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Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning Year 5/6.

Did you know that March 31st 1889 was the grand opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Named after engineer Gustave Eiffel whose company constructed the tower, it was a huge controversy in the art world, dividing opinions over its design but it has since become one of the most visited monuments in the world.

Daily English Task: Tense Tuesday

Tenses revision

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Sing with Grammarsaurus - The Past and Present Progressive Tenses

A quick reminder of progressive tenses

Present Progressive tense with Mr Bean.

For each sentence that is given in present progressive tense can you write it in the simple present tense, then the simple past, and finally in past progressive.
E.g: Mr Bean is sleeping (present progressive)
Mr Bean sleeps (simple present)
Mr Bean slept (simple past)
Mr Bean was sleeping (past progressive)

Maths starter

Email your solutions to the school office (FAO Mrs Elliott in the title bar please), including a explanation of how you solved it. Some of your answers will appear tomorrow.

Solution to yesterday's starter - did you solve it?

Each day he climbs 1m (3m up, then 2m down).

So it takes him 30 days to climb out.


Sophia's dad sent in an even better answer with great reasoning:

"In the puzzle where the frog climbs out of the hole it doesn’t take 30 days for it to get out it takes 28!

The frog climbs 1m per day because it falls back until the 28th day when it climbs 3m but reaches the top of the whole and wanders away.

It would be a very silly frog to then climb back down 2m. I’m presuming that on day 27 it is a hairs width away from the top but just can’t reach since it’s a mathematical frog and abides by the rules and obligingly slips down."


Do you agree with him?



Year 5/6 'I See Maths' - watch the video and try the task

Year 5 Daily Maths Task

We hope you enjoyed following the White Rose video to support your learning yesterday. Click on the link for today's task -'Lesson 5 - Thousandths as decimals'.


Year 6 Daily Maths Task

SAT buster 10 minute Set A Test 3

CGP book p 42 and 43 Ratio, Proportion and Unequal Sharing