Wednesday 24th February 2021

Good morning Year 6 – welcome to Wednesday!

We look forward to seeing you all on Zoom at 9:05am.


Warm up activity (15 minutes)

On Monday Boris made an announcement that told us we will all be coming back to school on Monday 8th March.

How do you feel about it?


Reading (30 minutes)

Read through the next part of the text:

He hurried off, still muttering. Tom watched him go, then picked up his gear and went miserably back to work. Usually he didn’t mind cleaning, especially not in this gallery, with its amiable, moth-eaten animals and the blue whale smiling its big blue smile. If he grew bored, he simply took refuge in a daydream, in which he was a hero who rescued beautiful girls from air-pirates, saved London from the Anti-Traction league and lived happily ever after. But how could he daydream, with the rest of the city enjoying the first proper chase for ages?

He waited for twenty minutes, but Chudleigh Pomeroy did not return. There was nobody else about. It was a Wednesday, which meant the Museum was closed to the public, and most of the senior Guildsmen and First and Second Class Apprentices would be having the day off. What harm could it do if he slipped outside for ten minutes, just to see what was happening? He hid his bag of cleaning stuff behind a handy yak and hurried through the shadows of dancing dolphins to the door.

Out in the corridor all the argon lamps were dancing too, spilling their light up the metal walls. Two black-robed Guildsmen hurried past, and Tom heard the reedy voice of old Dr Arkengarth whine, “Vibrations! Vibrations! It’s playing merry hell with my 35th Century ceramics …” He waited until they had vanished around a bend in the corridor, then slipped quickly out and down the nearest stairway. He cut through the 21St Century gallery, past the big plastic statues of Pluto and Mickey, animal-headed gods of lost America. He ran across the main hall and down galleries full of things that had somehow survived through all the millennia since the Ancients destroyed themselves in that terrible flurry of orbit-to-earth atomics and tailored-virus bombs called the Sixty Minute War. Two minutes later he slipped out through a side entrance into the noise and bustle of the Tottenham Court Road.

The London Museum stood at the very hub of Tier Two, in a busy district called Bloomsbury, and the underbelly of Tier One hung like a rusty sky a few feet above the rooftops. Tom didn’t worry about being spotted as he pushed his way along the dark, crowded street towards the public Goggle-screen outside the Tottenham Court Road elevator station. Joining the crowd in front of it he had his first glimpse of the distant prey; a watery, blue-grey blur captured by cameras down on Tier Six. “The town is called Salthook,” boomed the voice of the announcer. “A mining platform of nine hundred inhabitants. She is currently moving at eighty miles per hour, heading due east, but the Guild of Navigators predicts London will catch her before sundown. There are sure to be many more towns awaiting us beyond the land-bridge; clear proof of just how wise our beloved Lord Mayor was when he decided to bring London east again …”

Eighty miles per hour! Thought Tom in awe. It was an astonishing speed, and he longed to be down at the observation deck, feeling the wind on his face. He was probably already in trouble with Mr Pomeroy. What difference could it make if he stole a few more minutes?


What do you think of Tom?

What have you learnt about Tom?

Create a role of the wall about Tom. Use the template below if you would like to.

Role on the wall


Writing (1 hour)

Start by reading the next part of the text:

He set off at a run, and soon reached Bloomsbury Par, out in the open air on the tier’s brim. It had been a proper park once, with trees and duck-ponds, but because of the recent shortage of prey it had been given over to food production and its lawns grubbed up to make way for cabbage-plots and algae-pans. The observation platforms were still there though, raised balconies jutting out from the edge of the tier where Londoners could go to watch the passing view. Tom hurried towards the nearest. An even bigger crowd had gathered there, including quite a few people in the black of the Historian’s Guild, and Tom tried to look inconspicuous as his pushed his way through to the front and peered over the railings. Salthook was only five miles ahead, travelling flat out with black smoke spewing from its exhaust-stacks.

“Natsworthy!” called a braying voice, and his heart sank. He looked round and found that he was standing next to Melliphant, a burly First Class Apprentice, who grinned at him and said,” Isn’t it wonderful? A fat little salt-mining platform, with C20 engines! Just what London needs!”

Herbert Melliphant was the worst sort of bully; the sort who didn’t just hit you and stick your head down the lavatory, but made it his business to find out all of your secrets and the things that upset you most and taunt you with them. He enjoyed picking on Tom, who was small and shy and had no friends to stick up for him – and Tom could not get back at him, because Melliphant’s family had paid to make him First Class Apprentice, while Tom, who had no family, was a mere Third. He knew Melliphant was only bothering to talk to him because he was hoping to impress a pretty young Historian named Clytie Potts, who was standing just behind. Tom nodded and turned his back, concentrating on the chase.

“Look!” shouted Clytie Potts.

The gap between London and its prey was narrowing fast, and a dark shape had lifted clear of Salthook. Soon there was another and another. Airships! The crowds on London’s observation platforms cheered, and Melliphant said,”Ah, air-merchants. They know the town is doomed, you see, so they are making sure they get away before we eat it. If they don’t we can claim their cargoes along with everything else aboard!”

Tom was glad to see that Clytie Potts looked thoroughly bored by Melliphant; she was a year above him and must already know this stuff, because she had passed her Guild exams and had the Historian’s mark tattooed on her forehead. “Look!” she said again, catching Tom’s glance and grinning. “Oh, look at them go! Aren’t they beautiful!”

Tom pushed his untidy hair out of his eyes and watched as the airships rose up and up and vanished into the slate-grey clouds. For a moment he found himself longing to go with them, up into the sunlight. If only his poor parents had not left him to the care of the Guild, to be trained as a Historian! He wished he could be cabin-boy aboard a sky-clipper and see all the cities of the world: Puerto Angeles adrift on the blue Pacific and Arkangel skating on iron runners across the frozen northern seas, the great ziggurat-towns of the Nuevo-Mayans and the unmoving strongholds of the Anti-Traction League …

But that was just a daydream, better saved for some dull Museum afternoon. A fresh outbreak of cheering warned him that the chase was nearing its end, and he forgot the airships and turned his attention back to Salthook.

Here are some images that show what London and the world might have looked like during the story:

Review: 'Mortal Engines,' a visual marvel, is half wonderful, half monotonous - Los Angeles Times

How do traction cities work in Mortal Engines? | Making the Mortal Engines Movie

The Gut'. Mortal Engines. London the traction city giant, drags smaller towns into its undercarriage, and

London Conquers All in MORTAL ENGINES Teaser


This book has also been made into a film. Watch the first clip here:


Write a detailed setting description of the world from Mortal Engines.

Things I will be looking forward:

  • Use of paragraphs
  • A range of descriptive language including adjectives and expanded noun phrases.
  • Relative clauses
  • Fronted adverbials
  • A range of punctuation.


Maths (1 hour)

Starter activity

Here are today’s five in five questions:

1) 65 + 85 =

2) 9,932 – 3,876 =

3) 2/3 +2/3 =

4) 653 ÷ 21 =

5) _________ + 200 = 860

6) 4/7 x 1/2 =


Main activity

Today, we are going to be recapping on our knowledge and skills of division.

Join us live on Zoom at 11am where I will go through the steps that you need to take in order to complete the questions below.

Meeting ID: 912 6714 6101

Passcode: sYUrT0

I will upload the video after the lesson if you need to look at it again.

Task 1: Dividing whole numbers

1) 945 ÷ 9 =

2) 864 ÷ 8 =

3) 574 ÷ 7 =

4) 708 ÷ 6 =

5) 936 ÷ 9 =

6) 1468 ÷ 3 =

7) 3452 ÷ 5 =

8) 7489 ÷ 4 =

9) 1957 ÷ 6 =

10) 3652 ÷ 7 =


Task 2: Dividing decimal numbers

1) 36.9 ÷ 3 =

2) 12.8 ÷ 4 =

3) 69.6 ÷ 8 =

4) 48.6 ÷ 6 =

5) 71.4 ÷ 7 =

6) 147.3 ÷ 3 =

7) 28.05 ÷ 5 =

8) 41.04 ÷ 6 =

9) 52.08 ÷ 7 =

10) 60.76 ÷ 4 =


Task 3: Long division

1) 3509 ÷ 11 =

2) 4173 ÷ 13 =

3) 6734 ÷ 14 =

4) 7956 ÷ 12 =

5) 8070 ÷ 15 =

6) 8712 ÷ 18 =

7) 5652 ÷ 18 =

8) 3570 ÷ 21 =

9) 6344 ÷ 26 =

10) 4160 ÷ 32 =


Science (1 hour 15 minutes)

This half term we will be learning about how we see and the importance of light.

Today’s question is:

Can light bend?


First let’s see what you can remember about light.

Have a look at the images below. For each of them, can you say if they are a light source or not? Make sure you give reasons for your answers.


What else do you know about light?


Now look at today’s vocabulary:

Light – A type of energy. It stimulates our eye to send signals to the brain that we can see.

Light Source – The origin of light (where light comes from). Can be natural or artificial.


What is light?

Watch the video and read the information at the link below to learn about what light is.


Now watch this video to learn about different light sources:


Some light sources can be natural and some are artificial.

Natural – not made by humans.

Artificial – made or produced by human beings.


Can you name 3 natural light sources and 3 artificial light sources?


Here are some properties of light:

Does any of this surprise you?

Task 1:

Create and complete an investigation to prove or disprove that light travels in a straight line.

How you do this is your choice but here are some ideas:

  • Cut a piece of card to make it look like a comb and then shine a torch at it. How does the light appear? If you change the size of shape of the comb do the results change?
  • Use a dark room and turn on different light sources – what happens?
  • Create some shadows – where does the light shine?
  • An investigation of your own choice.


Tell us what your investigation is and what results you found.


Watch the video below to see if you get similar results.


Task 2:

Draw an annotated diagram which shows how light travels.


Spanish (30 minutes)

Hola clase.

Esta semana, vamos a aprender a pedir comida en un restaurante.

This week, we will be learning how to order food in a restaurant.

Have a look through this PowerPoint to see what you might hear or say in a restaurant.



With the help from someone at home, role play being the waiter or customer and practice what you might say.


TT Rockstars

Keep going with this week’s competition – who will get the certificates this week?


Story Time


Well done for another fantastic day Year 6!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Miss Kinsella and Mrs Maruzza




48 thoughts on “Wednesday 24th February 2021

  • 24th February 2021 at 9:26 am

    Warm up challenge I feel really exited to go back to school and to see all of my friends again.

    • 24th February 2021 at 9:41 am

      That’s great Sadia! We’re looking forward to it too.

  • 24th February 2021 at 9:35 am

    Warm up
    I am really excited to get away from my brother so I am pumped to go back to school. To see my friends and just be away from my bed. Also to get outside.

    • 24th February 2021 at 9:42 am

      Fantastic Evie! It’s great you’re looking forward to coming back, we are too!

  • 24th February 2021 at 9:35 am

    I can’t wait to go back to school
    and I can’t wait to be sitting in the classroom
    with all my friends and doing work in he same room.
    I just hop nun of us get covid19
    when we go back to school 😎

    • 24th February 2021 at 9:48 am

      It’s great you’re looking forward to coming back and seeing everyone, we are too. The same procedures will be in place like frequent hand washing and sanitising, staying in our bubble and one-way systems so don’t worry.

  • 24th February 2021 at 9:36 am

    Warm up
    I feel nothing because it felt like 500 years since I went too school like we were on a 500 year holiday

    • 24th February 2021 at 9:45 am

      It has felt long Alex, but the end is in sight. Are you looking forward to coming back?

  • 24th February 2021 at 9:41 am

    I feel excited to come back to school because I want to meet my friends again and do art I miss art
    and I want to do some more power point when we come back because that was fun.
    I also really want to go on the field and play games.

    • 24th February 2021 at 9:44 am

      That’s great Dan! So much to be excited about and look forward to.

  • 24th February 2021 at 10:03 am

    .It looks like Tom likes Museum and he enjoys them he might like history too.
    .his job is too clean the gallery witch sounds like it will take ages too clean
    .Usually he didn’t mind cleaning, especially not in this gallery
    .the museum he is in is London museum
    . I think Tom likes sea creatures or like anything that involves seas because it talks about stuff that involves the sea like sea creatures or pirates

    • 24th February 2021 at 10:17 am

      Some great ideas Alex. Do you think Tom is curious?

  • 24th February 2021 at 10:14 am

    There would be loads of polution if that ever happened its because people would make cars the size of buildings that need lots of fuel and trash probably every were it would smell weird and there could be lots of smog in the air.
    lots and lots of noises but they could have the iphone73 which is probably a hologram phone.

    There will also be army upgrades in each country like there weapons will be really strong and we might have people living on the moon like in bubble tents and, when you walk in there will be a machiene that checks the air pressure it takes about 5 seconds and says “pressure stable.” then lets you in .

    • 24th February 2021 at 10:17 am

      Fantastic work Dan. Can you add a relative clause?

  • 24th February 2021 at 10:19 am

    i dont want to go back because i wake up an hour after i would wake up for school and also i sont want to go back because at home when i finish my work before 3 i can relax

    • 24th February 2021 at 10:41 am

      Some good thoughts Aamirat – is there anything you are looking forward to?

  • 24th February 2021 at 10:47 am

    1. 101
    2. 101.2
    3. 82
    4. 112
    5. 101
    7. 1690.2
    8. 1872.1
    9. 176.1
    10. 521.5

    • 24th February 2021 at 1:17 pm

      Great effort but you have some wrong so can you check through them please?

  • 24th February 2021 at 10:52 am

    it looks like a zombie apocalypse base that moves and for me its so fast . in my opinion its cool how like a base can move
    in the video they crashed the base and the were strugiling so I suggest its also dangerous. The base doesn’t realy look stable so I think they need it too make the base stronger then it will be perfect

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:15 pm

      Some great ideas Alex – can you add a relative clause?

  • 24th February 2021 at 10:53 am

    The world there was unequal and dangerous because of the fact that they were low on food it was a catastrophe with 3rd class because they were not treated with their human rights

    It was hot red air exactly with all the fire cooking food and all the burning buildings has had massive effect on the children’s work

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:16 pm

      A great use of language Aamirat! Can you add a relative clause?

  • 24th February 2021 at 11:12 am

    1) 945 ÷ 9 =105

    2) 864 ÷ 8 =108

    3) 574 ÷ 7 =82

    4) 708 ÷ 6 =166 2/6

    5) 936 ÷ 9 =104

    1) 36.9 ÷ 3 =12.3

    2) 128 ÷ 4 =32

    3) 696 ÷ 8 =126

    4) 486 ÷ 6 =81

    5) 714 ÷ 7 =102

    • 24th February 2021 at 1:24 pm

      Well done Sadia! Just check question 4. Have you done all of the questions and the long division?

  • 24th February 2021 at 11:27 am

    its about a town going after a mini vehicle trying to get away but the kings men is firing spears/hooks at them and reeling them in a massive place

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:16 pm

      Some lovely ideas Declan. Can you add more to your description?

  • 24th February 2021 at 11:29 am

    1) 65 + 85 = 150

    2) 9,932 – 3,876 =6,056

    3) 2/3 +2/3 = 1.33333333333

    4) 653 ÷ 21 = 31.0952380952381

    5) -660 + 200 = 860

    6) 4/7 x 1/2 = 0.28571428571

    • 24th February 2021 at 1:16 pm

      Well done Zain! Please can you write question 3,4 and 6 as a fraction.

  • 24th February 2021 at 11:36 am

    1)105 2)108 3)82 4)118 5)104 6)489.3 7)690.4 8)1872.25 9)326.1 10)521.7 1)319 2)321 3)481 4)663 5)538 6)484 7)314 8)170 9)244 10)130

    • 24th February 2021 at 1:25 pm

      Well done Declan! Correct.

  • 24th February 2021 at 11:42 am

    i think hes a good character 2)hes a teenager and a boy and nice to others

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Why do you think he is a good character?

  • 24th February 2021 at 11:47 am

    sun lightning moon light bulb tv flashlight

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Are these natural of artificial sources of light?

  • 24th February 2021 at 11:55 am

    I feel alrightbecause ive not been there along time but a bit nurvos aswel because im used to being at home with my family.

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Some great thoughts Mason. Thank you for sharing them.

  • 24th February 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Ithink tom doesn’t like his job and is unhappy.

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Why do you think Tom doesn’t like his job?

  • 24th February 2021 at 12:09 pm

    I have watched the film.its about massive metal buildings on wheels . The main man is a bad person who wants to kill alot of people. The earth has changed alot . Theres men with a meltal body who chases agirl because he loves her like a dad . And missis her .

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:18 pm

      Did you enjoy the film?

  • 24th February 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Oh sorry its mason davies but my phone put in jacob davies my brothers name

    • 24th February 2021 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Mason.

  • 24th February 2021 at 12:26 pm

    489 1/3
    690 2/5
    832 1/9
    326 1/6
    521 5/7

    i am going to go to the drop in session because i have been stuck with a lot of work this week

    • 24th February 2021 at 1:19 pm

      Correct Aamirat, well done! Ok, we’ll see you then and happy to go through anything you need.

  • 24th February 2021 at 2:02 pm

    2. 101.2
    3. 82
    5. 101

    • 24th February 2021 at 2:32 pm

      Great Hassan! Which questions are these the answers to?

  • 24th February 2021 at 2:46 pm

    1. 150
    2. 6,056
    3. 4/3
    4. 31 2/21
    5. 660
    6. 56/14
    main activity
    task 1
    1. 105
    2. 108
    3. 82
    4. 118
    5. 104
    6. 489 1/3
    7. 690 2/5
    8. 1872 1/4
    9. 320 1/6
    10. 521 5/7
    1. 123
    2. 32
    3. 88
    4. 21
    5. 102
    6. 491
    7. 561
    8. 681.2
    9. 744
    10. 1519
    1. 319
    2. 3210
    3. 481
    4. 6633
    5. 538 6/15

    • 24th February 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Amazing work Alex! Can you check question 6 of the 5 in 5.


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