# Year 6: 17th March - 6th April

Monday 6th April 2020  09:13

Good morning.  This week is (in theory) the Easter Holiday.  I'll continue to post story competitions, art ideas and your entries to both, but there will be no daily maths lesson.  I can be contacted Monday to Thursday this week.

You will see a range of other learning across the website this week.  Up until now, Years R-5 have been working on a large set of learning that was printed for them when we finished teaching two weeks ago.  After the holiday they will also be able to access learning via the website.  After the holiday, I will continue to suggest what I'd like you to learn and there will be daily Maths lessons as well as writing, the History project and Art.  There wil also be a range of other learning available in the other subjects that we learn at Primary School: Geography, PE, Music, Science, etc.

Enjoy your holiday, stay safe and remember to be kind online.

Friday 3rd April 2020  14:46

So, the answers.  Once these are done, enjoy your holiday for the next two weeks.  Ill continue to post your pictures (I had a fantastic one today from Waffles which I've added to the Portrait page) and to keep the Story competitions going.  After Easter we will continue in the same way and will read through Patricia Hiles' book to the end.  I've also added some additional options for learning through the Learning at Home: Year R-5 pages.

Maths: Rapid Recap

1. 300 x 0.3 = 90
2. Simplify 4a + 2a + b + b = 6a + 2b
3. Write out six hundred thousand, twenty thousand, two thousand, fifty and four = 622,054
4. What is 0.9 less than 100 = 99.1
5. What is the mean of 9, 8, 10, 10 and 13?  They add to 50, so divided by 5 = 10

Maths: Fractions, decimals, percentages

(6)

a. 25% of 90 = 22.5 (I halved and halved again in my head)

b. 35% of 700 = (70x3 is 210 plus another 35 = 245)

c. 87% of 200  = 87/100 x 200/1 = 17400/100 = 174

d. 47% of 550 = 47/100 x 550/1 = 25,850/100 = 258.5

(7) A giraffe costs £320.  If it is reduced in price by 20%, how much does the giraffe cost now?  So 10% would be £32 which means 20% is £64.  This is how much I have to take away from the original price, so £320 - £64 = £256

(8) Bob gets a 20% increase in his pocket money.  Originally, he got £6.50 per week.  How much does he get now?

10% of £6.50 is 65p, so 20% is £1.30.  I need to add this to the original pocket money to get £7.80.

(9) Ella also got a 20% increase in her pocket money.  After the increase she gets £7.20.  How much did she get before the increase?  So this is 120% of the original.  I could do £7.20/120% (if I do it as pence this would be 720/120) to work out what 1% would be, then multiply by 100.  I could simplify this to 72/12 to get the same answer of 6.  So, each 1% = 6 pence.  Multiplied by 100, I get £6.00.  To check I got this right, let's work out 10% of £6.00 as 60p, so she got an increase of £1.20 which makes £7.20.  So, £6.00 is our answer.

(10) Mitch split a chocolate bar between his four children.  Alan got ¼ of the chocolate bar.  Betty got 35% of the chocolate bar.  Charlie and Danny split was left equally between themselves.  How much did Charlie and Danny each get as a %?  Who got the least?  1/4 is 25%, so so far we have used up 25% + 35% = 60%.  That means that the two remaining children get 20% each and therefore they each get the least.

(11) Harriet poured out 20% of the liquid in this measuring jug.  How much is left in the jug?  If 100% is 500ml, then 10% is 50ml and 20% is 100ml.  If I pour out 100ml, I have 400ml left.

(12) Sam poured 25% of the liquid out of a measuring jug.  Below is the liquid that is left.  How much was in the jug originally?  So, 120ml is equal to 3/4 of what we started with.  I can work out 1/4 by dividing this number by 3 (not 4, as the last quarter is missing and is the bit we want to work out).  That means that each quarter is 40ml, so all four quarters would have been 160ml.

(13) A bucket holds 3 litres.  A jug holds 600ml.  How many jugs of water does Megan need to fill a bucket?  What % of the total capacity of the bucket does each jug contain?  I would need to pour 5 lots of 600ml into the bucket to get to 3000ml (3 litres).  So, each bucket is 1/5 of the total which is 20%.

Friday 3rd April 2020  08:40

Good morning again.  So, today is actually the last day of term but not quite the way we expected it.  Thank you to the many of you who have emailed asked questions and to those of you who have sent in examples of learning.  If you have not contacted me yet, could you just send me a quick email to the Year 6 address above to let me know that you are joining in and just a sentence to explain if you are managing to work every day?

The next two weeks are the Easter holiday, but obviously this year will be different to usual.  I will keep in touch via this page.  I will keep the story competitions going and will add to the art pages every now and again.  Where you send me learning, I will post it online.  We sent home grammar and reading books at the start of this situation: feel free to use them regularly, the answers are in the back.  I have not set clear dates for these now that there is no deadline of SATs to meet - you are learning now to make sure that you are ready for secondary school, not to pass an exam.

As for today, Joe Wicks starts at 9.00am.  It's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

Mr. Davis

Maths: Rapid Recap

1. 300 x 0.3
2. Simplify 4a + 2a + b + b
3. Write out six hundred thousand, twenty thousand, two thousand, fifty and four.
4. What is 0.9 less than 100?
5. What is the mean of 9, 8, 10, 10 and 13?

Maths: Fractions, decimals, percentages

Firstly, let’s focus on percentages of a number.  We learnt to use the following method for more complex questions:  29% of 310 = 29/100 x 310/1 = 8,990/100 = 89.9

Remember to calculate the multiplication of the two numerators (the one part of the calculation that can’t really be done mentally) as a formal column multiplication.

(6) a. 25% of 90    b. 35% of 700    c. 87% of 200  d. 47% of 550

(7) A giraffe costs £320.  If it is reduced in price by 20%, how much does the giraffe cost now?

(8) Bob gets a 20% increase in his pocket money.  Originally, he got £6.50 per week.  How much does he get now?

(9) Ella also got a 20% increase in her pocket money.  After the increase she gets £7.20.  How much did she get before the increase?

(10) Mitch split a chocolate bar between his four children.  Alan got ¼ of the chocolate bar.  Betty got 35% of the chocolate bar.  Charlie and Danny split was left equally between themselves.  How much did Charlie and Danny each get as a %?  Who got the least?

(11) Harriet poured out 20% of the liquid in this measuring jug.  How much is left in the jug?

(12) Sam poured 25% of the liquid out of a measuring jug.  Below is the liquid that is left.  How much was in the jug originally?

(13) A bucket holds 3 litres.  A jug holds 600ml.  How many jugs of water does Megan need to fill a bucket?  What % of the total capacity of the bucket does each jug contain?

For Writing, our story competition is still open, and I will add some History later this morning.

Thursday 2nd April 2020  16:22

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) 23% of 650 = 149.5

(2) 3/4 x 60 = 45

(3) 3/8 less than 1/10 = 1/10 - 3/8 = 8/80 - 30/80 = -22/80 (you can have negative fractions) or -11/40

(4) thirty (not thirsty) six minutes before 12.03pm = 11.27am

(5) 3.8 + 2.31 + 89 = 95.11

Maths: Algebra

 (1) length = 2m + n area = m squared / 2 (2) length = 4z area = z squared (3) length = 2x + 2y area = x x y   (x multiplied by y) (4) length = a + b + c area = (a x b) / 2 (5) length = 2p + 2q area = p x h  (try it, p = 3 and h = 3, so p x h = 9) (6) length = a + b + c + d + (a - d) + (b - c) area = (a x b) - (c x d) (7) length = 4z + 4w area = z squared - w squared

If you managed 1 through to 5, well done.  If you managed to start to tackle 6 or 7, that's really good.

Fraction Friday tomorrow, then no Maths for two weeks.

Thursday 2nd April 2020  08:35

Good morning, looks like it could be a bright sunny day today, although it's still a bit chilly at the moment.

So, the far too energetic Joe Wicks is available to start your day with some lovely exercising.  As ever, it's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

For Maths today, I thought we'd go back over the algebra we covered yesterday, looking at how to create formula to describe length and area and taking it a step further.  A new Writing challenge went up yesterday and I want to see more of your amazing Art: two of you have sent in really good examples so far.  In History, I thought I'd add some information about rationing as Patricia Hiles has just received a rationing book in our story.

Mr. Davis

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) 23% of 650

(2) 3/4 x 60

(3) 3/8 less than 1/10

(4) thirty six minutes before 12.03pm

(5) 3.8 + 2.31 + 89

Maths: Algebra

Wednesday 1st April 2020  17:00

So, the picture was of course not a reflection - we have two little lighthouses.  We saw them on holiday in the Summer and Maya bought on for herself and I got one for the classroom.

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) 3/5 of 2,560 = 1,536

(2) 1/3 of 3,333,339 = 1,111,113

(3) 2/5 x 1/6 = 2/30 = 1/15

(4) 7 - 2.34 = 4.66

(5) The Thursday three weeks before Thursday 2nd April = Thursday 12th March

Maths: Algebra

Scalene = m + n + o

Isosceles = 2m + n (or 2n + m)

Equilateral = 3m

So, with an acute angle, it depends whether you see it as a scalene or an isosceles triangle (see the answers above)

With a right angle triangle, again the two shorter sides could be the same length in which case it is an isosceles triangle, or you could have seen all sides as different lengths as in a scalene triangle.

As with the previous two answers, an obtuse angle can be on an isosceles triangle or a scalene triangle.

Square; 4 x 4 = 16 squares²; length = 4m (or whichever letter you’ve chosen to represent the length of a side); area = m²

Circle; we haven’t looked at the area of circles yet, but if you want to start exploring pi and how to do so, get looking as it will be a key part of your learning next year and getting ahead won’t slow you down; length = m; area = see pi again!

Parallelogram; 5 x 4 squares² (if you chop a triangle off one end and add it to the other end, it acts like a rectangle; length =2m + 2n; area = m x n)

Equilateral triangle; to calculate the area you need to multiply the length x height and halve it.  In this case the bottom side doesn’t quite reach the corner which makes calculation a little difficult.  If we go with (4 x 4.6)/2 then we get 9.2 squares²; length = 3m; area = height x width divided by 2 so let’s go with (h x w)/2.

Right angle triangle; (4 x 4)/2 = 8 squares²; 2m + n; (h x w)/2.

Hexagon; this one again doesn’t fit in the squares, so if I count them I get about 14 squares², assuming that each side is the same length, 6m; area was a bit of a guess on this one.

Pentagon; again we’ll have to count, so about 12 squares²; length = 5m; I counted.

Rhombus; about 8 squares²; length = 4m; the area should be length x height so l x h

Trapezium; ; to calculate the area you need to split the shape into three pieces.  Count the rectangle as length x height and then count the two remaining triangles separately as half length x height.  In this case about (3 x 4) + (1.5 x 4)/2 + (1.5 x 4)/2 = 12 + 3 + 3 = 18 squares²; length = 2m + 2n; area needs to reflect the way we split the shape above.

Wednesday 1st April 2020  08:43

So, good morning.  April Fool's Day.  I thought that there was probably too much going on in the world to start with a prank, so, work out what's happening in the picture above instead!

I've had some fabulous art work in, including a great sketch from Grand Clapz, whilst Wolfie has taken on the idea of making a face, cutting out the hair and trying it on different backgrounds: the results are excellent and all of these images will be on the Art section of the website by lunchtime.

So, to today.  Joe Wicks has become even more of an Internet sensation than before and can be found here at 9am.  It's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

For Maths we'll look at Algebra again; answers from yesterday are below.  I'll set a new story writing challenge.  All of those entries I've had in I'll put on the story page today.  If I've asked you to check something, could you do that and resend it so I can put up the very best stories we can achieve.  I'll also add the next few pages of Patricia Hiles story of her first billet.

Mr. Davis

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) 3/5 of 2,560

(2) 1/3 of 3,333,339

(3) 2/5 x 1/6

(4) 7 - 2.34

(5) The Thursday three weeks before Thursday 2nd April.

Maths: Algebra

We can use algebra to describe measures.  So, for example, we could use any letter we choose to represent the sides of a triangle.  Let's choose the letter m

If the triangle is equilateral, then all sides are the same length, so we can describe the length of the sides as 3m.

If the triangle is isosceles, then two sides are the same length (2m) and one is a different length, so we need to use another letter.  We could say 2m + n.  As long as we get to choose the letters, it doesn't matter what we choose.  To make marking this a little easier (otherwise you may get it right but not realise you have), I'm going to suggest that if there is only one one side to choose, use m.  If there are two use m and n.  For three, use m, n, o... and so on.

Task 1 is to use the triangles above and create a formula for each.

Task 2 is to look at the shapes below.  For each shape, do the following:

(i) name the shape

(ii) work out the area of the shape in squares

(iii) write the algebraic description for the length of the edges as we did above.

(iv) for an extra challenge, write the algebraic formula for the area of the shape.  With a square for example, if the length of the sides is 4n, then the area is n squared.

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) If 2a = 6, what is a + 12?  so, a = 3, therefore a + 12 = 15

(2) 5 - 0.34 = 4.66

(4) 7,308 divided by 28 = 261

(5) What is the mean of 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38?

What is the mean of 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38?  To calculate the mean, add all of the numbers together, then in this case divide by 5 because there are 5 numbers.  However, if the numbers are consecutive (they are in order with no gaps), something special happens.  36 is the mean.  35 is one less and 37 one more, so they cancel each other out to also make 36.  34 is two less and 38 i two more, so they also cancel each other out.  So, in this case the answer is easy to see without adding and dividing: it's 36.

Maths: Algebra (simplifying equations)

(6) 2c + 7= 17   so c = 5

(7) c squared + 3 = 39    so c = 6

(8) c/2= 8   so c = 16

(9) 9 + 2 = 15 - c   so c = 4

(10) 10c divided by 2      not sure what I was hoping for here - there either needs to be a total or I need to tell you what c is, so this one is a mystery question that will need to remain unanswered.

(11)

z + b + b = z + 2b                             5 x n =           5n                               g + g + f + f = 2g + 2f  or 2(g + f)

s + s – s = s                                       1/2 of s + f = s/2 + f                        m + 3b + m = 2m + 3b

Tuesday 31st March 2020  08:51

So, good morning.  Joe Wicks can be found here and starts at 9am.  It's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

So, let's go through today.  For Maths we will continue with algebra.  Today we will look at simplifying equations and understanding why we might use algebra.  For writing, we'll focus again on speech as many of the submissions to our competitions contain amazing language, fabulous story ideas and inaccurately punctuated speech.  For history we'll think about the changes that Patricia Hiles experienced when she moved to the countryside form London and compare it to what was happening in Worle at the time.  I'll also introduce some Art.

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) If 2a = 6, what is a + 12?

(2) 5 - 0.34

(4) 7,308 divided by 28.

(5) What is the mean of 34, 35, 36, 37and 38?

Maths: Algebra

Task 1: So, let's start by checking we remember what we did yesterday. We started by using a letter to represent something.  We've been using it to represent a number,so we've been able to use our understanding of calculation to workout what the letter could be.  These questions can be really simple (if a + 1= 3, what is a?) or more complex (2a +3 = 4b - 1).  If b = 4, what is a?

In this case, start by working out what you can do (if b = 4 then 4b = 16, so 4b - 1= 15).

Now that you have one side complete, you can work out the other side: let's get rid of the 3.  If we take it way from one side, in algebra we have to take it away from the other side as well.  So for the left side to equal 15 like the right side, we take away the 3, which means that the 2a = 12, so 1a (which we write as a = 6).

Now do these: What does c represent in these equations?

(6) 2c + 7= 17

(7) c squared + 3 = 39

(8) c/2= 8

(9) 9 + 2 = 15 - c

(10) 10c divided by 2

Task 2: So now we'll focus on simplifying equations: writing them in their simplest form.  So for example, rather than writing an equation as y + y, we would simplify it to 2y.  Half of y would be written as y/2.  p + p + y would be 2p + y.  Now simplify these equations:

(11)

z + b + b = ……..                               5 x n =            ………                          g + g + f + f =………

s + s – s = ……..                                1/2 of s + f = ………                           m + 3b + m = ……….

Writing

So, today's task is again around punctuating speech accurately.  A number of submissions for this week's writing competition used full stops rather than commas.  Here is the example I gave last week to explain when to use a comma:

"That can't be true." Josephine gasped as she decided to do something slightly different to what she had been asked by the teacher.

The issue here is the full stop after the word true.  At the end of speech, unless you have used a ? or ! in the speech, it needs to end with a comma, like this:

"That can't be true," Josephine gasped as she decided to do something slightly different to what she had been asked by the teacher.

So, bearing all of this in mind, write out the cartoon below using accurate speech punctuation.  Go wild with your description of what is happening in between.  You don't need to send these to me as I'll post a correct version later, but do get in touch if you need support.

Art:  One young lady has sent me in some fabulous art based on the task I left on Friday 20th March (all still available a long way down the page below).  I'm going to set up some art challenges based on this, but I'll put them in a separate file accessible from the menu bar on the right (if you're using a laptop or PC) or below (if you have a phone).

History: Available again in the menu on the right (or below).

Monday 30th March 2020  12:55

I promised Maths answers today at about 1pm so that you could check during the day if you need to work more on understanding algebra.  The answers are below.

Maths: Rapid Recap

1. 2368 x 42 = 99,456
2. 1.010 x 100 = 101
3. 675 + 674 + 673 + 672 = 2,694
4. 6.7 – 6.69 = (2 + 2) – 9.99    The side that is complete adds to 0.01, so the same needs to be true of the second side.

Maths: Algebra

5. If x = 4, what is the value of 3x?  If x=4, then 3 multiplied by x = 12

6. If x = 3 and y = 5, then what is the value of...

(a) x + 2y = 3 + (2 x 5) = 3 + 10 = 13

(b) (x + 2) + (y + 2) = (3 + 2) + (5 + 2) = 5 + 7 = 12

(c) 3x + 3y – 1 = (3 x 3) + (3 x 5) – 1 = 9 + 15 – 1 = 23

7. 10 = x - 32   (so what is x?)  x must have been 42, so if I had 42 and subtracted 32, I’d be left with 10.

8. 25 = 4x + 1  (so what is x?)  I start by taking the +1 away from each side, so 24 = 4x.  That means that a single x is a quarter of 24, which is 6.

9.

(a)  So, if n + 3 = 12, then n = 9, so n – 3 is 6.

(b)  So, if n + 3 = 7, then in this case n = 4 (I know that it’s a bit confusing that n changes its value between questions).  Therefore, n – 6 = -2.

Monday 30th March 2020  08:30

Well good morning again and welcome to week 2 of our unusual new world.  This week we are going to focus on algebra in Maths, we'll complete our current story writing competition and start a new one and we'll learn about the first place that Patricia Hiles stayed as an evacuee in World War II and think about the what was happening in England when WWII started.

As ever, keep yourself fit (I'm already thinner than when we started as I've stopped guzzling whatever is in the staffroom at breaktime): Joe Wicks starts at 9am.  It's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

Maths: Rapid Recap

1. 2368 x 42
2. 1.010 x 100
3. 675 + 674 + 673 + 672
4. 6.7 – _____ = (2ᶾ + 2) – 9.99          The number in brackets is 2 cubed - it's come out a little strangely.

Maths: Algebra

These websites are quite clear in explaining how algebra is used as we haven't covered this in detail for a few weeks.  Both the BBC and Maths Antics sites use terrible comedy, full of dad jokes, but hey, you must be missing that in my lessons by now.  Remember that the Maths Antics links are to Youtube, so make sure that an adult is happy with you using them:

BBC Bitesize

Maths is Fun

Maths Antics: What is Algebra?

Maths Antics: Solving basic equations

Once you have explored these and used the Maths is Fun site to try out some questions, try out these KS2 assessment questions below:

5. If x = 4, what is the value of 3x?

6. If x = 3 and y = 5, then what is the value of...

(a) x + 2y

(b) (x + 2) + (y + 2)

(c) 3x + 3y - 1

7. 10 = x - 32   (so what is x?)

8. 25 = 4x + 1  (so what is x?)

9. From an example SATs paper:

To check that you've understood these, I'm going to post the answers today at about 1pm so that you have time to look at them during the day.  If you are not getting the answers right, go back through the videos.

Writing today - see the competition: I've already had a couple of entries in.

History today - coming up in the History tab.

Any questions, contact me via the new Year 6 email account at Year6@becket.n-somerset.sch.uk

Mr. Davis

Friday 27th March 2020 19:36

Evening to everyone answers to the maths are below have a really great weekend I'll be back on monday. Remember to be kind to each other online. Things will seem much bigger at the moment and more important. Stay safe.

Mr Davis.

1. 5,184 ÷ 16 = 324
2. 0.07 + 0.74 + 1.75 = 2.56
3. What are the prime factors of 38? = 2, 19
4. What date is exactly three weeks before February 12th? = 21 days, so 21-12 = 9, so you need to go 9 days back into January which has 31 days so January 22nd.

Maths: Main activity

5. Percentages of a number:

Either find 10%, find 1% etc and add them together, or as we learnt in class a couple of weeks ago, change it to a fraction question:

45% of 180 = 45/100 x 180/1 = 8100/100 = (so, as we are /100 we can move the place value back two places on both sides) which is 81/1 = 81

1. 20% of 560 = 112
2. 35% x 160 = 56
3. 56% of 130 = 56/100 x 130/1 = 7280/100 = 72

6. Fractions of a number:

1. ¾ of 720 = 540
2. 7/8 x 168 = 147
3. 1 2/9 (one and two ninths) x 261 = 319

7. Decimals of a number:

Work out you answer as a multiplication and then move the decimal place

1. 0.3 of 63 = 18.9
2. 0.5 of 84 = 42

8. There is a sale in Next.  The prices have all reduced by 15%.  So how much do the following items cost now?

A shirt originally worth £25 = a reduction of £3.75 = £21.25

A dress originally worth £16.40 = a reduction of £1.64 + 82p (so a total of £2.46) = £13.94

A pair of Union Jack boxer shorts worth £6.20 = a reduction of 93p = £5.27

Friday 27th March 2020  08:14

Good morning,  Fraction Friday, our favourite day of the week!  So, fractions, decimals and percentages of a number (including mixed numbers and improper fractions) coming up.  This is an objective that we start teaching in Year 2 and will really help in terms of your instant recall of facts when you get into Year 7 and beyond.  I see with my own children in years 9 and 11 that being able to do this automatically is a huge help.

So, Joe Wicks starts at 9am.  It's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

Maths: Rapid Recap

1. 5,184 ÷ 16
2. 0.07 + 0.74 + 1.75
3. What are the prime factors of 38?
4. What date is exactly three weeks before February 12th?

Maths: Main activity

5. Percentages of a number:

Either find 10%, find 1% etc and add them together, or as we learnt in class a couple of weeks ago, change it to a fraction question:

45% of 180 = 45/100 x 180/1 = 8100/100 = (so, as we are /100 we can move the place value back two places on both sides) which is 81/1 = 81

1. 20% of 560           (b) 35% x 160          (c) 56% of 130

6. Fractions of a number:

1. ¾ of 720               (b) 7/8 x 168              (c) 1 2/9 (one and two ninths) x 261

7. Decimals of a number:

Work out you answer as a multiplication and then move the decimal place

1. 0.3 of 63               (b) 0.5 of 84

8. There is a sale in Next.  The prices have all reduced by 15%.  So how much do the following items cost now?

A shirt originally worth £25

A dress originally worth £16.40

A pair of Union Jack boxer shorts worth £6.20

History

So, I'm going to start the History focus today.  I'm going to put these resources (a few at a time) into a separate page which is now accessible from a link on the menu on this page called Patricia's World War II (let me know if you can't access it).  Much of what I ask you to do will be about you thinking of your opinions.  Some of this I will ask you to share with me.  So, do you have to do it?  This is the point at which you need to demonstrate how independent a learner you are: any learning that you are doing is to support your move into secondary education.  From my point of view, you are a very independent, responsible class in general, so I certainly have faith in your ability to do this.  Good luck.

Mr. Davis

Thursday 26th March 2020  17:49

A sad day today as I discovered that not only is my son better than me at football, but he also beats me most times at table tennis.

1. 80.747
2. 23,489,000
3. 11,000
4. 5.51pm
5. Common factors of 24 and 16 are 1, 2, 4 and 8
6. 23 x 765 = 17,595
7. So, 1 yard = 3 feet which is 3 x 12 inches = 36 inches.  If 1 inch is approximately 2.5cm, then 2.5 x 36 will give me my answer.  2.5 x 36 = 90cm.
8. So, a yard is approximately 10cm less than a metre, or 4 inches
9. So, 45cm is 45 divided by 2.5 = 18inches which is 1 foot and 6 inches (written using the symbols we usually use for speech marks as 1’6”)
10. So, 450cm would be 180 inches or (180 divided by 12 = 15 feet) 15 feet.  At three feet per yard, this would be 5 yards.

Did you manage to do this without annoying everyone?  Did anyone have a foot which is a foot?  I have size 11 feet and my feet are approximately 11 inches long, so to have feet that are 12 inches would be quite large.

Today, I had a short email conversation with the husband of a lady that has written a book about her experience of evacuation in WWII.  He's happy for me to share it online with you all, so tomorrow I'll start a section of learning about growing up in wartime Britain and the experiences of those who lived through it.

Thursday 26th March 2020  09:14

Good morning chaps and chapesses.  If you haven't already done so, exercise -  Joe Wicks starts at 9am.  It's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

Maths: Rapid Recap

1. 56.76 + 23.987

2. 234,890 x 100

3. 110 x 100

4. Twenty eight minutes before 6.19pm.

5. The common factors of 24 and 16

6. 23 x 765

Maths: Main activity

So, we know that 1 inch ≈ 2.5cm and that 10cm ≈ 4 inches.  So, now two new pieces of information.

Thanks to the BBC for this.

1 foot is 12 inches and 3 feet are 1 yard.  We still use feet and inches to say how tall we are.  Yards are less commonly seen, but some road signs still say how far away a danger is in yards rather than metres.

7. We tend to think of a yard as about a metre.  Calculate how many centimetres it is approximately, using the new knowledge that you now have.

8. So, exactly what is the difference in cm and inches between a yard and a metre?

9. So, what approximately is 45cm in feet and inches?

10. So, what approximately is 450cm in yards, feet and inches?

11. Problem solving: Can you find out how tall the members of your family are in feet and inches.  Can you work this out in metres and cm?  Also, does anyone in your family have a foot that really is a foot long?

Writing

So, the next writing challenge is on its way.  I'll put it on the Learning at home: Stories section in the next few minutes.

Have a good day today and keep being nice to each other.  Remember that more than ever, unkind words sent over social media will have a big impact on those they reach.

Wednesday 25th March 2020  20:07

So, hope you had a good day.  My children have admitted that they quite like being at home but the time is dragging.

 (1) 1.3kg + 23g = 1.300 + 0.023 = 1.323kg (2) 47 minutes after 6.52pm = 7.39pm (3) A fortnight after March 25th = 2 weeks, or 14 days.  There are 31 days in March (you need to know that) so there are 6 days to March 31st.  That leaves 8 more days in April, so April 8th. (4) 3kg = 3000g, so 3000 - 354 = 2646g or 2.646kg (5) 17 - 3.56 = 17.00 - 3.56 = 13.44 (6) 6 x 4 = 24 inches (7) 6 inches ≈ 2.5 x 6 ≈ 9cm (approximately) (8) 2 x 10 inches = 20 inches 20 inches ≈ 2.5 x 20 ≈ 50cm (9) 7 less than 22 = 15 inches 10 inches ≈ 25cm, so 15 inches ≈ 25 + 12.5 ≈ 37.5cm (10) 26mm = 2.6cm ≈ 1 inch or possibly 1 and 1/25 inch (11) 30cm ≈ 12 inches

So, what about the writing.  Look carefully for the commas; your description may well be very different to mine.

As soon as Liz had walked into the room, Jon realised that a 'significant moment' was about to happen.  He made sure to listen very carefully, a skill that he had long understood was essential if he were not to make a mistake.

"Jon, please don't make a fuss over my birthday," Liz murmured softly, not quite making eye contact as she did so.

"Are you sure?" he replied, a note of uncertainty in his voice.

"Absolutely," she said firmly.

The cogs in Jon's head were whirring madly, a process he was not fond of.  This did not seem like a good idea.  As Liz left the room, Jon turned to Garfield thoughtfully and whispered, "I have to make a fuss over Liz's birthday."

Garfield nodded slowly as only a cat can, and thought to himself, "Absolutely."

Writing competition number two on its way tomorrow.  Sleep well and stay safe.

Mr. Davis

Wednesday 25th March 2020  08:22

Good morning to you all again.  Remember, Joe Wicks starts at 9am.  It's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

Maths today will focus on conversions again - this time we'll move on to smaller measures such as feet and inches.  In writing we'll concentrate on accurately punctuating speech.  Questions on the way...

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) 1.3kg + 23g

(2) 47 minutes after 6.52pm

(3) A fortnight after March 25th

(4) 354g less than 3kg

(5) 17 - 3.56

Maths: Main activity

So, let's look at the other ways of measuring distance using imperial measures and their metric equivalents.  Today we'll start with inches, and I have a new mathematical symbol for you, which is almost, but not quite, like the equals symbol:

1 inch ≈ 2.5 centimetres  (≈ means 'approximately equal to'.)

So, 10cm ≈ 4 inches

Example: Write 30cm in inches.  I know that 10cm ≈ 4 inches, and 30cm is 3 x 10cm.  So, 30cm ≈ 12 inches.

(6) Write 60 cm in inches

(7) Calculate 6 inches in cm

(8) Write the answer to 2 x 10 inches in cm

(9) What is 7 inches less than 22 inches in cm?

(10) And now some problem solving:

(11) Give your answer to this question in cm and then inches:

Thank you to the lovely people at White Rose for these questions.

Writing.  Your stories were amazing.  It was clear that we need to work a little more on punctuating speech accurately.  So, here's a reminder.  This is what several of you did:

"That can't be true." Josephine gasped as she decided to do something slightly different to what she had been asked by the teacher.

The issues here is the full stop.  At the end of speech, unless you have used a ? or ! in the speech, it needs to end with a comma, like this:

"That can't be true," Josephine gasped as she decided to do something slightly different to what she had been asked by the teacher.

The other area to focus on is where to use capital letters.  This is especially true if the speech does not open the sentence:

"Why are you asking me?" Josephine complained, "Do I look like the kind of person who would have flooded the toilet area on purpose?"

So, bearing all of this in mind, write out the cartoon below using accurate speech punctuation.  Go wild with your description of what is happening in between.  You don't need to send these to me as I'll post a correct version later, but do get in touch if you need support.

Tuesday 24th March 2020  18:17

So, firstly I've had a great day receiving your many story entries.  You can see most of those that I have seen via the Learning at home: Stories section.  Secondly, here are the answers to the Maths questions:

 (1) 5 (2) Just the number 1, as they are both prime numbers. (3) 1 and 13.  13 is a prime number and 26 is a multiple of 13. (4) 396 (sorry about the wording, it looks like a typo made it a little confusing). (5) 2 miles = 3.2 km = 3,200 metres (6) 30 miles, divided by 4 = 7.5 miles (7) So I need three quarters of 70.  70 divided by 4 = 17.5 Multiply this answer by 3 (or subtract 17.5 from 70) to get the answer of 52.5 miles.

Tuesday 24th March 2020  07:59

Good morning and welcome to what looks like a sunny day.  First of all, get yourselves ready for Joe Wicks at 9am - exercise is going to be really important over the next few weeks.  Remember that it's a Youtube channel, so ensure that your adults are clear on what you are doing.

Maths: Rapid Recap

(1) I start with a number.  I subtract 1.2, three times.  I finish with the number 1.4.  What number did I start with?

(2) What are the common factors of 17 and 19?  Why?

(3) What are the common factors of 13 and 26?  Why?

(4) Divide 9108 divided by 23.

Maths: Main activity

Yesterday we started to explore conversion between metric (metres, km, grams) and imperial (miles, feet, inches) measures.  I've done a little background research to look into the history of our measures.  In 1603, when James IV (King of Scotland) became King of Great Britain as James I, Scotland and England used different measures; for example, a gallon in one was half the size of a gallon on the other (a gallon is an Imperial unit for measuring volume, such as milk).  It turns out that within the UK, there wasn't a properly recognised standard set of measures until 1824.  The choice was to go with Imperial units across the British Empire.  Over the course of this week we'll look at what some of those measures are.  Today we'll stick with miles and km.  Apparently from 1824, some politicians and business people were arguing that we should use metric measures as much of the rest of the World was doing so.  We stuck with Imperial units until the 1960s, and apparently by 1980, 5% of goods in the UK were still being sold using Imperial measures.  Reading this, I (born in 1972) understand why I was rather confused around Imperial / metric measures as I was growing up.

So, to the questions:

(5) If 1 mile = 1.6km (approximately), how many metres are there in 2 miles?  Remember that kilo means one thousand, so kilometres means 'thousand metres.'

This next set are a new type of question for us, so let's go through the maths.  If I travel at 30mph (30 miles per hour), then in an hour I've travelled 30mph.  So, in half an hour I've travelled 15 miles and in 2 hours I've travelled 60 miles.

(6) Harry is travelling at 30mph in his car (I guess he's an essential worker, so he can still travel).  He arrives at his place of work 15 minutes after he left home.  How far is his place of work from his home?

(7) He then leaves his place of work and now travels at 70mph along the motorway.  He gets to his first appointment 45 minutes later.  How far is his appointment from his place of work?

(8) Last question.  This one is from the lovely people at Nrich who we regularly use in class for their clever questions.  It moves on from miles and km to other measures using Imperial units.  We'll focus more on these over the next few days.  Once you've tackled this question, you'll find that just to the left of the title, there re three headings.  One (Getting started) gives some additional information to help you tackle the question.  The other is the Solution.  If you find that you still have time for more, try searching for other metric / imperial conversion questions on Nrich as they have 6 different challenges, several aimed at KS3.

Writing  So, the stories are due in by 5pm.

The one common theme where I'm asking for editing before publishing is around punctuating speech accurately, so tomorrow we'll have a little practice on this before I post the next story competition entry.

Monday 23rd March 2020  20:16

And good evening to you all.  So, here are today's answers:

 (1) 3,654 + 978 = 4,632 (2) 8721 - 963.5 = 7,757.5 (3) The prime factors of 28 are 2 and 7 (4) (5) 19:26 or 7.26pm (1) 16km = 16,000m (2) So 1 mile = 1,600m (3) 35miles = 56km (4) 90 miles = 90 x 1.6 = 144km
 (5) 19:26 or 7.26pm (1) 16km = 16,000m (2) So 1 mile = 1,600m (3) 35 miles = 56 km (4) 90 miles = 90 x 1.6 = 144 km (5) 30 mph = 30 miles driven in one hour, so 45 miles in an hour and a half. (6) 105 miles = 1.5 x 70, so one and a half hours. 105 x 1.6 = 168km (7) 1km = 0.62 miles so 12 km = 12 x 0.62 = 7.44 miles (8) 5 miles = 8 km, so about 3.45pm (9) About 22km, so 22 x 0.62 = 13.64 miles (10) After two hours, Carol had travelled 40km.  At the end of the first hour, the graph indicates that she had already travelled more than 20km (half of the total).  It looks like she travelled about 22km in the first hour and then 18km in the second.

So, a very extended answer session.  It's now 21:44 and I started this at 20:16; turns out that it wasn't the right day to listen to the news whilst typing the answers.  Stay safe all of you.  I've received several stories which I'll put on the site tomorrow, so many thanks for that,

Sleep well, Mr. Davis

Monday 23rd March 2020  06:52

So, welcome to day one of our new reality.  Any questions, answers or suggestions, please send them to me at pdavis@becket.n-somerset.sch.uk and I'll be reading them Monday to Friday.

Firstly, well done to the amazing group of you who finished off the bike shed wall!  It looks really good, particularly combined with Year 5's playground floor.

Secondly, best wishes for those of you who are in school.  For those of you in Year 6, point the adults in school to this website and please do the Maths questions each day.  I'm happy to go through queries with you if you email me.  If you are in school, then a daily or weekly diary / newspaper report would be great: I'll publish it here on the website.

PE/Sport.  Make sure that you do a good 20 minutes of exercise every day.  Joe Wicks has a daily routine on Youtube at 9.00am.

Maths: Rapid Recap:

(1) 3654 + 978

(2) 8721 - 963.5

(3) What are the prime factors of 28?

(4) Draw yourself a numberline that's 10 squares long.  Mark 0 at one end and 1 at the other.  Put the following fractions and decimals onto the numberline:

0.4  0.44  3/5  7/10  2/3

(5) Bob decided to make an Airfix model airplane.  He thought he was going to be pretty quick, so sat down, full of hope at 10.43am.  He was surprised to discover that the instructions were really hard to understand and it took him 34 minutes before he felt he could start cutting out the parts.  23 minutes later, he was ready to start glueing together.  Unfortunately, once he had glued he needed to take the whole thing apart again and start for a second time.  1 hour and 16 minutes later, he had successfully put it together.  Hurrah!  At this point, he painted the plane and left it to dry for 6 and a half hours.  When was the plane finished?

Maths main activity.

Converting units.  In the UK, we use both miles and km to measure distance.  Remember that there are 1000m in 1km.  10 miles is approximately 16km.  Use this knowledge to answer the following questions:

(1) Approximately how many metres is 10 miles?

(2) So, approximately how many metres is 1 mile?

(3) How many km in 35 miles?

(4) How many km in 90 miles?

(5) If I'm driving in a car at 30 mph (miles per hour) how many miles would I travel in an hour and a half?  What would that be in km?

(6) If I was travelling along the motorway at 70mph, how long would it take me to get to Reading, 105 miles away from Weston?  How many km would I have travelled?

(7) So, looking at the graph above, approximately how many miles did they walk in total?

(8) Using the graph, at approximately what time had they walked five miles?

(9) Now look at the graph below.  How far did Carol travel in the first hour in miles?

(10)  Last question.  Bob says that Carol travelled more in the the first hour than the second.  Do you agree?  Explain your answer.

WritingToday's writing challenge is due in tomorrow evening at 5pm:

The 4x4 Challenge

Take the 4th book from your bookshelf. Open it on page 4. Find the 4th sentence on the page and start a story using its first 4 words.

There is a word limit of 444 words.

Sunday 22nd March 2020  07:43

Very early in the morning, but our new curtains don't block the sunlight, so I woke up at 6.15am!  Here are the answers for Friday's Maths, along with some explanations for you of how I worked them out.  If you are unsure of a particular answer and want me to clarify it, or you would like me to focus on one particular area of learning, ping me an email anytime at pdavis@becket.n-somerset.sch.uk and I'll get back to you Monday-Friday.

So, first of all the Rapid Recap:

(1)
 7 2/3 - 1/4 (start by creating an improper fraction) 23/3 - 1/4 (now find a common denominator) /12 - /12 92/12 - 3/12 = 89/12  (so now move back to a mixed number) Answer = 7 5/12
(2)
 7 2/3 - 3/4 23/3 - 3/4 92/12 - 9/12 = 83/12 6 11/12
(3)

From smallest to largest:

23.099  23.564  23.6  23.654

To work out the answer, I wrote them in a column so that I could see the place value more easily.

(4)

Now the fluency:

 (1) 0.45 = 45% (2) 2/5 = 0.4 (3) 1/3 = 33.3*% = 0.33* (I can't add the dot, so I've used an asterisk) (4) 4/20 = 20% (it's the same as 20/100) (5) 90% (6) 34% + 1/5 = 34% + 20% = 54% (7) 9/20 - 2/5 (make sure you wrote the question this way around) 9/20 - 8/20 = 1/20  (so to find the decimal I want to write it /100) 1/20 = 5/100 = 5 in the hundredths column = 0.05 (8) 2/40 - 0.01 (I converted them all to /100 again) 5/100 - 1/100 = 4/100 (9) 1/4 + 8/20 + 3/100 25/100 + 40/100 + 3/100 = 68/100 = 0.68 (10)

Hope that last one got you thinking Book Worm.  Lots of you could do that one, but look at the steps I went through to consider what the answer must be.

In class I (being human) make a mistake every now and again.  Let me know if I do so on this site.

Have a lovely weekend.  Tomorrow I'll post a morning's worth of learning again.  We start with the Joe Wicks workout at 9am, or alternatively, work out your own exercise regime.

Make sure that you are thinking before you post messages to each other via social media - remember that what seems funny from your end can easily be misinterpreted by someone sat at home, unable to contact you face to face.

Mr. Davis

Friday 20th March 2020  13:37

Well done to the marvellous Mrs Bradley for keeping you all going for the last two days.  I have a picture of Molly and Jess to share - not sure which is which, I'll send a message to ask the neighbours if they know.  Every other time we've walked up to the fence the horses have come over to say hello, but today they stuck to the other side of the field so the picture may be a little pixillated.  I took the picture with Ethan (my son) who was wearing his bright orange coat - I guess that may have scared them off.

Not sure that they're the type of horse for riding Mrs B, even if I could.

I now have a list of names for the website, so please share this with others in the class but make sure that it is not available to anyone else.  I know that some of you wanted to show how you could shine in SATs so my commiserations to you, particularly Book Worm (I'm not sure that all of you are regretting this decision).  I'm looking forward to seeing some fabulous writing, so please send them in.  It's a chance to do that reading that you've been meaning to do but not quite gotten around to, especially Peanut and Blue Staffie.  I'd also like to hear about who's winning the virtual competitions, so gentlemen, particularly Grand Clapz, Grand Yeet, Hammer and Grand Minty - go for it.

Mr. Davis

Friday 20th March 2020  08:00

Good morning Year 6.  Welcome to Friday – the last day of school for those of you still there!  Some ideas below for today:

• A daily morning workout.
• The joy of Fraction Friday!
• A new writing challenge.
• PE
• An art-based challenge
• For those of you in school, if you can finish the painting and send me a picture I’d be very grateful!

So, let’s start with the workout.  Joe Wicks is posting a daily workout at 9am for people at home.  I suggest being part of the excitement (not exitment for those of you who don’t like to write it with a c).

Fraction Friday!

I’d like to focus on Fraction, Decimal, Percentage equivalence today – known by teachers as FDP.

Rapid Recap

1. 7 2/3 – 1/4
2. 7 2/3 – 3/4
3. Put the following numbers in order:        23.564                 23.6              23.654                 23.099
4. John catches the train to London at 8.42am.   25 minutes later the guard comes to read his ticket, and so, knowing he doesn’t have one, John hides in the train toilet.  When the train arrives at London Paddington at 10.04, John opens the toilet door and is caught by the guard.  How long was John in the toilet for?

L.O. I can calculate the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages

This video from mathsantics is a really clear way of understanding how to convert from fractions to decimals.  It rehearses learning that we have covered since Year 4, so use it as a reminder if you want to.

Fluency.  For this section, there’s a great online game for finding equivalent fractions at https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/120/match_fractions_decimals_and_percentages#.UCdcd2MsCEY.  If you find that you are just guessing, it’s no longer maths.  Convert the fractions to decimals and then multiply by 100 to get the percentage.  For example:

2/5 is 2 divided by 5.  Using a formal calculation such as the bus stop method, this comes out as 0.4

When I multiply this by 100 I get 40%

So, 2/5 = 0.4 = 40%

So, convert the following:

(1) 0.45 to %

(2) 2/5 to decimal form

(3) Write 1/3 as a percentage and as a decimal

(4) Write 4/20 as a percentage.

(5) 0.9 to a %

(7) Subtract 2/5 from 9/20 and write your answer as a %

(8) Subtract 0.01 from 2/40 and write your answer as a fraction.

(10) What is halfway between 2/9 and 1/3?  Give your answer as a %

There’s also this game for converting decimals to percentages: http://fluencychallenge.com/play/play-claw.html.

The problem solving questions are of course available via the SATs papers, via the Learning at Home link.

For an extra fraction challenge, go straight to this question from nRich: https://nrich.maths.org/2086.  The answers are available once you have worked out F5. Can you work out F6 or F10?

Writing.  This comes from a good friend of mine, Chris Fielden.  He runs a website dedicated to short stories.  At present he has a world record challenge going on which many school children have already contributed to.  Before we do that one, I’d like to challenge you to write a short story for the challenge below.  Please send me your answers as a Word document or as a photograph, via the school’s email address at admin@becket.n-somerset.sch.uk.  Put the words ‘Y6 Story’ and then your name in the subject box.

The 4x4 Challenge

Take the 4th book from your bookshelf. Open it on page 4. Find the 4th sentence on the page and start a story using its first 4 words.

There is a word limit of 444 words.  Deadline for this competition is Tuesday at midday.

I’ll share my entry on Tuesday, and my lucky children Maya and Ethan will have a go as well.

Art. So, now for something different.  Next week, I’d like to focus a little on Charles I, the king who had his head chopped off.  Below is a study of Charles I in three different poses.  I’d like you to see if you can imitate this style, firstly by copying the sketch here and then by doing the same style of sketch with the person next to you (if you’re at home, this might be a great way of annoying the person you have to spend the next few weeks with, by making them look a little bit too much like a potato).

Portrait of Charles I

Thursday 19th March 2020  16:30

Look out for tomorrow's new Writing challenge.  It will be available here from the morning.  I also want to kick off some History learning, looking at changes over time.  We looked a little bit at the execution of Charles I in class; I thought we'd learn a little bit more about this period and what came before and after.  We'll also start to focus on some Nature Study.  There are two horses in the field opposite my cottage, called Molly and Jess.  I'll post a photo tomorrow.

1. 3542 - 796 = 2,746

2. 819 ÷ 9 = _____ + 64

so, 91 = ____ + 64

so, 91 = 27 + 64

3. Name the common factors of 150 and 15.

1, 3, 5, 15 (did you remember that last one!)

4. Which number is exactly half way between 3.4 and 3.56?

so, 3.4 is the same as 3.40

Therefore, there is a difference of 0.16 between 3.4 and 3.56, so halfway would be 0.08 (not 0.8) more than 3.4.  The answer is 3.48

Thursday 19th March 2020  07:45

So, good morning to you all.  My post yesterday (below) explains some of the questions that you may have.  So, let's go with today's learning...

Writing.  Today is the deadline for the short story competition.  Details are below in Tuesday morning's post.  I'll post the really strong ones on this page when they start coming in.  If you are at home, send them via the school email address.  You can either type them up or take a photo and email that in.  If you are in school, save them on the P drive and I'll access them from there.

Maths.

Rapid Recap:

1. 3542 - 796

2. 819 ÷ 9 = _____ + 64

3. Name the common factors of 150 and 15.

4. Which number is exactly half way between 3.4 and 3.56?

Ratio and proportion:

Last week we started to look at ratio and proportion questions.  We learnt how to sometimes find the value of one object so that we could then multiply up to more.  The problem below is the first to explore this today - more to come later.

https://nrich.maths.org/1026/index

This video from mathsantics gives quite a clear explanation of how ratio and rates are represented by fractions (for example 2/3) or the ratio symbol (2:3).  Once you've watched that, look at the ratio questions that are available via the SATs question website at maths4everyone.  You can check your own answers to these once you've answered the questions.  The video gives an example of how people in the US measure the size of a tv screen which is different to here (we measure the distance diagonally across the screen, although we do use inches to do this).

Wednesday 18th March 2020  20:32

So, now we have a clearer picture about what is happening.  The Learning at Home page (available via the tab on the right), explains what will happen once the school closes on Friday afternoon.  The government also made another very significant announcement for us:

We will not go ahead with primary school assessments or secondary exams this summer, and we will not be publishing performance tables.

This quote is directly from the Department for Education website.  It means that we will not sit SAT tests this academic year.  We will continue to focus on some really key areas of learning so that you are ready for secondary school, but this will mean that we have more freedom in the activities we choose to study.  If you have specific ideas that interest you, let me know via the school email address.

I will post the answers to the maths problem tomorrow as I know that it took quite a bit of working out for some children in class.  I'll post some new problems tomorrow.  Tomorrow afternoon is also the deadline for the short story competition: I'll post some examples up once that is done.  I will set a challenge based around some of the writing that I have seen once entries are in.  Christopher Fielden, a short story writer and friend of mine has come up with a great writing challenge that I will launch on Friday afternoon.

Finally, the playground painting is nearly finished - just a little outlining on the wall to go tomorrow.

Keep safe.  Mr Davis

Wednesday 18th March 2020  12:30

Good afternoon again!  A smaller class again this morning.  Mr. Francis kept the crowds entertained at break time with some music.  Year 6 are currently learning some First Aid skills in class with Mrs Raggett in PSHE.  The mural on the side of the building is nearly done - I'll post a picture of how much we have done later.

Maths

Today's Maths involved some problem solving.  One question is attached below - I'll give out the answer later.  In addition, we used the Factors and Multiples section of the TopMarks website.

In writing, we have started writing the Horror Stories - they seem to be going well so far, but people want more time to finish tomorrow.  Finally, complete the next Poetry text in your Rising Stars book.  I'll post again this evening,

Mr. Davis

Tuesday 17th March 2020  17:27

• Acute (zero degrees to 90 degrees); obtuse (90 degrees to 180 degrees); reflex (more than 180 degrees)
• Face, edge, vertex (plural = vertices)
• Side, angle

Answers for the translation questions are in the Solutions page of Reflect and Translate.

If you were not in today, we are using nicknames for communication on this page.  If you do not yet have a nickname listed, let someone know so that I can add you to the list.  Don't share the list with anyone outside of the class.

Take care... Mr. Davis

Tuesday 17th March 2020  11:30

Good afternoon to you!  This morning we have had a fairly full class - 25 of us in.  We have focused on the following areas.

Maths: Translation.  There are a few questions in your pack.  We looked specifically at SATs questions 13, 15, 17 and 18 which can be accessed via the maths4everyone site at https://www.maths4everyone.com/resources/sats-questions.html - look in the Reflect and Translate section.  We also discussed additional shape vocabulary.  Make sure that you are clear on the following things:

• The names of the three types of angle
• The names of parts of a 3d shape
• The names of parts of a 2d shape - I'll post the answers to these three later.

Any questions, use the websites that are suggested on the Learning at Home page.

Writing: We agreed on a short story competition.  Completed stories to be sent to the school email address by Thursday evening.  We will judge them as a class.

Write a short horror story, appropriate for a Year 6 audience.  I will publish the completed, quality stories on this web page.  They can be either:

• A mini saga (100 words exactly)
• A short story (200-1000 words)

We will announce the top three for each category.  You (Year 6) will be the judges.

Rules:

• No more than a thimbleful of blood.
• A controlled, descriptive account.
• Implied horror.