Year 6 Homework


Posted on Monday 05 December 2016 by Mr Roundtree

It’s easy to think your child is safe once they’re indoors. And it’s easy to think your child will always be responsible and safe online.

However, most older children and young people can be on-line, meaning they’re not quite so protected as you might think. And it’s easier than you think for a child to make a choice that they wouldn’t do in person.

Increasingly, we’re being told of problems on social networking sites. These include grooming.

The ‘zipit’ app is a download from Childline for iOS and Android. The app aims to help young people safely respond to requests for inappropriate images by sending back a ‘joke’ image. Using it might help your child maintain some credibility as well as staying safe.

02 December 2016

Posted on Thursday 01 December 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect homework is in response to a SPaG test we’ve done this week and the mistakes we’ve picked out and addressed as a class.

Work your way through the questions, remembering what we’ve gone over together. See whether you can explain your answers clearly to an adult as this will not only prove that you understand but also improve your understanding. As a class, we’ll look through these questions together on Thursday 08 December, 2016.

02 December 2016

Posted on Thursday 01 December 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s Talk Time homework focuses on the 8Rs for learning: reflect, remember, resilience,responsibility, safe risk, resourceful, respond, readiness.

We’ve come to the end of our SEAL theme which focuses on these Rs so it’s now time to engage our reflection skills and decide which we’re good at and which we need to improve on. Think about each R in turn and decide whether this is a strength or a weakness for you. Then consider how you can maintain those which are strengths and improve those which are weaknesses.

We’ll discuss our strengths and weaknesses on Thursday 08 December so make sure you’ve made notes and have your book for then.

25 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

You have been assigned three Mathletics tasks.

FRACTIONS CALCULATING: Add unlike fractions, add unlike mixed numbers, subtract unlike fractions.

These activities should be completed by Wednesday 30 November but, if you require support, come and see me before this date. Don’t forget that you can use the ? button for extra support.

25 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2016 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is a whole school creative homework. Because of the open afternoon next week, the homework is due in on Wednesday not Thursday.

I can show what I have learned in STEM week. 

This week, all our learning has been STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) focussed.

For this homework, we’d like children to reflect on their learning across the week and show off what they have learned. Your child could:

  • give an overview of the STEM subjects
  • do their own mini STEM project
  • be a scientist and conduct a science investigation
  • continue some of their favourite STEM week learning at home

18 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect homework links to the English learning we’ve done this week and what we’ll go on to learn for the next few weeks.

To be able to add detail to my writing.

Having learnt all about adding detail to writing in order to keep it interesting and make it descriptive, write the opening to a story using these techniques:

  • expanded noun phrases,
  • prepositional phrases, and
  • adverbs.

Don’t forget, you only use one page for a piece of homework and I only want the opening. We’ll then look at these together in our homework review. While your writing, think about what you’d like to write a full story on as this will be our English learning in the run up to Christmas.

18 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s Talk Time homework links to Anti-bullying Week and the discussions we’ve had in class.

What is bullying and what can I do about it?

Talk to each other about what bullying is; it’s also important to talk about what bullying isn’t so that we can recognise when something is and isn’t bullying. Then, make sure that you know how to deal with bullying if you experience it yourself or see it happening to someone else.

Don’t forget to write a few notes to aid the discussion we’ll then have in class.

11 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

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

To be able to compare and contrast.

The children have brought home some poems we’ve looked at this week. One of the skills we’re working on is comparing and contrasting. Choose two poems. Compare and contrast them. (3 marks)

  • 3 marks means mention 3 things
  • Name the poem you are referring to
  • If you mention a difference, discuss both poems (and make sure it’s a comparison and not just two random differences)
  • Give some examples of what you mean eg. they’re both informal: ‘hiya’ is used in (a) and ‘wassup’ is use din (b)
  • Don’t be too obvious (I know they’re both poems)

Then, choose any two texts (newspaper, story, magazine, comic, info book) and answer the same 3 marks question, comparing and contrasting them.

11 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week, you have been assigned three Mathletics tasks.


  • Comparing fractions 2
  • Ordering fractions 1
  • Simplifying fractions

These are all skills we’ve learnt in class for the last two weeks so children should be able to complete them independently. Check, using the ?, what the activity is asking you to do. If you make any mistakes, always go back and look at that question again to see if you know where you went wrong or whether you need to check with an adult.

These tasks need to be completed by Thursday 17 November.

04 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 03 November 2016 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s IXL homework is based around spelling and sentence work.

  • Greek and Latin roots: PP.2 
  • Sentence, fragments and run-ons: C.2

IXL is a programme we’re trialling to decide whether we want to purchase it for use by school. The children all have log-ins which are written in to their homework books. If they then go to Y6 English, there will be a section which correspond with the subheadings above and an activity with the corresponding code. I’ve shown the children which activities they’ll be doing and how to get to it.

For IXL, it doesn’t ask a number of questions, instead the activity is complete once 100 points are achieved. Questions remain easier if mistakes are being made and, whenever a mistake is made, it explains what the mistake was. If children are answering questions correctly, they will get harder.

  • run ons = squashed sentences