Year 6 Homework

11 January 2019

Posted on Thursday 10 January 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 17 January.

I can measure and draw angles.

Year 6 learnt how to draw and measure angles in Year 5. However, in our learning before Christmas, lots of the children showed that they had not remembered how to use a protractor confidently. We’ve been reminded in class (today!) and now need to practise at home to make sure we’re confident.

There are angles all around us too so you could search the house as a family to see how many different types of angles you can find: acute, right angle, obtuse, straight line, reflex. Maybe some of them could even be measured.

 

In addition, the children are bringing home some practice questions for maths reasoning and grammar and punctuation. This is optional extra practice that many parents and children have shown an interest in. We will go through these questions in class and the practice will really help your child become more confident in their learning.

14 December 2018

Posted on Thursday 13 December 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s homework is Talk Time:

I can reflect on my first term. I can make three targets for the next term.

Children have made a brilliant start to the year in the Autumn term. We’re asking them to reflect on what has gone well, what they could improve or what they’ve liked or disliked. We would also like children to make three targets for themselves for the coming Spring term. These targets should be SMART targets:

  • Specific (Don’t be vague.)
  • Measurable (Will you be able to say that you have or have not achieved it?)
  • Agreed upon (Does your adult/teacher/sibling agree?)
  • Realistic (Succeeding is a great feeling. Make sure you can actually achieve your goal.)
  • Timed (Say when you want to achieve your target by.)

Children should be ready to discuss their reflections and targets on Thursday 20 December.

07 December 2018

Posted on Friday 07 December 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which should be returned by Thursday 13 December.

The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or spiritual perspective.

I can show what I know and think about something cultural.

We’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read, film they’ve watched, piece of art they’ve looked at, piece of music they’ve listened to – anything cultural in fact.

We’re interested to read some sort of description (a summary, for example) and then your child’s opinions. This review might include pictures, an interview (your child could write a fictional script between himself/herself and the artist, for example), a letter (eg to or from a character, or perhaps even the author) – anything which might include your child’s responses!

However, your child might prefer to do the following:

I can show what I know about a festival.

Over the course of this term, some children in school may have celebrated a religious festival of some sort.  This might have been

  • the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha
  • the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali
  • the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, coming up in December
  • the Christian festival (of course, celebrated by many non-Christians) of Christmas
  • and the Chinese New Year festival, coming up

There are lots of other festivals and celebrations which you and your child together might want to reflect on.

We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script).  Your child might also choose to research a completely unknown festival, or they might even think about creating a brand new festival, one that everyone will celebrate.

30 November 2018

Posted on Thursday 29 November 2018 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 6 December 2018.

I can calculate using fractions.

The children have a number of calculations to complete all of which will develop their confidence on the learning we have completed on fractions in class. These should be attempted independently but see whether your child can explain how they’ve completed some – it might be different to how you would do it.

We will go through the answers and any difficulties the children have had when we look at the homework on Thursday 6 December 2018.

23 November 2018

Posted on Saturday 24 November 2018 by Mr Catherall

Homework for the whole school this week is Talk Time: Which charity should our school support?

Next week,  a charity will be decided for Moortown Primary to support in the year ahead – for example, when we have a performance, we’ll collect money for this particular charity. What charity does your child think we should support?

You could talk about:

  • what a charity is
  • why charities are important
  • what sort of work they do
  • charities that have meaning to your family, to school or the community
  • national and international charities and their work
Children should be ready to discuss, and justify, their choice as part of our homework review next week.

16 November 2018

Posted on Friday 16 November 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 22 November.

I know how to STOP bullying.

This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:

  • Start
  • Telling
  • Other
  • People

As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:

Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times on purpose.

As the homework is Creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:

  • Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
  • Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
  • Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
  • Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.

09 November 2018

Posted on Thursday 08 November 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 15 November.

Has flight had a negative or positive impact on the world?

We continue our inventions Time Travel topic by moving on to flight. The Wright Brothers were the first to successfully create a flying machine which could take off and land under its own power. At home, discuss what impact this has had on the world, both negative and positive. Do you all agree or are there differences of opinion in your household?

Make sure your child writes a few bullet pointed notes about the discussion you’ve had to help them in the class discussion on Thursday.

09 November 2018

Posted on Thursday 08 November 2018 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 15 November.

Has flight had a negative or positive impact on the world?

We continue our inventions Time Travel topic by moving on to flight. The Wright Brothers were the first to successfully create a flying machine which could take off and land under its own power. At home, discuss what impact this has had on the world, both negative and positive. Do you all agree or are there differences of opinion in your household?

Make sure your child writes a few bullet pointed notes about the discussion you’ve had to help them in the class discussion on Thursday.

19 October 2018

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework. In preparation for the upcoming School Council elections, children should complete one of the following tasks:

  • I can prepare a speech (School Council elections).
  • I know the importance of voting.

It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for our new School Council.  With two representatives from each class, chosen democratically by their peers, all children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 25 October with our polling station and ballot boxes at the ready.  Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech to their class on Wednesday 24 October or Thursday 25 October.

What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.

  • ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
  • ‘be respectful’
  • ‘help others’
  • ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
  • ‘tell the truth’
  • ‘be confident with your ideas’
  • ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
  • ‘be friendly and approachable’
  • ‘make good choices in class and around school’

Hints for your speech include:

  • What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
  • What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
  • What do you think would make the school better?
  • What could you do that people would really like?
  • Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do

Thank you to our current school councillors for all their ideas and contributions.  We hope you have enjoyed this role and responsibility.  You’re welcome to stand again for election.

Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.

If you choose not to stand in the election, you should consider the importance of voting.

12 October 2018

Posted on Thursday 11 October 2018 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 18 October.

I can solve division problems.

The children have a selection of questions we’ve worked on in class to have a go at on their own at home. The first row test whether they can divide by a single digit and understand the context of the problem. They might need to give their answer as a remainder, a decimal or a fraction.

The second row is an opportunity for them to practise diving by 2 digits using the factor pair method and the third requires them to use the chunking method. The children should be able to explain these methods to you but you can see the chunking method for yourself by watching our Calculations Video on division.

A factory packs their biros into boxes of 8. They’re packing 1550 biros.

a)      How many full boxes will there be?

 

b)      How many boxes would they need to pack all of the biros?

 

c)      How many biros will be left?

 

Miss Cake has 1500g of sugar in school. She wants the children to work in 8 groups to make buns. What amount of sugar would each group be able to have? Cadburys make a giant chocolate bar that has 1000 pieces.

They separate it into smaller bars of 6 pieces each.

a)      How many bars are they able to make?

 

b)      How many pieces will be left?

 

The Dominos factory sends its stores 585 pizza bases a day.

If there are 9 stores to send them to, how many pizza bases will each receive?

1080 ÷ 24

 

 

1170 ÷ 18 1566 ÷ 27 4968 ÷ 72
912 ÷ 19 1173 ÷ 17 1196 ÷ 23 1305 ÷ 29

 

 

 

Choose two of the calculations from the last two rows and write a story to go with them.