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Snaith Primary School

Week beginning 4th May 2020

Hey year 6,

I hope you’re all ok and had a great week…

It was fab to speak to some of you over the phone last week. I am so proud of you all for how productive you have been with your time. I will be calling parents again in a few weeks so I will hopefully get to speak to more of you then.

I had great fun doing the bouncy egg science in school on Tuesday. I can’t believe it actually works!

How did you get on with my PE challenge? My scores are below:

Plank: 3 minutes and 1 second (Ouuuuuch! New PB!)

Step ups: 7.82 seconds

Coin transfer: 4.80 seconds

Socks on/off: 4.56 seconds

30 claps: 6.17 seconds

Bottle flips: 1 and a half (I was made up with that!)

Did you beat me in any? Ask your parents to email your scores in… I will post a class champion for each of the challenges on the website.


Please see below (and the pdf) the exciting tasks set for this week.

While we have posted a suggested order (we know some people find this helpful), please feel free to pick and choose.

Please remember: your child’s well-being is the most important thing to us. You may find that they are more inspired some days than other. Some days they might do no tasks. Other days they may wish to do more than one.

We also appreciate that many of you are likely to be working and juggling child care. So our message is simple: do what you can and be kind to yourselves too!

We also value cooking, gardening, cleaning and a wealth of other things you will be doing as families.

If your child would like to share what they have been doing with us, please email your photos e.t.c. to Snaith.primary2020@gmail.com (you can also email any questions or concerns to the teachers on this).

If you have any other concerns, please do contact school on 01405 860452 or on snaith.primary.eastriding.gov.uk



Pick an animal to study this week… Pick one that you are passionate about! Or maybe one that really just intrigues you!

I’m going for a green sea turtle!

Research Task 1

Answer these 10 questions about your animal:

  1. What is its scientific name?
  2. What does it look like? Describe its appearance.
  3. What classification does it belong to? e.g. reptile, amphibian…
  4. What continents can it be found in?
  5. Name three countries it can be found in.
  6. What is its habitat?
  7. What does it eat?
  8. What is its lifespan?
  9. Are they an endangered species?
  10. Write 4 true or false statements about your animals. Try and use facts that have not been used above.

For example: A baby turtle has a special tooth to crack open the egg shell. True or false?

Use Google to search for the answers. 

www.natgeokids.com is a fab website!

Research Task 2

Watch some YouTube clips (or clips from other websites – BBC have some fab ones) about your animal. Write down 5 interesting facts…



Write a fact page about your animal. Use the information gathered yesterday to help…

Have a look at my WAGOLL about a Yellow Spotted Lizard if you wish. Feel free to magpie what you like. My subheadings (Adaptation, Habitat, Diet and Did You Know?) may be useful.

I’ve also attached a success criteria below for those, who like me, like a checklist!



Create a cartoon character of your animal.

Use Google/YouTube to search for inspiration and help you with your technique!

This fab YouTube video shows you how to draw a cartoon dog, cat, rabbit, horse and dolphin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFVXQHncaoc

Enjoy! I can’t wait to see these… The elephants that we saw were OUTSTANDING!

Take a picture of your work and email them to snaith.primary2020@gmail.com so we can put them on the website!



Picture Maths Puzzles

I just love solving these. They’re a hit with my maths class!

Have a go at the picture maths puzzles attached below.

There is a mix of easy, medium and hard. Watch out for the tricks: sometimes they remove or add extra pictures at the bottom. Also, remember BODMAS when you’re solving the end problem. That means multiplication and division need to be solved before the addition and subtraction.

For example:

10 + 5 x 3 = 25 (not 45)


Create your own picture maths puzzle using your cartoon character/animal. Make them as tricky and as sneaky as you like. Test them on your family members.



Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). To celebrate 75 years since the end of the second world war in Europe, we have linked today’s task to the occasion.

Whole School Paper Aeroplane Competition

Competition 1: longest throw/flight

Make a paper aeroplane (from one piece of A4 paper). If you wish, use Google to research paper aeroplane designs. When you’re ready, fly it (check where with your parents) and measure the distance. If you don’t have a tape measure, then measure the distance some other way. For example: use your feet.

Remember to email snaith.primary2020@gmail.com with your scores…


Competition 2: best design

Make a WWII paper aeroplane. If you wish, use Google to search for WWII paper aeroplane designs. There are some outstanding WAGOLLs. Add detail and colour. Be creative!!!!

Email your finished aeroplanes to snaith.primary2020@gmail.com




Doodle Maths and Doodle English

In addition to this, there are your daily tasks waiting to be completed on Doodle Maths and Doodle English. 

Your daily extra task will be rotated between maths and English each day. Here are this week’s extras:

Monday: Multiplying by 10/100 (maths)

Tuesday: Using dashes (English)

Wednesday: Dividing by 10/100 (maths)

Thursday: Space Travels Comprehension (English)


Extra challenges if required:


Also, if you wish, log in to ttrockstars and earn lots of coins... Keep sending me rockslams; it’s helping me get quicker! My aim is to get 50 questions correct in a minute. My PB is now 46.


Cool science experiments from Professor Brainstorm http://www.profbrainstorm.co.uk/homescience.htm


Have a fab week everyone!

Mr C :-)

Oh, nearly forgot, a quick heads up... Next week's tasks will be centered around your favourite meals. So get thinking about what ingredients you may need to create a favourite dish of yours.