Tuesday 5th January Y6 (wk1)

Good morning and Happy New Year Year 6. We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and didn’t eat too much chocolate (or too many crisps – unlike a certain someone!)

For the next two weeks, due to our school being closed, home learning is going to take this format. We have been thinking of ways to make the tasks interesting and varied and have come up with the idea of a mini-project or theme called – Destination, Hotel – YOU!

Basically, you are going to be able to design and run a hotel in a world-wide location of your choice (this is once we come out of Tier 4 obviously!). Each day, you will be given different tasks to do related to this. Some will have a maths theme, some will have an English theme and some will have a different curricular theme such as geography. At the end of the two weeks, we will be asking you to write a review of this project to help us tweak it for if we do it again. We hope you enjoy it.

If you have any questions regarding the learning or want to send us some of your pieces, you can use our year group e-mail below:

Year6@kelvedonacademy.com

Where in the world?

English task: Today you are going to research and produce a fact file about the country in the world where your hotel is going to be built. Make notes before combining all your information. Websites such as:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fycdm/articles/zvys8xs

Show how to set out a fact file (if you click the back button on the Bitesize site, there are other examples to see as well). It can be done by hand or on the computer, the presentation style is up to you but it would be a good idea to include a mixture of text and pictures. Suggested information to include:

  • Climate of your country (what is the weather/temperature like?)
  • Population
  • Capital city or main towns
  • Traditional foods (always a favourite!)
  • Religion
  • Natural geographical features (remember NAFIR – rivers, mountains, waterfalls etc.)
  • Festivals or traditional celebrations
  • Which continent is it part of?

Of course, this is not a complete list. It is up to you what you wish to include.

Maths task: Data handling

Can you produce a block or line graph to show average monthly rainfall (also called precipitation) or average monthly temperatures for your chosen destination. Research this information if you can but if not then you can be creative and generate your own data to include (remember to make the data look realistic). Don’t forget to label your axes, use a ruler for straight lines and to give your graph a title – what is it showing?

You will have to look at the range of temperatures / rainfall that you have in order to decide upon a suitable scale to use on the y axis.

If you have constructed a block graph, then you can colour your blocks. Once you have constructed your graph, can you use it to generate at least 5 questions for another person in your house to answer? Don’t make it too easy for them – create some more challenging examples!

Line and block graph examples

Quick Maths Challenge

Bear Grylls Challenge (please email photos of you completing tasks): Can you build a house of cards? (if no playing cards – what else could you use?)

Easy in principle but not so much in practice! The goal here is to build a structure out of playing cards; a house and a roof. Balancing cards on one another is not easy and it becomes more difficult as you build up the cards and they get higher. Good luck children!

Card House-

ICT Link to an online activity: Number Patterns 2010

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity01

Remember that if you would like further tasks to complete, please go to the Oak Academy website at www.thenational.academy (which is provided by the DfE).

Message of the day:

“Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.”

(Can anyone reflect on this?)

Marjorie Pay Hinckley