Friday 15th May Y6 (wk6)

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Preparations are nearly complete for the grand opening of the pizzeria. Staff have been hired, the menus planned, ingredients ordered and the entertainment organised.

Everything is going so well…Mario looks around his restaurant, his heart bursting with pride until oh no – his eyes alight upon something he has overlooked until now…the tables have no tablecloths upon them! He has forgotten to order the jaunty red and white checked fabric from The Cheap Shop with which to cover them! He needs your help to calculate how much material he needs to order ASAP.  The grand opening is tonight!

Daily Maths Task: Your first task today, is to draw a plan of the restaurant including the tables, they are most important. For each square or rectangular table, you need to give its dimensions (how long and how wide it is).  You then need to calculate the area of each square or rectangular table by multiplying the length by the width.

We did this in week 2 but if you have forgotten, here is a reminder:

Once you have calculated the area for each table, you will need to add on an extra 25% so that the fabric can hang down (drape) over each side – see picture. How much fabric will he need to order for: 

1./ Each table?    

2./  In total? 

3./ How much will it cost if the fabric costs £2.99 per square metre?

Challenge: Can you also include round or triangular tables – I will remind you how to calculate these areas next. To calculate the area of a triangle, you need to multiply the base by the height then halve the answer (divide it by 2).

Here is a reminder:

(I couldn’t resist this one again!)

To calculate the area of a circle, you need to use the mysterious number Pi (remember that pi = 3.14) and you need to use the radius (the distance from the centre point to one side of the circle.)

Remember that the radius is half the diameter (the distance from one side of the circle to the other.)

The formula for using the radius is Area = pi (3.14) X the radius squared (π X r²)

Here is a video to help you:

Once you have calculated the area for each table, you will need to add on an extra 25% so that the fabric can hang down (drape) over each side – see picture. How much fabric will he need to order for: 

1./ Each table?    

2./  In total? 

3./ How much will it cost if the fabric costs £2.99 per square metre?

Daily English Task: Now that the tablecloths have been ordered, the big event can go ahead- the grand opening of the pizzeria.

Mario has invited the press to attend, to cover the event for ‘The Verona Daily Times.’  The newspaper has sent one of their young journalists – you- to attend the event and write the report which will feature in the morning’s newspaper.

You need to think about what information to report, remember the 5 Ws:

  • When the event took place
  • Where the event took place
  • Why the event took place
  • Who attended (was there)
  • What happened (entertainment, speeches, pizza tasting etc.)

Remember that you can also include interviews with people who were there using reported speech. E.g.

I asked the proprietor of the establishment, Mr. Mario Italia, why he had chosen to open his pizzeria at the beginning of June and he replied that he was hoping to attract lots of tourists and visitors who would be arriving soon in his beautiful city.

Or direct speech. E.g.

When asked why he had chosen to open his pizzeria at the beginning of June, Mario replied, “I am hoping to attract lots of tourists and visitors who will soon arrive in this beautiful city.”

Here is an example of a newspaper report which I have labelled with all the features that need to be included:

We look forward to reading yours!

With the opening of the pizzeria accomplished, our job to help Mario is done. He sends his warmest wishes and thanks you for all of your support – he says he couldn’t have gone it without you!

Quick Maths Challenge

Bear Grylls Challenge: The Den Challenge

In discussions with your parents, make a den in your garden, house, etc. Use whatever material you can find and is most appropriate. Send us pictures of your efforts for the blog. See below for some inspiration

ICT Link to an online activity: Coconut Vowels

A fun spelling game where you need to think quickly or it’s game over. Fill in the gaps in the words to make a real words. There are different levels of difficulty. Try levels hard and fast if you dare!

https://www.arcademics.com/games/coconuts

Message of the day:

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

Mary Engelbreit – Artist