Year 6 Homework

30 November 2018

Posted on Thursday 29 November 2018 by Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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.

 

05 October 2018

Posted on Friday 05 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 11 October.

I can use a range of sentence structures.

The children have been given a story starter for them to continue. So far this year, we’ve learnt about different ways we can start our sentences, using conjunctions to extend our ideas and using commas to clarify meaning. We’ve also been working on reducing the number of errors in our work, especially squashed sentences.

Ask us what a squashed sentence (sometimes called a ‘run-on’ sentence) is. Here’s an example: He walked through the door it was amazing.

In their piece of writing, the children should try to show off the skills we’ve practised so far and try to make as few mistakes as possible.

28 September 2018

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week the whole school has the same Talk Time homework which should be completed by Thursday 04 October.

If I could travel in time, who would I take with me and why?

This homework, which links to our current big topic (Time Travel), is a chance for children to think about who is important to them and why. There are many factors which may influence your child’s decision:

  • What makes a good travel companion?
  • Are there any skills that would help during time travel?
  • Who do they enjoy spending time with and why?
  • Do they choose someone they know or someone they know of?

Children should discuss this with someone at home and be ready to discuss their viewpoint as part of our weekly homework review next week.

21 September 2018

Posted on Thursday 20 September 2018 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 27 September 2018.

What future inventions could improve the world of today?

Around the dinner table, on your journey to school, when out for a walk, talk to your mum, uncle, grandparent, sibling, family friend about what we could invent today to make our world a better place or to make life easier for a group of people. It might help to think about problems first: problems in the world or problems certain groups experience.

Don’t forget: write a few brief notes in your homework book to help with your discussion in class.