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Puzzle of the day!

How much dirt is in a hole 4 feet deep and 2 feet wide?

Check back to see if you were correct tomorrow! 

I have a little house in which I live all alone. My house has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?

A chick in an egg

Welcome To Year 6

 

                               Please find a copy of the English home learning on this page

 

We will also be updating the page with additional resources to help with the writing and math tasks. If you need any assistance with your child's learning please feel free to email one of us and we will do our best to help you. 

 

v.king@portsdown.portsmouth.sch.uk

vicky.wells@portsdown.portsmouth.sch.uk

o.dewing@portsdown.portsmouth.sch.uk

Task 5

Design an advert for your new camp. How could you persuade people to come to the camp?

 

Make it bright and attractive to encourage children to look at it. 

 

Remember to include persuasive phrases!  

 

Task 4

Design your own Camp, what you would like to have there and the activities that would take place.

Draw the design and label the design

Task 3

 Imagine you are a guest at Camp Green Lake and write a travel review (like TripAdvisor) about your stay at the camp. 

Did you enjoy your stay?

Was it the worst experience you have ever had?

Remember to either praise the Camp or criticise the accommodation, food and activities available.

 

 

 

Task 2

Write an informal letter home to your parents as Stanley using the start of the letter from the book.

Dear Mum,

Today was the first day at camp and I have already made some friends. We have been out on the lake all day…

 

You could have been:

  • Swimming
  • Tug of war
  • Had a campfire and sung songs
  • Made a raft to go on the lake
  • Painted
  • Had a BBQ
  • Built a den in the woods

 

Remember you wouldn’t use formal conjunctions like: furthermore, in addition to this and on the other hand.

You can be chatty and even use contractions like: can’t, didn’t  and  wouldn’t

 

English Task 1 

Imagine you are a character in Holes and write a diary entry as that character.

You could be: Stanley, Sick Note, Mr Sir, Warden, Zero or Stanley’s parents.

 

Think about what would have been important to you during the day. It could be a day at Camp Green Lake or a day before they reached Camp Green Lake, maybe the day they committed their crime.

 

Dear Diary,

Today, I came to Camp Green Lake. I do not like it here one bit! They have dirty, smelly cots. No one is nice to me. I thought it was going to be like a summer camp; oh, was I wrong. It is like a desert here.,You would think it would be grassy and have a big lake, by the name. My name is Stanley Yelnats;  I came here because of a dumb pair of shoes.

 

 

 

Home Learning Tasks and activities

Some great simple ideas to explore science at home

The Year 6 Curriculum

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