Year 6 Homework

24 March 2017

Posted on Thursday 23 March 2017 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 30 March.

I can see things from other people’s points of view.

This has been our SEAL statement this week and, I think, is a really important one. Have a think about why it is important that we can do this and imagine what it would be like to live in a world when nobody saw things from other people’s points of view. As always, Creative homework can be anything – don’t forget, only use one page of your homework book.

Maybe you could:

  • Write  a story or create a comic strip of a world where people don’t see things from other people’s view.
  • Create a mind map of all of the reasons why this is important.
  • Think of a situation where you have need, or would need, to do this and write a letter to the other person about what their point of view might be.
  • Think of a situation and give all of the different points of view people might have.
  • Create a quiz which asks us how we’d feel in different situations.

17 March 2017

Posted on Thursday 16 March 2017 by Mr Roundtree

This week, the children have a reading comprehension and a Maths test which we’ll go through together on Thursday 23 March. These are the two tests which children are finding the most difficult and making silly mistakes on so it would be helpful to them if they could go through it with an adult to discuss difficult parts or identify errors made.

10 March 2017

Posted on Thursday 09 March 2017 by Mr Roundtree

This week, Year 6 have a mini Maths test and a mini SPaG test for their Practice Makes Perfect homework.

The children could complete it independently, with you or a bit of both by doing it themselves then going through it together. Make sure they make note of anything they’re struggling with as we’ll discuss this as a class in our homework review on Thursday 09 March.

03 March 2017

Posted on Friday 03 March 2017 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s Talk Time homework is linked to a visitor we’ve got next week.

How do rollercoasters work?

Going to theme parks is also a great form of entertainment today so it links to our Time Travel – Entertainment topic. Many of us love them but why and how are they made? Discuss this as a family, with friends, over dinner or in the car and be ready to join in our class discussion on Thursday 09 March.

03 March 2017

Posted on Friday 03 March 2017 by Mr Roundtree

This week, Year 6 have a mini Maths test and a reading comprehension for their Practice Makes Perfect homework.

The children could complete it independently, with you or a bit of both by doing it themselves then going through it together. Make sure they make note of anything they’re struggling with as we’ll discuss this as a class in our homework review on Thursday 09 March.

24 February 2017

Posted on Friday 24 February 2017 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s Talk Time links to our SEAL statement for next week:

How can you help your group to work well together?

Discuss ideas over dinner, in the car, walking to school and make a couple of notes for our class discussion on Thursday 02 March.

24 February 2017

Posted on Friday 24 February 2017 by Mr Roundtree

From now on, Year 6 will have Practice Makes Perfect homework each week in the lead up to SATs. The children have a ten minute SPaG test to have a go at. However, it doesn’t have to be completed in ten minutes and they can discuss it with you. We’ll then go through this in our homework review on Thursday 02 March.

They also have a Maths activity page which starts off with some arithmetic questions (which is the first Maths test they’ll do) before going on to more problem solving style questions. Again, we’ll go through this together in the homework review on Thursday 03 March.

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 Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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.