Weekly Learning (1/6/20)
Friday 5th June
I hope those of you at home are doing well and that you have had a good week. It's been a bit funny in the hall but nice to see some of Year 6 back in school this week. Please keep sending your photos and work in and I'll be updating our web page over the weekend.
Weekly Maths Lessons
This week, we are going to be reviewing fractions as well making a start on our project later in the week.
To ease you back in, we are going to be looking at simplifying fractions. To extend yourself further, have a look at the challenge below and check the challenge link where the work is attached.
Lesson 4 - Building a Budget
Today, your job is to price up your theme park plan and make sure you can afford it. Remember, any squares that you haven't filled with rides, attractions or ameneties will need to be paved and this will cost! Have a look at the planning sheet for the full price list of each item. You will need to keep some money for the running costs.
Lesson 5 - Running Costs
You need to make sure your theme park is able to run effectively. This means paying employees, ensuring maintenance and keeping your theme park in a great condition. Read through the Powerpoint attached and price up how much it is going to cost each day to keep your park open.
Can you find three fractions with different numerators and denominators that you can add together to make one?
How many ways can you do it?
New Vocabulary (June 1st)
Fraction - a numerical value that is not a whole number
Numerator - a number showing how many parts of the denominator have been taken
Denominator - the number of equal parts in a whole
Improper fraction - a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator
Proper fraction - a fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator (meaning the value is between 0 and 1)
Mixed number - a value consisting of a whole number and proper fraction
Prior Vocabulary (before May half term)
Integer - a whole number that can be positive, negative or zero
Equation - two parts of the same value or size that are separated by an equals sign
Calculation - the process of working out an answer to a number problem
Sum - the result of adding two or more numbers together
Multiple - a multiplie is lots of the same number or quantity
Factor - a whole number that will divide exactly into another number
Divisor - a number that is divided into another number
Dividend - the quantity that has to be divided
Quotient - the answer or solution to a division calculation
- Lesson 1 - Simplifying Fractions.pdf
- Lesson 2 - Compare and Order Fractions 1.pdf
- Lesson 3 - Compare and Order Fractions 2.pdf
- Compare and Order Fractions Challenges.ppt
- Lesson 4 - Building a Budget.pdf
- Lesson 5 - Running Costs.pdf
- Running Costs Presentation.ppt
Below is a link to an online version of Kensuke's Kingdom. We are going to be using this during our English lessons so if you do not have a physical copy you could use this for a frame of reference.
Weekly English Lessons
Lesson 1 - Reading comprehension task. Please access link below.
Lesson 2 - SPAG focus - there are two terminology tests on spag.com to try and remind you of some of the words you may have forgotten!
Lesson 3 - Have a look at the Powerpoint and ticklist uploaded below for persuasive letters. Have a think about a company or a performer you would like to endorse your new theme park. For this lesson, plan out what you are going to ask of the company and get things like addresses, facts and figures and key phrases sorted for writing over the next two lessons.
Lesson 4 & 5 - We are going to be writing a persuasive letter to either;
A business (it could be a fast food chain or a retail shop) to open a branch in your theme park.
A large company who might be willing to invest in your company as part of a sponsorship deal.
A performer who might be willing to come and perform as part of an opening day celebration.
In a bid to try and launch your theme park, you want people to come and visit so you can make some money. In order to do this, you are going to need to entice them and persuade them to come to your theme park ahead of alternatives. If you are offering something that the others aren't (you might be the only theme park who has three Burger King franchises in your park), then you are more likely to have customers. You may want to write to Billie Eilish or Dua Lipa (or somebody else!) to come and perform on your opening night as this would get a huge amount of people through the door.
When you are writing to persuade, you need to think about what might in the deal for the other company. Business is usually a very selfish world so you need to make it viable for them. Are you going to pay them? What perks might these people receive? Remember, you are a brand new business and haven't yet got a reputation so it needs to be a great offer for them!
Have a look at the model text below - excuse the rubbish name!
- Reading Comprehension Text
- Reading Comprehension Questions
- Reading Comprehension Answers
- Persuasive Letter Writing Word Bank.pdf
- Persuasive Letter Powerpoint.ppt
- Model Text - Persuasive Letter
- A great example from last year!
Weekly Topic Lessons - Theme Park Project
This week, your Topic work is going to be based around your theme park project. When I am back in school on Monday, I'll be able to show you some examples of last year's efforts to help you along your way! You can complete these in any order you see fit, but make sure you keep all your work together as there will be a prize for the best overall project.
Activity 1 - Create a plan for your very own theme park! See the attached Powerpoint (slide 8 onwards) for further information. This is going to be the basis of our work for this week and potentially into next week as well. Your plan should include your main attractions (rollercoasters, restaurants, shows or events) and how your park is going to be different to others. You could use the websites of competing theme parks for inspiration.
Have a look at the First Draft Map link below to start to set out your park. Remember to follow the guidance carefully - read each section!
Activity 2 - Record a radio advert advertising your theme park. You could include a jingle if you wish or it could be read from a script. The only restraint you have is that it can't be longer than 30 seconds - listeners don't have the best attention spans! What can you do to set your theme park apart from the rest?
Activity 3 - Design a poster or a brochure for your theme park. These could be done for advertising or they could be handed out when your customers enter the park. I've attached one from Disneyland to give you some ideas!
I've attached a template but you do not have to use this - be creative!
Activity 4 - Write a review of your experience at the theme park. You could do this from the perspective of a magazine writer, blog writter or in the form of a YouTube video. What did you enjoy? What were the best bits? What parts would you change? Would you recommend going?