Yr 6 Daily Tasks Week beginning 4 May

Thursday 7th May
Good morrow! Today both classes will have their weekly Zoom session. We have planned another quiz this week so have your pen and papers ready. We are looking forward to seeing you all.
1pm Owls
1.30pm Swifts
Details will be posted on Seesaw.
We are authors: Today you can begin your narrative. So far you have looked at the animation La Luna for inspiration, read and analysed an exemplar and planned your own story. Please use all of these resources so that you are able to produce a short story that is packed-full of features.
The important thing to remember is to paint an image in the readers minds of this otherworldly setting, the characters and their interesting job. 
We are looking forward to reading these, so, when you finish, please post to seesaw.
- There is also a new chapter of Under the Lights to listen to and answer questions on.

We are historians: Friday 8th May is VE day. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. As there is a Bank Holiday on Friday, we have set you some tasks relating to VE day. 
Please go through the Powerpoint and then have a look at the task. There are many tasks for you to choose from, take your pick!

Again, looking forward to seeing you this afternoon, if you can make it.

Thursday 7th May

Mrs Hendy’s Maths

Real life Maths

I’m at school today, so I won’t be able to join the zoom quiz meeting. Hope you have fun! 

Measuring Time

Here’s a clip about how time was measured throughout history:


Reading minutes on a clock. 



Converting Units of Time

1 minute = 60 seconds

1 hour = 60 minutes

1 day = 24 hours

1 week = 7 days

1 month = 30 days = 4 weeks (approximately)

1 year = 12 months = 365 days = 52 weeks (approximately)

1 decade = 10 years

1 century = 10 decades = 100 years

1 millennium = 100 decades = 1000 years


To convert a larger unit of time to a smaller unit of time, multiply. 

To convert a smaller unit of time to a larger unit of time, divide.


For example: To find the number of minutes in 2 hours and 16 minutes,

first convert the hours into minutes by multiplying number of hours by 60.

Have a go youselves using this quick test: Go!


Mrs Hendy’s SPAG
Punctuation Practice
Can you remember what Parenthesis means?

What type of punctuation marks are used for parenthesis?

Check out this short video to help you remember.


Try writing three of your own sentences, with extra information, using different types of parenthesis.

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Wednesday 6th May
We are authors: Today, you will plan your own narrative based on the La Luna animation. Remember that you are innovating as much of the animation as possible (you might change the characters, their job, the setting to make it your own). You will find a planning sheet below that will help you to think about the structure of your narrative and will prompt you to consider how you will weave lots of descriptive language into your writing in order to engage your reader. The inclusion of sensory and figurative language will be the most important features you can include in today's plan.

We are readers: Below you will find today's audio reading of Under the Lights chapter 8 along with comprehension questions.

We are mathematicians: Can you use your Maths skills to create magic just like in Mr Taylor's video? Visit https://nrich.maths.org/1051 to find out how this can be done. Could you even come up with your own sequence of commands that will always arrive at the same number (no matter what number you begin with)? Please share a video of your magic Maths commands to Seeasaw so that we can all test out your skills.
Once your sorcery skills are exhausted and if you still want to do more Maths, don't forget about these previous links to fantastic learning opportunities: 

We are musicians: Please visit 'Music and Singing from Mrs Price'. 
We are artists: Please visit 'Department of Art' 
Chapter 8 questions
1. What cool thing does Noah tell Ash a mimic octopus can do?
2. Which of the following words is a synonym for mimic?        
3. What simile does the author use to describe how Mr Rivers greets Ash and Noah. What effect does this have on the reader?
4. Why does Ash immediately realise that Mr Rivers is being serious?
5. What does Mr Rivers tell Ash to do when he begins to tell him about Janelle? Does this surprise you and why?
6. Why is Ash's Dad able to pick him up from school?
7. Can you illustrate Ash's Dad's face when Ash tells him he has been wrestling with Hassan?
8. What is the answer Ash gives his Dad to solve the crossword clue? Why doesn't Dad write the answer straight away?
9. Do you think Ash's Dad gives him good advice when he tells him his worries are only the same as Hassan's fake wrestling punches? Why do you think this?
10. How does Ash's Dad know he needs a tissue at the end of the chapter?
11. Can you remember a time that you've been worried to do something like Ash is worried about his test? If so, did you share your worry like Ash did with his Dad and did this help?
12. What song do you think Ash should sing at the Leaver's Assembly and why?

Wednesday 6th May


Mrs Hendy’s real life maths


Time and Timetables


As we get older, you will find that we need to use skills we may not have come across before. For example when you go to secondary school, you will have class timetables to use every day, you may have a sports calendar to use or most likely a bus timetable for getting to school each day.


Before we practice looking at a timetable, practice your knowledge of time, but make sure you click on the 24 hour clock option when setting your level. Click the link below:



This link shows us how to look and work out timetables:



Draw out the timetable and work out if he managed to deliver all the pizzas in time.


Explore other timetables such as train, bus or cinema timetables while you are at home online, or out for your daily exercise.


You could write down the walking times between places, when you go on a walk, or to the shops.


Mrs Hendy’s SPAG


Punctuation Practice: Apostrophes



We can use an apostrophe when we are joining two words together, and “contracting” them. Making them smaller. 


For example, you can join the words I and am, to I’m. 

You + are = you're. 

He and is to He’s.

The apostrophe takes the place of the removed letters. 



You can also use apostrophes for possession. That means to own. To possess.


The apostrophe shows that one thing belongs to or is connected to something. This is called a possessive apostrophe:

The cat's tail was fluffy.

Cat is a singular noun so you need to add an apostrophe and "s" to show that the tail belongs to the cat.

Charles' cat was naughty.

Charles is a singular noun that ends in an "s", so you need to add an apostrophe to show that the cat belongs to Charles.

The brothers' feet were muddy.

Brothers is a plural noun (more than one) that ends in an "s" so you don't add another "s" after your apostrophe. You can just add an apostrophe to show the feet belongs to the brothers.

The children's toys were broken

Children is a plural noun (more than one child) but it doesn't end with an "s" so you need to add an apostrophe and "s" to show that the toys belong to the children.



Tuesday 5th May
We are authors: Please find attached a new audio clip of Under the Lights with some comprehension questions.

For your writing part of the lesson, please have a look at the short animation La Luna. It is a sweet story about a family with a very interesting job. 
Today, you only need to watch the video and then read the exemplar attached, identify the features so that you can use them in your own writing. What we are looking at using is high-quality sensory language, descriptive language and figurative language to describe this wonderfully quaint setting & story. 
Over the coarse of this week, you will collect your own sensory language and then create an original narrative based off of La Luna (you might change the characters, their job, the setting to make it your own). 
Again, just for today - watch the video, read the exemplar and identify the features.

(As an extension, you can write your own paragraph or two to follow on from where the exemplar finishes).

We are mathematicians:
There is a link below to Top Marks - a great website with lots of arithmetic games. Remember, if you don't use it, you lose it! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
Then check out White Rose or Bitesize for some reasoning stuff.
Have a look at the powerpoint on the circulatory system and go through the worksheets.

Have a great day
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Tuesday 5th May 


Mrs Hendy’s Real life Maths


Do you know the difference between 9 am and 9 pm? Do you know what 9 pm looks like on a 24 hour clock?

 12 hour clock to a 24 hour clock: 

A normal 12 hour clock, either digital or analogue will not tell us if it’s morning or afternoon, as the hours are 1-12. We just know because we are aware of the time of day. But if I was to say “Lets meet up at 6” how do you know if that’s morning or afternoon, unless I say?


With a 24 hour clock, once the time gets to 12 (midday) it becomes the afternoon and the hours carry on from 12 to 13:00, 14:00 etc as each hour passes..

1 o’clock becomes 13:00, (we say 13 hours)

2 o’clock becomes 14:00

3 o’clock becomes 15:00

And so on. You can see we are adding 12 to the hour each time.

So what would 9pm look like?

You could count your way around the clock, or just add on 12 hours…..

Watch the video below for some help:




Have a look at this worksheet and see how you get on. Don’t panic about the minutes, they stay the same, but in the afternoon/evening (pm) the hours will change eg 9pm becomes 21:00. 

Mrs Hendy’s SPAG


Co-ordinating Conjunctions


Conjunctions are joining words that link together parts of a sentence. The three main coordinating conjunctions are ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘or’.

They can be used to join together two clauses in a sentence. However, the clauses need to make sense on their own. For example:

I had a terrible cold. I still went to work.






Monday 4th May 2020
We are authors: Please find the chapter 6 audio reading of Under the Lights below with accompanying questions.You can also check out BBC Bitesize for additional writing tasks. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
We are problem-solvers - Please watch the video below for today's brain-teaser. There is a clue and solution at the end so please stop the video at the appropriate times if you don't want to hear these.
We are Librarians - Remember that Monday was always our day to visit the library and while we understand it is impossible to visit an actual library today, it would still be lovely to hear about you taking yourself away to a quiet place in your house to read a book of your choice. Where did you choose and what book did you read and why? Please share your library-like experiences to Seesaw.
We are Geographers - It was only a couple of months ago that Greta Thunberg visited Bristol to lead a march (which many of you joined) to support the climate change movement. Nobody back then could have predicted the global events that have happened since. Please take yourself through the attached PowerPoint on climate change and consider some of the key questions that it poses. Then, do some research into the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the climate (you may be surprised with what you find out). Will these effects be maintained once society returns to normality? How will you ensure that the climate remains a priority once the global economy restarts? Please share your thought and findings to Seesaw.
Chapter 6 questions
1. Why does Ash's Mum think that Janelle's party venue is a little strange?
2. What clue does Ash see so that he knows they are in the right place?
3. Where does Ash see Hassan when he enters the party?
4. Why do you think Ash doesn't want to explain the clothes shopping fiasco to Hassan?
5. How does Hassan feel about doing a flash mob? How do you know this?
6. Why do you think Ash continues to use the alien voice? 
7. Can you use the description of TJ to illustrate him?
8. What does Janelle tell TJ about Ash? How does this make him feel?
9. What do you think Ash's alien dancing looked like? Could you add a video to Seesaw of you trying to recreate it?
10. How does the mood at the end of the chapter change? Can you describe the events in your own words that lead to Ash running out of the room?

Monday 1st May - Mrs Hendy's Maths and Spag


Mrs Hendy’s Real life Maths


Telling the time can be tricky, especially when we have different ways of telling the time. There are digital clock faces,and analogue clock faces (the round clock faces with a big and little hand) and some digital clocks are 24 hour clocks, others are 12 hours. It’s all a bit confusing for some. And I’m not surprised!


Telling the time on an analogue clock face, click on this useful video to help recogonise the clock face of an analogue clock. 




You may be used to seeing time on your digital watch or phone. See if you can match the time with this game, you can choose your level and see how you get on. 




There are lots of games and lessons on this website about telling the time if you want to explore this more with your parents/carers.

Practice checking the time during the day, see how many clock faces are in your home.


 Mrs Hendy's Spag

Subordinating Conjunctions


When you were in Key Stage 1 you may have been told about connectives, word that join two clauses (or groups of words) together. Those connectives are now known as conjunctions. 


A subordinating conjunction is a word that adds additional information to the main clause. Look on the link below to help:




You may remember seeing I Saw A Wabub to help you remember subordinating conjunctions:


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