Tuesday 26th January Y6 (wk4)

Good morning Year 6, we hope all is well with you and your families. An interesting fact about this day in History: Republic Day has been celebrated every year in India on January 26, since 1950 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect. India was a colony of the British for over 200 years and became independent from British rule.

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

Bear Grylls Challenge: Indoor Obstacle Course Challenge

Can you invent your own indoor obstacle course/game? This challenge was inspired by one of you! Please watch the video to see the action:

Pin on DIY home projects

ICT Link to an online activity: Counting Caterpillar

Place non-consecutive numbers in the correct order. I find that having the smallest and largest number (see green and red slide buttons) similar tested me more than have a wide range. Have a play around and please let me know what you think.


Daily Online Lesson (Oak Academy): Factor and multiple chains


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