Swalwell Primary School

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Year 6 Home Learning Monday 18th May

Good morning everyone! Hope everyone has had a great weekend and managed to have a rest so that you are raring to go today.


English – Last week I asked you to make a list of words and phrases to describe this photograph.



I took this photograph last year. I wonder where it was? Do you think I took it in Swalwell? in Newcastle upon Tyne? in England?


Write down where you think I took this and remember to give reasons.


e.g. I think the photograph was taken near to the equator because this looks like it is very hot and the climate is hotter as you get closer to the equator. I don’t think it was taken in a desert because …


Spellings – Spelling Shed for 15 minutes today. See what I have set for you.


Maths – Some more practise with fractions today. So far we have reviewed simplifying fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. Today you’re going to need to remember how to simplify and find equivalent fractions as this may help you to compare fractions.

We’ll continue with comparing fractions tomorrow


Science – Reflection

Watch this video from BBC Bitesize. You can carefully copy this link or Google BBC Bitesize KS2 reflection

When light from an object is reflected by a surface, it changes direction. It bounces off the surface at the same angle as it hits it.

Smooth, shiny surfaces such as mirrors and polished metals reflect light well. Dull and dark surfaces such as dark fabrics do not reflect light well.

Look around where you are sitting now can you find objects that would be good at reflecting? What are they?

Look at Purple Mash – I have set some work on light and reflection for you.


Maths answers

James has noticed that 9 and 18 are both in the 3 times tables and has divided his numerator and denominator by 3; however, 9 and 18 are both in the 9 times tables, so he should have divided both by 9 arriving at the simplest fraction which is ½ . Using a bar model it is clear to see where James went wrong as half the bar is white each time. He should’ve used the highest common factor.