Year 6 Homework

03 February 2017

Posted on Saturday 04 February 2017 by Mrs Taylor

For all children in Year 1 – Year 6, the homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 08 February. There are two options:

  • 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 at Moortown Primary are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 09 February 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 08 February.

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

‘Communicating with others – pupils and adults.’
‘Having good listening skills to know what to contribute in meetings.’
‘Thinking of realistic ideas to suggest in meetings.’
‘Considering other people’s views even if you don’t agree with them.’

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 over the last year.  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 then you should consider the importance of voting.

03 February 2017

Posted on Friday 03 February 2017 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Creative and will be looked at on Thursday 09 February.

I can see area and perimeter all around me.

We’ve been brushing up on our area and perimeter knowledge this week so where can we see it in the world around us? As a class, we thought about some ideas for things we could do for this homework:

  • Take photos of items around the house and measure it to work out the area and the perimeter.
  • Go out and about and measure a field or garden (perhaps in steps rather than metres) to calculate its area and perimeter.
  • Plan decorating a house, draw its floor plan and calculate how much it’ll cost for the carpets.
  • Create a floor plan of our bedrooms and measure everything inside to place it onto our plan, drawn to scale.

Of course, if you can think of something else, we’ll look forward to seeing that too.

27 January 2017

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2017 by Miss Rushbrooke

Our Practice Makes Perfect homework takes us back to Mathletics. Go on live Mathlitics throughout the week and gain 1000 points. There’ll be a prize across Y5 and Y6 for the person who earns the greatest number of points, too.

 

27 January 2017

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2017 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Creative and is a little different. It’s due on 02 February, in plenty of time to enter…

As avid readers of First News, we’ve found a competition that we’re keen to get involved in and who am I to stand in the way of an opportunity brought about by reading?!

The children have each been given a competition entry sheet and here are the instructions from the advert itself:

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So, this week’s homework is to design your own wizarding professor. Here’s what I think you’ll need to do to be in with a chance of winning:

  • Draw a clear, imaginative and eye-catching picture of them.
  • Keep your design to the entry template – no going out of the box.
  • Add some information about your professor, either with a written description to go with them, or by adding descriptive labels.
  • Think outside the box – how is yours going to stand out from thousands of other entries?

As a class, we’ll choose one to send in and all have our fingers crossed.

20 January 2017

Posted on Thursday 19 January 2017 by Mr Catherall

This week we have two pieces of homework. Both are due on Thursday 26 January 2016.

The first piece is Creative:

I can present my family history. 

This week, we started our Time Travel topic. Although we’re focusing on entertainment, the main driver for the topic is history. This homework gives children the opportunity to do a little research of their own. We’ve discussed some ways to respond to this homework creatively in class:

  • create a family tree
  • write a short report based on your family
  • celebrate your family’s cultural roots through a poster, song or video
  • create a presentation board about your family’s history
  • research one family member’s life in detail and write about this person

The second piece of homework is Practice Makes Perfect:

I can make inferences. 

Have a go at the comprehension activity at home before we go through in class on Thursday.

Remember to read the text thoroughly and try to back up your answers using evidence from the text when necessary. Also, check your own understanding by seeing if you can explain your answer to somebody else in your family. To make sure this impacts on your learning, notice what you’re confident with and what you might need to practise so that we can discuss this in class and you know yourself what to work on.

13 January 2017

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2017 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect homework focuses on our SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) skills.

Have a go at the mini test at home before we go through it together in class on Thursday 19 January.

Check your own understanding by seeing if you can explain your answer to somebody else in your family, letting them know the tricks you’ve got for remembering what’s what. To make sure this impacts on your learning, notice what you’re confident with and what you might need to practise so that we can discuss this in class and you know yourself what to work on.

13 January 2017

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2017 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 19 January.

I recognise my own and other people’s talents.

Around the dinner table, in the car, walking to the shops, discuss what talents you and your family have. Don’t forget to write some notes so that you can share your talents with us in class.

06 January 2017

Posted on Thursday 05 January 2017 by Mr Catherall

This week, as normal, we have two pieces of homework. Both are due in on Thursday 12 January 2017.

The first piece is Creative:

I can see science all around me.

Science is everywhere. We see loads of examples of science in action without even realising; we take it for granted when we drop something and it falls to the floor.

Our Creative homeworks are always great and I know that the children will have some great ideas. However, if they are struggling for inspiration, here’s a few ideas:

  • take pictures of everyday things and explain the science behind them. For example, why does a ball roll down a hill?
  • create a video diary of all the examples of science you can see in your home.
  • conduct a scientific investigation about a common event.
  • prepare a practical demonstration of ‘everyday’ science.

We also discussed others in class.

The second piece of homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect:

I can proof-read for spelling mistakes. 

Children have been given a passage of text with numerous spelling mistakes. Children should read the text and correct any spelling mistakes they can find (many of which are common in our writing).

As usual, if there any problems, please do not hesitate to contact me. Early in the week is best as it allows us time to find a solution that is best for your child.

09 December 2016

Posted on Thursday 08 December 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Creative and will be reviewed on Thursday 15 December.

Convince someone to love reading.

I love reading and truly believe that everybody else should, too! Not just because it’s enjoyable but because of how much it helps our learning. Many of Year 6 love reading for a number of reasons and there’ll be some of us that don’t. Think about why you love reading (if you do) and how you can convince someone else (or yourself) that they should, too. We’ve discussed some ideas as a class and here’s what we came up with. You could:

  • interview members of your family about their passion for reading
  • turn your favourite book into a short movie
  • create a trailer for the film version of a book
  • cook a recipe from your favourite recipe book
  • write part of the prequel/sequel to your favourite book
  • create a poster to advertise your favourite book
  • create a fake interview with your favourite author
  • research the benefits of reading lots and create some statistics

And, many more…

 

 

09 December 2016

Posted on Thursday 08 December 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect homework revises all of the wonderful work we’ve done on fractions since half term – we should be fraction masters by now!

To be able to calculate with fractions.

I’ve created addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions, all of which we’ve learnt how to solve this term, for the children to go over, remind themselves how to do it and not make any silly mistakes. We’ll go through the answers together on Thursday 15 December 2016.