Year 6 Half Term Homework

Hi Year 6

You have been learning this week about the human body and how we function. Your homework over half term is to write a post for the blog explaining who you think is more amazing-Humans OR Computers. (We would like to see at least 150 words!!)

Remember to use the features of persuasive texts you have learnt about this year to help with your answer.

Enjoy your well earned break!!

Mr Rigby/Mrs Gamston

World Records

Hi Year 6

Hope you have enjoyed the weekend after all your efforts last week.

Little task for you-we are going to look this week at great human achievements so we would like you to find out about a world record and post it on the blog. Try to find out about one that really interests you and that other people may not know.


Mrs Gamston & Mr Rigby

Maths Teaser

Here is a fractions problem taken from the NRICH maths site (, post your answers and reasoning below!

Andy’s Marbles


Andy and his friend Sam were walking along the road together. Andy had a big bag of marbles. Unfortunately the bottom of the bag split and all the marbles spilled out. Poor Andy!

One third (1/3) of the marbles rolled down the slope too quickly for Andy to pick them up. One sixth (1/ 6) of all the marbles disappeared into the rain-water drain.

Andy and Sam picked up all they could but half (1/2) of the marbles that remained nearby were picked up by other children who ran off with them.

Andy counted all the marbles he and Sam had rescued. He gave one third (1/3) of these to Sam for helping him pick them up. Andy put his remaining marbles into his pocket. There were 14 of them.

How many marbles were there in Andy’s bag before the bottom split?

What fraction of the total number that had been in the bag had he lost or given away?

Reading Challenge-You’re the teacher!

The Deathday Party

Look at this extract from Harry Potter. Can you write 5 comprehension questions that you could ask a friend?

Make them challenging and they must involve using inference (reading between the lines). NO literal questions!


October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Her Pepperup potion worked instantly, though it left the drinker smoking at the ears for several hours afterward. Ginny Weasley, who had been looking pale, was bullied into taking some by Percy. The steam pouring from under her vivid hair gave the impression that her whole head was on fire.
Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds. Oliver Wood’s enthusiasm for regular training sessions, however, was not dampened, which was why Harry was to be found, late one stormy Saturday afternoon a few days before Halloween, returning to Gryffindor Tower, drenched to the skin and splattered with mud.

Maths Challenge

Hi Year 6,


Hope you’re enjoying the Easter Break. Here is a maths challenge to keep you busy. Reply to the post with your answers. Mr Rigby



Camp Pine View’s cook, Margaret Johnson, was just about to begin preparing the picnic lunch for all the campers. She already knew she needed to fill 55 bowls of the same size and capacity with the same amount of food. When she was done, she decided to read the guidelines for the picnic, just out of curiosity. The guidelines said:

1. Every camper gets their own bowl of soup.
2. Every two campers will get one bowl of spaghetti to share.
3. Every three campers will get one bowl of salad to share.
4. All campers are required to have their own helping of salad, spaghetti, and soup.

After some rapid calculations, Margaret was able to figure out how many campers were going to the picnic. Can you?