Topic challenge

Hello Year 6!

I’ve got a challenge for you today, linked to your topic of Volcanoes and Earthquakes…

The photo above is of the ancient city Pompeii. What can you see in the background? What is it called?

Your challenge today is to research the city of Pompeii and what happened there. It’s up to you how you present your research – you could do a written piece of work, or create a PowerPoint on your computer, or perhaps use an IPad or tablet to present your work. There are, however, some key questions I’d like you to think about when completing your research.

1) Where is Pompeii?
2) What is the significant event that happened there? When did it happen?
3) What happened to the city because of this?
4) When was Pompeii rediscovered?
5) What is Pompeii like now?

This list isn’t exhaustive – I’d like you to include as much information as you can, and find out your own facts. There is a lot of interesting information about Pompeii available for you to find!

Here is the key vocabulary I would like you to use:
– eruption
– pumice
– pyroclastic flow

You will need this information about Pompeii for your Literacy challenge next week. I hope you find this topic as fascinating as I do!
Please email your work to us so we can see the super research you have completed πŸ™‚

Mrs Redmond

Evie’s Retro board game!

Evie has also taken on my board game challenge today and has sent in a video of her amazing ‘Retro board game’! I love the design of this game and it sounds like lots of fun to play! I bet your friends would all love to have a go, Evie πŸ™‚

Well done for your fantastic effort!

Mrs Redmond

Leyton’s board game!

Leyton took on my challenge yesterday and created this amazing football themed board game! Wow!

I’m sure your friends would love to play this game when we can all get back together Leyton. Although I think I’d be missing all my turns unless I practise some kickups… oops!

Keep up your super effort at home πŸ™‚

Remember to send a photo of your board game to us Year 6, so we can see all of the fun games you’ve created!

Mrs Redmond

Board games

I don’t know about you Year 6, but I love playing board games! Monopoly is definitely one of my favourites. Since lockdown began, we have found board games to be a really fun way to spend our free time, especially sat out in the sunshine (although the sun seems to have disappeared today…)

This got me thinking about the creators of these board games and how imaginative they were.

So your challenge for today is to design your own board game! πŸ™‚

It can be as elaborate as you like but you must remember to include a set of written rules so that we all know how to play your game. You could draw a sketch of your board game or you could actually create it using crafts or junk modelling (cardboard boxes, plastic pots etc) πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to see your board games! Please email them to us so we can see them πŸ™‚ Maybe we’ll have the next Hassenfeld amongst us!

(See if you can find out who this is and what his relevance is to this challenge!)

I’ve added an image below to give you some ideas.

Mrs Redmond

Maths Challenge

Here is this week’s Maths Challenge πŸ™‚

You can download the challenge above, but don’t worry about printing this out if you do not have a printer at home – you can jot your answers down in your exercise book from school πŸ™‚

Leave a comment below to let me know you’ve had a go and remember to ask if you need any help at all πŸ™‚

Mrs Redmond

Literacy challenge

Good morning Year 6!

Every week I’m going to add a Literacy and a Maths challenge to the blog for you to have a go at throughout the week. Please leave a comment below to let me know you’ve had a go and as always, you can email your work to so we can see it πŸ™‚

Here is your Literacy challenge for this week…

Can you make this invitation sound more formal?
Remember to include more formal vocabulary and structures.

Summer Party Invitiation

Hi mate,

We’re having a get together for my birthday. There will be a big tent in our garden where we can eat yummy snacks. We’ll play some fun outdoor games like croquet! If you feel like coming, it’d be great to see you there. Please come on Sunday 10th at 12pm for a few hours. Let me know if you fancy it!

See ya, your bestie.

Please return this slip so I know if you’re coming.

I’ll be there! ___________

I’m busy! ________

Credit: Twinkl

I look forward to seeing your invitations Year 6 πŸ™‚ Remember to use your cursive handwriting!

Mrs Redmond

UR Brainy worksheets

Hello Year 6! Here are the UR Brainy maths worksheets for this week. Each week there will be 5 worksheets which I will upload on a Monday for you and they can be completed throughout the week. Remember to ask if you have any questions and I will be happy to help πŸ™‚

Mrs Redmond