Year 6 Homework

It’s the summer

Posted on Sunday 15 July 2012 by Mr Roundtree

Yes, believe it or not, the summer holidays begin on Friday, despite somewhat autumnal (ok: downright dismal) weather.

During the holidays, research shows that many children’s key skills can regress – this makes rapid progress in the autumn back at school hard. It’s important to make sure your child spends time reading, and try to include daily opportunities to do some writing and number work – things like sending a postcard to someone (look out for our postcard competition – more details soon) and working out some ticket prices and journey times.

As many teachers at Moortown Primary noted in children’s annual reports, your child may need a bit more than this if they need to keep up-to-speed with times tables and spellings – spend just five minutes on each every day to really help your child.

Of course, holidays should be as happy and as healthy as possible, whatever the weather.  A useful starting point to planning a few days out or activities in Leeds is Breeze.

Another interesting and familiar idea crossed my mind recently as I read a Sunday paper: the writer and child psychologist Sue Palmer comments: “Every child will make a den given a chance; their evolutionary roots are still very strong.  Sitting down watching someone else do it on television is no substitute.” You can buy some exciting kit to support this (I like the Ultimate Dangerous Den Kit, but less so the price), but there’s something even more exciting (and cheaper) by getting creative with cardboard boxes and blankets!

Whatever you and your child get up to, enjoy the break, and see you on Tuesday 04 September (or sometime in the week beginning 17 September if your child is starting in Reception).

Health questionnaire

Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2012 by Mr Roundtree

There will be no further homework this term. However, please support your child to complete the health questionnaire sent home today in order to find out their views on some of our key health issues at school.

Emotional health and obesity are the two targets we are working on in school to further our healthy schools status and the questions, devised last year by the school council, are linked to these areas. These include:

  • Are you happy at school?
  • What do you enjoy most about playtimes and lunchtimes?

Completed questionnaires to be returned by Monday 16 July.

06 July 2012

Posted on Saturday 07 July 2012 by

This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Wednesday 11 July.

I can show my learning journey this year.

Children have spent the past academic year learning lots and now’s the time to show it. Your child can produce anything that communicates some of their best or favourite learning. The learning can be from one of their topics or from maths, art, science or literacy, or a mixture of lots of subject areas. Your child can decide how to present their homework. Here are some ideas:

  • a diagram
  • a picture / photographs
  • a video
  • a report
  • a conversation between two people
  • a piece of art work

This will be the last piece of homework before the summer holidays.

29 June 2012

Posted on Monday 02 July 2012 by Mr Owen

Thiis week’s homework is Practise Makes Perfect

I can learn all of my lines from Grease.

Children should learn everything that they need to say in Grease. If they’ve done that, they should continue to learn their song words.

15 June 2012

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can learn songs from Grease.

Children have been given song sheets to begin to learn songs for our end of year production – Grease! We held auditions on Wednesday… they were great! All roles have been given out and now we need to start learning lines and lyrics. 

If children have access to computers, we’re asking them to practise the songs with the lyrics we’ve given them (a little different to the original ones!). If they don’t have computer access, we’d like children to do their best to remember the lyrics without the tune.

All the practice children can do now will help them to be ready for rehearsals, which will start next week. It’s going to be a busy few weeks!

It’s the half-term holiday…

Posted on Friday 01 June 2012 by Mr Roundtree

…so there’s no homework this week.

25 May 2012

Posted on Thursday 24 May 2012 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Creative.

I can create a business idea.

As part of our ‘My Money’ week, children are asked to come up with a business idea for their homework. It could be anything designed to make money – whether that’s a new product or providing a service. It could be a new invention, an adaptation of something existing or something else entirely. Some businesses aim to make as much profit as possible and some ‘social enterprises’ are designed to break even and do some good for society at the same time. I wonder which children will choose?

The best ideas will think about how much things cost to produce and how much they can be sold for.

Children should produce a drawing or model to help people understand the business idea. Notes, labels and descriptions will make viewers see the business potential even more!

If children get really into their business idea, they could even produce a full business plan, complete with prototype, target market (who it’s aimed at), advertising ideas, costs, prices and sales predictions.

Each class will vote for one homework to represent their class in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style assembly in front of the whole school. These finalists must present their business ideas in front of an audience!

Friday 11 May 2012

Posted on Monday 14 May 2012 by

There is no  homework this week due to SATs.

04 May 2012

Posted on Friday 27 April 2012 by

Homework again this week is some practice makes perfect and it’s for maths.

Children have been given four mental maths tests to complete. I suggest they don’t leave all four until Tuesday night! Instead, I would recommend they do them on different nights throughout the week.

The tests will help the children with their mental maths speed and skills.

Homework is due in on Wednesday 09 May.

It’s vital that homework is handed in on time as the lesson on Wednesday is based on the homework.

20 April 2012

Posted on Friday 20 April 2012 by

Homework this week is some practice makes perfect and it’s for maths.

Children have been given four mental maths tests to complete. I suggest they don’t leave all four until Tuesday night! Instead, I would recommend they do them on different nights throughout the week.

The tests will help the children with their mental maths speed and skills.

Homework is due in on Wednesday 25 April.