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Week of 23rd March



Remember the work we have been doing on Converting Metric Measures?  Well, today you are going to use items from around your house to think about capacity - the amount of liquid in a container.

First ask your adult if you have a measuring jug at home.  If you don't, have a look around for a bottle which holds 1 litre.  Remember 1litre = 1000mililitres so if you can't find a bottle which holds 1 litre, hopefully you can find 2 bottles which hold 500ml each.  Before you go any further, you need to be able to see how much water there is in 1 litre (1000ml).


Then I would like you to find lots of different sized containers or bottles which can be used to hold a liquid - get about 8 if you can.  You could get a cup, a mug, a glass, a bowl, a water bottle, a ketchup bottle, a shampoo bottle, a milk bottle, spoons of different sizes, cans...  If you are using bottles with labels on DO NOT look at the labels yet!


Now, look again at the amount of water there is in 1 litre to remind yourself.  I want you to estimate how much water would fit into each of the containers you have collected.  You could do this with everyone else in your house as a competition.  When you have all made an estimate, then use your measuring jug to measure exactly.  If you don't have a measuring jug it is going  to be a bit harder to make an accurate measurement but hopefully you will be able to use your empty bottles with measurements written on their labels to help you work our approximately the capacity of each container.


Remember - a medicine spoon holds 5ml of liquid so think about how many spoonfuls would fit in each container!


Whoever gets the closest prediction gets a point for each container/ bottle gets a point so you will have to work out the difference between each prediction and each actual measurement.  Who will get the most points?!


When you have made all of your measurements, remember to wash and return all of the containers to where you found them.

As an additional challenge, use all of the measurements you have made for all of the containers and work out how much liquid there woudl be if they were:

  • half full?
  • a quarter full?
  • 10% full?
  • 30% full?
  • 95% full?                                    write each answer in litres and in mililitres.  


Can you now estimate how much water would fill the sink?  the bath? a bucket?




As you know, everyone in the UK is being encouraged to do all that they can to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.  The 2 main ways to do this are to practise 'social distancing' (which means staying at least 2metres away from other people (apart from your direct family)) and also by keepng very clean (this means washing your hands thoroughly and often; avoiding touching your face; coughing/sneezing into a tissue and then binning it.


Lots of people are still not doing all of these things even though they will help to prevent the virus from spreading.  Your task is to create a persuasive piece of work to encourage people to follow this important advice.  It could be:

  • a poster
  • a speech which lasts 2minutes
  • a playscript
  • a newspaper article
  • a story with an important message.





As you know, the Slo-Mo Marble Challenge competition has been cancelled but I am SO impressed with what you created in order to take part in it.  We tested the models on Friday even though they were not finished - look at the Year 6 webpage for the videos of each one.

Part of the actual competition was that you and your team would have had to carry out a 10 minute presentation about your model and the whole process of planning/ testing/ making/ adapting/ more testing etc.  Today I would like you to create just 2 minutes of a presentation.  You can use powerpoint if this is available to you or just write a speech and have some diagrams to hold up.  You need to focus on the Science of the challenge - how could you slow the marble down?  What different ways were there and which ones did your team choose?  What difficulties did you have and how did you overcome them?


When you are ready, ask everyone in your house to listen to your presentation.





So, hopefully you managed to successfully measure the capacities of some of your household containers in yesterday's lesson.  I suggested that you kept your measurements from yesterday - because you will find them useful today.  We are going to move on from all of our work on Metric Measurements and today we will also be considering imperial measurements.  Remember that we did list many of these on the board in school?


If we continue to focus on capacity, we can consider the metric units of litres and the imperial measurements of pints:

0.56litres = 1 pint                                                                 OR                                                        1.76 pints = 1 litre


So, if you have 5 litres and you need to convert this into pints, you would have to multiply the amount of litres by 0.56 to find the new amount:

5litres  x 0.56 = 2.80 pints


Task 1: Convert all of your metric measurements form yesterday into imperial measurements (make sure all of your measurements are in litres first, NOT in mililitres.


Task 2: Another imperial measurement we use in the UK is miles.

1 kilometre = 0.6 miles                                                       OR                                                       1 mile = 1.6km

Use these number facts to work out these conversions:

  • 2km = ______miles
  • 10km = ______miles
  • 5km = _______miles
  • 3miles = ______km
  • 20 miles = ______km
  • 100miles = ______km


Task 3:  The following are all units of length but some are metric and some are imperial.  Do some research to be able to put them in order from smallest to largest:


kilometre, inch, milimetre, metre, foot, mile, centimetre, foot, yard


Extra challenge:  Can you work out how tall you are in each of these units?



Today I would like you to write an informal letter. 

You are probably lucky enough to be able to keep in touch with your phone but not everyone has a mobile phone - so what could they do to keep in contact?

I would like you to write a letter to your friend just to keep in touch.  It will be informal (so in a 'chatty' style) as it is to someone you know well.  Ask them how they are; let them know how you are; tell them what you've been up to; what you think about how things are at the moment and try to write to them about things just like you would talk to them.


If you know your friend's home address, perhaps you could even post the letter to them - wouldn't that be a nice surprise?!



Today we are going to continue with our Extreme Earth topic by revisiting the theme of Mountains which you may recall learning about when you were lower down the school.  Please look through the  Mountains power point to go through the following information and instructions and watch the video links which are on the ppt:

Draw It! First, draw a mountain.  Do all mountains look the same?

Different Shapes: Watch the video (link on ppt) and look at the shapes of the mountains in the clip. How many looked like your drawing? Note that not all mountains are single summits. Some mountains are smooth edged; some, like The Andes, are rockier. Watch the next video (link on ppt) to see Mount Roraima in Guyana - a mountain with sheer sides. Key Features: Although the mountains around the world are very different from one another, they share many of the same features. Look at the labelled diagram on the next slide. Which features do you think all mountains have? Which ones might only some mountains have? 


Which part Is It? Using the Mountain Features Activity Sheet as guidance (you can print it out if you wish to but it isn't necessary), draw and label a diagram of a mountain to identify its features.



Use Google Earth to explore some of the world’s ‘Seven Summits’. Can you spot the features you have learnt about in this lesson?





Now that you are an expert in metric measurements and converting measures, we are going to move on to our next Maths topic - Area and Perimeter.  Hopefully this will be revisiting what you already know as you learned about Perimeter and Area lower down the school and we have done some revision already in Year 6.  I would therefore like you to have a look through the powerpoint presentation which we would usually go through as a class.  The good thing about using this powerpoint presentation is that the answers are on the next slide for each question so you can check your own understanding.  You don't have to try every question on the presentation but definitely go through the first 4 or 5 questions until you feel confident.  Once you feel ready to have a go at the work, use the Varied Fluency attachment - ignore the first page then use Page 2 if you want to do Challenge 1, page 3 is Challenge 2 and page 4 is Challenge 3.  Best of all is that the answers are at the end of the document so you can check your own work .  By the way, you DO NOT need to print anything out - just use the questions and work from your screen!


If that's not enough work for you, there is another document on Reasoning and Problem Solving which has got all 3 challenges on it just like the Varied Fluency one (and answers!)



Yesterday you wrote an informal letter to your friend.  How many of you guessed that today I would be asking you to write a formal letter?!  A formal letter is more 'posh' so you need to think more carefully about the language and grammar you use.  Remember, formal writing does not have any contractions in it - so you cannot use didn't, wouldn't can't etc.  You would have to write did not, would not, can not.  Your formal letter is going to be to Boris Johnson - you are going to politely let him know what you think about the current situation.  What are your thoughts on the school closures and the restirictions on not being able to go out?  Do you think the Prime Minister has done the right thing?  Is there anything you would like to ask him?  Remember, this is a formal letter - so be very polite and respectful.  If you wish to share a contradictory opinion, you must do so with carefully chosen words and with good manners!


If you feel proud of your finished letter and if your parent/ carer says it is OK to do so, you can copy and paste your letter onto the contact form found here:


You never know - Boris Johnson may actually read it!



Bonjour tout le monde!  I know, I know - we haven't done much French this year so far!  Usually we do lots after the SATs to catch up but Mrs Yau has been amazingly helpful and has prepared some French home-learning for you to have a go at, with some links to videos.  I KNOW  we have convered the vocabulary you will need for this lesson so please give it a go!  I should think all of you will be doing French in Year 7 so this is a great opportunity to get yourself prepared!  You always persuaded me to finish a French lesson with a game of French Bingo so you could always do this with whoever you are at home with .  You'll have to teach them the numbers in French first though (unless they already know them of course.)


By the way, this lesson is quite long so you could just do half of it this week and I will put it up again next week for you to finish or to re-visit.  Au revoir pour le moment .



I hope you managed to follow the powerpoint presentation yesterday and chose the Challenge you wanted to do.  Did you use the answers to mark your own work?  Today you will be carrying on with Area and Perimeter using the same style of lesson.  Have a look through the powerpoint presentation which we would usually go through as a class.  Just like yesterday, you don't have to try every question on the presentation but definitely go through the first 4 or 5 questions until you feel confident. 


Once you feel ready to have a go at the work, use the Varied Fluency attachment - ignore the first page then use Page 2 if you want to do Challenge 1, page 3 is Challenge 2 and page 4 is Challenge 3.  Best of all is that the answers are at the end of the document so you can check your own work .  By the way, you DO NOT need to print anything out - just use the questions and work from your screen!


If that's not enough work for you, there is another document on Reasoning and Problem Solving which has got all 3 challenges on it just like the Varied Fluency one (and answers!)


I'd like you to practise some grammar today - you are going to revisit the active and passive voice.  Remember 'by zombies'!

First remind yourself of what we learned in class by watching this video:

Then watch this video and try to change the sentences you are given into passive voice.


Lastly, to end today's English lesson, I thought it might be nice just to sit back and listen to a story - I really miss reading to you all but David Walliams is happy to take my place!  Go to his website as follows and choose today's (or yesterday's) 'Elevenses' story.



Thursday afternoon is usually your PE day so I'd like you to have a go at one of Joe Wicks's 30 minute workouts which are designed to be done indoors.  If you have enough energy, you can do more than one!  His YouTube channel can be found here:


He has been doing a workout each day this week so choose whichever session you want to try!



After your exercise - or instead if you are unable to jump around! - why not have a go at some of these drawings?  I'm going to try the giraffe!


FRIDAY 27th MARCH 2020

Right, come on Year 6.  The teachers have been looking at which Home Learning page is getting used the most and Year 5 are using theirs way more than you guys are using ours!  We can't have that!!  If you are in contact with any of the others in the class, please tell them to have a look at this page each day and choose at least one of the lessons to try!  Ronnie's Mum shared a photo of him doing Monday's Maths task on the Fox Hill Twitter - it was great to see someone is using this page and believe it or not, I do miss you all so I would love to see more photos of you all doing some home learning.  Jaime is having to come into school with a very small group of children and she is doing some of the home learning each day - here she is with a drawing from yesterday's art lesson - hers is a LOT better than mine came out!



Chloe, Miss Ellison will try to get it working for you at home for next week's session! 


For today's Maths, we're going to take a break from Area and Perimeter and make sure you can all remember how to do Addition and Subtraction.  If you go to this webpage, do the first page and if you find those quite easy, go on to the second page.  Only use a calculator to check your answers, NOT to work them out in the first place!


For an extra challenge, try this missing numbers worksheet on subtractions.  Dont forget to work out the whole calculation to check if there has been any 'borrowing' from the number on the left.



As a Friday treat, you are going to be taught by Abi Elphinstone for English - how exciting is that?  Do you remember when she came into school a few years ago?  I found her really inspiring and have since read quite a few of her books.  I absolutely love 'Skysong' and am half way through 'Rumblestar' at the moment. 

So, go to this website and choose the trailer/ challenge with Abi Elphinstone.  Watch it through and think about the suggestions she makes for your creative writing challenge.  She suggests you only write for 10minutes and if that is long enough for you to complete the challenge then that's fine - but if you need longer then go ahead and keep writing!  The video carries on playing for the 10minutes writing time so leave it playing if you want to stick to the time limit.  At the end, Abi reads out one of her world-crossing moments from her book 'Rumblestar'.  Is yours as good as hers?


Remember, your challenge is to write the section of a story where the main character crosses from one world to another:

Step 1: Choose an object and turn it into a portal

Step 2: Think about where the portal will take you

Step 3: Write that World crossing moment.





Our next Computing unit of work uses the Purple Mash tool 2Blog, it is designed to help you learn the basic principles of creating and maintaining a blog in a controlled and safe environment. You will develop a basic understanding of how to plan, create and present your own blog.


Lesson 1:


To identify the purpose of writing a blog.

To identify the features of successful blog writing.

Success Criteria:

• I understand how a blog can be used as an informative text.

• I understand the key features of a blog.

• I can comment on the class blog.


Parts of a blog:


Features of a successful blog post:




Now, add to our class blog to become familiar with adding to a blog. To do this, log in to Purple Mash. Once you are on the home screen, rather than click on the 'To Do' like we usually do, continue along until you see the green world logo which says 'Sharing'. Click on this and then click on the middle tab which appears named 'Shared Blogs'. Finally click on ''Year 6 Class Blog' and then begin blogging. See how many of the features you can include from above.