23 March 2020: Home learning

Monday 23 March 2020

Year 5 Maths Task

Starter: Times Tables Rockstars- improve your multiplication skills.

Your learning today is place value.

  1. Create 3 part whole models for 4,050.


2. Partition the following numbers.

For example: 5, 945 = 5,000 + 900 + 40 + 5





  1. Here are the numbers of tickets sold at a theme park per month.
January 33,569
February 76,598
March 21,324
April 111,236
May 109,487

Use the more and less than symbols < > to create 4 statements for the populations.

111,236 > 76,598

Challenge: Can you create your own table of information, like above, containing numbers that you can compare? Write some statements for your information using < > and =.

Year 6 maths task

Starter: Use two dice, a number spinner or a pack of playing cards (picture cards are zero) to generate two 7-digit numbers e.g.

6,527,901 and 6,420,100

Compare using the ‘greater than’ symbol (>) or “less than” symbol (<).

6,527,901 > 6,420,100

Choose 10 more numbers to compare.

Your learning today is rounding. Using the numbers that you have already created, round each to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.



10 – 6,527,900

100 – 6,527,900

1,000 – 6,528,000

10,000 – 6,530,000

100,000 – 6,500,000

Challenge: Whitney rounded 2,156,708 to the nearest 10,000. Her answer was 2,200,000. Explain her mistake.

Writing task (Year 5 & 6)

Your learning today is writing speech.

Your task is to create a script between two characters of your choice. This script can be linked to something we have previously learnt (such as the Vikings), or something else of your choice. Remember to use character speech to convey character. You may also choose to add some stage direction to add extra information. You do not need to punctuate any speech when writing a script.

Tip: Convey character means to tell the reader about a character through what they said and how they said it.

“I bet you can’t catch me!” laughed Billy.

This tells the reader that Billy is a confident boy, who believes he is very fast.

Reading Task (Year 5 & 6)

As a class, we’ve been enjoying reading our class novel ‘Viking Boy’. Today, we’d like you to create a story map for what has happened so far in the book. This can be as creative as you like but must include the key moments and characters from the story so far. Here is an example of a story map for a story that most of us will be familiar with…


Challenge 1:

Summarise the story so far in 10 words, 5 words and 1 word.

Challenge 2:

Re-write the story so far in a shorter form (this could be one paragraph or more).

In  addition, we always recommend that children read for 20 minutes every day – what a perfect time to make sure children are reading loads!