Year 6 Homework – Week Beginning 30.3.20

English – Reading Task

This poem appeared in The Guardian newspaper in 2015.

Answer the 3 questions on the ‘Summarise’ card (remember to use the sentence openers to help you).

Answer the questions on the ‘Infer’ card (remember to use the sentence openers to help you).

English Writing Task:

The door creaked open and out of the dark came…

Write a story with this as your opening sentence! Use the story mountain to help you with your planning –  good luck!

You have become fantastic writers this year – remember all of the techniques we’ve used to improve our writing:

  • Alan Peat sentences
  • Year 6 level punctuation (: ; “…” ! ? -)
  • Metaphors, similes, personifications

You could use a text we’ve read this year to help you as a starting point.

Maths: Task 1

Use all digits 1, 2, 3 & 4 to make the numbers 1 – 50.

Mr Hodges’ examples: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10

(4 x 3) + 1 + 2 = 15

The Rules:

You must use every number (1, 2, 3 & 4) in each number sentence.

You must use the rules of BODMAS.

You could set your work out like this:

  1. (your number sentence equalling to 1)

2. (your number sentence equalling to 2)

3. (your number sentence equalling to 3)

You could start by filling in the numbers which you find easiest to do first!

Task 2

Task 3:

When you finish the task with the circles, can you create your own problem like this one to challenge us?

Task 4 (Challenge):

Science: How would you contribute to this discussion?  Answers below, please!

Healthy Lives reminder:

There are lots of great links and ideas for staying healthy in the NEW Healthy Lives blog, which you can find at the top of the screen!

22 thoughts on “Year 6 Homework – Week Beginning 30.3.20

  1. Parmita

    English reading task:
    The most important theme is survival. In 5 words the text is about leaving the whales alone. The phrase ’ let the whales live’ makes me think that they have been treated terribly and they have been hurt. I think the mood doesn’t change because it repeats a phrase in every stanza. The impression I get of the whales is that they are pessimistic because it sounds like they’ve been treated badly and terribly.

    Maths task 1;
    (1+2)times 3+4=13
    3+(2times4)-1=10
    4+(3times2)+1=11
    1times 2times 3times 4times=24
    1+(2times 4times 3)= 25
    3+2times 4times 1=11

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    1. Nabihah

      The key themes in the text are death, kindness and selfishness. It is death because they are killing wales. It is kindness because the person is trying to stop the people from hurting the Wales. It is also selfishness because the people who are killing the Wales don’t care about them and are only doing it for there benefit. The purpose of the text is to stop hurting innocent animals.

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      1. aniqah

        the key theme in this text are ‘sorrow’ and ‘selfishness’ because the wale is being captured and the ‘we’ don’t really care about their living. you should feel sorry because what if they actually did go extinct. what would you do?

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  2. Parmita

    Maths task 4 (challenge)
    I think shape E can be cut into 4 pieces by a single straight cut.
    I think Buster is going to be 63 years old.
    I think 6.918 is the closest to 7

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  3. Nabihah

    The key themes in the text are death, kindness and selfishness. It is death because they are killing wales. It is kindness because the person is trying to stop people from hurting the Wales. It is also selfishness because the people who are killing the Wales don’t care about them and are only doing it for there benefit.The purpose of the text is to stop people hurting and killing the wales.

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  4. Nabihah

    Task two: The red basket could have 2, the pink basket could have 5 and the brown basket could have 3.
    Challenge :
    I think shape E can be cut be cut into four parts by one straight cut. I think Buster would be 53.

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    1. aniqah

      I had what Nabihah had for da basket. I think E is cut in to 4 parts , Buster would be 63.

      pink:5
      brown:3
      red:2

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  5. Rizwan

    The key theme in the text are peace, nature and life. The purpose of the text is to inform the readers that we should let nature take its course and not kill animals. The key ideas are to leave nature and let it live.

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    I think the character feels joyful because it says the whales are singing and leaping in the water and that shows the whales are enjoying themselves. The author shows the whales are happy as they are enjoying life. This is shown by the author saying this through their actions.

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  6. shaek

    The key theme is sadness because it is telling the reader about how whales are becoming endangered .
    the purpose of the text is to inform people about the whales.

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  7. shaek

    I predict that if you blow into a balloon that it will increase in mass even though air is very light it still weighs something

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  8. Rahmah

    The key themes in the text are consideration ,peace and delight because the writer says that the whales sing in the oceans and people enjoy singing.l also think consideration is a theme because the writer has been considerate and created a poem about whales.

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  9. aniqah

    I can infer from da text that us humans (some) are trying to KILL ocean beings because the way it says ‘don’t KILL
    the wales’ the only thing that could KILL da wales are humans because other animals are too afraid.

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  10. Nuha

    The key themes in the text are life, death, peace and harmony because the writer wants everyone to keep the whales safe instead of harming them for petty reasons like littering, fishing (when boats hits the whales) and scuba diving (when the divers leave something behind like a flipper for an example). The whales could be harmed by the substances that we humans have created to harm wildlife animals. They could either eat the litter / the left belonging from the diver. This is theme is life and death. It is Peace and harmony as well because we need to learn to let the whales live their lives, sing their songs and live with their own families like us. Like us, they have families to live with and they need to carry on the life circle. Without them, we wouldn’t have many things we have today. They play a key theme in our world and we need to let them live. We need to let them live in peace and harmony along side us.

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  11. Aniqah

    I think the lady with shorts and the man white green trousers are right because if you’d actually trued throwing a balloon it would land slowly but if it wasn’t blown it would fall straight down

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  12. affan

    i think the theme is that all whales should be treated the same as humans would be because we put plastic in the oceans where they live but the whales never put anything that is bad in our houses so we shouldnt do it to them. They are vital to humans because we can learn more about the sea or ocean or river if they live there and just because they cant do human things dosent mean we should treat them bad.

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