Monday 11th May Y6 (wk6)

Good morning Year 6 and welcome to week 6 of home learning. We hope that you and your families all had a great bank holiday weekend. It was wonderful to see the bunting fluttering from so many homes and the glorious sunshine added to the festivities. Thank you, to those of you who have sent us photos of your celebrations. We love to see them and ‘hear’ from you.

Now onto today’s tasks – we are going back to Verona…

Instructional, fractional Monday!

With your help last Thursday, the advertising for the pizzeria is organised and Mario now knows how many of each ingredient he needs to order. He is now starting to think about employing some staff to cook the pizzas, to take orders and serve, as well as to clean the premises. He realises that he needs to write instructions for these job positions.

Daily English Task: Your task today, is to write a set of instructions for one of the jobs in the pizzeria.

Look at this set of instructions, on how to make a cake, to remind you what instructional writing needs to include and how it needs to be organised.

Very often, instructional texts include numbered steps but that will not really work when you are writing a job description so you will need to put your instructions into paragraphs as in my example. I have also highlighted the varied sentence openers used. Most of them are adverbial, telling the reader when, where or how something happens and they need to be followed by a comma.

Challenge:  How many adverbial openers can you include in your job instructions?

The jobs on offer in the pizzeria are:

  • Pizza chef (so your instructions will focus on how to cook pizza)
  • Waiting staff (so your instructions will focus on how to take orders and how to serve food and drink)
  • Cleaning staff (so your instructions will focus on how to clean both the kitchen and restaurant areas at the end of the day).

You will not have ingredients and utensils in the ‘You will need’ sections but think what personality qualities the prospective employees will need instead. Good luck – we are sure you will have lots of applicants if you write the instructions clearly!

Daily Maths Task: Mario is thinking about offering his customers a ‘Pick and Mix’ pizza share box where customers do not have to buy whole pizzas but can buy different fractions of different pizzas to create a uniquely delicious experience. (No other pizzeria in Naples is offering this service at the moment and Mario believes it could be very popular).

He decides to try the idea out using some more simple pizza pricing e.g.

A Margherita pizza = £4.00 so:

½ = £2.00   (divided by 2)              1/10 = 40p (divided by 10)

¼ = £1.00 ( divided by 4)

1/5 = 80p (divided by 5)

1/8 = 50p (divided by 8)

Can you now work out the cost for the fractions of the following pizzas?

A Hawaiian pizza = £5.00 so:

½ =                         1/10 =



A Vegetarian pizza = £5.80 so:

½ =




A Meat Feast pizza = £6.60 so:

½ =                             1/6=




Check your answers here:

Challenge 1: Can you make up similar fractional pricings for some more pizzas of your choice?

Challenge 2: Can you now price up different ‘Pick and Mix Share boxes’ that customers might order such as:

¼ of a Margherita + 1/10 of a Hawaiian + 1/5 of a Meat Feast = £?

Mario think that he is on to a winner with this idea! Let’s hope so…we’ll find out more next week.

Quick Maths Challenge

Bear Grylls Challenge: Lego Minifigure Challenge

Have you ever tried to walk around like a Lego Minifigure? If not, this is your chance to feel like the star of your own Lego movie! See how long you can last throughout a day moving only as a Minifigure can.


  • You can only turn your head side to side, not up and down.
  • You can only raise your arms straight up in front of you and down to your sides.
  • Your hands are now claws and you can’t use your fingers normally.
  • You can bend forward and backward at the waist, but you can’t twist.
  • You can’t bend your legs and can only move them straight forward or straight backward.

ICT Link to an online activity: Meteor Multiplication

Shoot the meteors that have the answers to the multiplication questions. This will really test your knowledge of all your times tables! There are three levels of difficulty so feel free to make it easier or more difficult.

Message of the day:

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”

Drew Barrymore – Actress