Thursday 21st May Y6 (wk7)

Happy Thursday everyone, we hope you are all enjoying the glorious sunshine and remembering to use your sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Hopefully, yesterday’s Bear Grylls challenge helped to cool some of you down! We would love to see some photos to share on the blog.

The number of suspects on both your maths and Spag Off lists should be greatly reducing, day by day, due to your great detective work.

Daily maths tasks:

Murder Mystery 11 – Death in the library

Before we introduce today’s clue, let us check the clue you solved yesterday. It should have read:

‘M has never visited the gents’ (As in the gents toilets – think who can now be eliminated from your remaining suspects!)

Clue 4 – Brackets

In this clue, you need to use BIDMAS (Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction) in order to work out where the brackets need to go to make the calculation correct.

Tip: Remember that the calculation in the brackets will be done first

e.g. 5 x 3 + 2 = 25

5 x (3 + 2)=25

3 + 2 =5 = E

The total of the calculation within the brackets gives you the corresponding letter A = 1, B= 2 etc. Once you have completed all the calculations, reading down will provide the next clue.

Murder Mystery 3 – Jail or Jewels

Before we introduce today’s clue, let us check the clue you solved yesterday. It should have read:

‘My favourite fruit has one seed’    It is interesting to note that some fruits like apricot have one large seed (sometimes called a stone) in their middle whereas others, like strawberries and raspberries, have lots of little seeds on their outside surface.

This clue should have allowed you to eliminate more of your remaining suspects.

Clue 4 – Braille

Once again, this clue looks very confusing but do not panic, I shall give you hints and tips to be successful. I am going to use the first braille ‘domino’ clue as my example.

Top tip: For each row, I would draw a ‘domino’ like the one above and use the clues in each row to work out where the black dots need to go.  You can then match the domino you have drawn to the letter it represents (in the table in clue 4_2)

Once again, you should spell out a message by reading downwards when you have solved all the ‘domino’ clues. If you have any problems, email us for help.

Daily English task:

Before we introduce today’s clue, let us check the clue you solved yesterday. It should have read:

‘M puts lots of basil in the food’ this clue should have allowed you to eliminate all those suspects whose main herb is not basil.

Clue 4 – I have a preposition for you.

Your first task is to identify the preposition in each sentence. The numbers after the full stops tell you which letters of each preposition will be needed to spell out the clue so for example. (1, 1,1) tells us that that were 3 prepositions in the sentence before the full stop ( 3 X 1) and you need the first letter of each one.

Tip: We usually think of prepositions as telling us where something is in relation to something else but they can sometimes be a little less obvious. I have included this chart to help you to spot them.   There are more of them than you may realise!

Happy clue-solving Thursday everyone!

Quick Maths Challenge

Bear Grylls Challenge: The Juggling Challenge

Can you learn to juggle today. You will need 3 balls or bean bags. Watch this video and teach yourself to juggle. Please send us pictures of your successes!

ICT Link to an online activity: Word Frog

Match antonyms, synonyms and homonyms in this language arts game. You can have a try at each level (antonyms, synonyms and homonyms) and try speed it up or slow it down. Can you remember what each one is? (opposite, similar or spelt the same but mean something different)

Message of the day:

“Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.”

Merida (Brave)