Year 6 Homework

20 January 2012

Posted on Friday 20 January 2012 by

Your homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 25 January 2012. 

I can invent and make a page of a study book to show people how to write a great scripts.

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 scripts?
  • What tips will you give to your reader?
  • If you’re producing information about scripts, include stage directions, character lists, how many acts to include and how your actors speak and move.

13 January 2012

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2012 by Mr Roundtree

For all children in Year 1 to Year 6, the homework this week is Talk Time:

Which two charities should we support at school and why?

It’s time for children to think about our school charities.  Currently, we support the NSPCC and the WWF.  A previous School Council selected these because they wanted to help animals and people, and wanted to help nationally and internationally.  We’ve helped these charities for two years now, so it’s time for a change.  We need you to have a discussion at home about which charities would be best for us to support.  Each class will then discuss this and then the councillors will bring the views and ideas together to decide on the charities. 

You might want to discuss whether we support a local charity like St Gemma’s, or a children’s charity like Unicef, or a charity that have helped our learning, like the Dogs’ Trust, or even whether we should support charities in school at all.


06 January 2012

Posted on Thursday 05 January 2012 by

Your homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 11 January 2012.

I can produce a piece of work for our Snowbound display.

Create a piece of work about snow, ice or being snowbound. Your work could be:

  • Art work about snow or ice
  • Collage or a collection of snow vocabulary – in other languages, too, perhaps
  • Poetry
  • Recounts or reports of snowy days
  • Weather forecasts
  • Your own idea

For this homework activity, your efforts should not go in your homework book. It should be bright, colourful, attractive and ready to be put up on display.

09 December 2011

Posted on Friday 09 December 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Creative.

I can write a poem.

Children have started learning about poetry and now have the chance to write one (or more!) of their own.

25 November 2011

Posted on Friday 25 November 2011 by

Homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 30 November.

I can show all I know about Mount Olympus and the Ancient Greek Gods.

Remember to be as creative as you can.

You could produce some writing, art work, a story, a newspaper report or your own creative idea. Have fun!

11 November 2011

Posted on Friday 11 November 2011 by

This week homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can work out range, mean, mode and median.

We’ve been learning how to work out averages and ranges in class in maths. We need a little more work on it to make the learning secure.

Children have been learning how to find the mode, mean, median and range of a set of numbers and have been given some work to complete at home to supplement their learning in school.

All information needed to complete the work is on the sheet that has been given to the children.

Homework is due in on Wednesday 16 Novemebr.

04 November 2011

Posted on Friday 04 November 2011 by

Your homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday November 09.

I can show what I learnt at the Leeds City Museum.

Homework is to produce a piece of work showing what they learnt on their trip to the museum. Encourage your child to focus on the learning that took place in the Ancient Greek Workshops and the Ancient Worlds Gallery.

This piece of work could be:

  • A recount
  • A report
  • Annotated drawings
  • A fact file
  • A leaflet
  • Another idea, even more creative!

Remember, homework should stick to one page of the Homework Book, but the page can be extended with flaps, pull out sections etc.

It’s the holiday…

Posted on Sunday 23 October 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework or spellings.

However, there are lots of ways you can support you child’s learning, first and foremost by visiting our Help Your Child section.

There are lots of things to do in or near Leeds, from geo-caching on Monday to a spooky Halloween walk on Sunday.  Here are a few other ideas to fill the October half-term holiday with activities…

  • take your child for an autumnal walk in Roundhay Park to collect chestnuts for a game of conkers or autumn leaves for an autumn collage;
  • on a cold, autumn day, stay indoors and spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • take a trip to Leeds Art Gallery – the Damien Hirst exhibition should prove a great opportunity for lots of discussion, description and possibly disagreement!
  • and, as always, enjoy some relaxing reading (why not read some Tintin stories from a local library in preparation for the forthcoming film?)

School re-opens on Tuesday 01 November 2011 (following a training day on Monday 31 October 2011).

04 Novemeber 2011

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s spellings are to do with common strings of letters that sound different depending on the word.

For example: ‘ight’ sounds different in ‘night’ to how it does in ‘weight’.

Some sentences you might think about at home are:

  • I had an After-Eight mint from the freight train at twilight and now I’m worried about putting on a slight bit of weight.
  • My niece found a piece of shield and gave it to her friend on the pier.

Common letter strings (A)

We are learning about words that have the same letters inside but sound different.













Common letter strings (B)

We are learning about words that have the same letters inside but sound different.













Common letter strings (C)

We are learning about words that have the same letters inside but sound different. We’re also practising spelling frequently used words.


frequently used words











14 October 2011

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2011 by

Your homework this week is a mixture of creative and talk time and is due in on Wednesday 19 October.

I can talk about Greece or Ancient Greece.

Next week, we’re having a session called ‘Just A Minute’ in class. Children have been asked to prepare a talk that they will give to the rest of the class about an aspect of life in Ancient Greece or modern day Greece. This talk is to last one minute and has been set to develop the children’s skills as confident and creative speakers.  The children will need to practise their speeches at home to build up their confidence.

Any materials they prepare to help them – maybe a bullet point list as a memory aid – must stick to the homework rules of not going over one page of A4.

The piece of work could be about:

  • gods
  • Athens
  • Sparta
  • a myth
  • schools
  • modern Greece
  • …or a different idea!

Remember to only use one A4 side, but you can extend the page (with flaps, for example) if you want to.