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27th April

Home Learning Tasks- Week 4


The home learning tasks for this week are below. Some of the tasks require you to leave the school website to access the resource. Where this occurs, we have provided an alternative activity which appears on this page. If you are able to complete either task, choose the one you prefer.  You are of course allowed to do both.


If possible, please share/post examples of your work to the school blog (one of your key grown-ups was sent your password). We would love to see your hard work and creativity. This includes: home learning tasks, any activities that you have chosen to complete yourself (e.g. art projects, baking, creative writing etc), together tasks, 30 day challenges or any other assignments set on the school blog.  

1. Spelling

Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete the set word lists.  Your spelling list can be accessed on Spelling Shed through your home page. Click on ‘Challenge Words’. 


If you do not have access to Spelling Shed complete a Look, Cover, Write, Check activity. The words for this week are set out below.













2. Reading

Choose a book. Read the book. Share the story. Post a review on the school blog.  Have a look at some questions you can ask for any book that you read. 

Reading Prompts PDF

Audible have opened up their stories for children, free of charge for the length of the closure. Visit their site on the link below.

Reading for pleasure: attached is a downloadable copy of The Jungle Book for you to enjoy, if you would like to. There is also an audio version of the story (below) that you may choose to listen to.

THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling - FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books

3. Writing - Weekly Focus (letter to inform)

Look at this picture


Talk about this picture with someone in your family.  Look at the questions underneath and answer some of them together.

  • Describe an egg and see if a partner can guess it.
  • Which dragon do you think is the most dangerous? Why?
  • Which dragon do you think will be the friendliest? Why?
  • Which species could survive in cold temperatures? How do you know?
  • Which dragon egg would you like to find?
  • What would you do if you came across a Norwegian Ridgeback egg?
  • Can you plot the origins of these species on a map?
  • Try drawing what you think each species will look like as a fully grown dragon; use details from the egg’s appearance and the species name to inform your choices.
  • Create ‘Top Trumps’ cards for each species. Decide on the categories and give them ratings, then do battle!


Now write a letter to the Dragon’s Guild informing them that you have discovered an incredible new dragon egg that has never been seen before.


Think about all the interesting information you can include about your new dragon egg, such as:

  • what colour is it; what shape is it; what is its appearance
  • where it was discovered
  • are there signs of life; will it hatch?
  • what will you name it and why?
  • how are you keeping it safe from thieves
  • how are you keeping it healthy, such as warmth, physical protection and much more?
  • do you think it has any special powers?
  • are there any concerns or dangers?


Once you have completed your first draft, don’t forget to edit, improve and redraft.

Finally, once you are happy with your letter, you may want to draw or create a model of your amazing dragon egg to create a beautiful piece of art.


Please look at the example letter (to inform) attached below.


Think about: what is your purpose and who are your audience?


Monday: Makes note about the dragon egg you have found.

Tuesday: Plan your letter, including its structure.

Wednesday: Write the introduction and first paragraph of the main body.

Thursday: Write the second paragraph of the main body and conclusion.

Friday: Edit and improve your letter.


Structure of a letter

  • Address of sender

  • Date

  • Greeting

  • Opening

  • Main body

  • Conclusion

  • Close


  • Put your address in the top right hand corner of the page.

  • Put the date underneath the address.

  • If you don't know the person's name, start the letter with Dear Sir, Dear Madam, or Dear Sir or Madam and finish with Yours faithfully.

  • If you do know the person's name, start the letter Dear Mr/Mrs (put the person's surname here) and finish with Yours sincerely.

  • Always use clear, simple English. Start by saying why you are writing then follow with the details. It's a good idea to list the points you want to make before you start writing (as part of your plan).

  • Finish by saying what you would like to happen next, for example, I hope to hear from you soon.



4. Mathematics 


White Rose Maths - Weekly focus (angles)


In Year 6, we have been following a scheme of work produced by White Rose Maths. They have now created a series of lesson which children can complete at home as part of their home learning. 


Just follow these five easy steps…


  1. Visit the White Rose Website here
  2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.


Remember, to access this resource click on the following link



There are four lessons each week

They all look like this.

There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.


This week, Year 6 will be asked to complete the series of lessons:

Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27 April)

Lesson 1 - Angles in special quadrilaterals

Lesson 2 - Angles in regular polygons

Lesson 3 - Problem Solving

Lesson 4 - Problem Solving

Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge

Number Detective Challenge - (Alternative Maths Activity)


Calling all detectives! You will need to think creatively, use your reasoning skills and your problem solving strategies to find the mystery number from the list below.


Your number must meet these rules:

  • The number has two digits.
  • Both of the digits are even.
  • The digit in the tens place is greater that the digit in the ones place.
  • The ones digit is not in the three times table.
  • The tens digit is not double the ones digit.
  • The sum of the two digits is a multiple of five.


Which of these numbers is it?


If you need help getting started:

  • Which clue will you use first?
  • Is there some way you could sort the numbers that would help?



Once you have finished the challenge, why not create your own version and post it on the blog?

Answers to last week's maths investigation 


Are the following statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

  • The sum of three numbers is odd.

Sometimes true: e.g. 20+30+10=60 (Even)

                            20+30+11=61 (Odd)


  • If you add 1 to an odd number, you get an even number.

Always true:  e.g. 21+1=22


  • Multiples of 5 end in 5. 

Sometimes true: e.g. 25 (true) 10 (false)


  • If you add two odd numbers, you get an odd number.

Never true: e.g. 17+13=30 (even)


  • If you add a multiple of 10 to a multiple of 5, the answer is a multiple of 5. 

Always true:

e.g. 30+15=45 (true)


  • When you multiply two numbers, you will always get a bigger number.

Sometimes true

e.g. 3x7=21(true)


0x14=0 (false)

10x0.5=5 (false)


  • If you add a number to 5, your answer will be bigger than 5.

Sometimes true

e.g.  5+10=15 (true)

5+-10=-5 (false)


  • A square number has an even number of factors. 

Never true: a square number has an odd number of factors

e.g.  1, 36, 2, 18, 3, 12, 4, 9 and 6 (the number of factors for 36 are 9)


  • The sum of three consecutive numbers is divisible by three.

Always true

e.g.   6+7+8= 21              21 ÷ 3=7

11 + 12 + 13 =36            36  ÷ 3=12


  • Dividing a whole number by a half makes it twice as big.


Always true: e.g. 15 ÷ 0.5=30

10 ÷ 0.5=20

5. Blendspace


Home Learning Task Week 4 – Angles

*Please note that some of the tasks may involve the use of a protractor or even printing off a sheet. For those particular tasks, if you are not able to do so, please skip.


Alternatively, why not try this investigation?


Four Integers

1. Using four different integers and the x symbol make the highest possible result.

All the integers have to be used.

For example: 3, 7, 5, 1 gives 157 x 3 = 471 or 37 x 51 =1887.


2. Now choose four other integers and make the largest result using only multiplication.


3. What conclusions can you make?


4. What predictions can you make about 5, 6, … digits?

Answers to Flora’s challenge


These answers are provided by two children

Child 1

I thought about the perfect squares between 4 and 20. Then I thought about the prime numbers between 4 and 20.

Yes, it is possible, this is what I got;
11+5=16=4 squared
23+2=25=5 squared
13+23=36=6 squared
2+47=49=7 squared
51+13=64=8 squared
2+79=81=9 squared
89+11=100=10 squared
11 squared is impossible
139+5=144=12 squared
167+2=169=13 squared
193+3=196=14 squared
223+2=225=15 squared
So what I did is wrote down all the square numbers then I found two numbers that were prime and added together to equal the square numbers.

Child 2

I couldn't make 1 with two prime numbers.
I could make all the other square numbers to 100. Although there are usually two ways to make all the even numbers, there can only be one way to make 4 with two prime numbers because the only way to make 4 is 1+3 and 2+2. 1 is not a prime number.
If the square number you are trying to make is even, you will find more than one solution.
If the square number you are trying to make is odd you can only find one solution that uses 2 as one of the prime numbers. In all the odd square numbers, one of the prime numbers for the solution is a 2.
However, the square number 1 breaks the pattern and can't be made with any prime numbers. This is because an odd square number can be made from an odd and even prime but 2 is the only even prime number.

Here are the solutions I have found:
2 + 2 = 4
7 + 2 = 9
11 + 5 = 16   13 + 3 =16
23 + 2 = 25
23 + 13 = 36   7 + 29 = 36
47 + 2 = 49
59 + 5 = 64    53 + 11 = 64
79 + 2 = 81
83 + 17 = 100   53 + 47 = 100


6. SATs Companion

Log into SATs Companion using your student login details and work through a rotation of Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Maths throughout the week.

Alternative Grammar Activity


Look at the extract and decide which words will fit the gaps (one gap is one word). 

  • Do your word choices make sense?
  • What type of word did you use for each gap (for example, nouns, adjectives, verbs etc...)?

You will find out the word choices of SF Said (the author) next week. When you do:

  • Did you choose any of the same words?
  • Where you chose different words, who do you think made the best choice?
  • Why do you think this? Justify your answer.

7. TT Rockstars

Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don't forget to take part in the battle for your class or year group. 


Alternatively, create your own poem based on a times table of your own choice. 

8. P.E.

Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space try P.E with Joe.

PE With Joe