Monthly Archives: May 2015

Half Term Homework

Hi Year 6

You have been learning this week about the human body and how we function. Your homework over half term is to write a post for the blog explaining who you think is more amazing-Humans OR Computers. (We would like to see at least 150 words!!)

Remember to use the features of persuasive texts you have learnt about this year to help with your answer.

Enjoy your well earned break!!

Mr Rigby/Mrs Gamston

World Records

Hi Year 6

Hope you have enjoyed the weekend after all your efforts last week.

Little task for you-we are going to look this week at great human achievements so we would like you to find out about a world record and post it on the blog. Try to find out about one that really interests you and that other people may not know.

Thanks

Mrs Gamston & Mr Rigby

Andy’s Marbles Fraction Challenge!

Here is a fractions problem taken from the NRICH maths site (http://nrich.maths.org/2421), post your answers and reasoning below!

Andy’s Marbles

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Andy and his friend Sam were walking along the road together. Andy had a big bag of marbles. Unfortunately the bottom of the bag split and all the marbles spilled out. Poor Andy!

One third (1/3) of the marbles rolled down the slope too quickly for Andy to pick them up. One sixth (1/ 6) of all the marbles disappeared into the rain-water drain.

Andy and Sam picked up all they could but half (1/2) of the marbles that remained nearby were picked up by other children who ran off with them.

Andy counted all the marbles he and Sam had rescued. He gave one third (1/3) of these to Sam for helping him pick them up. Andy put his remaining marbles into his pocket. There were 14 of them.

How many marbles were there in Andy’s bag before the bottom split?

What fraction of the total number that had been in the bag had he lost or given away?