24 March 2020: Home learning

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Year 5 Maths Task

Answers from yesterday (23.03.20):


6,528= 6,000 + 500 + 20 + 8

8,741= 8,000 + 700 + 40 + 1

26,589= 20,000 + 6,000 + 500 + 80 + 9

78,645= 70,000 + 8,000 + 600 + 40 + 5

Starter: Think of 6 numbers. Each number needs to have either 5 or 6 digits. Multiply each number by 10, 100 and 1000. Then put them in ascending order.

Your learning today is addition using column addition.

 Use column addition to work these out.

Check out this useful video from our own school website for some help with this method of addition – 2 minutes and 20 seconds into the video.

Challenge: Your challenge is to create a pair of five-digit numbers with a total as close to 80,000 as you can! Can you get an answer within 100 of 80,000?

Year 6 maths task

Answer to yesterday’s challenge:

Whitney has rounded to the nearest hundred thousand not ten thousand. Her answer should be 2,160,000.

Starter: Write each set of numbers and circle the greatest.

  1. A) 6782600 6872000 6869000              857876
  2. B) 2798003 2987003 2897003              2889005

Your learning today is rounding.

This table shows the number of cans of baked beans a company sold from January to July.

Month Cans sold
January 1,436,259
February 1,839,627
March 2,599,170
April 1,876,254
May 1,431,109
June 1,232,637
July 1,209,276

In a certain month, the number of cans sold is the same whether you round it to the nearest 10,000 or 100,000. Which month?

Round each month to the nearest 10,000.

Challenge: how else could you round the baked beans? Show different ways.

Writing task (Y5 & 6)

Your learning today is to punctuate speech correctly.

You have three tasks to complete, which require you to create, punctuate and adapt speech appropriately. The answers to the learning will be posted tomorrow.

Task one: Add the correct punctuation to the speech below. You are looking for inverted commas, but remember to check/correct other punctuation too!

I can’t wait for friday, exclaimed brian. the trampoline park will be amazing

Grace held her hands over her eyes, I can’t watch it’s so intense

Task two: Re-write the following sentence with the said clause in a different place. Change the said clause for a better synonym.

“The water is way too cold! I can’t swim in that!” said Lucy.

Challenge: Write three sentences of your own, using speech that is punctuated correctly. For each sentence, the said clause must be in a different place.

Reading task (Y5 & 6)

Your learning today is inference.

We use our inference skills to think about a characters’ feelings, thoughts, motives, actions or relationships with others.

Your task today is to draw an outline of Gunnar in the middle of your page. This does not need to be detailed – a gingerbread person style outline would be fine, as would a stick person. Around the outside, you should write down what you think about Gunnar and why you think this. Think specifically about his…

Challenge: Imagine you are Gunnar. Write a letter to your dad (who is in Valhalla) explaining how you feel about what’s happened in the book so far. You could include some key events (think back to yesterday’s learning) and you must include how you feel.