Year 6 Homework

It’s the half-term break…

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2013 by Mr Roundtree

…so there’s no homework or spellings this week.  Enjoy the holiday, whatever you get up to.

03 May 2013

Posted on Friday 03 May 2013 by

Your homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 08 May 2013.

I can invent and make a page of a study book to show people how to… (you need to fill in your own idea here!)

Think of the following:

  • How the page should look so it looks like a study book or important bits book.
  • How you are going to make it creative and interesting to read.
  • What information will you include to help your reader learn about your chosen subject?
  • What tips will you give to your reader?

26 April 2013

Posted on Friday 26 April 2013 by

Homework this week is a mix of talk time and creative.

I can do something that makes me feel proud is our SEAL statement.

Your homework is to prepare a speech to deliver to the rest of the class about when you have felt proud of yourself.  Your speech should last one minute and describe the following:

  • what you did that you were proud of
  • how you felt
  • how other people reacted to you

You’ll deliver your speech to the rest of the class on Wednesday or Friday of next week but homework has to be done by Wednesday.

You can prepare notes to help you but your speech should be spoken to the class, not read.

19 April 2013

Posted on Friday 19 April 2013 by

Homework this week is creative. It’s the second of three homework tasks this school year when we invite children to respond to something from a cultural or spiritual perspective (we’ve timed these so they fall close to religious festivals, from Eid to Easter).

I can respond to a programme or film I’ve seen.

We’d like children to present their responses about a recent programme or film they’ve seen. We’re interested to hear your child’s opinions and any connections they might have made between the programme or film and their own life. This might include pictures, an interview (you could write a fictional script between an interviewer and a character), a letter (eg to or from a character) – anything which might include your child’s responses!

However, your child might prefer to do the following:

I can show what Passover or Easter means to me and my community.

Recently, some children will have celebrated the Christian festival of Easter or the Jewish festival of Passover. We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script), or any other creative response.

 

 

 

 

Super Science Day Talk Time

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013 by Mr Roundtree

We don’t normally set specific homework tasks in the holidays, but we encourage you to spend some time discussing the nine science activities your child will have taken part in, especially considering what they have learnt. The learning objectives were:

  • I know that dyes are made up of other colours
  • I know why objects float
  • I can create a gas with a solid and a liquid
  • I know that static electricity creates a charge
  • I know about irreversible changes
  • I know the effects of a chemical reaction
  • I know what exercise does to my body
  • I am aware of acids and alkalis
  • I know what happens when you mix water with oil

Check out the pictures from the day to help jog your child’s memory of each activity… Can they match the learning objective to the photo?

 

22 March 2013

Posted on Monday 25 March 2013 by Mr Owen

Apologies for the late posting. I’ve had some computer issues – they seem to be sorted now!

This week’s homework is creative.

I can create something that shows our class mood.

Each class has been given a mood to focus on. Year 5 has excitement and Y6 have calm.

Ideas

Children could write a poem or short piece of writing, create a model or piece of art that demonstrates the mood needed.

22 March 2013

Posted on Thursday 21 March 2013 by

Super Science  Day is postponed due to snow.  The homework below relates to this themed day.  We will have Super Science Day next Tuesday, 26 March.  The homework below will happen after the Easter holidays – it would be a good idea to have some talk time at home about Super Science after Tuesday’s themed day.

This week’s homework is both talk time and creative. It is due in on Wednesday 27 March 2013.

Today, everyone took part in a Super Science themed day in which they completed nine science activities. The learning objectives were:

  • I know that dyes are made up of other colours
  • I know why objects float
  • I can create a gas with a solid and a liquid
  • I know that static electricity creates a charge
  • I know about irreversible changes
  • I know the effects of a chemical reaction
  • I know what exercise does to my body
  • I am aware of acids and alkalis
  • I know what happens when you mix water with oil

In talk-time, we’d like the children to talk about what they have learnt and then, in creative homework, sum up their learning.  (Creative homework can be completed on the next page in the homework book so that a full page can be used.)

15 March 2013

Posted on Friday 15 March 2013 by

In class we have been discussing theme parks; as a moral issue, we’ve thought about whether animals should be kept in theme parks like Chessington and Flamingoland.  Your homework this week is talk time.

Should animals be kept in theme parks?

Think of and discuss points that you agree with and points that you disagree with.  Also think about a conclusion or summary.

Make notes in your homework book to show the things you discussed.  Homework is due in on Wednesday 20 March.

01 March 2013

Posted on Thursday 28 February 2013 by Mrs Taylor

Next Thursday 07 March is our annual school council election. This week’s homework, linked to the elections, is talk time.  It’s due in on Wednesday 06 March 2013.  Your child has a choice:

Either:

If your child would like to be a candidate for their class, their homework is to prepare a speech to present to their class.  This should include the following:

  • Why they think they can represent their class well.
  • What qualities they have to make a good school councillor.
  • What suggestions they have for the new school council to consider.  Think of realistic ideas.

Some websites to help with this homework include http://involver.org.uk and http://www.pupilvoicewales.org.uk

Or:

If your child does not want to be a candidate in the elections, their homework is to discuss:

I understand the importance of voting.

This week, in class and assemblies, children have been learning about voting, school councils and why their vote, in the elections next week, really does count.

 

It’s the Spring half-term holiday next week…

Posted on Thursday 14 February 2013 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term holidays next week, so there are no specific homework tasks, times tables or spellings next week.

Of course, regular practice and learning can still happen: reading each day, swimming, tables practice, trips to the library, walks around Roundhay Park… A personal recommendation from me: take a visit to Leeds Art Gallery -the Liberty and Anarchy exhibition is great!

All will help your child have a happy and healthy holiday!