Year 6 Homework

Summer Half Term

Posted on Friday 27 May 2016 by Mrs Weekes

In line with our Homework Policy, there are no homework tasks or spellings to learn next week because it’s the Summer half-term holiday. Of course, there are plenty of ways to help your child continue learning: get reading, go places, talk lots!

Have a happy and healthy holiday.

20 May 2016

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2016 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s whole school homework is creative and is due Wednesday 25 May:

I understand rights and responsibilities.

This half term, our SEAL theme has been Rights and Responsibilities.  We’ve been learning that if we have rights, we also have responsibilities. Children have been considering the following rights and responsibilities.

  • I have the right to learn and I have the responsibility for my own learning.
  • I have the right to play and I have the responsibility to play fairly.
  • I have the right to express an opinion and I have the responsibility to respect the opinions of others.
  • I have the right to be safe and I have the responsibility to make safe choices.
  • I have the right to be healthy and I have the responsibility to make healthy choices.

Your child is required to show their understanding of rights and responsibilities in a creative way. Ideas could include:

  • a story
  • a poem
  • a song
  • a poster
  • a letter
  • a comic strip
  • a script

13 March 2016

Posted on Saturday 14 May 2016 by Mr Owen

In a break from the usual homework types, this week we simply have two pieces of research for children to do:

  • Research salads…. What’s your favourite? How do you make it? What do other people enjoy?  We’re going to be making them next week!
  • Research cookery videos… Watch some on YouTube videos or TV to see their style, what’s normally included and get some ideas, because next week we’ll be filming our own.

29 April 2016

Posted on Friday 29 April 2016 by Mr Owen

This week, I’ve set Practice Makes Perfect homework:

I can revise!

It’s fairly self-explanatory… Children need to revise!

They should:

  • read lots
  • answer questions about their reading, especially why and how do you know questions
  • go on Spellodrome
  • practise the spellings on their large, laminated sheets
  • practise previous spellings set
  • use their revision guides to look at sections they feel less confident with
  • practise calculations, using the school’s calculation videos for help if needed
  • practise times tables and related facts (ie if they know 6 x 8 = 48, they should know 60 x 80 = 4800, 6 x 0.8 = 4.8 and 480 ÷ 6 = 80)

22 April 2016

Posted on Saturday 23 April 2016 by Mr Owen

This week, we have Talk Time homework:

I can discuss my maths.

Children have been given a maths test that they did before Easter to discuss with an adult at home.

They should discuss their understanding of each question and try and work out…

  • what they did correctly
  • what mistakes they made
  • how they might have made things easier for themselves
  • if there were any alternative methods that they could have used

The children will discuss any questions they’re still finding tricky in class on Wednesday, so don’t worry if adults are not sure either! It is important for children to be able to explain their understanding, so please encourage children to talk about each question and what they think before the adult speaks.

I have also made it clear that I expect lots of spelling practice this week – I’ve only set one homework, instead of the usual two, so that children have even more time to dedicate to learning their spellings (the big, laminated sheet sent home before Easter holidays). We’ve discussed focussing on ten or so of these spellings at a time and changing the words each night, so that lots of words are remembered.

Have a look at our class news post about spellings.

24 March 2016

Posted on Thursday 24 March 2016 by Mr Catherall

In addition to their Creative homework, some children also have some extra Practice Makes Perfect homework this week.

I can revise translation, reflection and using coordinates.

Children are expected to complete pages 82-85 of their maths revision books and evidence this in their homework books. They could make notes, show examples of completed questions or explain what they have learnt. Then, children should answer practice questions 9, 10 and 11 (these questions can be found on page 87. As always, we have discussed this in class so children should know what to do.

24 March 2016

Posted on Thursday 24 March 2016 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Creative.

I can show what I know about word classes.

Children should communicate their understanding of all the different word classes that they’ve learnt about in our grammar lessons.

For example:

  • common nouns
  • proper nouns
  • collective nouns
  • abstract nouns
  • adjectives
  • adverbs
  • determiners
  • conjunctions
  • connectives
  • pronouns
  • verbs
  • articles
  • prepositions
  • etc…

Be creative! How about a poster? Comic? Board game? Please avoid computer based homework.

18 March 2016

Posted on Saturday 19 March 2016 by Mr Owen

This week, we have Talk Time homework:

I know what calculations to do mentally, with jottings and with written methods.

Children have been given several calculations to discuss with adults. They need to sort the calculations into three columns: those that can be done mentally (entirely in the head); those that need jottings (like number lines); and those that are best done with written calculations (probably columns). Then children need to write a brief explanation of how they would do the calculation – not do the written calculation. We have discussed examples in class, so everyone should know what to do.

We also have Practice Makes Perfect homework.

I can spell accurately.

This week, children have been given a previous SATs spelling test to do at home. They have answer sheets to record the words in, as well as instructions sheets for an adult to read. The test takes about 15 to 20 minutes and should highlight the standard of spelling expected for children of their age.

Adults basically need to say:

  • the word on its own (eg “Word 1 is umbrella.”)
  • the word in the sentence given on the sheet (eg “I take an umbrella when it is raining”)
  • the word on its own again (eg “Word 1 is umbrella.”)

Please avoid over pronouncing spellings.

Word that children spell incorrectly then form their spelling list for this week, along with a revision of previous weeks’ words.

11 March 2016

Posted on Friday 11 March 2016 by Mr Owen

One of this week’s homework is Talk Time.

Is it ever OK to take a life?

Children need to think about this moral question from a wide-range of viewpoints. It’s pretty deep for a Y6 class! In class, we’ll have a debate but they must be prepared to debate for and against this question. They must make notes to help when debating.

Our other homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

Children, once again, have a sheet of calculation questions to complete. It’s VERY similar to last week’s, but we’ve had some time to see where we’ve gone wrong, so I’m hoping to see a large improvement. Lots of children made mistakes with last week’s sheet, many of which should have been avoided:

  • assuming columns are the best method
  • copying questions wrongly
  • copying answers wrongly
  • adding instead of subtracting
  • not being clear with digits: a 6 might look like a 0, or a 4 might look like a 9
  • thinking 3 – 5 = 2, and other similar errors when digits are in columns
  • thinking 0 – 7 = 0

We’ve discussed how best to prepare ourselves for concentrating on this homework, so please help your child take this homework seriously and try their best to get all of the questions right. They’re similar to ones they’ll get in the SATs in May.

04 March 2016

Posted on Thursday 03 March 2016 by Mr Owen

This week, as well as the Creative homework (see below), children have been given Practice Makes Perfect homework:

I can calculate accurately.

Children have been given a worksheet with calculations on: four addition; four subtraction; four multiplication; and four division. We’ve discussed different ways to calculate, that formal column methods aren’t always the best choice and that we expect children to estimate first, by rounding.