Tuesday 21st April Y6 (wk3)

Destination, Hotel –You

Compare and contrast

English task: Today, you are going to research the country that the family, who are going to build and run the hotel, come from. It needs to be one of the four countries which make up The United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland – the choice is yours. Just like yesterday, you are going to produce a fact file about your chosen country and comment on the same things:

  • Climate of your country (what is the weather/temperature like?)
  • Population
  • Capital city or main towns
  • Traditional foods (always a favourite!)
  • Religion
  • Natural geographical features (remember NAFIR – rivers, mountains, waterfalls etc.)
  • Festivals or traditional celebrations

Of course, this is not a complete list. It is up to you what you wish to include.

Can you compare and contrast your two localities? Do they have any features/ things in common? How do populations compare? How do natural geographical  features compare etc?

Which one would you prefer to live in and why?

Maths task: This is repeat of yesterday’s task but obviously using the data for your U.K country.

Can you produce a block or line graph to show average monthly rainfall (also called precipitation) or average monthly temperatures for your chosen U.K country. Please make the same choice as yesterday. Remember to label your axes, use a ruler for straight lines and to give your graph a title – what is it showing?

You will have to look at the range of temperatures / rainfall that you have in order to decide upon a suitable scale to use on the y axis.

If you have constructed a block graph, then you can colour your blocks. Once you have constructed your graph, can you use it to generate at least 5 questions for another person in your house to answer? Don’t make it too easy for them – create some more challenging examples!

Once you have completed this graph and asked those questions to another member of your household, compare the data from your two graphs. Which country has the highest rainfall or hottest temperature? How does July data in one location compare to July data in your 2nd location? Is there a reason for it? (Hint – seasons etc.)

Can you generate 5 questions which compare your 2 graphs to ask another member of your household?

Line and block graph examples

Bear Gyrlls Challenge: Elbow Coin Challenge (coins)

Rest the back of your hand on the same shoulder, so your elbow should be pointed out and the underside of the arm facing up. Then they place a coin on your arm, just above the elbow. The idea is to quickly draw your elbow into your side so that the coin flies into the air, and at the same time, flip the arm over so that they can catch the coin. It’s tough to catch just one coin but how big a stack can you catch?

Safety tip: please ask you parent/carer where you can try this challenge (we don’t want anything damaged!)

ICT Link to an online activity: Ratio Rumble – enjoy the fun!


Message of the day:

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

Mother Teresa