Tuesday 21st April

Good morning everyone.

I hope you all have had a go at the work I set for you yesterday. Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to finish them all in one go – you can always go back to them today and finish them off. Remember, I’d rather you take your time and produce some great quality Year 6 standard work than rush your way through the tasks just to finish them quickly.

For those of you that did manage to finish, I have added another set of tasks for Chapter 4 of the ‘Serpents of the Nebula’ story on Purple Mash. Please read the relevant chapter have a go at completing the tasks today. And take your time.

I have also set a maths 2 do on purple mash for you to try. It is all about common factors, multiples and prime numbers. Think about each one carefully and have a go at the online quiz. If you make a mistake you can always re-set and try again.

Yesterday I was working on producing a at home new learning pack containing lots of activities you can complete away from purple mash. I will complete these packs today and they should be ready by Wednesday.

Chapter 4 tasks.

Chapter Sequencing.

Put these events in the order in which they happened in the story, numbering them from 1 to 5.

  • The children were safely inside an escape module. Tazz steered their module around an asteroid and out into space.

  • Tazz triggered the self-destruct system to destroy HMS Horizon.

  • The ship erupted into an immense ball of fire.

  • Tazz noticed that they were being followed.

  • Didac-One praised Julam.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.

  1. Circle the correct spellings to complete the sentences below.

Understandably/Understandibly, Tazz experienced a considarable/considerable amount of stress when making

the decision to destroy HMS Horizon. It felt terrable/terrible but was the most sensable/sensible thing to do.

  1. Which sentence uses the hyphen correctly? Underline one.

Its body was fringed with huge, striped, wing like-sheets.

Its body was fringed with huge, striped, wing-like sheets.

Its body was fringed with-huge, striped, wing like sheets.

Its body was-fringed with huge, striped, wing like sheets.

  1. Complete the sentence below by adding a suitable adverbial of place.

______________________________, the colourful clouds parted and the gargantuan adult beast


  1. Which sentence shows that the children are most likely to be attacked by the ship that has been following them? Tick one.

The ship could fire ammunition at the escape module.

The ship might fire ammunition at the escape module.

The ship will fire ammunition at the escape module.

The ship may fire ammunition at the escape module.

1. Circle the correct word below so that the sentence is in the subjunctive form.

I wish I (was/were) able to avoid conflict, but the signals are not being transmitted.

2.Have a go at these spellings. You will need to daw a table in your book.

Look Cover Write Check asteroid





7.Now use each word correctly in a suitable Year Six sentence

8.Open-Ended Questions

  1. Why didn’t Tazz and Julam need their visors inside the escape module?

  2. Tazz was sweating. He had triggered the self-destruct system to destroy the HMS Horizon, his father’s ship.It was either the bravest or the stupidest thing he had ever done. Complete the following two sentences.

  • Tazz thought that destroying his father’s ship was the bravest thing he had ever done because …

  • Tazz thought that destroying his father’s shop was the stupidest thing he had ever done because …

3. Look at the paragraph beginning Tazz pointed their tiny vessel… Explain why Tazz and Julam’s thoughts about and opinion of the nebula have changed.

4. For many hours, they flew deeper and deeper into the nebula. What does this sentence tell you about the size of the nebula?

5. But it came for them again, and the beast’s enormous bulk lurched towards them. What does the word lurched tell you about the way the beast moved?

9. Now have a go at the writing task where you have to compare the two characters Tazz and Julam and how they react to different situations. This section is available as a 2 do on purple mash and you should look at the prompts on the left hand side to guide you.

Hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Mr A.

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