Just a few brain teasers in case you're feeling bored!
Make a magic square where all the rows, columns and diagonals add up to 15
The answer is 25.
What are the questions? (use subtract, add, multiply and divide)
A flag has four different colours, red, blue, yellow and green (stripes)
How many different ways could the colours be arranged?
Invent a secret code using numbers for letters. Send secret messages to the adult in your house to see if they can crack the code.
What if ......................
Trees were made of chocolate!
What are the plus points and minus points?
If you could be anyone else in the world, who would you be and why?
Invent a new chocolate bar. Think about what would be in it, and give it an exciting name and design a wrapper.
The Year 6 team are suggesting that in order to keep a little normality in your lives you follow a routine of work. Our suggested timetable is:
9 am Joe Wicks
10 am English - Monday GPS, Tuesday Comprehension, Wednesday Spelling Practice, (all activities for these can be found free on Twinkl) Thursday Read a book and on each Friday write a diary entry of what would be 'your perfect Friday.' These 'Fridays' can take place anywhere in the world and you can spend as much money as you need.
11am Maths - again Twinkl has loads of worksheets with answers.
Afternoons can be used to work on Science, History, Geography or your projects. Practise your computing skills by using Microsoft Word if you have it and Google Earth. We suggest downloading the pro version from this website. It allows you to change the time of day, visit Mars and the Moon, look at the stars and even travel back in time using historical maps.
The rest of the day is yours to spend how you wish (this does not include annoying your adults)!
Keep checking the website for new things to keep you occupied.
Lots of love
The Year 6 Team xx
If you have paper at home (if you don't, cut a page out of your workbook) why not have a go at making some origami creations. The link below is helpful but there are loads of other good sites out there too.
What is Origami?
Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori (“folding”) and kami (“paper”). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a coloured side) into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping, or even marking it.
Good luck x
Last night was a lovely clear night with all the glorious stars on show. On the next clear night we would like you to use the link below to stargaze. It gives you information about the constellations we see in the Northern Hemisphere, anywhere above the Equator, and makes it easier to identify them. Write in the book that was sent home with you which night you gazed and which constellations you saw. If you look at the sky at 8pm to check if it is clear enough we promise we will be looking too, this will almost be like we are together.
Love, The Year 6 Team
Hello to all our beautiful Year 6 children. We can not tell you how much we miss you and look forward to the day we are a family again. We are going to be adding activities for you to do at home, it is really important that you keep an eye on this page. If you have finished the work we sent home for you, you can Google SATs revision papers and find loads online. They also have the answers which is for your adult not you, no peeking!! I would also recommend you use the website Twinkl (no e), it is free to use at the moment and has millions of work related activities for you, every subject is covered and every worksheet has answers. You should look at the Year 6 work, most activities have either 1 star, 2 star or 3 star ratings with 3 being the most difficult. If you find them too tricky maybe try looking at year 5, however do try and stretch yourself a little. Please try and spend an hour or so working on these to stop your mind going to mush. Be kind to your parents and help them to help you. This is your opportunity to grow up a little and take your learning seriously, we know we can trust you.
Stay safe, love you,
The Year 6 Team
The generous children of Year 6 have decided to forgo a Christmas gift from their teachers and continue the adoption of an orangutan. Beryl was adopted last Christmas by the Shakespeare Year 6 children and she has grown an awful lot in the last 12 months. Beryl is cared for by the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo. We are so proud of the generosity of our children.