Good morning Year 6 and welcome to our last home learning day before the half term holiday – we will not be blogging activities for that week.
We hope that you have all been busy with your murder investigations and Bear Grylls challenges – I have just seen some very impressive photographs of Mrs. Emson and Mrs. Golding juggling in their back gardens!
There will be a separate blog posted later today (about 3pm), which will give you the answers to the final clues and reveal the murderers in all the mysteries. We know that good detectives like to wrap their cases up and declare them closed!
So, on to our final clues…
Daily Maths Task: Murder Mystery 11 – Death in the library
Hopefully, you are managing to reduce your number of suspects each day as you get nearer to identifying the murderer. Let’s start by checking that you solved yesterday’s clue correctly, it should have read: ‘M was not bespectacled’ which basically means that M does not wear glasses so eliminate all those remaining on your suspect’s list who do!
Now, on to today’s clue. This is the final one and should reveal the murderer!
Clue 5 – Find the missing corner
1./ Your first job is to plot the given coordinates for each shape and work out the coordinate of the missing corner for each shape.
2./ You then need to plot each missing coordinate on the word grid below the grid you have drawn the shapes onto. (Clue 5_2)
3./ Finally, you need to re-arrange the words you have identified on the word grid to make your final clue.
Tip: Remember that to read and plot coordinates, you need to ‘go along the hallway before you go up (or down) the stairs!’
Murder Mystery 3 – Jail or Jewels?
Hopefully, you are managing to reduce your number of suspects each day as you get nearer to identifying the murderer. Let’s start by checking that you solved yesterday’s clue correctly, it should have read: ‘I have curly brown hair’ which should allow you to eliminate any remaining suspects who do not!
Now on to today’s clue, this is the final one and should reveal the murderer!
Clue 5 – When in Rome
You task today, is to work out which number is being made by the Roman Numerals. That number will then correspond to a letter, A=1, B=2, C=3 etc. When you have completed the task, the clue reading downwards will reveal the identity of the killer.
Tip: Here are some Roman Numerals to start you off – see if you can work out the rest using these ones to help you.
Daily English Task: The Great British Spag Off
Hopefully, you are managing to reduce your number of suspects each day as you get nearer to identifying the murderer. Let’s start by checking that you solved yesterday’s clue correctly, it should have read: ‘At the school m attended there were no boys’. Think what this clue tells you about the murderer and eliminate all the remaining suspects who do not fit this criteria.
Now on to today’s clue, which is the final one and should reveal the murderer!
Clue 5 – What’s the word?
1./ Your first task today, is to read through the text and identify (one at a time) which word class each word in red italics belongs to.
2./ You then need to identify the first vowel (a.e.i.o.u) in that red italic word.
3./ Next, go to the word grid underneath the text and using your coordinate skills find the clue word.
Tip: Remember that to read coordinates, you need to go along the corridor and (in this case) down the stairs.
4./ The clue words will spell out the final clue in order.
I will use the first red italic word in the clue 5 passage for an example:
Good luck everyone, with solving today’s final clues. You should now be able to identify all the murderers and your Chief Inspector is very impressed by your resilience and resourcefulness! (We shall reveal the answers to the final clues and identify the murderers in a separate blog post).
Quick Maths Challenge
Bear Grylls Challenge: Sport in Throw Challenge (Sport in Mind)
One of our own class mates (Elliot), has been coming up with ideas for Sport in Mind (a charity for mental health). He has created a game called Sport in Throw (see picture below) which he has asked to be a BG challenge. You have to create a target with score areas. The idea is to throw items such as: balls, shuttle clocks, plastic bottles (flipping), bean bags, etc. onto the target and to challenge yourself.
Extra Challenge: You can do it standing up, sitting down, throwing behind you when facing the other way, using non-dominant hand, standing on one leg or your own idea!
He would like his class mates to have a go and let him know how they did (how they got on and if they come up with other ideas). He also asks can you encourage parents to have a go.
ICT Link to an online activity: Creature Capture (maths: Fractions)
Creature Capture is a strategy game that teaches relationships between whole and fractional numbers. Is is a really good game (turn on the sound). The animation is clever but a little slow. However, it shows fractions really clearly and the levels get harder and harder. You can play friends as well.
Message of the day:
“As long as we are together; it doesn’t matter to me.”