Tuesday 12th May Y6 (wk6)

Good morning Year 6, we hope all is well with you and your families. When reflecting on the fact that we are already nearly half way through May, I discovered an interesting fact: On this day in 1937, King George VI (who was our Queen’s father and King during W.W.2) was crowned in Westminster Abbey. He had therefore not been King long, before the war started. Thank you to those who have sent us your V.E. Day photos, we shall be blogging some later this week so there is still time to send some in to share.

Now, on to today’s learning tasks:

Interviews and training

Today, Mario is beginning to look through all the job applications that he has received for the restaurant (the instructions that you wrote yesterday, will really help the new employees) and he decides that in order to whittle down (reduce) the number of people to interview, he will need to set the candidates some online tasks. This is where you can help him today.

Daily Maths Task: The people who will be operating the tills in the pizzeria will need to be confident with numbers.  Mario decides that he wants to test if they know what prime numbers, multiples and factors are (these are explained in the activity below). Remember that a prime number can only be divided by itself and 1.

Can you complete the investigation to 100 activity to decide if it is a good task for him to set?

Challenge: Can you now repeat the activity but with numbers to 200?

Do you notice any patterns, similarities or differences?

Why is a number such as 36 a multiple of 3 but 136 is is not?

Extra challenge: Can you repeat the activity with numbers to 300 or 400?Do you notice anything?

Daily English Task:

Along with pizza and racing, Mario’s other great love is Spag! (This is usually short for spaghetti but not today!)

Mario wishes to employ people who can identify different word classes as well as different pizza classes. Here is a reminder, in case you have forgotten:

In this example sentence, I am going to identify the different classes that I have used, using the colours above, so:

The pizzeria is next to the bread shop and opposite a large church.

Goes to:

Your task today, is to make up some sentences of your own, you can colour code them if you wish. You can make your sentences as simple or as complex as you like but each sentence must include a minimum of 5 different word classes.

Challenge 1:  Can you generate at least 5 more sentences of your own about Mario’s pizzeria and identify the different word classes as I have?

Challenge 2: Challenge a member of your family to play the Word Classes game with you. Who can be the first player to lose of all their cards and win?

Quick Maths Challenge (NEW)

Bear Grylls Challenge: Whipped Cream Challenge

This challenge has come from one of our children. Please watch the video to see how to perform the challenge. I am a bit worried about where it will end up when I have a go!

ICT Link to an online activity: Sleeboz Stampede – choose your multiples and your difficultly settings (via the options menu). You can make it easy or difficult depending on how quick you are with your multiples. I went for the difficult level ‘boxes 30’ and multiples ‘7’!


Message of the day:

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

Marcus Aurelius – Emperor of the Roman Empire and philosopher