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Cookery Challenge

I find thinking up different meals every day is a real chore. It's hard trying to find healthy meals that everyone will eat.

I challenge you to plan and prepare a healthy lunch for you and your family.

Your lunch needs to have the correct balance of the different food groups and be appealing to the other people who will eat with you.

You need:

  • carbohydrates e.g. bread, wraps, rolls, rice, pasta, couscous;
  • fruit and vegetables e.g. salad, fruit salad, juice or a smoothie;
  • protein e.g. chicken, eggs, fish, meat, pulses;
  • dairy or substitutes e.g. cheese, yoghurt and
  • a little fat e.g. butter on the bread.

Plan a main dish, a dessert and a drink for each person; ask a grown up nicely to do the shopping and get cooking! There are some sheets below to help.

I look forward to seeing your photos! Mrs Stembridgelaugh

PE & Geography Session 1 - Week Beginning 1 June

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A home-friendly way to make a compass feature in the garden by using the sun - no need for a compass!

Part 1 - making a compass feature using the sun
The 4 compass points - 0:56 – 4:21
The 8 compass points - 4:22 – 6:08

Part 2 – discussing what direction certain places are in relative to where we live
6:08 – 6:42

Part 3 – using a map to work out what direction places are in relative to where we live
6:42 – 13:51

PE & Geography Session 2 - Week Beginning 1 June

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In this session, we learn to move in compass point directions. This activity can be completed in the garden or in the living room and can be combined with fitness exercises, Maths questions, English questions or questions from any subject. It can be completed with a partner or on your own. Cones can be replaced with pieces of paper but it is a good idea to put a stone on the piece of paper to weigh it down so it doesn't blow away.

Breakdown of video:
00:00 - 5:00 - intro, explanation and setting up
5:00 - 6:20 - building up confidence with moving in compass point directions
6:20 - 9:20 - compass point fitness workout
9:20 - end - what's coming next...

Exercises which children could write on cones / paper:
Star jumps
High knees
Get ups
30 second plank
Press ups
Spotty dogs
Jump lunges
Jump squats
Sit ups
Kangaroo hops
Tuck jumps
180 style squat jumps
180 style star jumps

Light and Shadows

I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine. Here's a bit of Science to start of the week. I want you to tell me all about how light travels and how shadows are made. You could:

  • draw the shadow of an object to see how it changes during the day;
  • observe the shadows of different objects;
  • try to change the size and shape of a shadow;

  • observe the temperature difference between shade and sunlight;
  • make shadow puppets and put on a play.

Let me know your findings through the Year 6 email and I'll show them on here.

Have fun, Mrs Stembridge enlightened


Light and Shadows

Two Hour Challenge

In the holidays, my children aren't allowed screen time between 1 and 3pm. They are allowed to do ANYTHING else that doesn't involve a screen of any kind for any reason. They read, draw, bake, play in the garden, do a jigsaw, make a den, play a board game...anything that isn't onscreen. Sometimes they even manage it without my help!

I challenge you to spend 2 hours a day offscreen (not counting sleeping!), without annoying the rest of your family. Let's have lots of photos to share on the class webpage, please. Enjoy yourselves and stay safe, Mrs Stembridge angel  


Mental Maps


Good morning, Year 6. This challenge combines your mental maths skills AND your orienteering knowhow.

Step 1) Write out some SATs-style arithmetic questions onto pieces of card or paper (the back of a cereal box is great!)

Step 2) Create a map of your house. It might be too windy to do this outside today.

Step 3) Get a family member to hide the arithmetic cards around the house, marking their position on the map. You could set age-appropriate questions for others to find – colours, numbers and letters work well for little ones.

Step 4) It’s your turn to find the questions and answer them.

Step 5) Send photos to year6@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk


Have fun and stay safe laugh


Brilliant Sports Challenges from Lancashire School Games - can you give them all a try? There are video demonstrations so you know what to do. 
send videos of you completing the challenges to year6@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk



Challenge Choice Boards - choose your own challenges. How many can you complete?


Good morning, Year 6. A brain teaser for you all today. Ditloids are cryptic clues with a number and just the initial letters of a phrase. For example:

100C in a M is 100 Centimetres in a Metre; 5W in a B is 5 Weeks in a Balloon (6H’s class novel )

Have a go at these and let me know how you get on:

  1. 6W of HTE (People)
  2. 21S on a 6SD (Games)
  3. 3600S in an H (Quantity)
  4. 7D in SW (Film)
  5. 4W on a C (Transport)
  6. 12M in a Y (Quantity)
  7. 8L on a S (Animal)
  8. 4 and 20 BB B in a P (Rhyme)
  9. 7C in a R (Weather)
  10. 14 C in TCPS


There is Word version underneath if it's easier to print it off. If you can think of your own, I will happily put them on the website. Email year6@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk and good luck!

Mrs Stembridge