Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome to Week 8 of your ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ Grade 5/6! This week we have five tasks for you: one to get you walking, one to get you cleaning, one to get you managing your time, one to get thinking ‘outside the box’ and one to get you thinking mathematically!!

Task 1: Plan a 30 min walking circuit. Use Google Maps to plan a walk around your neighbourhood with an adult at home or an older sibling.  Remember, you need to get back to your house within the 30 mins.  What sites from your area would you like to see on your walk?  Can you include a mix of hills and flats on your walk? What about spotting different landmarks? Mix it up and have fun!

Task 2: Real Life Learning: Change the whole bed!  Remember when you practiced changing the doona cover?  Use that skill again to change the whole bed – pillow cases, fitted sheet and doona cover.  Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the things they mention in the video – just use what you have! Now, change every bed in the house.  Ask an adult where to put the dirty sheets if you’re not sure. 


Task 3: Ted Ed: How to stay calm under pressure. In Week 5, you watched a video on ‘How To Practice Effectively’.  This week, you can build on that skill, by thinking about staying calm and focusing when you are working on mastering a skill.


Make a list of the steps you need to maintain focus and see if you can follow the advice of the Ted Ed experts and include it in your day.

Task 4: Quick Thinkers.

A) Of all the things you are learning, what do you think will be the most useful when you are an adult?

B)How would the world be different if animals could talk?

C)Would you cheat on a test if you knew you would not get caught? Why or why not?

D)If you could grow up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?

E)If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?

Task 5: Place Value Puzzle. Read each clue to help you figure out the eight-digit number.

______  ______  ______ , ______ ______ ______ . ______ ______

A) Multiply 3 by the number of days in a week. Subtract and write your answer in the thousands place.

B) Add 3 to the difference between 5 and 2. Write your answer in the ones place.

C) Divide the number in the thousands place by itself and then multiply the answer by zero. Write your answer in the tenths place.

D) Subtract the number of days in a weekend from the number of days in February (non-leap year). Divide your answer by 2. Subtract the number in the thousands place from that answer. Write your new answer in the hundredths place.

E) Add the numbers from the tenths, hundredths and ones place, and then divide by 2. Write your answer in the tens place.

F) Divide 16 into the number of hours in two days and write your answer in the hundred thousands place.

G) Multiple the number in the hundred thousands place by the number in the thousands place. Subtract 20 from that answer. Write your new answer in the ten thousands place.

H) Subtract the number in the tens place from the number in the ones place. Write your answer in the hundreds place.

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