Friday 3rd April
Thursday Arithmetic answers
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!!
- 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
Thursday 2nd April
Wednesday Arithmetic answers
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?
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!
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.
Today's challenges will be uploaded shortly.
Wednesday 1st April
Tuesday Arithmetic answers
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.
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!
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.
Solutions for countdown challenges from 31.03.20
The 9 letter word for the letters was autograph.
For the numbers, you could have had:
Tuesday 31st March
Monday Arithmetic answers
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!
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!).
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.
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.
Monday 30th March
Friday Arithmetic answers
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:
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!
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 challenge answers for 27.03.20
For the letter challenge, a 9 letter word was possible: classroom
For the numbers, one possible method was:
Friday 27th March
Thursday arithmetic answers
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!
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!
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?
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:
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
6) 275 772
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+.
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!
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!
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.
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:
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
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.
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!
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!
Tuesday 24th March
Monday arithmetic answers
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!
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:
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.
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.
Monday 23rd March
Monday arithmetic (answers will be posted tomorrow)
Week 5 Spellings
Keep learning your spellings - you could even test each other when you are communicating via social media!!