Year 6 Homework

25 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2016 by Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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 Mr Roundtree

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

04 November 2016

Posted on Thursday 03 November 2016 by Mr Roundtree

This week, it’s time to get creative with Maths.

What are fractions?

We’re starting a unit on fractions which will keep us busy for the whole half term! On Thursday, we created a word study on the word fractions, thinking about what it means, how we could represent it as a picture, how it links to other maths and much more. Now it’s the children’s turn to be creative with it and answer the question in any way they choose. Here are a few ideas from me:

  • a game involving adding fractions
  • photographs of examples of fractions around the house or situations in which they might be used
  • a story all about a family of fractions
  • a page which teaches people how to do a certain skills to do with fractions

21 October 2016

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2016 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term, so there’s no homework. Enjoy the holiday instead: hunt down a collection of chestnuts on a walk at Roundhay Park, enjoy a cinema trip on a damp day, go further afield and visit somewhere new…

Whatever you do, have a good break.

14 October 2016

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2016 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 21 October.

You’re completing an independent project at the moment. Discuss what you’re doing at home and think about how it’s going, whether you’re enjoying it and how you could work more effectively.

We’ll then use this discussion to reflect on our independent learning in class.