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Week Beginning: 1-6-2020

Home Learning Tasks


Welcome to the Home Learning Area for Year 6. Below is a list of activities for your children to complete throughout the week, at their own leisure. 

The Home Learning Area will be updated for the start of every Monday and feedback will be provided on the tasks completed by the children (remember to check pupil Hwbmail).

Feel free to send any pictures or videos of the work and I will display them below.

Thank you very much for your co-operation during this time.

Mr Williams.  


Class Connectivity


To keep our class connected and to see what we all have been doing during these unprecedented times, I would like you to send me either a picture or small video of something you have been up to. This could include a walk, exercise routines, painting, etc - anything you have been up to and want to share. I will then put all of these moments into a video montage to share with you at the end of each week.  


These are the photos and videos I have received this week. Also, if you haven't seen the LPS Staff video then click here!

11th May - 31st May

Still image for this video



I have set you four tasks this week. If you do not have time to complete them all, then only complete what you can. Complete the tasks in the order shown below. They will be available from Monday 1st June until Sunday 7th June. 


Make sure you select the 'Lesson' first, this will help you understand the topic, before completing the 'Online Homework' task.


Remember - You can retry the questions as many times as you want to try and improve your score. This is important as it will tell me if you have understood the task.


  1. Place Value Beyond 10,000
  2. Decimal Place Value
  3. Ordering Decimals
  4. Starting to Multiply Decimals


Click here for your MyMaths task.


Don't forget there is also a selection of Maths websites on the Year 6 class page - click here to view.



Click here for your Giglets task.


I have given each of you two books from the list below. Once you have read your books carefully, complete the Higher Order Thinking Skills task and also the Reading Test Questions.


Book 1: The Little White Bird (2 Reading Tests but No HOTS questions)

Book 2: The Sleeping King

Book 3: Mistress Owl


If you would like me to hear you reading, you could record a short video of yourself reading and share it with me on Hwb. I can then post it on the class page for others to see.

Topic: Calculating Potential Energy


This week you will be using a formula to calculate the potential energy of rollercoasters. Watch the YouTube videos below to see an explanation of how potential energy works.


Potential energy (P.E.) is the energy which is stored in an object due to its position. For example, the energy that a ball has when placed at the top of a steep hill, just before it rolls down the hill is an example of potential energy (P.E.).


The formula to calculate potential energy (P.E.) is:      P.E. = m x g x h


To calculate P.E. you must multiply the mass of an object (m) by the gravitational acceleration (g) - which has been worked out as 9.8m/s - and then multiply that by the height of the object (h). Potential energy is measured in joules (J).


Task 1


Use the formula to calculate the potential energy of these rollercoasters (you have been shown how to work the first one out):


Rollercoaster A has a mass of 250kg and the height of its drop is 90m.


P.E. = 250 x 9.8 x 90 = ???? J 


Rollercoaster B has a mass of 1249kg and the height of its drop is 75m.

Rollercoaster C has a mass of 309kg and the height of its drop is 258m.

Rollercoaster D has a mass of 356.7kg and the height of its drop is 223m.

Rollercoaster E has a mass of 465.78kg and the height of its drop is 356m.

Rollercoaster F has a mass of 566.77kg and the height of its drop is 109m.

Rollercoaster G has a mass of 1,200kg and the height of its drop is 83m.


Task 2: Q. What is the fastest/highest rollercoaster?

For this task, research the 5 highest rollercoasters in the world. Find out where they are and how fast they go. At their highest points, what is the Potential Energy of these rollercoasters?

Here are copies of the tasks in case you wish to download them.

What is Potential Energy?

Watch the video to see potential energy in rollercoasters explained.

Trust in Physics

Dr. Walter Lewin explaining Potential Energy - watch until the end!

Topic: Matrix Questions

This will be an ongoing task.


Here are a selection of Matrix questions that have been suggested. Choose one or two from the list below to investigate and answer. Click here to see the questions that have been suggested. You could research and answer one of those questions if you wish. Remember to include plenty of detailed information and examples to support your work and also include references for your research.   


You can choose how to present your work - PowerPoint, Playlist, Word, etc. Don't forget to share your completed work with me.



  • What effect do roller-coasters (or any other rides in that matter) have on the human body?

  • How might roller coasters affect your body and brain?

  • How might the gravity react when rollercoaster twist turns and go in the air?

  • How many years does it take to build a roller coaster?
  • What different kinds of roller coaster are there?
  • What's different and what's safer between wooden and steel roller coasters?
  • How might roller-coasters look in the future?
  • How many times does a rollercoaster get checked and how often?



Click here for your spelling words.


Your spelling words are available for you to learn - a family member could test you on Friday.

You could also complete the activities from Friday's Spelling lesson - sentences, definitions and 'words within words'. Don't forget to share your work with me.

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