CLASS 6A HOME LEARNING 09.06.2020

Morning all. Here are your tasks for today.

Maths – Turn yesterday’s worksheet over to find …’ Puzzle Page – Missing Digits’.

  • Have a go at Section A by filling in the missing numbers. Remember to work out the brackets first.

  • Now have a go at Section B. Be careful as the questions are a mixture of all four rules – Addition, Subtraction Multiplication and Division. Remember with some of these questions, you may have to consider a number carrying from one column to the next column.

Comprehension - Log onto purple mash and find the 2 dos about our new chosen text: ‘Pit Boys.’

  • Read the fourth chapter of the book and answer the online multiple choice questions.

  • Now answer these questions:

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: ‘The next morning…’

Why did Joseph’s mum pack him a flask of coffee?

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: ‘A boy’s face…’ to the paragraph ending: ‘…its flickering light.’

Why was Joseph dumbfounded?

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: ‘William kept his…’

Explain how having a candle improved Joseph’s working conditions.

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: “You should be… to the paragraph ending: …asked with interest.’’

How can you tell that William had not heard about the new law before his conversation with Joseph?

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: “They didn’t have…’ to the paragraph ending: ‘…winking at him.’

What was the meaning behind William’s wink?

Spelling –

  • Choose the correct spellings to complete the sentences below.

Joseph felt suspicious/suspitious of William’s generosity. William was not being malicious/malitious. Joseph wanted to learn; he was ambicious/ambitious.

  • Insert a pair of commas in the correct place in the sentence below.

William who worked as a hurrier gave Joseph his spare candle.

  • Which option completes the sentence in the past perfect?

Not long after Joseph _______________ his first sip of coffee, he heard a coal tub rattling towards the trapdoor.

(took had taken has taken was taking)

Grammar –

  • Tick the sentence that uses a dash correctly.

Joseph’s mother – packed him a flask of coffee she thought it would help keep him awake.

Joseph’s mother packed him – a flask of coffee she thought it would help keep him awake.

Joseph’s mother packed him a flask of coffee she thought it –would help keep him awake.

Joseph’s mother packed him a flask of coffee – she thought it would help keep him awake.

  • Explain how the modal verb changes the meaning of the second sentence.

If you go to school and learn to read and write, you should be able to earn a lot more money than you can down the mine.

If you go to school and learn to read and write, you will be able to earn a lot more money than you can down the mine.

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

William told Joseph that he had something for him.

Joseph told William that he wanted to go to school to learn how to read and write.

William told Joseph that he would give him a candle every day.

Joseph closed his eyes in anticipation of a beating.

Joseph put down his flask of coffee and yanked the string to open the trapdoor.

Writing - William has grand plans for Inspection Day at the mine.

Write the next Chapter of the story.

Will Joseph understand what William intends to do? Perhaps Joseph will continue the conversation with a question.

Remember that this part of the story is taking part in Victorian Times and that the setting is a coal mine and its local community.

The main problem in the story is that young children are being sent to work in the coal mine instead of going to school to learn.

What can William and Joseph do to try and change this situation?

Reading - As always, find yourself a quiet corner where you won’t be disturbed, and read a book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.

Stay safe - Mr. A.

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