31 March 2020: Home learning

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Before we get into the tasks for today, remember to keep your TTR skills honed by logging on and playing for 15 minutes. Also, keep reading for at least 15 minutes a day. Remember: The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go – Dr Seuss.

Here’s today’s learning…

Year 5 maths task 

Answers from yesterday:

  1. 7,14,21,28,35,42,49,56,63,70.
  2. 21
  3. 56
  4. 6,12,18,24,30,36,42,48,54,60.
  5. 2,9
  6. 5,6
  7. 2,3,4,6,8,12

Challenge: Eva is 21.


Times Tables Rockstars- improve your multiplication skills.

Your learning today is factors.

Factors- a pair of numbers we multiply together to get another number. For example: factors of 6 include 3×2.

  1. Find all the factors of 18.
  2. Find all the factors of 24.

Fill in the blanks.

  1. 1, 3, 5 and 15 are factors of the number_____.
  2. The factors of the number 8 are __________.
  3. The number 42 has _____ factors.
  4. List the factors of 21.
  5. List the factors of 36.
  6. What are the common factors of 21 and 36?


True or false?

The bigger the number, the more factors it has.

Year 6 maths task 

Here are the answers from yesterday: Y6 FourOperations A Answers

Solve puzzles

Chocolate bars cost 26p

Fruit bars cost 18p

Jack spent exactly £5 on a mixture of chocolate bars and fruit bars.

How many of each did he buy?

Challenge: How many different solutions can you find? How do you know you’ve found them all?

Writing task 

We are continuing with expanded noun phrases as our learning.

Your task today is to draw and label a Viking. This picture must be accurate (don’t have your Viking character holding an iPhone!) Around this picture, you must label features and equipment that your Viking has, using expanded noun phrases.

Here is an example of some expanded noun phrases for a Viking.

a large, round shield

the glistening, silver sword

his ragged, curly beard

the powerful Jarl

Tip: Remember, a Jarl is a Viking village leader.

Challenge: Can you use some of the following vocabulary in your labelling?

Jarl     Longhouse      sheath         

It would be fantastic to see some of these images, so that we can post them on the school website! Please email your finished pieces to your teachers.

Reading task

Answers from yesterday – see the attached document. The answers are on pages 6, 7 and 8.

comprehension answers to Monday’s task

Your learning today is a debate.

Read this information from First News

First News debate

It’s all about whether the government should do more to reduce food waste. Debates are a great way to engage with the world around us and allow us to think about our own opinions. There’s a lot of information so don’t feel you need to read it all – you should read at least 3 pages though.

Once you’ve read the information, think about some reasons ‘for’ and ‘against’. Set it out like this…

‘Should the government do more to reduce food waste?’

for against


For challenge, choose one (or more) of the things below to do:

Optional challenge 1: find someone in your house to talk to about this issue. Impress them with your new knowledge and give them your opinion. Then, ask them for theirs. If you disagree, why not debate it?

Optional challenge 2: do the same as above but with a friend from school on the phone – we’d love it everyone did this challenge!

Optional challenge 3: imagine you’ve been asked by the prime minister (Boris Johnson) to encourage the public to reduce food waste. Using information from the text, you must convince them to do so. You could do this however you like but here’s some ides…