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Thursday 30th April 2020

Good Morning Year 6. All your Thursday home learning activities can be found right here!


Today we will be doing more problem solving. Watch the video below carefully to get you started. Enjoy!

Problem Solving (2)

Please complete the activity below. Remember you can print out the sheets, or just workout the answers in your workbook.

A document containing the answers can also be found below so you can mark your own work once you’re finished.

Writing: lockdown guide


It is the final day for your writing about surviving lockdown. We have seen lots of great drafts of this so far - well done.


Today is perhaps the most important stage of your writing - you will be doling to final drafts and publishing your work. This is you, as an author, saying that you are as happy as you could be with your final piece and are ready for your public to see it.


Writing your concluding paragraphs

You will be doing lots of re-reading today. So - begin by re-reading your introduction before drafting your conclusion. This is so you can recall it, in order to make links back to your opening: this really makes your piece flow and shows that you have thought carefully about the arc of your work.


Have a look at the video below to see how I have linked a conclusion to my opening.

Year Six Lockdown Survival Guide conclusion example

The final edit

To do this effectively, you need to ensure that you (as last week) edit through three times to focus upon different features. As you have already have been editing as you go, this should make this easier - however this will be the first time that you have read through the piece as a whole work.


Remember re-reading aloud is vital - you have to know what it sounds like in the real world! See if can enlist someone in your family to listen and offer suggests as you read it.


Edit one: structure

  • Flow: do your sections link together and is it easy to read? Any clumsy parts that are tricky or do not make sense - edit.
  • Variation / repetition: if you have not purposefully used repetition or it does not work - edit.
  • Paragraphs: have you used these?


Edit two: grammar and punctuation

  • Tense: make sure that you have kept to the same tense throughout.
  • Have you shown off your great punctuation skills? You have everything at your disposal - commas, brackets, colons and semi-colons.


Edit three: spellings

  • Read through backwards to check for these, they might be easier to spot. Spell checkers are, as ever, a good idea to use.


Once you have done this, you should be finished! We would love to see your work. It would be lovely if we could publish them on the website - you can then help and share your advice with each other! Thank you for your hard work on this writing.


Science – Healthy Bodies

In this unit we will be thinking about how to keep our bodies healthy and the effect that a balanced diet and exercise has on our bodies.


Look at the statements below and decide whether each one is true or false.


  1. A balanced diet means you eat equal amounts of each different food group.
  2. You should exercise once a week.
  3. Fruits and vegetables contain lots of important vitamins and minerals.
  4. Eating the correct foods will give you lots of energy.
  5. The heart is a muscle that needs to be exercised in order to keep healthy.
  6. Without proteins, such as meat, eggs and cheese, you will not grow properly.
  7. The fitter you are, the faster your heart rate is.
  8. Drugs are always bad for you.


People haven’t always known how to live healthy lives and have balanced diets.

Look through the information attached on the link below.

Healthy Bodies Lesson 1 Slideshow

We know a lot more about healthy diets today than people did a hundred years ago but scientists are still finding things out all the time.

Today we know that we have to eat a balanced diet which includes a variety of foods from different food groups. Can you name any of the food groups? What would your definition of a healthy diet be?


Produce a poster to share your ideas. Please take a picture of your work and email it to me. I’d love to see it.


Need some more help with what to write? Check out the links below to help you.

On this day in history: 30th April 1952


Mr Potato Head becomes the first toy to be advertised on television. Below is not the original advertisement, but one from much later - in the 1960s, so it is cutting edge!

Vintage Original Mr and Mrs Potato Head commercial 1960's

This is when Mr Potato Head was a real potato.

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