Y6 Homework

Week ending 23rd June 2017

It’s less than three weeks ’til curtain up, folks, so learn those lines. When we get into the hall to start practising on the stage, we need to be word perfect.

We have two pieces of on-going homework: our Isle of Wight diaries and our projects. You should be spending approximately two and a half hours a week working at home on these challenges. The completed challenges are due in to school on the day of our Y6 performance.

Isle of Wight diaries

The diary we kept on the Isle of Wight is our first draft. Use this as a starting point for your presentation version.

Edit this version for accuracy and improvement.

  • Spell correctly – check if you are in any doubt
  • Get your punctuation right
  • Create atmosphere and add detail using adverbs, preposition phrases and expanded noun phrases effectively
  • Use a range of clause structures

Your final draft of your diary should be beautifully illustrated and presented. Be proud of what you do.

Isle of Wight projects

Our projects are a chance to follow our curiosity and become expert on something that really interests us. You are in the driving seat, but I am expecting to see evidence of your deep knowledge and learning. Don’t forget to write well – the check list above would be a good starting point.

I am expecting you to present your learning in an innovative and eye-catching way. You want your work to stand out at our celebration evening – your only limit is your imagination.

We will be working on our diaries and projects in class as we continue to learn and consolidate our skills, but it is crucial that you are also working on these challenges at home.

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Y6 Learning challenges

There are three challenges for the weeks ahead:

Our Production

Make sure that you are learning your part. You need to learn your lines, your cues and your songs. You should aim to learn your part well enough to rehearse without the script.

Isle of Wight diary

Whilst on the island, you kept a diary to record each day of your adventure.

You should have taken photos, collected leaflets and postcards or drawn pictures to illustrate your diary. You might also have collected mementoes that remind you of the places visited.

You should now be working to produce a presentation version of your diary to share as part of the celebration evening. Make something that you can be proud of and enjoy sharing with your grandchildren in years to come! 🙂

Isle of Wight projects

We did many exciting things on the Isle of Wight.

You were asked to make a note of the things that captured your interest to investigate in depth as the basis of your own individual Isle of Wight project.

You should now be working to complete your Isle of Wight project in readiness to share at the celebration evening in July. You should be working on this project each week as part of your homework.

Osborne House

Your model room, from Osborne House, should be completed and brought into school by Wednesday.

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Y6 Sing it!

Here you go, Year Six! You can sing along and learn the songs for our play.

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Y6 Have a great weekend!

You have all worked really hard throughout this week and in your preparation for the tests. I am proud of you all.

I am not setting any homework for this week. Have a rest. Read a book. Relax and enjoy the sunshine (hopefully!)

 

 

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Y6 SATs

Silence descends on Year 6 as we all enjoy a celebratory lolly!

Well done everyone! You should be proud of yourselves. 🙂

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Y6 Learning

Week ending: 5th May 2017

I am really proud of the effort and commitment that Year 6 have shown to their learning.

I hope that they feel well prepared for the challenges of the SATs week ahead.

It is important that they have the opportunity to relax, sleep and rest. I know that some of the children are keen to complete their final preparations and this is a testament to their commitment to give their best. MyMaths and Englicious continue to provide short, focused opportunities for learning.

I am setting no formal homework this week and look forward to celebrating the children’s achievement with them on the Isle of Wight.

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Y6 Climbing boys and homework

Week ending 28th April 2017

As part of our learning about life for Victorian children we have been learning about the plight of the climbing boys – children who worked with sweeps and had the unenviable job of climbing up the chimneys. Luckily, year 6 are too well nourished to qualify for the job, but we had fun seeing if we could fit along a nine-inch ‘chimney’.

Isle of Wight meeting

We will be holding a meeting for year 6 parents at 6pm on Tuesday to provide final details of our school journey to the Isle of Wight. I look forward to seeing you there.

Mr Hayes’ English homework

Our English learning continues to centre on the day of Queen Victoria’s coronation. For homework I would like you to imagine you are part of the day. You could be a spectator in the crowd; a soldier in the band; a Lady in Waiting carrying the Queen’s train or any other member of the celebration. Write a first draft of your own diary entry for the day. Be sure to include lots of the detailed description of the scene, the atmosphere and your own feelings of excitement or nerves.

Use Englicious and other sources to secure your grammar understanding and to continue  to build on your understanding of the key stage 2 spelling patterns and recall of the spelling of the statutory words.

Mr Hayes’ maths homework

I am really impressed with everyone’s hard work. Keep on going, using MyMaths to focus in on those areas where you feel you would benefit from practice.

Mr Bedford’s English homework

This week, we continued to study Queen Victoria’s coronation. For homework I would like to create a set of instructions titled: The Making of a Monarch.

To be successful it should have:

  • accurate and ambitious punctuation
  • accurate spelling (remember to underline words you want to check in class)
  • fronted adverbials
  • subordination
  • active and passive sentences
  • description using expanded noun phrases before and after the non
  • use of modal verbs and the possible use of the subjunctive form e.g.- The Queen desires that peers be seated by 11am
  • a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentence

Remember to leave an empty line for editing when we redraft in class.

Mr Bedford’s Maths homework

You are all making such a wonderful effort in your revision and it shows in our weekly practice papers. This week saw the whole group working at greater depth – amazing! Keep up the good work using Mymaths and the revision booklets I have given you. Remember to come to class with questions if you need help.

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Y6 Learning@home

Week ending 21st April 2017

It is lovely to see all of the children back at school after the Easter break and it’s also really impressive to the fruits of the children’s hard work over the holidays.

Preparations are gathering foot for our journey to the Isle of Wight and there will be a meeting for parents at 6pm on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 to provide the final details for our trip.

English homework – Mr Hayes’ group

All of the children have very specific grammar homework following our assessments this week. I was pleased with how well the children did and have worked with each child individually to identify areas for a final polish ahead of the SATS in two weeks time.

As we learn about childhood in Victorian Britain, I would like each of you to complete your first draft of your instructions to make a monarch. This writing should be based on the detail provided in Queen Victoria’s diary. Our instructions should take the form of a royal decree and I ask that you adopt the subjunctive voice.

Maths homework – Mr Hayes’ group

Continue to use MyMaths to support your effective revision. I would like you specifically to practise and secure the standard written method for long division.

 Mr Bedford’s group – English homework 

This week, we have been looking at the diary of Queen Victoria on the day of her coronation. For homework I would like you to imagine you are part of the day. You could be a spectator in the crowd; a soldier in the band; a Lady in Waiting carrying the Queen’s train or any other member of the celebration. Write a first draft of your own diary entry for the day. Be sure to include lots of the detailed description of the scene, the atmosphere and your own feelings of excitement or nerves.

To be successful it should have:

  • accurate and ambitious punctuation
  • accurate spelling (remember to underline words you want to check in class)
  • fronted adverbials
  • subordination
  • active and passive sentences
  • include direct speech
  • description of settings and characters
  • a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentence

Remember to leave an empty line for editing when we redraft in class.

You should also identify areas of grammar and spelling you need to revise from this week’s practice papers.

Mr Bedford’s group – Mathematics homework 

You are all making such a wonderful effort in your revision and it shows in our weekly practice papers. Keep up the good work using Mymaths and the revision booklets I have given you. Remember to come to class with questions if you need help.

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Y6 Learning@Home

Week ending 31st March 2017

Find a warm spot, curl up in the sun and read some good books.

Get outside and play. Have fun. Enjoy yourself.

But…

When we return from our Easter break, there will be less than three weeks until the SATs. Alongside a good rest, it is important that the children keep up with their preparation for these important tests.

All children have been given the following learning resources:

  • Queen Victoria’s diary – Read the diary and become an expert on this important day in history
  • A set of grammar, punctuation and spelling tests
  • A set of maths tests

We would encourage the children to continue their learning supported by MyMaths and Englicious. I have created a generic user name to allow the children to access the full content of the Englicious website: The username is StAdrians6 and the password is Stadrians6.

There is a lot to look forward to in the term ahead.

Have a happy and blessed Easter.

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Y6 Grammar support

The Englicious website have collected a range of exercises pertinent to the KS2 grammar and punctuation test. They can be accessed here if you would like further support in your revision!

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