Friday 22nd January Y6 (wk3)

Good morning to you all. We are really enjoying seeing the progression of your pizzerias. On this day (22nd January) in 1901, Queen Victoria passed away (having ruled for 64 years). She was succeeded by Prince Edward VII, her eldest son, who then reigned for nine years.

Today’s activities:

Measures and Marketing

With his menu and opening night sorted plus entertainment in hand; Mario’s thoughts wander to how he is going to attract customers on a regular basis to the pizzeria once all the initial hype has died down. He decides that he needs to invest in radio advertising! (His good friend Luigi is now running the local radio station having also given up racing).

Daily English Task: Your task today is to write the transcript (the script) for a radio advertisement promoting Mario’s Super Pizzeria.

You need to think about what information you need to include in your advertisement. Some suggestions could be:

  • Where it is located
  • Opening times
  • Examples of pizzas / other foods on sale
  • Prices
  • Why people should go there
  • Recommendations / reviews from past customers

Remember that you must include a very positive viewpoint and all elements of good writing (correct punctuation, literary devices, sentences structures etc.) You can include sound effects and music but the overall advert (jingle) must last for no more than one minute 30 seconds when read aloud, as time is strictly limited on the radio.

Perhaps someone in your family could time you whilst you perform it to ensure that this time limit is met. You have a lot to include in a short space of time – the challenge is on again! Here is a modelled example to help you, if you need it. I have not written it about Mario’s as that would be too obvious but you can use a similar format if you wish. Please look at the examples of good writing that I have highlighted on it.

We look forward to seeing/hearing some examples and we are sure your family look forward to hearing them too!

Daily Maths Task: Today is the day that Mario needs to order the raw ingredients, from the wholesalers, for his pizzas and he needs you to help him. (Luckily, he is able to source flour during this time of lockdown as this can be a popular product!)

Flour is sold in 16kg sacks and costs £15.50 for one sack.

Dried yeast comes in comes in 125g tins and costs £1.10 per tin.

Olive oil comes in 5L bottles and costs £8.00 a bottle.

Tomato puree comes in 1kg tins and costs £12.00 a tin.

Cheese comes in 2.5kg blocks and sells for £25.00.

Salt comes in 2kg packs and cost £2.00.

Here is a typical pizza recipe. Can you use it to answer the measures questions below?

For one pizza:

300g flour

1 teaspoon (5g) of yeast

1 teaspoon (5g) of salt

100ml (100 g) of tomato puree

125g cheese

1 tablespoon (20ml) of olive oil

How much of each ingredient (and how much would it cost him) to make:

10 pizzas?

20 pizzas?

 50 pizzas ? (This one is a bit more tricky)

Please send us your answers.

Challenge: Can you now make up some more examples of your own for different numbers of pizzas to be made?

Quick Maths Challenge

Bear Grylls Challenge: Water Talking Challenge

Try to get a family member to understand what you’re saying when your mouth is full of water. Choose a category or topic such as movie titles or song lyrics (write it down). Take a big sip of water and hold it in your mouth. Say a phrase from your category. You can repeat it as many times as you want. You win the challenge by getting them to guess correctly (no matter how long it takes). Tweak to the challenge: You can set a time limit and try to get them to guess in the shortest time. If you spill any water, you are disqualified and have to start again.

ICT Link to an online activity: Hit the Button (a favourite of mine) – Quick fire questions on number bonds, doubling, halving, times tables, division facts and square numbers against the clock. Brilliant for improving mental maths and calculation skills, but particularly times tables either up to 10 or up to 12 times.

Daily Online Lesson (Oak Academy): For those wanting to explore more about simple ratios.

Message of the day:

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

J.K. Rowling – Author (Harry Potter)