Home Learning Tasks- Week 5
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.
Thank you to all those children who are have already posted on the school blog. If possible, please share/post at least one example of your work to the school blog (one of your key grown-ups was sent your password), each week. We would love to see your hard work and creativity. You could post: home learning tasks, any activities that you have chosen to complete yourself (e.g. art projects, baking, creative writing, lessons from BBC Bitesize etc), together tasks, 30 day challenges or any other assignments set on the school blog.
For those children who are not aware BBC bitesize are producing daily lessons. To access these lessons click on the following link
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.
Choose a book. Read the book. Share the story. Post a review on the school blog.
Remember each week, we attach a PDF copy of a classic book, so far the books we have attached are: , , The Railway Children, and Peter Pan. To access these books, just go into the previous home learning weeks. Therefore if you are beginning to run out of books to read, you could always read one of these.
Have a look at some questions you can ask for any book that you read.
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 Peter Pan 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.
3. Writing - Weekly Focus (diary)
Your task, this week, will be to write a diary entry inspired by this picture.
The purpose of a diary entry is to record your thoughts and feelings. It allows the writer to reflect on what has happened, why it occurred, how they felt and whether it will change how they behave/act in the future. Therefore in order for you to write a credible (convincing) diary entry, you need to imagine that you are the person in this picture. If you prefer, you can make the character male.
Step 1: Thinking in the role of a character
The aspect of the picture that I would like you to focus on is the glow. When I was a child, I used to enjoy watching a programme called ‘The secret world of Alex Mack’. In this programme, Alex Mack’s life was changed, one day, when she was nearly hit by a truck from a chemical plant. During the incident she was drenched in a chemical. After this event, she realised that she had obtained superpowers: she could move objects using her mind, shoot electricity from her fingers and turn into a puddle. If I remember correctly (it was a long time ago), she could move when she was in liquid form, this meant she could escape from dangerous situations or break into places undetected etc. However there were also less favourable consequences of the accident for example she would start to glow unexpectedly, when she was nervous.
Step 2: Planning your diary entry
How did you gain your superpowers?
What are your superpowers?
What did you do with your powers?
What will you do in the future with your powers?
For some of you, your notes can be used as a plan, others might prefer to create a specific plan.
Step 3: Writing your diary entry
All at once the hairs on the back of my neck started to tickle and prickle. I rubbed the back of my neck but the feeling wouldn't go away (Hacker by Malorie Blackman)
Diary entries have distinct features, remember to include these.
super powers (what are they?)
White Rose Maths - Weekly focus: fractions
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…
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 4th May)
Lesson 1 - Simplify fractions using knowledge of common factors
Lesson 2 - Compare and order fractions
Lesson 3 - Add and subtract fractions
Lesson 4 - Adding and subtracting mixed numbers
Lesson 5 - Friday maths challenge (BBC Bitesize)
Attached below are the worksheets which accompany each lesson. We have also included the answers so that pupils can self assess their work.
Alternatively, you could complete this investigation based on diagonal sums.
Here is a square with some of the numbers shaded:
1. Look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13.
Do you notice anything about the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? Can you create a rule using algebra? E.g. n+7, 3n, n-15 etc.
In the green square n=2, so how would you make the number 3 using n? E.g.
?-n, ?+n, n÷ ?, n+?, n-?, nx?, ?-n, etc.
How about 12 and 13?
2.Look at the pink square.
What happens this time when you look at the numbers diagonally opposite each other? Can you explain this using words? In the pink square n=18. Can you create a rule to find each of the other numbers. What did you notice? Why is this?
3. Look at the squares shaded red. They form the corners of a large by square.
If you add the numbers diagonally opposite each other, what do you notice with this larger square?
Can you find a reason why what you notice, happens? Can you create a rule using algebra?
In the red square n=15. Can you create a rule to find each of the other numbers.
What happens for squares of different sizes?
You may like to print off this 100 square to try out some different squares of numbers.
The answer for last week's maths challenge (Number Detective)
The answer is 64 as we worked it out by using the steps and crossing off any answers which didn’t meet the criteria.
The answer is not:
• 120 and 8 as they do not have two digits. 120 have three digits and 8 has one digit.
• 83 and 18 did not have two even numbers
• In 22 tens and units are equal. In 46 the ones are greater than the tens.
• In 86 the 6 is a multiple of 3
• In 42 double the 2 is 4
• In 80 the sum of the digits is 8 which is not a multiple of 5
BlendSpace contains many different tasks. This is your opportunity to choose one of the tasks that that you would like to work on.
Alternatively, you might want to solve this pumpkin pie problem.
Peter, the pumpkin eater, wanted to make two pies for a party. His mother, a professional pie maker, had a recipe for him to use. However, she always made pies at a time. She used:
litres of condensed milk
tablespoons of sugar
teaspoons of cinnamon
cups of pumpkin
Peter looked in the cupboard and found:
cups of pumpkin
teaspoons of cinnamon
of a litre of condensed milk
tablespoons of sugar
Did Peter have enough ingredients to make two pumpkin pies for the party or did he need to buy more?
- Grab a book
- Turn to page 33 and find the ninth sentence (just as an example)
- Write out this sentence on a piece of paper
Task 1: Write the next three sentences that could follow this sentence. Do not use the book to help you.
Task 2: Change at least two words to make the sentence either funnier or scarier.
Task 3: Alter the order of the words to make the sentence more exciting to the reader.
Task 4: If it doesn't already, add a subordinate clause, interesting opener or an adverbial phrase
Answers to last week's alternative SATs Companion task
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.