Hope you’re doing well and you’ve managed to get some fresh air, be helpful in some way and have a smile on your face more than a couple of times! As with yesterday, Y5/6 maths will be separate and the rest is together. Stick around ’til the end of the post for today’s bonus task! (Crowd says “ooooooh”!)
As always, email me if you have any questions or want to let me know how you’re getting on – it’s been great hearing from you guys and you’ve been keeping me going in my old age!
Y6 Maths – LO: negative numbers
Your learning today is all about negative numbers. If it helps, draw a number line from -20 to 20. Using the number line, or just your brain, answer these questions.
- 6 – 10
- 15 – 20
- -3 + 8
- -9 + 22
- What is 6 less than 4?
- What is 5 more than -2?
- What is the difference between 3 and -5?
- What is the difference between -10 and 10?
- The temperature in Leeds is 6°C. Sheffield’s temperature is 4°C colder. Glasgow is 8°C colder than Sheffield. What’s the temperature in Glasgow?
- In a building, the basement is at level -3. The office is 16 levels above the basement. What level is the office on?
- Write a story that goes with Q1-4.
Miss Kennedy says, “If I start at 27 and count backwards in 3s, I will say -12.”
Miss Wilson says, “If I start at 86 and count back in 6s, I will say -12.”
Who do you agree with? Explain why/why not.
Y5&6 – Reading – LO: RIC
Your learning today is a RIC.
Read the extract of the text and then answer the questions below. We will give you the correct answers tomorrow.
According to the text, what was Skuli not holding? (1 mark)
Look at extract 2. How do you know Gunnar’s father’s and Skuli’s relationship is not a positive one? Explain two ways, giving evidence from the text to support your answer. (3 marks)
Look at extract 1. Find and copy one group of words that shows us that Gunnar does not like Skuli. (1 mark)
Create your own RIC for someone at home to complete – you could have as many questions as you like.
Y5&6 – Writing – LO: setting description
Following yesterday’s character description, your task today is to write a setting description. This should be no longer than one paragraph.
For your setting description, you need to think about:
- Where is your character?
- What can they see?
- Are they going somewhere?
- Describe the setting using effective vocabulary e.g. fierce thunder, roaring wind, golden sand
Here is an example of a setting description.
The seas were rough for the first few days. Gigantic waves swept over the ship’s walls but the Vikings continued to row. Lightning bolts pierced holes on deck but the Vikings continued to row. Days and nights of torturous storms bombarded the vessel but the Vikings continued to row. With a compass in one hand, and wheel in the other, Ragnar stood fiercely and laughed in the face of the unforgiving conditions and stared out across the inky abyss, his once piercingly blue eyes now reflecting the grey, ominous sky above him. It rumbled, a deep, laughing rumble, taunting him. Domineering the landscape ahead of him was a spiky, crown-like mountain range jutting out of the land which was his target. Ragnar saw it as a sign from the Gods, that his journey would bring him fame, fortune and power. His confident mindset, however, didn’t last long.
- expanded noun phrases
- relative clauses
- figurative language: similes, metaphors, personification
- powerful vocabulary
- varied sentence openers
- varies sentences lengths
Rewrite your description and change its tone. For example, a dark, gloomy description becomes a happy and cheerful one:
With a compass in one hand, and wheel in the other, Ragnar stood fiercely and laughed in the face of the unforgiving conditions and stared out across the inky abyss, his once piercingly blue eyes now reflecting the grey, ominous sky above him…
With a compass in one hand, and wheel in the other, Ragnar stood proudly and breathed in the air of these triumphant conditions and gazed out across the smooth, calm sea, his piercingly blue eyes reflecting the sapphire sky above him.
Yesterday, we asked you to reach out to someone from school! Following on from that, today’s bonus task is to reach out to someone in your family, be it a grandparent, aunt/uncle or cousin. Just because we have to stay in our own homes, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still connect with our families! I heard about a boy that FaceTimed his grandma for 30 minutes every day and read his book to her! He was practising his reading and his grandma absolutely loved the company. So why not give it a go and make someone’s day?