Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.
Mangahigh Challenge – Measures
Spellings
List A
couple
country
cousin
enough
encourage
flourish
nourish
courage
From your Year 5/6 word list:
muscle
shoulder
List B
Marvellous
Ambidextrous
Ambitious
Nourishment
Encouragement
Flourish
Famously
Troublemaker
From your Year 5/6 word list:
muscle
shoulder
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Topic/Literacy: In preparation for the next part of our learning about the Tempest, your task is to find out about a character called ‘Ariel’. Find out details about: What he is, his abilities, his background/history and his relationship with Prospero. Can you also find at least 2 different pictures of how he is portrayed?
Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.
Flipped Learning Maths Challenge
Check out your Mangahigh login for a calculating percentages game so we can see how much you’ve taken on from this week’s learning! If you have any login / computer problems just let your teacher know and we will see what we can do… We are expecting this to be done by Tuesday next week as this is part of your homework too!
Use last week’s Flipped Learning video to remind you of how to calculate percentages if you’re unsure – or use the ‘Teach Me’ tutorial at the beginning of the Mangahigh challenge.
Spellings (for Monday):
The ‘u’ (as in up) ou sound
It is essential that you find the meanings of these words so you use and spell them correctly.
A List
couple
country
cousin
enough
encourage
flourish
nourish
courage
B List
Marvellous
Ambidextrous
Ambitious
Nourishment
Encouragement
Flourish
Famously
Troublemaker
From your Year 5/6 word list: muscle
shoulder
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Literacy: This week we have revised how to use commas correctly. To practise this, have a go at correcting the pages of grammatically incorrect celebrity tweets.
Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.
Flipped Learning Maths Games
Check out your Mangahigh login for a times and divide by 10 / 100 / 1000 challenge game to keep your skills up! If you have any login / computer problems just let your teacher know and we will see what we can do… We are expecting this to be done by Tuesday next week as this is part of your homework too!
Bonus Flipped Learning
Next week, we will be rieminding ourselves about percentages and the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages. Being able to find a fraction of an amount it a key Year 6 skill. Therefore to remind you of how to do this have a watch of this video… and remember what Mrs Williams showed you. As an added bonus it even tells you how to calculate a percentage on a calculator too!
For those looking for some added practice of their percentages through some games have a look at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/maths/percentages.shtml
or
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/percentages/play/
Spellings (Test is on Monday!)
Adding suffixes – If the last syllable of a word is stressed and ends with one consonant letter which has just one vowel letter before it, the final consonant letter is doubled before any ending beginning with a vowel letter is added.
The consonant letter is not doubled if the syllable is unstressed.
A List
Beginning
Beginner
Referring
Referred
Planned
Stopped
Swimming
Trapped
Occurred
Forgotten
From your Year 5/6 word list:
mischievous
conscience
B List
Admitted
Permitted
Skiing
Occurrence
Rebellion
Transmitted
Besotted
Committed
Concurred
Deprogrammed
From your Year 5/6 word list:
mischievous
conscience
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Homophones and other words that are often confused.

A List
Threw
Through
Wear
Where
Flower
Flour
Tail
Tale
Bored
Board
From your Year 5/6 word list:
existence
Parliament
B List
Weather
Whether
Father
Farther
Serial
Cerial
Profit
Prophet
Principle
Principal
From your Year 5/6 word list:
existence
Parliament
Homework
Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.
Flipped Learning: We have also set you a challenge on MangaHigh. Log in to your account and try to earn a medal on a challenge that involves finding remainders after division.
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Topic – Can you find and present at least 5 interesting facts about Victorian Christmas Traditions and COMPARE these to your own family Christmas traditions.
e.g.
This fact was taken from the BBC website on Victorian Christmas (It would need putting into my own words)
“1848 when a British confectioner, Tom Smith, invented a bold new way to sell sweets. Inspired by a trip to Paris where he saw bon bons – sugared almonds wrapped in twists of paper – he came up with the idea of the Christmas cracker: a simple package filled with sweets that snapped when pulled apart. The sweets were replaced by small gifts and paper hats in the late Victorian period, and remain in this form as an essential part of a modern Christmas.”
My family and crackers
When the magical moment comes for my family to sit down together for lunch, one of the first highlights of the feast is for us join together in the pulling of the crackers. Brother, sister, aunty, mother… will all exchange a smile as they share the joys of pulling a cracker with one another. A particular delight is watching the faces of the younger members of the family – round, wideeyed faces staring in awe, as a small gift falls from the bright decorative wrapping to the startling sound of a small bang! Older members of the family revel and chortle while sharing the ageold jokes found inside the crackers. Moreover… a particular delight is made over the donning of the festive, tissue hats and the beginning of the Christmas Day game of who can wear thiers the longest…
It is interesting to think how a tradition started in 1848 by a sweet seller is still very much alive in our family!
Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.
Flipped Learning – See the blog http://yearsix.wfpsblogs.net/ Here there is a reminder about the grid method and a link to a game to practise.
]]>The GRID METHOD is a good strategy to use for multiplication problems. A reminder of how to do this is shown below (although could make use of further workings to help add up the parts of the grid):
NOW DO THIS:
Follow the link below to a game where you can practise you grid method skills. There are 3 levels of challenge for you to choose from. Select the one that challenges you.
COPY THE QUESTIONS INTO YOUR HOMEWORK BOOK along with your workings and answers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma12papegamewrittenmultiplication
Good Luck!
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Homophones and other words that are often confused. It is essential that you find the meanings of these words so you use and spell them correctly.
A List
desert
dessert
draft
draught
guest
guessed
herd
heard
hear
here
From your Year 5/6 word list: rhythm marvellous
B List
assent
ascent
morning
mourning
who’s
whose
license
licence
inquire
enquire
From your Year 5/6 word list: rhythm marvellous
]]>Many of you were surprised to find that one of the questions on your arithmetic that you thought to be quick and easy – you got wrong last week.
The problem was this:
120 – 60 divided by 5
Many of you worked out this problem and gave it an answer of 12
This was INCORRECT. In fact the answer we were looking for was 108! But why we hear you ask?
The answer lies with the mathematical rules of BIDMAS. (Sometimes known also as BODMAS)
What is BIDMAS? Watch and follow the video below for a quick lesson. Then see if you can work out why the answer was 108 instead of 12.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fawyxROE_ZY
Okay… you have had a bit of training now try and apply your skills…
This is a Who Wants to Be a Millionaire BIDMAS challenge. You will need a pencil and paper to help you with your workings. Who will win the full amount?
http://www.mathplay.com/OrderofOperationsMillionaire/orderofoperationsmillionairegame.html
Come and tell us about the maths in the game. Does it help you practise your BIDMAS skills?
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Topic: Over the next couple of weeks, we will be making some Christmas Bread. School will provide ingredients to make the dough and the following options for fillings: chocolate, cinnamon and sultanas. If you would like to fill your bread with something different, you will need to bring this in yourself. Remember they need to be festive flavours! Your homework task this week is to create a design of your bread. Include details of its fillings and shape, along with your reasons for these choices. Also include your bread’s name and a sketch.
Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.
Spellings:
More homophones and often confused words.
It is essential that you find the meanings of these words so you can use and spell them correctly.
A List
desert
dessert
draft
draught
guest
guessed
herd
heard
hear
here
From your Year 5/6 word list: rhythm, marvellous
B List
assent
ascent
morning
mourning
who’s
whose
license
licence
inquire
enquire
From your Year 5/6 word list: rhythm, marvellous
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Topic – Research, make and try some Victorian Food. Present the recipe (and a photo if possible) along with the list of ingredients (noting possible allergies) in your topic book. Your book must be handed in by TUESDAY. If you want to bring in your food (again labelled with the ingredients used for allergy information) you can do this on THURSDAY when we will have a chance in the afternoon to look at it.
Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.
Spellings:
Homophones and other words that are often confused. It is essential that you find the meanings of these words so you use and spell them correctly.
A List
advice
advise
device
devise
aloud
allowed
there
their
they’re
to / too
From your Year 5/6 word list: excellent vegetable
B List
practice
practise
affect
effect
compliment
complement
stationary
stationery
wary
weary
From your Year 5/6 word list: excellent vegetable
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