Year 6 Homework

Home Learning – reading update

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Mr Wain

Hi everyone!

Below are the links for today’s home learning reading task:

Odin creates the world video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4B2yhzckFnLbb8myKQvvhMF/viking-sagas-odin-creates-the-world

Transcript:
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/pdfs/viking_sagas/story_01.pdf

 

23 March 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Miss Wilson

Welcome to the first Home Learning tasks for Y6! Technology, hey?

I hope you’re doing well and feeling happy and healthy. During this time away from school, if you have any questions, email me at [email protected]

Remember, your mental health is just as important as your physical health – exercise when/where you can, talk about what’s on your mind and know that we’re all in this together.

This week’s spellings are:

  1. interfere
  2. interchangeable
  3. international
  4. supernatural
  5. superimpose
  6. autograph
  7. automatically
  8. television
  9. telescopic
  10. teleport

Children and parents are reminded to practise little but often and test weekly alongside practising a mixture of times tables and related facts (60 x 7 = 420).

Today, we have maths, reading and writing. Each task should take 30-40 minutes and answers (where appropriate) will be ‘live’ tomorrow morning for you to mark your learning with.

Maths – LO: arithmetic

Challenge
Write the R2s for addition or subtraction and a top tip you’d give to someone else.

Reading – LO: explore and evaluate

Today’s reading task is all about the Viking saga: Odin creates the world. Your task is to watch this video. Next, read the transcript that goes with it at least two times. After that, answer these questions in your home learning book and complete the activity that follows underneath.

  1. What did you like about the clip?
  2. What did you dislike about the clip?
  3. Is this similar to anything you have read or watched before?
  4. Are there any words or phrases you liked?
  5. Are there any words or phrases you didn’t understand? If so, find out what they mean and record them in your home learning book.
  6. Could Odin have created any of the homes differently? What would you change about them?

Finally, whilst reading the transcript, you have two options:

Option A: read the transcript alone and be as expressive as possible – changing voices for the different characters.

Option B: read the transcript with someone else at home being as expressive as possible, too.

Challenge
Whilst reading the transcript, try acting it out as well in the style of a play!

Writing – LO: audience and purpose

Today’s writing task is to write up your newspaper report that we planned in class last week. All children have been given their plan so they should reference this frequently whilst writing.

Structure R2s:

  • headline
  • paragraphs
  • image
  • caption
  • quote

Grammar R2s:

  • passive voice
  • formal language
  • speech to convey character
  • parenthesis
  • relative clauses

It’s important that you reread each paragraph after writing it and check it’s followed your plan, makes sense, includes R2s and is spelled correctly. If you need to edit, use your purple pen.

Challenge
Record yourself reading your newspaper as if you’re a real newsreader or perform it to someone else!

That’s it for today. As always, email me if you’re unsure of anything and thank you for working so hard.

Miss Wilson

Home Learning – reading update

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Mr Wain

Hi everyone!

Below are the links for today’s home learning reading task:

Odin creates the world video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4B2yhzckFnLbb8myKQvvhMF/viking-sagas-odin-creates-the-world

Transcript:
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/pdfs/viking_sagas/story_01.pdf

 

Home Learning – emails

Posted on Sunday 22 March 2020 by Miss Wilson

You can email your child’s teacher…
Email teachers if you’re unsure about some aspect of the home learning. The email addresses follow the same pattern in Key Stage 1 and 2:
[email protected]

In my case, this means the email to use is:
[email protected]

I’ll aim to reply on the same day and no later than the following morning. To keep this manageable, please restrict emails to one per day, per child.

Thanks, everyone. Take care!
Miss Wilson

20 March 2020

Posted on Friday 20 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I can pay and receive compliments to/from people outside of school.

This homework, which links to our recent living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to discuss the benefits of paying compliments to people. Here are some questions that might shape your discussion:

  • How does paying a compliment make you feel?
  • How does receiving a compliment make you feel?
  • Why is it important to be sensible when paying or receiving compliments?
  • Can you compliment people too much?
  • Is it ok to compliment a stranger? Is this safe?

Children should be ready to discuss what they’ve talked about at home by Thursday 26 March 2020. It would be even better if children were able to talk confidently about times when they have given, or received, a compliment.

13 March 2020

Posted on Friday 13 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Our homework this week is Creative: I can show my talents.

All of the children in our school are blessed with an array of talents. This week, our homework, which links to our living and learning statement (I can recognise my talents), gives our children the opportunity to celebrate and share their talents. Children should respond creatively and be ready to show off their talents to their peers as part of their homework review. They could do this in a range of ways:

create a short performance to show to the class
film themselves showing off their talent
make a collage of their many talents
produce a piece of art to show off their talents

There are, of course, many other ways that children could respond. Children should be ready to show off their talents by Thursday 19 March 2020.

28 February 2020

Posted on Friday 28 February 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, our homework is Creative and is helping us to celebrate World Book Day next week.

I can show what I love about reading.  

 

Children could come up with their own ideas for how to show this, or ideas might include:

  • create a labelled diagram of the perfect place to read in
  • write a book review
  • draw and label/describe a character from your favourite book
  • write a letter to an author telling them how much you loved reading their book
  • write a one minute speech on your favourite book, persuading others to read it – consider what the most exciting parts are, which characters you love or you love to hate, who might enjoy reading it next and why

Be as creative as you like.

This homework will be celebrated in our weekly homework review on World Book Day itself, 5 March 2020.

07 February 2020

Posted on Friday 07 February 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same creative homework, which is due in on Thursday 13 February 2020.

I can show different ways to stay safe, including online.

This week, linked to our Living & Learning, we have been thinking about how to make safe choices, including online. There are many ways, and many different situations, in which we need to keep safe: at home, at school, in our environment and online.

Children should think about the situations where they need to keep safe and who might help them to stay safe. This could be done in any creative way:

  • A story
  • A poem
  • Instructions
  • A comic strip
  • An advert
  • An interview
  • A game
  • Scenarios

…or any other creative ideas!

The homework will be reviewed as part of our weekly homework review.

31 January 2020

Posted on Friday 31 January 2020 by Mr Wain

This weeks’ homework is: I know our current science vocabulary.

In order to continue our science learning, the children are to complete the crossword which they have stuck into their homework books today.

This is due to be completed by Thursday 6th February ready for our Homework Review.

Good luck!

24 January 2020

Posted on Friday 24 January 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: What is a drug?

This homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement, is a first step in children becoming aware of drugs. There are a few key points you may wish to talk about at home. Children need to be aware that some drugs are helpful, some are harmful, some are legal, some are illegal. Don’t forget to consider that even the legal or helpful ones can be harmful.

Below are some question prompts that could help shape your discussion…

  • What is a good definition for a drug?
  • What is a drug? What is not a drug?
  • Are all drugs bad?
  • Why might some people need to take medicines?
  • Who can prescribe medicine?
  • Who should administer medicine?
  • What should you do if you find some medicine?
  • Should you take medicine that isn’t yours?

Children should be prepared to discuss what they’ve talked about at home during our homework review next week. This homework should be completed by Thursday 30 January.