Hall of Home Learning Fame
Drum roll, please!
Here is the first ever Hall of Home Learning Fame MOVIE!
Keep sending in your (very fun to watch) entries – videos are ideal – and keep your eyes peeled for a special challenge from me and Mr Wain!
Thanks for working so hard, guys.
28 April 2020: Home learning
Answers to Monday’s home learning.
Y5 Maths – yesterday’s answers
Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers
Y5 Maths – LO: multiplication
Today’s learning continues with multiplication. There are three sections. Complete the questions starting from the left and working your way to the challenge on the right. Click here to start!
The second part of your learning is to log on to TimesTables Rockstars and challenge me in the ‘Rockslam’ section. Have a few practises in the studio first if you like!
27 April 2020: Home learning
Happy Monday, everybody!
As you may know, there have been changes to the home learning (such as the time it is posted and the amount of writing tasks) as we have gone along and this is thanks to your feedback – we greatly appreciate any feedback you may have so please don’t hesitate to let us know!
Moving forward, there will be instances of lessons from BBC bitesize and other similar websites. Also, there will be lessons which simply feature a video of your teacher teaching some of the different home learning subjects, too!
Before we crack on with today’s learning, here are the answers for the learning that took place on Friday.
The BBC maths challenge, which was the task for Friday, will contain the answers from Monday and can be found by clicking here.
The six-figure grid references answers can be found here.
Y5 Maths – LO: multiplication and division
Following on from our addition and subtraction learning on Thursday, today’s learning looks at multiplication and division. Click here for today’s task.
Look at Q9. Write your own clues for a number of your choice. Send them in via email and we can challenge the rest of the class!
24 April 2020: Home learning
Happy Friday, everyone!
We have been listening to your feedback so today’s tasks are again made up of maths, reading and geography! We will be setting much, much less writing tasks. Check out the post from Mr Roundtree. Feedback, comments and concerns are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
(Remember to tune in on Monday for the movie premiere of Y6 #HoHLF!)
Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers.
Y6 Maths – LO: rounding decimals
Good news! Lots of companies/TV channels/other educational groups are coming together in these strange times! As you may know, one of these is BBC Bitesize (who have even enlisted some well-known names to help them teach a variety of subjects, so keep your eyes peeled in future for those!). I thought we’d give one of these BBC Bitesize sessions a go today! Let me know your thoughts!
Your task today is about rounding decimals. There are three videos to watch (one is a recap of tenths, first) and then there are two activities underneath that I’d like you to complete. I would like you to do activity two – Jerry and Albert’s shopping list – and activity three – the dinosaur decimal challenge.
You could email me with a screen shot of your best scores, a photo of you completing the activities, or your top tips for someone else.
Complete activity one – move & learn. It does require some resources but if you haven’t got them, you could make your own! The important thing is this challenge is that you’re practising this maths skill but doing it in a very active way!
Your reading today is a little bit different! As you all know, we’re living through something that will go down in history for our children and children’s children to learn about!
Today’s task is to create a time capsule to record a snapshot of what is happening at the minute, how people are feeling and what we’re all getting up to in these strange times. The idea is that you bury or keep your time capsule somewhere hidden and then dig it up or look through it again in a number of years eg 2030, a decade after this famous year.
First, you must read this Time Capsule ‘How To’ guide.
Finally, click here to see what the time capsule could look like. Feel free to print this one (don’t worry if you can’t), copy some of the things down into your home learning book, or change or adapt it to create your own. It’d be great to complete this with your family so everybody’s feelings and thoughts are captured!
Improve your time capsule by adding in other objects such as photos, games or a newspaper! You could even make your own box (although an old shoe box works just fine).
A grid of squares helps the map-reader to locate a place. The vertical lines are called eastings. They are numbered – the numbers increase to the east. The horizontal lines are called northings as the numbers increase in an northerly direction.
Things to remember:
When you give a grid reference, always give the easting first: “Along the corridor and up the stairs“.
If you need a little bit of extra help, then you can click on this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z6j6fg8/revision/4 and it will refresh your mind back to class in December!
1) Click here to access today’s first task. If you need any help at all or simply just have a question, please email me.
2) Click here for the map symbols for your story. Your task is to create a short story (a paragraph at the most) which substitutes some words and replaces them with map symbols.
Here is an example to help you.
Geography Home Learning Crossword
On the crossword, Scafell Pike is accidentally spelt ‘Scarfell Pike’ with an accidental ‘r’.
If you add in the ‘r’, the words on the crossword should all fit.
Do please write the correct spelling underneath so you don’t make the same mistake I did!
23 April 2020: Home learning
Good evening! This post is ahead of tomorrow morning (23 April) in case you wanted to get started earlier than nine, prepare anything or make sure your learning doesn’t clash with your morning workout!
First, an exciting announcement: next week’s Y6 Hall of Home Learning Fame is going to be upgraded to a video format! Keep emailing Miss Wilson your pictures of what you’ve been getting up to (anything, not just your learning!) so you don’t miss out a chance to star in the video!
Today’s tasks are maths, reading and geography!
Y6 Maths – Yesterday’s answers for working backwards (using the inverse)
Y6 Maths – LO: arithmetic
Hopefully you’ve been keeping on top of your arithmetic skills but let’s see how sharp you are with this arithmetic paper.
**Important note! Q22 should be 645 divided by 43 – the bus stop is missing for some reason! 2 x Golden Tickets to Nayaab for her eagle eyed spot!**
You could complete it as normal, on a 30 minute timer, or if you want to take it steady, take away the timer and do it at your own pace. Remember, check in your CGP books for any hints or tips you may need and you can always email me if you need more help.
b = £4
c = £6
d = £1
e = £8
Y5&6 Reading – LO: writer’s choice
Your learning today is all about the writer’s choice of language and the specific vocabulary they use.
First, reread the text we’ve been focusing on this week. Then, click here to answer the questions. **Q2 should read: “Look at paragraph six on page two.”**
But! There’s a twist! Once you’ve worked out the answer to each question, you must then find it in the word search on the page underneath!
Choose a synonym that the writer could have used for each question. Even better if you discuss your reasons why with someone at home or prepare your own reasons and write them in your home learning book.
Y5&6 Geography – LO: I know some of the main rivers, mountains and regions in the UK.
Today’s task is a crossword puzzle! Use the clues provided to help you figure out the answers.
If you have access to a map, atlas, globe or can view a map on the internet, this will help, too!
Click here to start the crossword!
*when there is an answer with two words, the space is included.*
Remember to email if you are stuck with anything!
Compete with a family member to see how fast you can recite all the answers without saying ERM!
22 April 2020: Home learning
Hope you’ve registered your lunch choice with your adult (the veg option looks tasty) and have remembered your PE kit – Wednesdays are PE days!
Let’s get started!
Y6 Maths – LO: solving puzzles
Today, we’re practising working backwards and using the inverse to solve I’m thinking of a number puzzles – you’ve done lots of these at school, especially with Miss K! For example:
I’m thinking of a number. If you add four to it, then divide it by three, you get twelve.
Starting with my end number of twelve, we’ve got to work backwards and use the inverse so instead of dividing by three, I multiply twelve by three to get 36. Next, still working backwards, instead of adding four, I take away four. 36 – 4 = 32. The number I was thinking of was 32!
Click here for today’s questions and to see if you can work out the joke that’s hidden in the picture on there!
Design some of your own similar questions. If you email them to us, we can choose some for everyone to complete next week! #HoHLF
Y5 Maths – Y5 Maths – LO: solving puzzles
Y5&6 Reading – LO: inference
Skim over the text from Monday and Tuesday to remind yourself about it. All of today’s questions are about this text.
Now, answer the inference questions.
For a challenge, imagine you are Mary and you are trapped in the cave. You don’t have any mobile reception but you manage to log on to the cave next door’s WiFi and so you can send an email. Choose someone to email asking for help. This could be her husband, her sister or her best friend.
PS I’m aware that if you were on the WiFi you could also send a message or Facetime etc – but an email made for better learning!
21 April 2020: answers
Y6 Maths – LO: solving problems
1)3 Zids and 4 Zods
2) The 5 possible ways of making 140 are:
21 Zids and 5 Zods
14 Zids and 10 Zods
7 Zids and 15 Zods
Reading – LO: retrieval
Click here for the answers.
21 April 2020: Home learning
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Check out the latest edition of the most prestigious awards of 2020 (Y6 Hall of Home Learning Fame) to see if you’ve made the cut!
Today’s tasks are maths, reading and writing.
Y6 Maths – LO: solving puzzles
Today’s maths is a problem solving task that uses times table facts and mental addition.
Click here for the puzzle to get your brain buzzing!
How many different solutions can you find?
Y5&6 Reading – LO: retrieval
Today’s learning is all about retrieval.
- Identify the key words in the question
- Read the text at least once so you understand
- Scan the text
- Check your answer makes sense
1) Look at paragraph 1. (1 mark)
What two things have been waking Mary recently?
2) According to the text, the previous day had been long and tiring. Why?
Give three reasons. (3 marks)
3) At the end of paragraph 2, Mary mentions two people that she might usually ring for advice. However, she is unable to ring either person. Complete the table below.
|Person||Reason they are unavailable|
|Her best friend, Belinda|
|In Kent on a business trip.|
4) Look at the third paragraph which begins: As she awoke…
What scratched Mary’s cheek? (1 mark)
5) According to the text, after she hit her head, Mary looked for a landmark in the darkness. She then crouched over and began to move. Is the statement below true or false? Explain your answer. (1 mark)
Mary moved further back into the cave.
6) As she moved, what did Mary choose to do to stay in control and not panic?
Tell me her strategy and one specific example from the text. (2 marks)
7) What injuries did Mary collect on her journey along the cave? (1 mark)
8) Look at the first paragraph of page 2. In the text, it says there was no escape to the left of the cave entrance. Why? Give two reasons. (2 marks)
9) Why were Mary’s hopes dashed? (Tick one) (1 mark)
a) The roof had collapsed and blocked the way.
b) She was exhausted and could not carry on.
c) She did not know which tunnel to choose to escape from the cave.
d) She could see no way out.
10) Look towards the end of the text. When Mary poked her head out into the abyss, she… (1 mark)
a. wondered how high up she was;
b. tried to think of a new plan to get home;
c. thought about which of the many choices for escape she would pick;
d. once more thought about her small number of possible option;
e. day-dreamed about who had won Strictly this week.
20 April 2020: answers
Y6 Maths – answers