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Good morning, Year 6! How are you all, today?


Here are yesterday’s answers:

Now for today’s learning:


The Daily Joke: laughlaugh

I wouldn't buy anything with velcro...

(punchline is at the bottom)


Click here for today’s Newsround Story.



Today, you will reach the epic finale of The Quest for the Stone of Life. Which characters have survived so far? Remember, the mission must be successful so the character based on you must survive in order to save the life of Dorn. Try to create a bit of suspense for the final section. We’re looking forward to reading them.


A member of the team has uploaded his story to #hallathome. Perhaps you’d like to read it and share your own!


Please ask someone to test your spellings today if you have own spellings.



Open the pdf below for a problem solving challenge. Choose any two questions and have a go – you can even do more if you want to! Questions 7 and 8 are aimed at 11-15 year olds so, if you’re feeling brave, you might want to give those a crack! Please do any working out in your exercise book.

We would also like you to use TT Rockstars. We will be able to see the progress that you are making with this so please make sure that you login and have a go. Please use ‘Soundcheck’.




Thank you to those of you who responded to the Scratch Survey. It's always great to hear from you and your feedback was very informative. We loved reading about some of things that you did to develop the game further. These included:


“My theme was healthy eating because I added cheesy puffs that take your points.”

“I made a smaller sprite and changed its size to 30 and when it was clicked it extended your score by 2.”

“I made my character (ballerina) to turn 50 degrees so that she could do a cartwheel.”

“I added other sprites and took away points if you clicked on the wrong sprite.”

“I added two balloons and the one that removed the points, I made it turn invisible.”

“I changed the balloon into a basketball and the background to a basketball hoop and when you clicked on the ball it made a sound and appeared somewhere else.” 

“I added a timer.”

“I made a penguin sprite called Pengi. I made her a dress and tiara and made her dance.” 

“I loved this lesson.”


You overwhelmingly said that you feel ready for the next challenge so here it is...


Today, we’d like you to try to make a Pong game.

Open Scratch by clicking here.


Click on ‘Create’.


Click ‘Tutorials’ on the bar along the top.


Then find ‘Pong Game’ and open the tutorial. Follow through the same process as you did yesterday.


Watch the video of the program that you need to create.


Once you have done that, click on the green arrows to follow the tutorial through.


Remember – the sprite must be selected before you can set instructions. You have more than one sprite to contend with, today, so just be careful that you have the correct one selected when you create the algorithm.


The blocks are colour-coded so look carefully for the one that you need.


If you manage to complete the task, then you might want to change the background, sprites, the scoring system…it’s up to you.

Good luck!



Well, that’s it for another week of learning. Next week, our English work will be based around a Sherlock Holmes story and we’ll be taking the People in Action work to the next stage. Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day and we will be doing some activities to mark this national celebration. Perhaps you could find out what V.E. Day means.

Have a great weekend.


The Daily Joke Answer: laughlaugh

It's a total rip-off.