Hello Year 6 and welcome to our Easter break!
We hope you all enjoyed your weekends. You worked so very hard last term, making your teachers and family incredibly proud of you. Well done! Now it’s time for a little bit of rest and relaxation.
For those of you who have woken up bright and early and are already twiddling their thumbs, we have found some activities that you might like to do at home for fun. If you have a great activity idea that you would like to share with other Year 6 children, just send us the details in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to add it to our webpage. We hope to change our page daily with some new ideas.
Have a great day today and we all hope this is the start of a very happy Easter holiday for you and your families.
Mrs Silvester, Miss Pettitt and Mrs Chapman
Some Fun Activities – Part 1
Daily physical activity of some sort is still very important (and can be fun too!) so make sure you get your body moving at some point today. Go out on your bike with a family member, a lovely springtime walk or some PE exercises in the lounge or garden. Some of you might have a trampoline – tell us what you can do on it.
Mrs Silvester is still up for a times table battle on TT Rockstars – she will be in the Year 6 Arena every day at 11am if you fancy joining her. Her Rockstars name is Harmony Powers.
Check out this link to read the National Geographic Kids magazine online for free. There’s a great article about jaguars!
Some colouring-in fun
Unfortunately, you will need a printer and some colours to complete this activity. However, we know how resourceful and creative many of you are so you could just use these ideas as a stimulus for making your own drawings. Do not print the whole document – just the black and white version of the one you want to colour. You’ll waste of lot of your printer ink otherwise.
Try to create a 3D effect in your drawings
Do not print this. Just have a look at how the lines have been created and have a go at reproducing this idea. You can use any colour when you colour it in. I have had a go at drawing one and you can see the order I followed by watching the YouTube video at the end of this post. We’d love you to send us a photo if you manage to do this one.
Yummy Healthy Pancakes
This link will take you to the BBC Good Food site and they have a great recipe for pancakes to make them a little healthier by adding some wholemeal flour as well as white flour. Remember from our learning on healthy eating that fibre is really important in a healthy diet. Well, whole wheatmeal has more fibre than white flour. It you don’t have whole wheat flour, you can just use your regular pancake mix. I just thought the pancake bunny was a really fun idea to get busy with and become a master baker.
Remember, you must have adult help to supervise your baking. Keep safe!
Easter Maths Fun
For all you budding mathematicians, there will be some maths tasks you can get involved with each day.
Task 1 – Find an everyday object you have at home. Use this as your measuring unit and do lots of exploring with it. For example, I took a tin of tomatoes (one of those very rare items in supermarkets these day) and measured it. It was 11 cms tall and weighed 456g. Then I discovered I was a little taller than 14 cans and a little shorter than 15 cans. I also discovered I weighed about 139 tins of tomatoes. (Yikes! Better hold off some of that Easter chocolate).
What can you find out and how will you discover your answers. I don’t have 14 tins of tomatoes so I didn’t find out my answers by stacking them up. What do you think I did to find out these facts?
Task 2 – Try this emoji puzzle – there are three levels so go straight to the last sheet if you are a maths whizz. You could even try creating some of your own emoji maths problems for someone in your family to solve.
Why not be creative and think of a Spring or Easter themed poem? They could be acrostic or rhyming. They could be beautifully descriptive or they could be really silly. Have some fun and let your imagination run wild.
For those who love a word search here’s one with an Easter story theme. Only print page one.
Jokes of the Day
- Christmas does come before Easter in one place—but where? The dictionary!
- What’s the best way to make Easter easier? Put an “i” where the “t” is.
- How does Easter end? With an “R”!
- Where does Easter take place every year? Where eggs marks the spot!
- How can you make Easter preparations go faster? Use the eggs-press lane!
- What should you do to prepare for all the Easter treats? Eggs-ercise!
- What kind of jewelry is the best Easter gift? A 14-carrot gold necklace.
- What kind of bean can’t grow in a garden? A jelly bean.
- What happens if you get married on Easter? You live hoppily ever after.
Video of how to draw the man in a tunnel