Wednesday 10th February Y6 (wk6)

Did you know? On this date in 1996, IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov.

Today is opening day!  After months of planning and preparation, training and tearing out of hair (at things not going to plan) launch day is here!

Daily English Task:

You have invited the local media (radio and newspapers) to come and cover the event as that will create free publicity for your shop and raise its profile in the area.

You task today, is to write the speech that you will give at the opening ceremony.

Some ideas as to what you might you include in your speech as shop owner:

  • Thanking everyone for attending
  • Saying what today means to you
  • Thanking others for their help and support
  • Saying what you hope to achieve with this shop
  • Cutting the opening ribbon

Once again, I have included a modelled example to help you with some ideas and how such a speech might look.  I have also identified examples of good blue writing and green writing objectives.

Daily maths task: weights and measures

You have suddenly realised that your staff have not yet received training with weighing items. You need to organise this, fast!

You have prepared a selection of ‘weighty’ problems for your staff to answer after they have watched this video, if they need to refresh their memories:

Remember that 1000 g (grams) = 1 kg (kilogram)

To concert kg to g then you must multiply by 1000

To convert g to kg, then you must divide by 1000

Your staff can select from 3 different levels of weight problems, depending on how confident they feel. Weight problems 3, are the most challenging.

Quick Maths Challenge:

Bear Grylls Challenge: Fashion/Pet Show Challenge

This challenge is brought to you by one of our own from Year 6 (Jemima). The idea is to create a pet show or fashion show.

You will can have different rounds, for example:

  • Tricks
  • Dressing-up
  • Best groomed

Or for a fashion show you could have

  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Glam

Of course, you don’t have to use these ideas and can design your own.

Also, you can choose how many contestants you have and judges. You can give a certain amount of points for each round (it’s up to you)!

I wish you the best of luck and have Fun!

ICT Link to an online activity: Reading Scales

There are 9 levels: reading various assortments of scales, dials and meters. You can earn a trophies as you complete the levels. Start with level 1 and see how far you can go. Good luck.

Daily Online Lesson (Oak Academy): Converting between units of metric mass and Solving metric conversion problems.

Message of the day:

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Audrey Hepburn – was a British actress and humanitarian