they have any photos of you from your time at Barley Close and see if it jogs your memory of things you have done. Create a timeline and try and include funny little stories that are personal to you.

 

Art

Drawing cartoon characters is often easier than you might think. There are lots of online tutorials to give you step by step instructions – can you find one to draw your favourite characters (I think I’d go with Penelope Pitstop from the Wacky Races or Tom and Jerry) and when you are finished, you could take a photo and send it to your teacher!

Wednesday 24th June

 

Tuesday arithmetic answers

 

1)  4 x 7 x 4 = 112

2) 630 ÷ 7 = 90

3) 24.6 x 10 = 246

4) 53 = 125

5) 50 000 – 1200 = 48 800

6) 6300 ÷ 70 = 90

7) 70 x  = 2800 (400)

8) 60% of 2500 = 1500

 

 

Wednesday arithmetic

 

1) 2.46 x 6 =

2) 30 421 – 19 287 =

3) 1792 ÷ 7 =

4) 57 x 40 =

5) 4.8 + 3.7 =

6) 1072 ÷ 8 =

7) 35% of 330 =

8) 132 000 – 9 327 =

24.06.20

 

Today, I would like you to carry on writing your messages for the year book. Remember, these are going to be part of what people take away with them from their time at Barley Close school. Make sure that your messages are kind. They may have more impact than you realise. This should be your main focus for today.

 

In school, I've noticed that some people's maths skills, including my own, have become a bit rusty. When you take a break from your writing today, have a little refresher on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  3042 - 108 = 2934

2) 249 x 3 = 747

3) 9.4 + 2.7 = 12.1

4) 57 x 9 = 513

5) 2478 + 3969 = 6447

6) 17 x 6 = 102

7) 401 - 9 = 392

8) 1.7 + 4.736 = 6.436

 

Tuesday arithmetic

 

1)  4 x 7 x 4 =

2) 630 ÷ 7 =

3) 24.6 x 10 =

4) 53 =

5) 50 000 – 1200 =

6) 6300 ÷ 70 =

7) 70 x  = 2800

8) 60% of 2500 =

 

 

English

 

You only have one task today – to get writing your messages for the yearbooks. You write one message for each child in your class and you can write some for children in the other class as well if you want.

    Mrs Spindler delivered everything you need yesterday – we will be back to pick them up on Monday 29th June.

Monday 22nd June

 

Friday arithmetic answers

 

1)  3.4 x 8 = 27.2

2) 4.62 ÷ 100 = 0.0462

3) 54  x 0.5  = 27

4) = 3 x 96 (288)

5) 3 x x 5 = 150 (10)

6) 3482 ÷ 23 = 151 r 9

7) 34.7 ÷ 10  = 3.47

8) 99% of 540 = 534.6

 

Monday Arithmetic

 

1)  3042 - 108 =

2) 249 x 3 =

3) 9.4 + 2.7 =

4) 57 x 9 =

5) 2478 + 3969 =

6) 17 x 6 =

7) 401 - 9 =

8) 1.7 + 4.736 =

22.06.20

 

Writing

Today, if you lived in Canada (which you don't), you might be celebrating Discovery Day. Why do we care? Well, that's an interesting question. Living in Bristol means that this could be an important day for us as well. Your job is to find out why, and to write about the man that links Bristol to Canada on Discovery Day.

 

Art

Imagine that you have discovered a new land. Design a flag for it. It could be as intricate or simple as you like. Which colours would you use and why? Does it have some kind of meaningful emblem or sigil? Also, consider that flags don't necessarily all have to be the same shape.

 

Food

Canada is famous for its great maple trees and the syrup they produce. Can you make a meal that would be enhanced by syrup? You could try making pancakes if you want to keep it strictly traditional, or you could attempt something a little bit more out there (but not tuna. Don't ever put syrup on tuna.)

 

Maths

While we're considering sweet things, this seems like a good time to introduce this investigation: https://nrich.maths.org/7228/note  You will need to work systematically for the best results.

Friday 19th June

 

Thursday arithmetic answers

 

1)  498  x 6 = 2988

2)  312 ÷ 12 = 26

3) 8% of 200 = 16

4) = 47 x 9 (423)

5) £4.69 x 7 = £32.83

6) 4.95m ÷ 3 = 1.65m

7) 247 x 15 = 3705

8) 42  x 32 = 144

 

Friday arithmetic

 

1)  3.4 x 8 =

2) 4.62 ÷ 100 =

3) 54  x 0.5  =

4) = 3 x 96

5) 3 x x 5 = 150

6) 3482 ÷ 23 =

7) 34.7 ÷ 10  =

8) 99% of 540 =

 

 

Over to you!

So there have been lots of activities put on here since March 23rd. Hopefully you have found some that you have enjoyed – but do you think you could come up with better activities? Message your teacher with ideas and then when we use them, you will get a shout out! It’s worth suggesting anything you think would be fun – we will consider all ideas!

 

Art

 

Another great art idea from someone I used to work with. Maybe you could make a sign asking people not to come into your bedroom or a ‘stay alert’ sign to go in your window.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCk9uridS0w&list=PLOMgCxGsOtilnl7bmkrq0EBBuPe-qnk8z&index=4&t=0s

 

History/English

 

On June 19th 1865, a proclamation was read out that ended slavery in the USA. This date is celebrated every single year in America and is often called Juneteeth. Knowing what you know about slavery from our topic work earlier in the year and also what you may have learnt yourself, complete a piece of written work that shows the hardships that slaves faced and why this date needs to be remembered.

You could write:

  • A diary entry
  • A poem
  • A non-chronological report
  • An eye-witness account of being there when the law was read out
  • A story of how slaves were brought from Africa.

18.06.20

 

Believe it or not, today is international picnic day. I doubt that there will be many occurring in the local area. You could:

 

  • Write an acrostic poem about picnics
  • Write a narrative about an ill-fated picnic

 

It's also Sustainable Gastronomy Day. Think back to our World War II topic, where we learned about food shortages. You could try to make a leaflet or poster convincing people to be less wasteful or to grow their own food.

 

For maths, let's have an open ended investigation:

https://nrich.maths.org/7374/note

 

Thursday 18th June

 

Wednesday arithmetic answers

 

1) 1.23 x 5 = 6.15

2) 29 347 + 64 210 = 93 557

3) 1778 ÷ 7 = 254

4) 32 x 60 = 1920

5) 3.4 + 5.7 = 9.1

6) 1008 ÷ 8 = 126

7) 15% of 110 = 16.5

8) 69 347 – 24 290 = 45 057

 

Thursday arithmetic

 

1)  498  x 6 =

2)  312 ÷ 12 =

3) 8% of 200 =

4) = 47 x 9

5) £4.69 x 7 =

6) 4.95m ÷ 3 =

7) 247 x 15 =

8) 42  x 32 =

Wednesday 17th June

 

Tuesday arithmetic answers

1)  3 x 6 x 4 = 72

2) 420 ÷ 6 = 70

3) 12.8 x 10 = 128

4) 33 = 27

5) 40 000 – 600 = 39 400

6) 4200 ÷ 60 = 70

7) 80 x  = 1600 (20)

8) 30% of 1200 = 360

 

Wednesday arithmetic

 

1) 1.23 x 5 =

2) 29 347 + 64 210 =

3) 1778 ÷ 7 =

4) 32 x 60 =

5) 3.4 + 5.7 =

6) 1008 ÷ 8 =

7) 15% of 110 =

8) 69 347 – 24 290 =

Just for fun

 

This is a link that I have put up before – but it is constantly being updated, so it’s worth looking at again! The emoji quizzes have been keeping the Year 6 children that are in school busy this week (and the adults!).

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes?page=6

 

Maybe you can write your own quiz about a topic you know lots about and then send it to your teacher!

 

 

English

 

Marcus Rashford has proved this week, that standing up for something you believe in and talking to people in power in a sensible way can make change for the better.

     Write a letter to Boris Johnson, asking him to make changes to the law about a subject you feel passionate about. It could be something to do with the environment (like companies using black plastic, even though it can’t be recycled); or change the age restrictions on something (lowering the age you are allowed to vote) or anything else you like! Make it persuasive without demanding and always remember those rhetorical questions and emotional language!

 

 

PE/Games

The children that have come back to school have been keeping themselves busy making up new games that can be played outside, without any equipment and that can be played without getting closer than 2 metres.

  Can you come up with some good games? If you send them to your teacher, then we can play them in school!

Tuesday 16th June

 

Monday arithmetic answers

 

1)  1097 - 100 = 997

2) 146 x 2 = 292

3) 7.1 + 1.6 = 8.7

4) 42 x 2 = 84

5) 616 + 742 = 1358

6) 16 x 4 = 64

7) 302 - 8 = 294

8) 1.6 + 4.26 = 5.86

 

Tuesday arithmetic

 

1)  3 x 6 x 4 =

2) 420 ÷ 6 =

3) 12.8 x 10 =

4) 33 =

5) 40 000 – 600 =

6) 4200 ÷ 60 =

7) 80 x  = 1600

8) 30% of 1200 =

 

Geography

 

This term we would have been learning about South Africa. The children that are in school are starting to find out about it. Click on the link below to find out lots of information about the continent of Africa and when you have found out some interesting information, present it in any way you like (poster, booklet, speech) and share it with your class teacher. Make sure you find out about South Africa!

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/find_out/specials/newsround_extra/africa/map/html/default.stm

Maths. This is what we are completing in class today. The answers come after the questions - so no peeking! Share your success with your class teacher.

Monday 15th June

 

Friday arithmetic answers

 

  1)  = 4341 + 369 (4710)

2) 57.6.3 – 13.84 = 43.76

3) £14.60 x 3 = £43.80

4) 65% of £560 = £364

5) 225 ÷ = 9 (25)

6) 0.5 x 28 = 14

7) 5.6 x 7 = 39.2

8) 0.47 x 1000 = 470

 

Monday arithmetic

 

1)  1097 - 100 =

2) 146 x 2 =

3) 7.1 + 1.6 =

4) 42 x 2 =

5) 616 + 742 =

6) 16 x 4 =

7) 302 - 8 =

8) 1.6 + 4.26 =

15.06.20

 

Today is national book day! Granted, it's not our national book day. The nation in question is Argentina, however, Mr Moore thinks any excuse to celebrate books is valid.

 

If you cast your mind back to world book week, you will remember that Mr Moore made a  list of his top 100 children's books, writing a little bit about each one. Today, I would like you to compile your own list and explain a bit about each one. It doesn't need to be the top 100. The top ten would be fine, but you could do more if you feel up to the task. You'll need to carefully consider which order to put them in. It's harder than it looks.

 

For maths today, consider a simple number pattern

 

n=1=1

n=2=1+2=

n=3=1+2+3=

n=4=1+2+3+4=

 

As you can see, each time n increases, we add on the next number from our basic counting sequence. Can you go up to 20? 50? 100? What patterns do you notice?

Friday 12th June

 

Thursday arithmetic answers

 

1)  563 832  - 38 471 = 525 361

2)  625 x 47 = 29 375

3) 20 x 3.5 = 70

4) 2331 ÷37 = 63

5) 8% of 300 = 24

6) 0.64 x 10 = 6.4

7) = 49 x 6 (294)

8) 53 = 125

 

 

Friday arithmetic

 

1)  □ = 4341 + 369

2) 57.6.3 – 13.84 =

3) £14.60 x 3 =

4) 65% of £560 =

5) 225 ÷ □  = 9

6) 0.5 x 28 =

7) 5.6 x 7  =

8) 0.47 x 1000 =

 

Something a bit different...

 

Sales of board games and puzzles have gone up by 43% during lockdown, so.... have a go at creating your own board game, using the steps below to help you out.

 

Designing the Game

  1. Write down your ideas.
  2. Determine the age range of your players.
  3. Set your goals.
  4. Decide how players will win.
  5. Write out the basic rules.

Testing it Out

  1. Create a test game.
  2. Sketch a rough draft of your board design.
  3. Test your prototype.
  4. Play it with friends and family.
  5. Test with as many different people as possible.
  6. Refine your test game.

Creating the Final Product

  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Illustrate your board.
  3. Create the game pieces.
  4. Create any additional materials.

 

 

Or try an online puzzle – see if you get can faster or beat a member of your family to complete the same puzzle!

 

https://www.thejigsawpuzzles.com/Kids-Puzzles-jigsaw-puzzle

 

English

 

It’s important to try and stay positive even when times are hard. Click on the link below to read some happy news stories and then think about the good things you have experienced this week – I have just spent 5 minutes watching baby foxes play tag in my garden, which was really cute to see and I wouldn’t have seen that if I was at work! (I am writing this on Wednesday)

 

https://live.firstnews.co.uk/positivity-place/happy-news/

 

11.06.20

 

'What day is today?' I hear you ask. Why, it's German Chocolate Cake Day, of course! Seriously, look it up. It's a real thing.

 

Well, with that in mind, your writing task for today is to write a recipe of your own to invent a new kind of cake. It can be as wacky and out there as you like, but it will need to be delicious if it is to dethrone the almighty chocolate cake.

 

Perhaps you wish to bake, or even just eat, a cake today? Go ahead. It's for learning so it's totally fine. If chocolate isn't your thing, other types of cake are available.

 

As for maths:


Making a single portion of cake requires 1.8 eggs, but we always round up so that whole eggs go into the mixture. Eggs come in boxes of six for £1.42.

 

1. How many eggs would go into the mixture if I were making cake for 32 people?

2. How many boxes of eggs would I need to buy in order to make cake for 117 people?

3. If I had an egg budget of £23.00, how many portions of cake could I make?

4. If I buy 4 boxes of eggs, how many portions of cake could I make?

5. How much would it cost to buy enough eggs to make 350 portions of cake?

Thursday 11th June

 

Wednesday arithmetic answers

 

1) 3.59 x 4 = 14.36

2) 4329 + 1632 = 5961

3) 1482 ÷ 6 = 247

4) 13 – 7.02 = 5.98

5) 63 x 52 = 3276

6) 15.5 – 6.47 = 9.03

7) 4225 ÷ 13 = 325

8) 55% of 480 = 264

 

Thursday arithmetic

 

1)  563 832  - 38 471 =

2)  625 x 47 =

3) 20 x 3.5 =

4) 2331 ÷37 =

5) 8% of 300 =

6) 0.64 x 10 =

7) □ = 49 x 6

8) 53 =

 

Wednesday 10th June

 

Tuesday arithmetic answers

 

1)  5 x 6 x 2 = 60

2) 216 ÷ 8 = 27

3) 5.98 x 100 = 598

4) 82 = 64

5) 30 000 – 700 = 29 300

6) 1000 x 60 = 60 000

7) 720 ÷ 9 = 80

8) 40% of 1700 = 680

 

Wednesday arithmetic

 

1) 3.59 x 4 =

2) 4329 + 1632 =

3) 1482 ÷ 6 =

4) 13 – 7.02 =

5) 63 x 52 =

6) 15.5 – 6.47 =

7) 4225 ÷ 13 =

8) 55% of 480 =

 

 

English

 

Would you have done anything differently between January and March 23rd if you knew that lockdown was coming? Write a letter to yourself that, if you had opened it on January 1st 2020 would have told you what life was going to be like.

 

Science

 

There has been lots of information in the news recently about the International Space Station. Research what it is like to live on it and write an information text – remember to include ‘Did you know’ boxes, facts and pictures!

 

Art - Gabi Jimenez competition. Details on the final page of the powerpoint.

09.06.20

 

Today it is Empathy Day in the UK. When I asked children in school yesterday what empathy meant, nobody seemed to know. It's a really important skill when dealing with other people. As a result, task number one is to research what empathy is.

 

Task number two, and I must warn you that it's a difficult one, is simply to draw empathy. That might sound easy at first, but drawing abstract concepts can be tricky. You will need to think carefully about how you are going to present it.

 

Task number three is a writing task. https://www.empathylab.uk/empathy-day This link talks about the ability of books to encourage a sense of empathy in young people. In fact, much of our enjoyment of books comes from our ability to empathise with the characters within. This is why a tragic villain is always more satisfying than one who is simply evil for the sake of being evil. I would like you to choose a character from a book that you empathise with strongly, and write about why. Bonus points if it's not the protagonist of the book. Extra bonus points if it's the antagonist.

 

Task number four is entirely optional and some people may not be able to take part, as you need at least one other person. It's simple. Play charades. You might think that this is just a game, but in order to be successful you need to empathise with the other players. What do they know? Are they getting lost with your current tactic? Is there a reference which they will pick up on easily?

 

Finally, some empathy based maths. Yes, you did read that correctly. We're going to use the ADEPT model, which is a way of using your empathy to explain a mathematical concept.

Analogy: Tell me what it's like.

Diagram: Help me vizualise it by showing me what it looks like.

Example: Allow me to experience it.

Plain English: Explain it to me in everyday language. No maths jargon.

Technical Definition: Discuss the formal details. You're allowed the jargon here.

Using this model, I would like you to explain addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Tuesday 9th June

 

Monday arithmetic answers

 

1) 934 + 100 = 1034

2) 345 x 4 = 1380

3) 8.6 + 0.6 = 9.2

4) 29 x 5 = 145

5) 2452 + 573 = 3025

6) 63 ÷ 7 = 9

7) 846 - 9 = 837

8) 8.3 + 0.08 = 8.38

 

Tuesday arithmetic

 

1)  5 x 6 x 2 =

2) 216 ÷ 8 =

3) 5.98 x 100 =

4) 82 =

5) 30 000 – 700 =

6) 1000 x 60 =

7) 720 ÷ 9 =

8) 40% of 1700 =

Monday 8th June

 

Friday arithmetic answers

 

1)  □ = 273 x 8 (2184)

2) 43.3 – 9.478 = 33.822

3) £5.67 x 4 = £22.68

4) 35% of £340 = £119

5) 175 ÷ □  = 7 (25)

6) 0.5 x 18 = 9

7) 3.4 x 6  = 20.4

8) 0.76 x 1000 = 760

 

Monday arithmetic

 

1) 934 + 100 =

2) 345 x 4 =

3) 8.6 + 0.6 =

4) 29 x 5 =

5) 2452 + 573 =

6) 63 ÷ 7 =

7) 846 - 9 =

8) 8.3 + 0.08 =

 

Art

Easy to draw people and animals that look they are moving!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRNNjevSRtQ

 

Maths - 20 second challenges

Friday  5th  June

 

Thursday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  x 5 x 10 = 300 (6)

2) 894 + 4639 = 5533

3) 349 x = 349 (1)

4) ÷ 4 = 25 (100)

5) 8 x 94 = 752

6) 32 + 43 = 73

7) 4.3 ÷ 100 = 0.043

8) 52 x 0.5 = 26

 

Friday  arithmetic

 

1)  = 273 x 8

2) 43.3 – 9.478 =

3) £5.67 x 4 =

4) 35% of £340 =

5) 175 ÷   = 7

6) 0.5 x 18 =

7) 3.4 x 6  =

8) 0.76 x 1000 =

05.06.20

 

Believe it or not, today is national cheese day in the UK, USA and Canada. As a result, you could try the following activities:

 

  • Find a cheese related recipe and have a go at cooking it. If you're going to go down the baking route, Mr Moore's insider tip is to use a pinch of mustard powder (don't worry if you aren't a fan of mustard, it just brings out the taste of the cheese).
  • Write an explanation text about the process of cheese making. You will need to research it first.
  • Write a narrative about a girl who loves cheese so much that the old saying 'you are what you eat' comes back to haunt her, as she wakes up one day and discovers that she is now some kind of sentient cheese based creature.
  • Write a poem showing your appreciation (or disdain) for all things dairy.
  • Try this maths investigation: Slices of swiss cheese have holes in them. They can have 1, 2, 3 or 4 holes in each slice. If I have 10 slices of cheese, how many holes might I have? Can you find all the possible solutions? If you can, try increasing the number of slices.

Thursday  4th  June

 

Wednesday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  400 x 80 = 32 000

2) 47 x 9 = 423

3) 7 x 4 x = 84 (3)

4) 53 = 125

5) 15 – 6.32 = 8.68

6) 25% of 600 = 150

7) ÷  5 = 19 (95)

8) 47.4 x 100 = 4740

 

Thursday  arithmetic

 

1)  x 5 x 10 = 300

2) 894 + 4639 =

3) 349 x = 349

4) ÷ 4 = 25

5) 8 x 94 =

6) 32 + 43 =

7) 4.3 ÷ 100 =

8) 52 x 0.5 =

 

English /Science/History

Today is Thursday. It is thought that Thursday gets its name from Thor (a hammer-wielding god who  is associated with thunder and lightning)  - literally ‘Thor’s day’. Some of you might know him from the Marvel films!!

 

So....

  • research Thor and find 10 interesting facts about him that you could use in a factfile
  • create your own god who could represent Thursday
  • find out why and how thunderstorms happen
  • create a film script about an adventure that Thor could have in the next Marvel  film
  • if Thor arrived in Mangotsfield in 2020 how would you explain what life is like
  • research other Norse gods

 

Category Games

 

Something that has been keeping Giraffe Group A busy in school this week – someone thinks of a category and then you think of an object for every letter of the alphabet. If you play it with other people, then if you can’t think of something then you are out. This could be played with family members of friends over video calls.  If you don’t have people to play it with, then write it down as a list and share with your class teacher.

Wednesday 3rd  June

 

Tuesday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  5782 - 496 = 5286

2) 49.4 = 3.417 = 52.817

3) 30% of 500 =150

4) 62 = 36

5) 18 – 8.74 = 9.26

6) 42 x 100 = 4200

7) 8 x 3 x 4 = 96

8) 591 ÷ 3 = 197

 

Wednesday  arithmetic

 

1)  400 x 80 =

2) 47 x 9 =

3) 7 x 4 x = 84

4) 53 =

5) 15 – 6.32 =

6) 25% of 600 =

7) ÷  5 = 19

8) 47.4 x 100 =

Maths 03.06.20

 

As it is World Bicycle Day, we have some bike themed questions. If you think back to our work on measures you will remember that 1 mile is equal to around 1.6 km and 1 km is equal to around 0.6 miles.

 

1. If Mr Moore rides at 12 miles per hour and he rides for three hours, how far would he have travelled to the nearest kilometre?

 

2. Miss Beard is slightly faster than Mr Moore and rides about 17 miles per hour for the first 4 hours of her journey. She then stops for a rest but when she starts the second leg of her journey she rides at the slower pace of 14 miles per hour for 3 hours. How far has Miss Beard travelled?

 

3. Mrs Harris and Mrs Griffiths are having a heated discussion about who has cycled the most miles this week. Mrs Harris says that she has cycled the most, because she has cycled 128 miles. Mrs Griffiths claims that she has travelled further because she has travelled 200km. Who is correct?

 

4. A similar argument is taking place between Mrs Duggan and Mrs Spindler. Being a keen cyclist, Mrs Duggan has managed to ride for 742 miles. Mrs Spindler, however, has ridden 1196km. Who has cycled the furthest?

 

5. Some of the adults of year six take part in a cycling relay. Mr Moore takes the first slot and cycles at 14 miles per hour (he's trying harder now) for an hour and half. Mrs Beard takes the second slot and cycles at 20 miles per hour (she's fast!) for two and a quarter hours. Mrs Harris takes on the next leg of the race and cycles at 16 miles per hour for two and half hours. Finally, Mrs Duggan cycles at 15 miles per hour for three hours. How far have they travelled in total in kilometres?

English 03.06.20

 

Today is World Bicycle Day, a day recognised by the United Nations. As a result, you have the following options for your writing today:

 

  • Write about the history and development of the bicycle (you may need to do a bit of research for this one) all the way through from Karl Von Drais to the contraptions that we ride today.
  • A persuasive text designed to convince people to cycle more often. You may want to consider the fact that it is good exercise, kind to the environment and that bicycles are (generally) cheaper than maintaining a car.
  • Imagine that you are the mayor of Bristol. Write a report about what you propose to do in order to encourage cycling in and around the city. You could look into what has already been done both here and elsewhere in order to get some ideas.

Tuesday 2nd  June

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  4762 – 496 = 4266

2) 4 X 136 = 544

3) 52 – 32 = 16

4) 8 – 4.86 = 3.14

5) 6 x x 1 = 48 (8)

6) 30 x 20 = 600

7) 4 300 040 = + 300 000 + 40 (4 000 000)

8) 396 ÷ 4 = 99

 

Tuesday  arithmetic

 

1)  5782 - 496 =

2) 49.4 = 3.417 =

3) 30% of 500 =

4) 62 =

5) 18 – 8.74 =

6) 42 x 100 =

7) 8 x 3 x 4 =

8) 591 ÷ 3 =

 

 

Remember if you upload your work to Seesaw or Class Dojo, your teacher can share it with your friends at school – if you want them to!

 

Maths

Battleships is a great game that you can play and all you need is some paper! Find some instructions on line (or ask your parents) and away you go!

English

Still image for this video
Watch the video clip, design your own characters to show the different emotions and then make up a comic strip/story using them.

Art

Piet Mondrian was an artist famous for using straight lines and minimal colours! Create your own work of art – the work below is Mondrian’s abstract art showing trees!

 

 

Example of Mondrian work

Monday 1st June

 

Friday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  □ = 247 x 9 (2223)

2) 33 x 42 =  432

3) £4.62 x 3 = £13.86

4) 7% of 80 = 5.6

5) 140 ÷ □ = 28 (5)

6) 0.7 x 13 = 9.1

7) 3.4 x 4 = 13.6

8) 0.48 ÷ 100 = 0.0048

 

Monday  arithmetic

 

1)  4762 – 496 =

2) 4 X 136 =

3) 52 – 32 =

4) 8 – 4.86 =

5) 6 x x 1 = 48

6) 30 x 20 =

7) 4 300 040 = + 300 000 + 40

8) 396 ÷ 4 =

 

English

For some children in Year 6, today marks the return to school. For others, it will be another week of home learning. For those of you still at home, write a letter to those children who have come back. You might want to know what they are doing, you might want to know all the gossip – send completed letters to your teacher on Class dojo or Seesaw and they will share them with the other children.

 

 

Just for fun

On June 1st, 1951, the International Cheese Treaty was signed. Wallace and Gromit are both passionate about cheese.

 

Follow the link, to find recipies for cheese scone, instructions on how to draw the famous characters and lots more fun stuff!!

 

https://wallaceandgromit.com/resources

 

 

English/Art

In school today, one of the activities we will be doing is creating pictures to show what you think you would see if you looked through The Viewer. Create some pictures, using whatever art materials you have available and if you want to upload a photo of it to Class Dojo or Seesaw, that would be great and we can share them with your friends who are in school.

Friday 22nd May

 

Thursday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  400 x 80 =  32 000

2) 378 ÷ 7 = 54

3) 0.14 ÷ 100 = 0.0014

4) 564 x 10 = 5640

5) 40 – 18.67 = 21.33

6) 82 – 40 = 24

7) 7493 x 42 = 314 706

8) 7.4 – 3.98 = 3.42

 

Friday  arithmetic

 

1)  □ = 247 x 9

2) 33 x 42 =

3) £4.62 x 3 =

4) 7% of 80 =

5) 140 ÷ □ = 28

6) 0.7 x 13 =

7) 3.4 x 4 =

8) 0.48 ÷ 100 =

English 22.05.20

 

Mr Moore loves libraries. 217 years ago today, the first public library opened in the USA. You might think that we did it first, but actually, the first public library in the UK opened a full forty years later.

 

We are going to use this as inspiration for our writing today. Consider:

 

  • Writing an explanation text. How do libraries work?
  • Write about the importance of libraries and why governments should invest in them.
  • Write a review of your favourite book.

Maths 22.05.20

 

In the current situation, some people have been communicating in a slightly old-fashioned way, sending letters.

 

Imagine 4 friends each want to send letters to each other.

 

Leonardo sends a letter to Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.

Raphael sends a letter to Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Donatello.

Donatello sends a letter to Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Raphael.

Michaelangelo sends a letter to Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael.

 

That's a total of 12 letters sent. How does that number change if there are 5 friends? 6? 7?

 

Can you spot a pattern?

 

Are you able to express your findings as an equation?

 

Countdown Challenges 22.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 22.05.20

 

For the letters round you could have had candidate.

 

For the numbers round, one possible solution was:

 

25+6=31

31-9=22

22-9=13

13x8=104

104x7=728

Thursday  21st May

 

Wednesday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  478 ÷ 7 = 68 r 2

2) 293 x 6 = 1758

3) □ + 500 = 1236 (736)

4) 12 x (45 ÷ 5) = 108

5) 329 ÷ 14 = 23 r 7

6) 35% of £260 = £91

7) 0.46 x 100 = 46

8) 3.41 ÷ 10 = 0.341

 

Thursday  arithmetic

 

1)  400 x 80 =

2) 378 ÷ 7 =

3) 0.14 ÷ 100 =

4) 564 x 10 =

5) 40 – 18.67 =

6) 82 – 40 =

7) 7493 x 42 =

8) 7.4 – 3.98 =

 

 

 

Art

 Click on the link to see how to create a mandala design. It is a teacher that I used to work with, who is far more artistic than I am! If you don’t have any paint at home, then you could use felt tip pens or pencil crayons!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy1Maku_B6c

 

 

History

 

On May 21st 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, after a 33.5 hour flight from New York, which meant he became the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

On May 21st 1932, Amelia Earhart landed in Northern Ireland, approximately 15 hours after she left Newfoundland in the USA. This meant she was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Task:

1) Research either Lindbergh or Earhart’s flight and find out 10 interesting facts about the journey.

2) Write a diary entry about how they would have felt the night before or the night after their flight.

3) Amelia Earhart disappeared whilst trying to be the first woman to fly solo around the world. Research the disappearance and then decide what you think happened to her.

4) What world records would you and your family like to break? Talk to members of your family and put together a family list.

 

 

 

Just for fun!

Invent a Writing Code

You have spent A LOT of time with your families over the last 9 weeks – you may be starting to get fed up with each other. You might be missing your own space – you might even be missing school because it gives you chance to be away from your parents.

Why don’t you invent your own code and write messages to friends/brothers or sisters that your parents can’t decipher!  Take the alphabet and transform it into symbols and signs to represent each letter. It’s exciting to come up with your code. Once it is created, give the chosen people a copy of the code, and begin writing messages to one another. It will be interesting to translate words into the special code you made.

Countdown Challenges for 21.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 20.05.20

 

For the letters round you could have gone with recruited.

 

For the numbers round, one possible solution was:

 

8+10=18

5+9=14

14=7=21

21x18=378

378-9=369

Answers for yesterday's sudoku

Answers for yesterday's sudoku 1
Answers for yesterday's sudoku 2

Wednesday  20th May

 

Tuesday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  x 5 x 10 = 200 (4)

2) 976 + 2934 = 3910

3) 492 ÷ = 492 (1)

4) ÷ 5 = 18 (90)

5) 7.7 + 24.314 = 32.014

6) + 60 000 + 400 = 6 060 400 (4 000 000)

7) 7 x 86 = 602

8) 20% of 300 =  60

 

Wednesday  arithmetic

 

1)  478 ÷ 7 =

2) 293 x 6 =

3) □ + 500 = 1236

4) 12 x (45 ÷ 5) =

5) 329 ÷ 14 =

6) 35% of £260 =

7) 0.46 x 100 =

8) 3.41 ÷ 10 =

20.05.20 Bees!

 

Do you know what day it is today? Well, yes, it is Wednesday, but other than that? It's International Bee Day! No, not bidet, that's something else entirely. Stop sniggering.

 

So what have these, rather small, creatures done to warrant having a day named after them? What makes them so important? I would like you to find out.

 

Once you've done some research on bees, you could use that as inspiration for today's writing. You could try:

 

  • A poem. A haiku might be a good idea, but you can do whichever style you want.
  • A persuasive leaflet, telling people why bees are awesome and need to be protected.
  • A narrative in which a boy called Peter Parker is never actually bitten by a radioactive spider, but instead is stung by a radioactive bee. What could happen? Please don't just say radiation poisoning because that's unlikely to make a good story. I'm letting you play fast and loose with the science on this one.

Maths 20.05.20

 

Don't be fooled by appearances. While today's maths may seem to be a grid full of numbers, there's no arithmetic involved. It's all about reasoning.

 

Some of you may already know that these are known as sudoku puzzles. Sudoku is a logic-based, combination number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 subgrids that compose the grid contain all of the digits from 1 to 9.

 

In other words, in each row you need to have the numbers one to nine. They can be in any order, but you can't repeat them. In each column, you need the same. You also need to make it so that each smaller grid of nine squares has the numbers one to nine. Once again, they can be placed in any order, but you cannot repeat them.

 

I'll post answers tomorrow.

 

Good luck.

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Countdown Challenges 20.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 19.05.20

 

For the letters round you could have had inflation.

 

One possible solution to the numbers round was:

 

50+75=125

125+4=129

129+7=136

136-1=135

135x3=405

Tuesday  19th May

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  4637 – 498 = 4139

2) 43.7 + 9.324 = 53.024

3) 40% of £18 = £7.20

4) 112 = 121

5) 15 – 9.38 = 5.62

6) 34 x 100 = 3400

7) 7 x 4 x 3 = 84

8) 478 ÷ 9 = 53 r 1

 

Tuesday  arithmetic

 

1)  x 5 x 10 = 200

2) 976 + 2934 =

3) 492 ÷ = 492

4) ÷ 5 = 18

5) 7.7 + 24.314 =

6) + 60 000 + 400 = 6 060 400

7) 7 x 86 =

8) 20% of 300 =

 

 

PE

Now the Tokyo 2020 Olympics may have been postponed, but there are lots of ideas on the link below of activities you can do at home to keep your heart pumping. We have created a Barley Close Team, so that you can log some of the activities to create a school grand total. All you need is the school postcode (BS16 9DL) and click on where it says log your activity! Have fun!!

 

https://www.getset.co.uk/resources/travel-to-tokyo/indoor-activity

 

 

 

English

 

While out on a (socially distant) walk in a local wood, you come across the door in the photo below. Despite knowing you probably shouldn’t go through it, you go through... Write a story about what happens when you do. Focus on using ambitious vocabulary, dialogue to convey character and precise detail to create suspense.

What do you find beyond the door?

What do you find beyond the door? 1

Science orienteering challenge

Countdown Challenges 19.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 18.05.20

 

For the letters round, you could have gone with converted for 9 letters.

 

For the numbers round, one possible approach was:

 

100+75=175

175-10=165

165-7=158

158-7=151

151x3=453

Monday 18th May

 

Friday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  99% of 600 = 594

2)  £47.30 x 5 = £236.50

3) = 47 x 8 (376)

4) 14 – 3.69 = 10.31

5) 40 x 300 = 12 000

6) 6 x 348 = 2088

7) 143 x = 0 (0)

8) 63 =  216

 

Monday  arithmetic

 

1)  4637 – 498 =

2) 43.7 + 9.324 =

3) 40% of £18 =

4) 112 =

5) 15 – 9.38 =

6) 34 x 100 =

7) 7 x 4 x 3 =

8) 478 ÷ 9 =

Get in the kitchen

 

One of the upsides of the current situation is that you can sometimes learn at home in hands on ways which are trickier in schools. Lots of people have been talking to me about time spent learning through gardening, or in the kitchen. As you may know, Mr Moore is a big fan of things that are made in kitchens.

 

My task for you is simple. Make something you've never made before. You don't have to make it today. Today could be about planning what you want to make, thinking about when you will be able to get any necessary ingredients, etc.

 

Personally, I'll be modifying this one a bit with blueberries because I've never made blueberry pancakes:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fluffyamericanpancak_74828

 

You can make something sweet, something savoury, hot or cold, meal or snack. It's entirely up to you. The key thing is to make sure that it is new (for you).

English 18.05.20

 

We all know that, unfortunately, a number of fun or interesting places are closed to the public at the moment. However, many of them have launched virtual tours, so that you can find out about them and decide if you would like to visit when all of this is over. You might want to give this one a look:

 

https://www.longleat.co.uk/news/longleat-launches-virtual-safari

 

We could use this as the inspiration for our writing today. There are a number of ways you could do so:

 

  • Write a non-chronological report about Longleat, or about one of the animals they have there.
  • Write a persuasive text, either to tempt people to go there when restrictions are lifted or to encourage people to make a charitable donation while they are closed.
  • Write an argument for or against keeping animals in captivity. While you should be clear throughout your writing about which side of the argument you support, you will need to consider both sides in order to do this task well. This is probably the more challenging of the three suggestions.

Maths investigation 18.05.20

 

Do you know what factors are? Simply put, factors are the numbers you multiply to get another number. For example, 12 has factors of 1,2,3,4,6 and 12. This is because 1x12=12, 2x6=12 and 3x4=12.

 

With that covered, I would like you to explore how many factors numbers have (without using the internet to help you). Using just a pen and paper, see if you can discover which number between one and one hundred has the most factors.

 

If that all seems a bit too daunting, you could lower one hundred to a more manageable number. If it seems too easy, you could increase it to stretch yourself.

Countdown Challenges 18.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 15.05.20

 

For the letters round you could have had nine letters with occupants. Of course, that also means that if you were less ambitious, you could have simply ended up with pants.

 

For the numbers round, one possible solution was:

100+6=106

106x2=212

10x7=70

212+70=282

282÷2=141

 

 

TTRS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT! YOU COULD BECOME A RECORD BREAKER!!

Countdown Challenges 15.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 14.05.20

 

For the letters round you could have had carriages.

 

One possible solution for the numbers round was:

 

10+7=17

17-1=16

16+5=21

6+10=16

16x21=336

Friday 15th May

 

Thursday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  3439 + 700 = 4139

2) =  5 x 13 (65)

3) – 34 = 66  (100)

4) 45% of £160 =  £72

5) 62 - 23 = 28

6) 4720 ÷ 15 = 314 r 10

7) x 40  = 200 (5)

8) 72  + 82

 

Friday  arithmetic

 

1)  99% of 600 =

2)  £47.30 x 5 =

3) = 47 x 8

4) 14 – 3.69 =

5) 40 x 300 =

6) 6 x 348 =

7) 143 x = 0

8) 63 =

 

 

Road Safety – ready for September!

 

This has been sent in by Andy, the man who came in and did the road safety workshops with you in school earlier this year. There is an activity to complete and a couple of questions to answer. It involves looking at google maps – which is always good fun!!

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzNjEbaWeBb4ZSSArtiR1id6OvD0ADGyD6rypZD2gtQwnEHw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

History

 

On May 15th 1940, the first Mcdonalds restaurant was opened in California, which is on the West Coast of America. Imagine you have the money and the skills to open your own restaurant. You need to come up with the following things for your ‘brand’.

 

  • a name
  • a menu – what are you going to sell
  • a brand image, Mcdonalds has the golden arches – what will you have?
  • a persuasive slogan that lets people know your food is the best.

 

Share them with your teachers – you know how much they both like food!

 

English

 

It’s National Pizza Day in America – which is a good enough excuse to talk about pizza! Write a letter, or create a poster, or make a video that you can share with your parents, trying to persuade them to buy pizza (or your favourite food if you don’t like pizza) for tea tonight, or at some point over the weekend. You’ll need to make it impressive though – try and make them laugh while you do it!!

 

Fun pizza facts:

 

  • Throughout the world, 5 billion pizzas are sold every year and Saturday night is considered to be the most popular night for eating pizza.
  •  
  • In Sweden, pizza is often topped with bananas and curry powder.
  •  
  • Hawaiian pizza was not invented in Hawaii. Rather, it was created in Ontario, Canada, in 1962
  •  
  • Domino's delivers the most pizzas in the world, at over a million pizzas per day.
  •  
  • Baked in 2012, the world's largest pizza measured 131 feet in diameter and weighed 51,257 pounds. It used 19,800 pounds of gluten-free flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 1, 488 pounds of margarine, 551 pounds of rock salt, 220 pounds of lettuce, and 55 pounds of vinegar.
  •  
  • The record holder for the fastest ever pizza eater is a New Zealand man called Josh Anderson. He devoured a 12-inch pizza in just one minute and 45 seconds.

French Challenge

Thursday 14th May

 

Wednesday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  15 x 3.4 = 51

2) 242 x 87 = 21 054

3) 20 x 80 =  1600

4) 3% of 200 = 6

5) 1000 x 24 = 24 000

6) 300 x 14 = 4200

7) 53 = 125

8) 11 x (144 ÷ 12) = 132

 

Thursday  arithmetic

 

1)  3439 + 700 =

2) =  5 x 13

3) – 34 = 66 

4) 45% of £160 =

5) 62 - 23 =

6) 4720 ÷ 15 =

7) x 40  = 200

8) 72  + 82 =  

Writing Tasks 14.05.20

 

This is a pangolin:

Picture 1

Pangolins are awesome. I know that it looks like some kind of pokemon, but I assure you, they are real. They've been getting a bit of bad press recently due to Covid-19, just as bats have. What I would like you to do, to start with, is to find out everything you possibly can about pangolins. Given that I'm posting this task on a website, I will assume that you all have an internet connection. You'll need to make use of it for this task.

 

Once your research is complete, try one, or more if you're feeling enthused, of the following tasks:

  • Write a non-chronological report about pangolins.
  • Write a persuasive piece, about the need to protect pangolins.
  • Write a story in which a somewhat naive character is sold a pangolin as a pet, thinking that it is a cat/dog, and the hilarity that ensues.

Maths 14.05.20

 

You can find the maths task for today below.

 

It may seem a bit mean to give this one out when the children won't necessarily have the resources to make the cubes themselves, but it forces them to rely on visualisation, an important skill for dealing with shape in secondary school. Being an open-ended investigation, it's really up to you how far you take it. If it grabs you and you want to spend the day on it, go for it.

Countdown Challenges 14.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 13.05.20

 

You could have had a 9 letter word if you had found escapades.

 

For the numbers round, one possible solution was:

 

6+2+1=9

8x7=56

56+10=66

66x9=594

Countdown Challenges 13.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 12.05.20

 

You could have had a nine letter word in unknowing.

 

For the numbers round you could have gone with:

 

75-10=65

2x3=6

65-6=59

7+7=14

59x14=826

Wednesday 13th May

 

Tuesday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  43 = 64

2) 47 ÷ =  47 (1)

3) 34.1 + 16.32 =  50.42

4) 4634 x 9 = 41706

5) 4630 ÷ 12 = 385 r 10

6) 3.43 x 6 = 20.58

7) 92 x 3 = 243

8) 98% of 500 = 490

 

Wednesday arithmetic

 

1)  15 x 3.4 =

2) 242 x 87 =

3) 20 x 80 = 

4) 3% of 200 =

5) 1000 x 24 =

6) 300 x 14 =

7) 53 =

8) 11 x (144 ÷ 12) =

 

 

English

 Another video clip to watch...

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

 

Remember you only need to be doing one activity a day (if you feel like it) – it will be put up a few times this week.

 

•     Re-watch the clip and write a description of the machinery at work.

•     Compare with the pensieve scenes from Harry Potter.

•     Create mix and match cards: valuable items that can be created by machines and what must power the machine e.g. valuable item = diamonds / land; power = years from your life / skills you have learnt. Make random pairs and use these to inspire your own story writing.

•    Describe the minotaur.

•    Create a time capsule of your favourite memories.

  • Create your own machine that can keep hold of your memories.

 

 

KS2 tests

This week, you should have been sitting the KS2 tests – but you aren’t. The government ask us to sit the tests, to measure the standard that all children in England have reached by the end of Year 6. If you worked in the government, what subjects do you think children should be tested in? Have a chat with your family and see what they think – it can be any subject you like!

History

In year 6, we study two history topics – Slavery and World War Two. We link them to our English units as well and every single time they are taught, most children really enjoy them. If you were in charge of planning two history topics for Year 6, which periods in history would you choose? Try and answer the following questions to help make sure you are on the right lines. I have used the Second World War as an example.  Send them to your class teacher on Class Dojo – who knows, you might persuade them to change future topics!!

 

1) What period of history would you like to be taught? (The Second World War)

2) How long did this period of history last? (1939 – 1945)

3) Why was it important? (Last world war we have experienced, impact on Briton’s at home, development of technology from World War 1 had improved, experiences of children)

4) Which famous people are linked to the period?(for instance in the Second World War, Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler)

5) Why should children be taught about it? (Changed fortunes of many countries, contrast to our lives now, important to remember sacrifices our ancestors went through, raises lots of moral questions)

6) Think of 6 lessons that could be taught about the historical period (evacuation, rationing, home front, propaganda, location of countries, cooking)

 

Answer to Alchemist letter code breaker...

 

Sometimes you will never know the VALUE of a MOMENT until it becomes a MEMORY.

Tuesday 12th May

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

             1)  3978 – 346 = 3632

2) 42 + 22 = 20

3) 7 – 3.19 = 3.81

4) 30% of 350 = 105

5) 7 x x 1 = 35 (5)

6) ÷ 24 = 5 (120)

7) 40 x 50 = 2000

8) 349.1 – 7.46 = 341.64

 

Tuesday arithmetic

 

1)  43 =

2) 47 ÷ =  47

3) 34.1 + 16.32 =

4) 4634 x 9 =

5) 4630 ÷ 12 =

6) 3.43 x 6 =

7) 92 x 3 =

8) 98% of 500 =

Maths 12.05.20

 

Follow this link:

 

https://nrich.maths.org/12673

 

Have a go at working out whether the statements are always true, sometimes true, or never true. Can you prove your answer?

International Nurses Day 12.05.20

 

Today is International Nurses Day. Why not use this to inspire some writing? You could try:

 

  • Writing an 'open' letter to nurses, thanking them for what they do.
  • Writing a poem about the front line workers of the NHS during the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Write a persuasive piece arguing that nurse should be paid higher salaries
  • Write a biography of the person who is generally seen to be the creator of many of the principles of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

 

You are not expected to do all of these things. Pick the one that you most want to do.

PE 12.05.20

 

I realise a number of the PE things you may find for lockdown when browsing online expect you to have a garden, and we aren't all lucky enough to have one. Today, I've set five exercises that you can do inside. All you need to do is hold the poses for as long as you can.

Picture 1 It can work with things other than a ball
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 11.05.20

 

In the letters round you could have had undamaged.

 

For the numbers round you could have gone with:

 

25+2=27

27=7=34

34x3=102

102+10=112

 

 

CSET PE Maths Challenge

Monday 11th May

 

Thursday Arithmetic answers

 

  1)  15%  of 6000 = 900

2) 600 x 0.4 = 240

3) 1745 ÷ 19 = 91 r 16

4) 10% of = 4 (40)

5) 4% of 500 = 16

6) 493  = + 247 (246)

7) 92 + 33 = 108

8) 4 x 9 x 4  =  144

 

Monday arithmetic

 

1)  3978 – 346 =

2) 42 + 22 =

3) 7 – 3.19 =

4) 30% of 350 =

5) 7 x x 1 = 35

6) ÷ 24 = 5

7) 40 x 50 =

8) 349.1 – 7.46 =

 

Design and Technology

 

Do you like designing? How about Formula 1 motor racing? Here’s your chance to combine both things!

 

https://www.f1inschools.com/workfromhome.html

 

PE

 

Click on the link to find some football coaching from Chelsea footballers (male and female). Challenge the whole family to have a go! They are updated weekly.

 

https://blog.hyundai.co.uk/experiences/football

 

English

 Another video clip to watch...

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

 

Remember you only need to be doing one activity a day (if you feel like it) – it will be put up a few times this week.

 

• Re-watch the clip and write a description of the machinery at work.

• Compare with the pensieve scenes from Harry Potter.

• Create mix and match cards: valuable items that can be created by machines and what must power the machine e.g. valuable item = diamonds / land; power = years from your life / skills you have learnt. Make random pairs and use these to inspire your own story writing.

• Describe the minotaur.

• Create a time capsule of your favourite memories.

Create your own machine that can keep hold of your memories.

English Activities Sheet - apologies, there is an error on the code breaking sheet!

Countdown Challenges 11.05.20

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No work for Today (08.05.20)

 

As most of you are probably aware, today is a bank holiday. As such, Mr Moore and Miss Beard will not be setting any work. However, it didn't feel right to put nothing on the website, so Mr Moore has written a little poem. Enjoy.

 

When all of this first started

It didn’t quite seem real

But working days spent in my home?

They did have some appeal

 

The first few days were easy

It really must be said

That I could get quite used to days

Spent mostly in my bed

 

And fine and sunny weather

Washed up upon our shores

The problem was that we’d been told

We had to stay indoors

 

And shopping did get tricky

Some items left a hole

I’d never thought that I would have

A lack of toilet roll

 

I felt that I should have routine

And set a daily goal

Of press ups in the living room

And going for a stroll

 

I tried my hand at baking

To keep myself well-fed

But a shortage of all flour

Had me try banana bread

 

I needed to stay occupied

But if I can be frank

There was no need for me to build

My kitty cat a tank

 

I have a little garden

And while it is quite small

It makes me feel a sympathy

For those with none at all

 

It’s not that bad for me though

I shouldn’t make a fuss

There’s Netflix and my Playstation

And also Disney Plus

 

Now I’ve watched all the telly

I feel that there’s a threat

That sometime soon I will have read

All of the internet

 

And things got so much harder

Than they were at the start

You try getting eight year olds

To stand six feet apart

 

And if that isn’t bad enough

I seemed to get the blues

When every day I felt obliged

To sit and watch the news

 

It’s worse for others, truth be told

And so I should stop bleating

If only I could find a way

To stop myself from eating

 

I’ve always used the internet

For many different ends

But now it is the only way

For me to see my friends

 

It may be hard but maybe we

Can learn some things from this

To care for those who need us

And not to be remiss

 

And while a lockdown seems to be

A radical solution

It’s forced us as a species

To lower our pollution

 

When all of this over

But then, and only then

I’ll be back inside the classroom

to see you all again

Answers for Countdown Challenges from 07.05.20

 

For the letters round you could have had a nine letter word with architect.

 

For the numbers round, you could have gone with:

 

50+25=75

75-4=71

71x7=497

497-100=397

 

Or the much simpler:

 

4x100=400

10-7=3

400-3=397

Thursday 7th May

 

Wednesday Arithmetic answers

 

  1)  223 x 97 = 21631

2) 15 x 1.3 = 19.5

3) 60 x 2.9 = 174

4) 35% of 420 = 147

5) 64 x 0.5 = 32

6) 42 + 49 = 65

7) 247 x = 247 (1)

8) 100 – (5 x 2) =  (90)

 

Thursday arithmetic

 

1)  15%  of 6000 =

2) 600 x 0.4 =

3) 1745 ÷ 19 =

4) 10% of = 4

5) 4% of 500 =

6) 493  = + 247

7) 92 + 33 =

8) 4 x 9 x 4  =

07.05.20 Caption Competition

 

As you can see from the picture below, Mr Moore has been finding creative ways to fill his spare time and stave off the boredom. What I would like you to do is come up with a caption for this picture, and send it to your teacher.  There will be a prize for the best caption, but the winner may need to be patient in terms of receiving it, for fairly obvious reasons.

Picture 1

07.05.20 Maths: Always, Sometimes, Never

 

Have a look at the statements on the link below. Are they always true, sometimes true, or never true? Can you prove that your answer is correct?

 

https://nrich.maths.org/12672

 

 

07.05.20 Writing Task

 

As you will be well aware, there are two year six classes at Barley Close. Unfortunately, it may be a while since we've had a chance to interact with each other. Your task for today is to write a message to the other class and send it to your teacher via ClassDojo. Your teacher will then post it on the other class's Class Story, meaning that they can all see what you've written. Try to be creative, but definitely be kind. Try to remember that some of the children may well be in classes with you next year.

Countdown Challenges 07.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 07.05.20

 

There was a nine letter word in the letters round: cosmetics

 

For the numbers round you could have tried:

 

9-8=1

9+1=10

75-10=65

65x10=650

650-8=642

More Maths ideas - for the whole family!

Wednesday 6th May

 

Tuesday Arithmetic answers

 

  1)  20 x 1100 = 22 000

2) 783 ÷ 6 = 130 r 3

3) 0.09 ÷ = 0.009 (10)

4) 1000 x 191 = 191 000

5) 5 – 1.88 = 3.12

6) 82 – 25 = 39

7) 1927 x 35 = 67445

8) 25% of 660 = 165

 

Wednesday arithmetic

 

1)  223 x 97 =

2) 15 x 1.3 =

3) 60 x 2.9 =

4) 35% of 420 =

5) 64 x 0.5 =

6) 42 + 49 =

7) 247 x = 247

8) 100 – (5 x 2) =

 

 

English

 

I really enjoyed this clip – there was lots of suspense!

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/catch-a-lot.html

 

Remember you only need to complete one of these activities a day. It will be posted up every day until Thursday.

 

- Write a persuasive argument against whaling or from the son to the father asking to be allowed to pursue a new   career. They could also persuade the boy that his job is much better than some other Victorian child jobs such as chimney sweep or coal miner.

- Create whale fact files/top trumps.

- Write an alternative ending - stop when all goes black.

- Write the story from the whale’s perspective.

- Write a character description of the father and son

- Write some dialogue that could have been used in the animation. Remember it should move the action along and convey character.

 

 

Art

 

Make a door hanger for your bedroom door. If you have to share a room, maybe make it into a poster to put on ‘your’ part of the room. You will need some cardboard to make it stiff enough. Cover it with some white paper and get creating!! There are examples in the  document below.

 

Door Hangers

Writing Task: Guide to Lockdown

 

We have all been experiencing lockdown for some time now. We're like professional lockdowners. So what I would like you to do is make use of this knowledge. Imagine that you can send a written message back in time to before lockdown. You can use the knowledge and skills you've gained to inform somebody how to make the best of the situation. You may want to consider including sections on:

 

Routine

Why is routine important? What kind of routine should you try to stick to? Do you need to stick to it every day?

 

Food

Have your eating habits changed at all? If so, how? Are there certain kinds of foods that you find make the whole experience a bit easier?

 

Activities

How have you been staving off boredom? Which creative ideas have you come up with? What have been valuable your most valuable assets such as books, baking supplies or even a Disney+ subscription?

 

Socialising

What have you been doing to stay in touch with people? Who have you been staying in touch with? What effect has this had on both you and them?

 

You can come up with your own headings; these are simply suggestions.

Maths investigation

 

If you're feeling that you want a break from worksheets and TT Rockstars and all the other maths that you have been working hard on, but would still like something that you can get your teeth into, why not try an investigation like the one below?

 

https://nrich.maths.org/8018

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 05.06.20

 

For the letters round, a 9 letter word was possible. You could have had custodian.

 

For the numbers round, you could have tried:

 

4-1=3

100-3=97

97x10=970

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 04.05.20

 

The letters round was a compound word, which some people find much easier to spot. It was blindfold.

 

For the numbers round you could have gone with:

 

25-6=19

100+19=119

119x7=833

10x5=50

833+50=883

Tuesday 5th May

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

  1)  9 x 11 x 10 = 990

2)  446 + 2737 = 3183

3) x 1 = 17 (17)

4) = 63 – 22 (41)

5) 16.46 + 6.714 = 23.174

6) 2 200 300 = + 200 000 + 300 (2 000 000)

7) 82 x 8 = 656

8) 49 ÷ 7 = 7

 

Tuesday arithmetic

 

1)  20 x 1100 =

2) 783 ÷ 6 =

3) 0.09 ÷ = 0.009

4) 1000 x 191 =

5) 5 – 1.88 =

6) 82 – 25 =

7) 1927 x 35 =

8) 25% of 660 =

 

 

English

 

I really enjoyed this clip – there was lots of suspense!

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/catch-a-lot.html

 

Remember you only need to complete one of these activities a day. It will be posted up every day until Thursday.

 

- Write a persuasive argument against whaling or from the son to the father asking to be allowed to pursue a new   career. They could also persuade the boy that his job is much better than some other Victorian child jobs such as chimney sweep or coal miner.

- Create whale fact files/top trumps.

- Write an alternative ending - stop when all goes black.

- Write the story from the whale’s perspective.

- Write a character description of the father and son

- Write some dialogue that could have been used in the animation. Remember it should move the action along and convey character.

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Looking after the environment is important and we all need to take responsibility for it. One of the good things to come out of the coronavirus lockdown, is that nature has benefitted as pollution has decreased. Click on the link below to see how you can make a difference to the world.

 

http://www.room9media.com/als/

 

 

Road Safety

We talk about road safety quite a lot in Year 6, as you are starting to go out more on your own (well you are in normal life anyway!) and lots of you will be going to secondary school on your own, or with friends. Remember, learning about it isn’t enough – you need to make sure you are following the rules and being safe when you are out and about.

 

https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/take-the-lead-game/

 

Whoops!! Forgot to put up the details for the art competition that I mentioned below!!!!

Monday  4th May

 

Friday Arithmetic answers

 

  1)  27.4 – 4 = 23.4

2) 99% of 200 = 198

3) 14 x 6 = 84

4) 149 – 34.714 = 114.286

5) 47.4 x 5 = 237

6) x 15 = 75 (5)

7) = 41 + 96 (137)

8) 225 ÷ = 9 (25)

 

Monday arithmetic

 

1)  9 x 11 x 10 =

2)  446 + 2737 =

3) x 1 = 17

4) = 63 – 22

5) 16.46 + 6.714 =

6) 2 200 300 = + 200 000 + 300

7) 82 x 8 =

8) 49 ÷ 7 =

 

 

English

 

A new video clip – it has no dialogue, but you still learn a lot about the characters!

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/catch-a-lot.html

 

Remember you only need to complete one of these activities a day. It will be posted up every day until Thursday.

 

- Write a persuasive argument against whaling or from the son to the father asking to be allowed to pursue a new   career. They could also persuade the boy that his job is much better than some other Victorian child jobs such as chimney sweep or coal miner.

- Create whale fact files/top trumps.

- Write an alternative ending - stop when all goes black.

- Write the story from the whale’s perspective.

- Write a character description of the father and son

- Write some dialogue that could have been used in the animation. Remember it should move the action along and convey character.

 

Art

 

A chance to win money! A competition has been set up by Bath Spa University. Your task is to redesign the environment around you, so that once lockdown is over, people can be brought together. All the information you need is in the attached letter. It is similar to the task you did in school earlier this year, when you were designing a village for the new Brabazon development. (You did it on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Harris and Mrs Drake).

Just for Fun - It's Star Wars Day - May the 4th be with you!

Countdown Challenges 04.05.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 01.05.20

 

The hint for the letters round told you to think of pizza toppings, meaning that you could immediately rule out pineapple because that doesn't belong on pizza. However, you could have had anchovies.

 

On the numbers round you could have gone for:

 

3+7=10

7x9=63

63+10=73

73x9=657

657-8=649

Friday  1ST May

Thursday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  502 x 49 =  24 598

2) 15 x 7.7  = 115.5

3) 1.4 x = 70 (50)

4) 5% of 190 = 9.5

5) 58 x 0.5 = 29

6) £5.87 x 41 = £240.67

7) 493214 x 0 = 0

8) 409 ÷ = 1 (409)

 

Friday arithmetic

 

1)  27.4 – 4 =

2) 99% of 200 =

3) 14 x 6 =

4) 149 – 34.714 =

5) 47.4 x 5 =

6) x 15 = 75

7) = 41 + 96

8) 225 ÷ = 9

 

PE/English

 Complete PE with Joe Wicks and then write a poem to describe how your body feels when you have finished it. This is an idea set by Joe himself!

 

 

Brain Busters – just for fun!

 

Click on the link to go to the Newsround quiz page! Lots of great things here to test your knowledge! Maybe you could go up against your families and see who can get the highest score! The Emoji quizzes are always great fun!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes

 

 

Art

 

Making 2d pictures look 3d. The examples are small, but you could make them as large as you like!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-csRfWb9MQ

 

Countdown Challenges 01.05.20

Countdown Challenges 01.05.20 1 Think pizza toppings
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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 30.04.20

 

The letters round would yield a nine letter word if you looked hard enough: certainty.

 

For the numbers round, you could have tried:

 

100-7=93

93-1=92

9-1=8

8x92=736

736+5=741

Thursday  30th April

 

Wednesday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  300 x 50 = 15 000

2) 357 ÷ 7  = 51

3) 0.05 ÷ 100 = 0.005

4) 483 x 10 = 4830

5) 30 – 9.23 = 20.77

6) 72 - 30 = 19

7) 6791 x 48 = 325 968

8) 24 + 26.149 = 50.149

 

Thursday arithmetic

 

1)  502 x 49 =

2) 15 x 7.7  =

3) 1.4 x = 70

4) 5% of 190 =

5) 58 x 0.5 =

6) £5.87 x 41 =

7) 493214 x 0 =

8) 409 ÷ = 1

 

 

English

 

A reminder of the clip we are using this week. Remember, you only need to do one activity a day.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-lighthouse.html

 

Activities to complete after watching the clip:

 • Write a newspaper report about the event. Include interviews with lighthouse keeper, villagers and men from the boat.

• Write some dialogue for the film.

• Write a recount of the events.

• Write a description of the lighthouse on the rocks.

• Research a history of lighthouses.

• Find out about Grace Darling.

• Create a collage of a lighthouse on the rocks.

  • Make a model of the lighthouse, maybe using cardboard from your recycling!

 

Captain Tom Moore

You can't fail to have heard about Captain Tom Moore, who has raised approximately £30 million pounds by walking 100 laps of his garden. Today is his birthday and he is 100!!!! So here are some activities that you could do, linked to this fabulous man! I'm sure you can think of some more! 

- make a birthday poster and put it in your window

- research a historical event that has happened in the last 100 years

- research the Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, that were flown during the Second World War (and they will be doing a birthday fly past for Captain Tom today)

- research an element of the Second World War you haven't yet found out about

- challenge your family to learn the words to 'You'll Never Walk Alone', the song that is currently Number 1 in the charts for Captain Tom and Michael Ball.

- make a cake and sing Happy Birthday to Captain Tom

- ask your family to sponsor you to complete 100 laps of your garden (or inside if you have no outside space)

- write a poem to mark Captain Tom's achievements

- make a paper aeroplane and have races with your family

 

The list is endless. He is a remarkable man, who can teach us all a thing about resilience and pride and honour! 

Maths - Any errors answers

Countdown Challenges 30.04.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 29.04.20

 

A 9 letter word was possible in the letters round: ambitions

 

For the numbers round you could have gone with:

 

75+50=125

125x7=875

875-9=866

866-10=856

856-1=855

Lighthouse Maths Answers

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Wednesday  29th April

 

Tuesday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  174 ÷ 6 = 29

2) 187 x 4  = 748

3) 2768 – 1894 = 874

4) □ – 300 = 6720 (7020)

5) 10 + (54÷6) = 19

6) 533 ÷ 13 = 41

7) 8% of 500 =  40

8) 3.4 x 6 = 20.4

 

Wednesday arithmetic

 

1)  300 x 50 =

2) 357 ÷ 7  =

3) 0.05 ÷ 100 =

4) 483 x 10 =

5) 30 – 9.23 =

6) 72 - 30 =

7) 6791 x 48 =

8) 24 + 26.149 =

 

 

English

 

A reminder of the clip we are using this week. Remember, you only need to do one activity a day.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-lighthouse.html

 

Activities to complete after watching the clip:

 • Write a newspaper report about the event. Include interviews with lighthouse keeper, villagers and men from the boat.

• Write some dialogue for the film.

• Write a recount of the events.

• Write a description of the lighthouse on the rocks.

• Research a history of lighthouses.

• Find out about Grace Darling.

• Create a collage of a lighthouse on the rocks.

  • Make a model of the lighthouse, maybe using cardboard from your recycling!

 

PSHE

We know there are lots of negatives about the covid-19 lockdown. But there are also lots of positives. Create a poster/list or have a talk with your family about the positive things you are taking from this time.

 

I would say:

  • talking to my Mum everyday on Facetime, as this isn’t something I normally do.
  • Hearing more birds sing, because it is quieter outside.
  • Reading more books

 

I bet you can think of lots more things!

PSHE/Mindfulness - Thanks to Mrs Welch for these!

Answers for Countdown Challenges from 28.04.20

 

It was possible to get a nine letter word in the letters round: silliness

 

For the numbers round, you could have tried:

 

25+75=100

100+1=101

101x6=606

606+5=611

Stellarium

 

If you're anything like me, you will have had to slow down a bit in the current situation. That's not such a bad thing. It makes you notice things that had previously passed you by.

 

One such thing, for me, was the night sky. I'd never really given it a great deal of thought. However, a parent told me last week about an event that we would be able to see and it sparked my interest. I was able to see what I'd set out to see, but I could also see quite a lot more and didn't know what most of it was. So, I looked into it a bit and found a free app called Stellarium. It's easy to use and tells you what you are seeing in the night sky.  Were you aware that Venus has been visible to the naked eye from our local area for the last three or four nights?

 

Of course, as I've got to the point that I decided to share this discovery, the rain clouds have come in which will limit its utility. However, it might be a good one to have for when the weather improves a bit if you want to do some back garden star-gazing and learn a bit about what you're seeing in the process.

 

Mr Moore

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Tuesday  28th April

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  x 10 x 5 = 300 (6)

2) 678 + 2876 = 3554

3) 708 ÷ = 708 (1)

4) □ ÷ 22 = 3 (66) 

5) 6.6 + 2.371 = 8.971

6) + 50 000 + 2 = 350 002 (300 000)

7) 5 x 48  = 240

8) 80% of 540 =  432

 

Tuesday arithmetic

 

1)  174 ÷ 6 =

2) 187 x 4  =

3) 2768 – 1894 =

4) □ – 300 = 6720

5) 10 + (54÷6) =

6) 533 ÷ 13 =

7) 8% of 500 =

8) 3.4 x 6 =

 

 

English

 

A reminder of the clip we are using this week – apologies that the first link didn’t work yesterday!

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-lighthouse.html

 

Activities to complete after watching the clip:

 • Write a newspaper report about the event. Include interviews with lighthouse keeper, villagers and men from the boat.

• Write some dialogue for the film.

• Write a recount of the events.

• Write a description of the lighthouse on the rocks.

• Research a history of lighthouses.

• Find out about Grace Darling.

• Create a collage of a lighthouse on the rocks.

  • Make a model of the lighthouse, maybe using cardboard from your recycling!

 

 

 

 

Science

Visit Longleat Safari Park from the comfort of your own home! Watch the film and while you are watching, note down interesting facts about the different animals you see. Use the information to make a factfile, information text or powerpoint.

 

https://www.longleat.co.uk/news/longleat-launches-virtual-safari

Maths - Any errors?

Answers for Countdown Challenges from 27.04.20

 

A 9 letter word was possible yesterday. You could have had saturated. In case you don't know that word, it basically means completely soaked.

 

For the numbers, you could have gone with:

 

1+5=6

6x8=48

9-2=7

7x48=336

336+10=346

Monday 27th April

 

Friday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  572 x 66 = 37 752

2) 15 x 3.2 = 48

3) 5.4 x 30 = 162

4) 85% of 290 =  246.5

5) x 0.5 = 24 (48)

6) 6% of 700 = 42

7) 0.7 x 800  = 560

8) 7962 ÷ 39 = 204 r 6

 

Monday  arithmetic

 

1)  x 10 x 5 = 300

2) 678 + 2876 =

3) 708 ÷ = 708

4) □ ÷ 22 = 3   

5) 6.6 + 2.371 =

6) + 50 000 + 2 = 350 002

7) 5 x 48  =

8) 80% of 540 =

 

 

English

 

This week’s clip is below. There are lots of ideas about things you could do. Don’t do them all today, I will be putting them up several times this week!

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-lighthouse.html

 

Activities to complete after watching the clip:

 • Write a newspaper report about the event. Include interviews with lighthouse keeper, villagers and men from the boat.

• Write some dialogue for the film.

• Write a recount of the events.

• Write a description of the lighthouse on the rocks.

• Research a history of lighthouses.

• Find out about Grace Darling.

• Create a collage of a lighthouse on the rocks.

  • Make a model of the lighthouse, maybe using cardboard from your recycling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking

 

We like talking about food in Year 6 don’t we? We like eating food on Fridays as well. I know it isn’t Friday – but this task is a food based one! With permission from the adults in your house, can you challenge yourself to make something to eat, that you’ve never done before? It can be as challenging as you like – if you’ve never made a sandwich before, have a go or if you like the idea of making your own pizza, find a simple recipe. You will probably surprise yourself with what you can do!

 

There are lots of amazing recipes here - https://letsgetcooking.org.uk/lets-get-cooking-at-home/hundreds-of-recipes/

 

REMEMBER to stay safe and talk to your parents/carers about what you are doing though – We don’t want to get into trouble!!

 

Lighthouse Maths tasks

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 24.04.20

 

There were a few 7 letter words that you could have had on the letters round, such as natives, but I couldn't find any 8 or 9 letter words.

 

On the numbers round, you could have tried:

 

100+4=104

104-1=103

5+9=14

14x25=350

350+103=453

 

If you found other methods, let your teacher know.

Friday 24th April

 

Thursday Arithmetic answers

 

1)  90 x 70 = 6300

2) 546 ÷ 7 = 78

3) 0.01 ÷ 10 = 0.001

4) 5483 x 1000 =  5 483 000

5) 8 – 4.55 = 3.45

6) 42 - 10  = 6

7) 1583 x 97  =  153 551

8) 40% of 860 =  344

Friday  arithmetic

 

1)  572 x 66 =

2) 15 x 3.2 =

3) 5.4 x 30 =

4) 85% of 290

5) x 0.5 = 24

6) 6% of 700 =

7) 0.7 x 800  =

8) 7962 ÷ 39 =

 

 

Geography

 

There are lots of quizzes on this site, that test your knowledge of countries, cities and flags! See if you can beat other members of your family!

 

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

 

Food Friday

 

Obviously if we were at school, we would be sharing some fabulous food together. It has been a great part of Year 6 so far. Write a short letter to your teacher, explaining why it has been so good, why it should continue next year and what foods you would like to see included.

 

Just for fun!

Lots of the adults from Barley Close have been busy putting up videos on the school youtube channel. If you were going to do a video, what would it be about? Use your phone, tablet or laptop to make a short video about a subject that interests you, or a talent you have, or something you would like to share with the rest of the school.

 

You won’t be able to upload them anywhere, but there is nothing to stop you sharing them with members of your family!

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Countdown Challenge answers for 23.04.20

 

The best word I could come up with for the letters round was galleon.

 

On the numbers round, you could have tried:

 

75+50=125

9+8=17

125-17=108

108x4=432

432-8=424

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

READING EGGS

We have signed all the children to an online reading programme – we had already made plans to use it before we were closed, but now it seems that it will be even more useful! Below are links to help you understand the programme. Basically it allows your child to access books at their level. They will be assessed the first time they log on and then books are chosen at the right reading age for your child. It is really important that they complete this assessment on their own, so that a true reflection of their ability can be seen. As well as reading they will also be able to do some comprehension activities and fun games along the way. 

 

 

Your child's login details will be text to you hopefully later today. Any problems please let your child's class teacher know or email the school. When you are searching for it online, look for 'reading eggs' and it will take you to where you need to be!

 

Reading Eggspress is aimed at 7-13 year olds. There is another part of the site called Reading Eggs, but that is for children aged between 3 and 7. 

 

Here is a Reading Eggspress video for parents

https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/6HjWJbWBVD

 

heres one on the library

https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/vjzDHi4XPH

 

Reading eggs overview for students

https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/BzR8tlE6pA

 

Reading eggspress overview for students

https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/GFYvgrzg1K

 

 

Thursday 23rd April

 

Wednesday Arithmetic answers

1)  36 ÷ 6 = 6

2) 213 x 4 = 852

3) 375 564 - 87 283 = 288 281

4) - 70 = 328  (398)

5) 700 + (77÷7) = 711

6) 886 ÷ 26  = 34

7) 3.2 x 4  = 12.8

8) 35% of 160 =  56

Thursday  arithmetic

1)  90 x 70 =

2) 546 ÷ 7 =

3) 0.01 ÷ 10 =

4) 5483 x 1000

5) 8 – 4.55 =

6) 42 - 10  =

7) 1583 x 97  =

8) 40% of 860 =

 

English

Same link as Tuesday - https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html

 

Watch the film again and then complete one of the tasks from below. You could do one every day if you wanted, or even make up your own!

• Write a narrative/play script/comic strip for this story.

• Create a ‘background story’ for each of the characters.

• Write the dialogue between Rock and Paper as Rock attempts to persuade Paper to go with him.

• Recreate the home of the three creatures– where would scissors live? This could be achieved using natural materials.

• Write out the rules for the game or your own version of it or create a instructional film / animation.

• Change the ending! Create the ending you would like the story to have. This could be in any form: film / podcast / LEGO / comic strip.

 

Just for fun?

Emily Fox was born on this day in 1987. She is an American cupstacking champion. Now I’d never heard of cupstacking before – but I think it could become strangely addictive! There is loads of information and videos about it on the internet. You need special cups to do it as quickly as the experts, but why don’t you have a go at home? Just remember to use plastic cups, so nothing gets broken... or raid the recycling to find yogurt pots, to make it more environmentally friendly!!

Maths - Some fun activities to try

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Countdown Challenge answers for 22.04.20

 

The best I could manage on yesterday's letters round was: popular. If you managed to get more than 7 letters, please let your teacher know.

 

For the numbers round, I went with:

 

75+4=79

79+9=88

88+6=94

8-2=6

6x94=564

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 21.04.20

 

The letters round would yield a 9 letter word. The 3 Es and the X were big clues: Expensive.

 

For the numbers round you could have tried:

 

25+2=27

27x6=162

162-7=155

155x5=775

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Tuesday Arithmetic answers

1)  8 x 6 x 10 = 480

2) 4217 + 766 = 4983

3) 638 x 1 = 638

4) = 77 + 68  (9)

5) 7.3 + 1.845 = 9.145

6) 5 000 000 + + 2 = 5 200 002 (200 000)

7) 8 x 56 =  448

8) 135 ÷ = 9 (15)

Wednesday  arithmetic

1)  36 ÷ 6 =

2) 213 x 4 =

3) 375 564 - 87 283 =

4) - 70 = 328 

5) 700 + (77÷7) =

6) 886 ÷ 26  =

7) 3.2 x 4  =

8) 35% of 160 =

 

English

Same link as yesterday - https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html

 

Watch the film again and then complete one of the tasks from below. You could do one every day if you wanted, or even make up your own!

• Write a narrative/play script/comic strip for this story.

• Create a ‘background story’ for each of the characters.

• Write the dialogue between Rock and Paper as Rock attempts to persuade Paper to go with him.

• Recreate the home of the three creatures– where would scissors live? This could be achieved using natural materials.

• Write out the rules for the game or your own version of it or create a instructional film / animation.

• Change the ending! Create the ending you would like the story to have. This could be in any form: film / podcast / LEGO / comic strip.

 

Just for fun!

 

The internet is always free of silly challenges (I’m thinking the ice-bucket challenge, bottle flipping and the mannequin challenge) – can you and your family think of your own challenge and try and get your grown ups to spread it amongst their friends on social media?

 

Earth Day 2020

Today is Earth Day - a time for us to think about the impact humans are having on the world! There is lots of information about it online. What can you do to help?

- Walk around the house and see if people are wasting electricity by leaving lights on or leaving electronics plugged in when they are charged.

- Do you use the car for short journeys or could you walk instead?

- Can you design a poster for the health benefits of walking/cycling/scooting to school - you could include Strider!

- Research how the natural world has benefited from lockdown. Have you seen more wildlife? How have pollution levels dropped? 

- How much single use plastic are you using and can you find a way to reduce it?

 

Picture 1

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Answers for Countdown Challenges on 20.04.20

 

It was possible to get a 9 letter word in the letters round: community

 

The numbers round was possible:

 

75+8=83

83+9=92

92÷4=23

23+8=31

31x4=124

 

Or, if you were looking for a more straightforward approach:

 

75+8=83

83+9=92

4x8=32

92+32=124

Tuesday 21st April

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

1) 6856 + 4563 = 11 419

2) 7 x 3 x 2 = 42

3) 0.47 x 1000 = 470

4) 50 x 20 = 1000

5) 43.2 x 6 = 259.20

6) 9072 ÷ 3 = 3024

7) 100 x 4.7 = 470

8) 8.2 + 14.321 = 22.521

Tuesday  arithmetic

1)  8 x 6 x 10 =

2) 4217 + 766 =

3) 638 x 1 =

4) = 77 + 68 

5) 7.3 + 1.845 =

6) 5 000 000 + + 2 = 5 200 002

7) 8 x 56 =

8) 135 ÷ = 9

 

Art

 

Follow the link to an idea that will help the Clap for Carers on Thursday be even more memorable!

 

http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/at-home/family-arts-hub/hold-your-head-up

 

 

English

 

Follow the link - https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html

 

Watch the film (it’s a different take on your favourite game of rock, paper, scissors) and then complete one of the tasks from the list below. You could do one every day if you wanted, two a week or even something that you think of!

• Write a narrative/play script/comic strip for this story.

• Create a ‘background story’ for each of the characters.

• Write the dialogue between Rock and Paper as Rock attempts to persuade Paper to go with him.

• Recreate the home of the three creatures– where would scissors live? This could be achieved using natural materials.

• Write out the rules for the game or your own version of it or create a instructional film / animation.

• Change the ending! Create the ending you would like the story to have. This could be in any form: film / podcast / LEGO / comic strip.

 

PSHE

It’s always important to be kind – but it’s especially important at the moment. The Red Cross have put together some kindness activities – maybe you could get everyone in the house to commit to a month of kind acts.

 

The resources are below.

Lyrid Meteor Shower

 

If you would like something scientific to investigate, there is something occurring at the moment which could be a great starting point.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/19/starwatch-lyrid-meteor-shower-will-put-on-a-stellar-show

 

Put that internet connection to good use and see if you can find out more information than there is in this brief article.

 

If you want to try to see them for yourself, ask parents permission, as it may mean a late night.

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Week beginning Monday 20th April

Here we go with Term 5!

BBC Bitesize is launching today! There are lots of celebrities 'teaching' all sorts of different subjects - search 'bbc bitesize' and see what you can find to entertain yourselves! 

 

Monday arithmetic

1) 6856 + 4563 =

2) 7 x 3 x2 =

3) 0.47 x 1000 =

4) 50 x 20 =

5) 43.2 x 6 =

6) 9072 ÷ 3 =

7) 100 x 4.7 =

8) 8.2 + 14.321 =

 

English

Watch the video clip and then write one of the following ideas – or you could make up your own!

https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

  • Tell the story from a meerkat's point of view. 
  • Describe the beautiful setting of the African plains. 
  • Create some dialogue between the meerkats at various points in the film. 
  • Create some commentary for the 'rugby' scene at the end of the film - use iMovie to record this commentary over the top of the original film. 

 

Art

 

  • Draw around your hands and feet on a large piece of paper and then add in the body! There is an example below - click on the document!!

 

 

Friday 3rd April

Thursday  Arithmetic answers

  1. 15 x 4.5 =  67.5
  2. 8.8 x 20 =  176
  3. 60% of 480= 288
  4. 5.3+2.796=  8.096
  5. 55% of 900  =  495
  6. 14 – 7.54 = 6.46
  7. 84 x 0 = 0
  8. x 5 = 450 (90)

 

Morning everyone! 

The answers for yesterday's arithmetic are above. 

Mr Moore and I have decided that as today is officially the last day of Term 4, we are going to award the whole of Year 6 an all day class reward - of no work!! 

   You had been working incredibly hard when we were all in school and you and your parents have been doing really well adapting to the changes in how you learn, over the last two weeks. So it's reward time! The same things always come up when you are asked what you want to do in school - so here are some ideas, but ultimately, it's a day to do what you like! By all means do some work, if that's what you want to do - but share with your parents and carers that today is an official Year 6 reward - that has been authorised by Mrs Williams no less!! 

 

Ideas 

- pjs and movie time

- laptop/computer/tablet/console time

- have fun

- board games

- have fun

- talk to your friends via online messaging

- talk to your family

- go outside and make up an obstacle course in your garden

- have fun

- have fun

- have fun

- have fun

 

Have a great day and a great holiday. We know it will be different the way you normally spend your holidays, but grab this time and know that it won't always be like this! Normality will resume at some point! 

We'll be back on Monday 20th April! 

Miss Beard and Mr Moore

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Thursday  2nd April

 

Wednesday  Arithmetic answers

 

  1. 50 x 300 = 15 000
  2. 756 ÷ 7 =  108
  3. 6 – 2.37 =  3.63
  4. 6540 x 60 =  342 400
  5. 52 - 10 = 15
  6. 4.67m x 5  = 23.35
  7. £9.75 ÷3=  £3.25
  8. 753 x 47 = 35 391

Thursday arithmetic

 

  1. 15 x 4.5 =
  2. 8.8 x 20 =
  3. 60% of 480=
  4. 5.3+2.796=
  5. 55% of 900  =
  6. 14 – 7.54 =
  7. 84 x 0 =
  8. □ x 5 = 450

 

Family History!

 

You will be spending a lot of time with your family at the moment. I’m sure there are times when they annoy – but hopefully, you will be learning things about them as well. How about asking parents/grandparents/aunties/uncles the following questions – you might be surprised what you learn!

 

1) What was your favourite toy when you were younger?

2) What posters did you have on your bedroom walls when you were a teenager?

3) What do you remember getting into most trouble for when you were younger?

4) What was the best holiday or day out you remember having when you were a child?

5) Who was your best friend when you were at primary school and are you still in contact with them? 

 

Geography

Research a country you are interested in. In could be somewhere you have visited before, somewhere you would like to visit or just somewhere you have heard of!

 

PE

 

Joe Wicks has got millions of people doing his daily workouts with him. Make up your own workout and see if you can get your family to join in with you!

Answers for countdown challenges from 01.04.20

 

On the letters round, you could have used all 9 letters to make musician.

 

For the numbers, there were a couple of different ways to solve it.

 

100+75=175

175x4=700

700+7=707

707+10=717

 

3+4=7

7x100=700

700+10=710

710+7=717

 

75-4=71

71x10=710

710+7=717

 

Today's challenges will be uploaded shortly.

Wednesday 1st April

 

Tuesday  Arithmetic answers

 

  1. 255  ÷ 5   = 51
  2. 4 x 92  =  368
  3. 5935  – 378 = 5557
  4. 35% of 240= 84
  5. ¨ -  100 = 6327 (6427)
  6. 60 +  92 = 141
  7. 864 ÷ 27 = 32
  8. 10 x 934 = 9340

Wednesday arithmetic

 

  1. 50 x 300 =
  2. 756 ÷ 7 =
  3. 6 – 2.37 =  
  4. 6540 x 60 =
  5. 52 - 10 =
  6. 4.67m x 5  =
  7. £9.75 ÷3=
  8. 753 x 47 =

 

Maths

White Rose Maths are going to be releasing 5 maths lessons a week. We use them in school, so you may recognise some of the questions. There are also helpful hints on there in case you (or anyone helping you) have forgotten what to do! Remember to use all the rules and helpful hints we use in class as well – sometimes we do things a bit differently to these types of resource.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

 

Science

 

Follow the link below – there are some great ideas for practical science. They are set out in year groups, but there is no reason why you couldn’t try all of them!

 

https://rethinking-ed.org/science-activities-for-parents-primary/

 

English/Art

 

Make an information leaflet that we can give to the Year 5 children when they come up into Year 6 in September. Talk about the things they will learn in English, Maths and Topic. Tell them about how to be a bench monitor. Explain the good and bad things about being in Year 6. Make it as colourful as you can.

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Solutions for countdown challenges from 31.03.20

 

The 9 letter word for the letters was autograph.

 

For the numbers, you could have had:

 

25+8=33

8x3=24

24+33=57

57x10=570

Tuesday 31st March

 

Monday Arithmetic answers

 

  1. 9 X 2 X 7 =  126
  2. 411 + 975 =   1386
  3. 30% of 160 = 48
  4. 7 ÷ 1=  7
  5. 105 ÷ 15 = 7
  6. 3.8 + 3.188 = 6.988
  7. ¨ + 20 000 + 800 = 7 020 800  (7 000 000)
  8. 9 x 32 =  288

Tuesday  arithmetic

 

  1. 255  ÷ 5   =
  2. 4 x 92  =
  3. 5935  – 378 =
  4. 35% of 240=
  5. ¨ -  100 = 6327
  6. 60 +  92 =
  7. 864 ÷ 27 =
  8. 10 x 934 =

 

Maths

Maths Code Crackers – click on the link below to find lots of code cracker activities (you solve maths calculations to find the answers to jokes). You need to register to download them, but it’s free!

https://mathshub.thirdspacelearning.com/resources?resource_categories=maths-code-crackers&utm_campaign=29_03_2020_Code_Crackers_3_6_MH&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Pardot&utm_content=text

 

Art

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. I’ve taught a couple of boys in the past who have been completely obsessed with origami (I seem to remember they liked making ninja stars!) and it’s an ideal activity to calm you down if you have just finished PE with Joe or had a disagreement with your family!

 

Follow the links below for some ideas and get folding! Whenever the instructions ask you to use origami paper, don’t worry – you can use any paper that you can find (just don’t use toilet paper, otherwise you might get into trouble!).

 

https://www.origamiway.com/origami-ninja-star.shtml

https://www.origami-fun.com/origami-for-kids.html

 

PE

Lots of ideas here! https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0

Persuasive Letter Task 31.03.20

 

As you all know, one of the most fantastic things about being in Year 6 is Food Friday. Wouldn't it be wonderful, if when we go back to school, it was something that the whole school could enjoy?

 

Your task is to write a persuasive letter to a member of the leadership team, espousing the many benefits of Food Friday. You will need to use a relatively formal tone in order to show the correct level of respect. Avoid contractions at all costs.

 

I'd recommend writing a plan first, detailing what your key points will be. What are the benefits of Food Friday? Does it help with well-being? Do we learn anything from it? If you're feeling particularly dedicated, you could even try to anticipate potential arguments against it, and shoot them down before they even get thrown at you.

 

Good luck.

Always, Sometimes or Never?

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Countdown Challenges 31.03.20

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Answers for countdown challenges 30.03.20

 

In the letters round, you could have had a nine letter word in dedicated.

 

In the numbers round, I only managed to find one solution for yesterday's puzzle, but it was possible.

 

7+2=9

9+3=12

12-1=11

11x9=99

99x5=495

Monday 30th March

 

Friday Arithmetic answers

 

  1. 369.4 + 26.39 =  395.79
  2. 53% of 600 = 318
  3. 0.1 x 800 = 80
  4. 15% of 7000  = 1050
  5. 7626 ÷20  =381 r 6
  6.  £4.38 ÷ 3 =£1.46
  7. 4936 x 8 =39 488
  8. 7 x 4 x 3 = 84

Monday arithmetic

 

  1. 9 X 2 X 7 = 
  2. 411 + 975 =
  3. 30% of 160 =
  4. 7 ÷ 1=  
  5. 105 ÷ 15 =
  6. 3.8 + 3.188 =
  7. ¨ + 20 000 + 800 = 7 020 800
  8. 9 x 32 =

 

English

The 30th March is the 90th day of 2020. Write a story about how it would feel if you woke up and you had aged overnight and were now 90 years old! When you are writing, try to include:

  •  dialogue that conveys character and moves the action along
  • Setting, character and atmosphere description
  • paragraphs
  • ambitious vocabulary

 

Topic

1) This would have been the last week of our studying about the Second World War. Create a timeline that shows the main events of the war – remember the Woodlands Primary School has lots of great information.

 

2) Can you find out any information about how Bristol was affected by the Second World War? There was lots of bombing in the centre of town and there are war memorials in Page Park, Downend (outside Sainsburys) and Mangotsfield (near Tesco) that you could visit during your permitted exercise!

 

 

PE

There are lots of just dance videos on youtube (which I’m sure you have already found) – find your favourite and challenge the people in your house to a dance off!

Countdown challenges 30.03.20

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Countdown challenge answers for 27.03.20

 

For the letter challenge, a 9 letter word was possible: classroom

 

For the numbers, one possible method was:

 

50+100=150

150+5=155

155x3=465

465x2=930

930-5=925

Friday 27th March

 

Thursday  arithmetic answers

 

  1.   518 x 94 =  48 692
  2. 15 x 1.1 = 16.5
  3. 3.3 x 40 = 132
  4. 92 x 0.5  = 46
  5. 20% of 920  = 184
  6.  5467 – 243 = 5224
  7. £6.57 x 8 = £52.56
  8. 5 x 6 x 4 = 120

 

Friday Arithmetic

 

  1. 369.4 + 26.39 = 
  2. 53% of 600 =
  3. 0.1 x 800 =
  4. 15% of 7000  =
  5. 7626 ÷20  =
  6.  £4.38 ÷ 3 =
  7. 4936 x 8 =
  8. 7 x 4 x 3 =

 

English

Well Friday in Year 6 means that it is Food Friday! Write a persuasive letter to your teacher, trying to persuade them to include your Top 5 favourite foods for Food Friday. Remember to include emotive language, rhetorical questions and ambitious vocabulary!

 

Art

I’m stealing this idea from school! It was used by Mrs Milbourne and Mrs Welch on Tuesday! What works of art can you create outside using water? See if you can find some paintbrushes at home (ask permission first) or if not just dribble the water out of a bottle or cup! Can you write out all the names of the children in your class before the first one dries? Make sure you are being sensible with the water, otherwise you’ll get us in trouble!

 

Maths/PE

 

1 minute challenges!

Challenge the people in your house to see how many star jumps, burpies, press ups etc, etc you can do in a minute. Keep a note of the scores and see who can get faster over the next few days!

A Maths Investigation

 

This one is as easy or as hard as you decide to make it.

 

If you follow the link below it will explain to you what an 'abundant number' is (sometimes referred to as an excessive number). With this definition in hand, and your amazing knowledge of multiplication and division, how many abundant numbers can you find?

 

https://nrich.maths.org/1011

Countdown challenges 27.03.20

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Answers for  countdown challenges from 26.03.20

 

In the letters round, it was possible to get a nine letter word: classroom.

 

In the numbers round you could have solved it a couple of different ways:

 

25+4=29

10-6=4

2+8=12

12+10=22

22x29=638

 

25x4=100

100+8=108

108x6=648

648-10=638

 

Today's challenges will be up shortly.

Maths resource for co-ordinates

 

If you're sat at home, thinking to yourself: I'd love to do some learning about co-ordinates but I want to do so in an interactive way (let's be honest, we're all thinking it), why not try https://nrich.maths.org/6288 ?

 

Thursday 26th March

 

Wednesday arithmetic answers

 

1)  45 000

2)  303

3)  0.002

4)  4190

5) 3.51

6)  275 772

7)  19

8)  63

 

Thursday Arithmetic

 

  1. 518 x 94 = 
  2. 15 x 1.1 =
  3. 3.3 x 40 =
  4. 92 x 0.5  =
  5. 20% of 920  =
  6.  5467 – 243 =
  7. £6.57 x 8 =
  8. 5 x 6 x 4 =

 

PSHE

At school, we follow the Jigsaw Scheme of Work for PSHE (the children will know all about it – it is taught by Mrs Harris and Mrs Drake on Friday afternoons) and they have put together some activities for families to complete at home together. They are suitable for children aged 5+.

 

https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home/

 

Topic

During our work on World War 2, Giraffe Class cooked up some spam hash, which tasted pretty amazing!

 

We used ¼ tin of spam, 1 large potato and ½ an onion per person, with a bit of butter or oil to cook it in. The potato was peeled and chopped and boiled, before being added to the chopped spam and onion in a frying pan, where it was cooked until it was a bit crunchy on the outside!

 

Why don’t you have a go at cooking this at home and then write a set of instructions for what you did, decorating your instructions with pictures to brighten it up! Don’t forget to include the ‘you will need’ and ‘equipment’ lists!

 

Maths

 

Top Trumps is a great game to play – if you don’t have any sets at home, then why don’t you make your own set. You could base them around your favourite subject: Pokemon, Harry Potter, Football or even Fortnite!

Countdown Challenges 26.03.20

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Answers for Countdown Challenges from 25.03.20

 

A 9 letter word was possible on the letters round: portfolio

 

For the number round, I found only one way to solve it. Use Classdojo to tell your teacher if you found another.

 

25+9=34

34x2=68

68-1=67

67-5=62

62x9=558

Countdown Challenge Wednesday 25th March

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Answers for daily challenges 24.03.20

On yesterday’s word round, the best you could do was a 9 letter word: authority

 

The numbers round was a touch easier than the previous day. There were a number of ways to solve it including:

 

75-4=71

71x10=710

8-6=2

710-2=708

 

8-5=3

75+3=78

4x10=40

40+78=118

118x6=708

 

75-5=70

70x10=700

700+8=708

 

Finally, the amount of water needed for the orange squash question is 8l. You could work this out by multiplying the 250 by 15 to see how much liquid you had in total. Then you would need to take away the squash from this. You would find that of the 3750ml, 3l are water. This means that there is four times as much water in each drink as there is orange squash. Knowing this, 10 litres of the drink would be comprised of 8 litres of water and 2 litres of squash.

Wednesday 25th March

 

Tuesday arithmetic answers

1) 40

2) 2048

3) 6708

4) 8250

5) 1822

6) 89

7) 18

8) 2254

 

Wednesday arithmetic

  1. 500 x 90 = 
  2. 909 ÷ 3 = 
  3. 0.02 ÷ 10 = 
  4. ¨ x 1000=4 190 000 
  5. 7 – 3.49 =  
  6. 5628 x 49 = 
  7. 32 + 10 = 
  8. 35% of 180 = 

 

English

David Walliams is a hugely successful author and you can currently hear stories from his 'World's Worst Children broadcast at 11am every day (search David Walliams audio elevenses). Why don't you have a go at writing your own David Walliams-inspired story. It could be about a child; an elderly person who breaks rules (Gangsta Granny); an unlikely friendship (Mr Stink) or even about dear old Raj! If you are stuck then there is lots of information about David on the internet. You can even watch 'The Boy in the Dress' or 'Gangsta Granny' on BBC iplayer. 

 

PSHE

Make a poster to put up in one of your windows, with a positive message for all those people who are walking past, doing their exercise. You could use 'stay safe' or come up with your own message. - they would definitely cheer people up!

 

Science

In Science this week at school, we would have been looking at the importance of keeping our heart healthy through the exercise we do and the diet we follow. Talk to the members of your family about how they think they keep themselves healthy and put together a plan for how you can all keep exercising during the next few weeks. If you send us your ideas via Class Dojo, then we can share them with each other!

Year 6 Home learning sheet (sent home wk ending 20.3.20)

 Tuesday 24th March

Monday  arithmetic answers

  1. 9 X 3 X 5 =  135
  2. 234 + 1774 = 2008
  3. 6679  -  3631 =  3048
  4. 995 ÷ 1=  995
  5. ¨ ÷ 9 = 13  (117)
  6. 8.7 + 2.165 = 10.865
  7. 150 005 = 100 000 +  ¨ 5 (50 000)
  8. 26 x 5 = 130

 

Tuesday arithmetic 

  1. 280  ÷ 7   = 
  2. 512 x 4  = 
  3. 7435  – 727 =
  4. 5375  +  2875
  5. ¨ -  1000 = 822 
  6. 100 -  (55 ÷ 5)
  7. 324 ÷ 18 = 
  8.  46  x  49 = 

Science Investigation

Now Giraffe Class will know that I am not the world's most enthusiastic Scientist, but sometimes you have to break out of your comfort zone!!

   Today is supposed to be a very sunny day - so how about a Shadow investigation? You could plot the course of how shadow positions move throughout the day (you might want to use a chair or a plant pot, rather than making someone stand outside all day), measure the length of shadows during the day or even play shadow tag where you try and step on the shadow of the people you are playing with! I bet you can come up with some great ideas! 

Daily Challenges 24.03.20

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Answers to challenges from 23.03.20

 

For the shape grid, I found that if the squares are worth 8, the triangles are worth 6, the circles are worth 4 and the hexagons are worth 7, then all of the columns and rows add up to what you would expect them to, This means that the question mark is worth 21.

 

For the countdown number round, there were multiple ways to solve it. A couple of them are:

 

75-7=68

68x9=612

612÷4=153

4+1=5

153x5=765

 

75+1=76

76-7=69

4x4=16

16+69=85

85x9=765

 

9x5=45

4x4=16

16+1=17

17x45=765

 

 

For the word round, the best possible was an 8 letter word: bakeries.

 

Today's challenges will follow shortly.

You will find today's Countdown Word Round below.

 

For those of you who are not familiar with it, the aim is to use the letters provided to come up with the longest word you possibly can. It needs to be in the Oxford dictionary to count. You can only use each letter once.

 

As with the other daily challenges, answers will be posted tomorrow.

Word Round 23.03.20

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Writing Task

 

There were a number of writing tasks on your home learning sheets that were sent home last week. However, if you would like another option watch the video at https://www.literacyshed.com/francis.html

 

This ties in nicely with the fact that we were trying to cultivate tension and atmosphere in our writing last week. Why not use this as inspiration for a story of your own?

 

Remember, use of the passive voice to hide details from the reader and short, sharp sentences at key moments to control the pace of your writing, as well as well-chosen vocabulary, are key.

Maths challenges 23.03.20. Answers tomorrow.

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Monday 23rd March

 

Monday arithmetic (answers will be posted tomorrow)

  1. 9 X 3 X 5 =  
  2. 234 + 1774 = 
  3. 6679  -  3631 = 
  4. 995 ÷ 1=  
  5. ¨ ÷ 9 = 13  
  6. 8.7 + 2.165 = 
  7. 150 005 = 100 000 +  ¨
  8. 26 x 5 = 

 

Week 5 Spellings

Keep learning your spellings - you could even test each other when you are communicating via social media!!

usual

attention

science

disappear

believe

inconceivable

descendant

vague

typical

happened


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