Year 6 Homework

07 October 2011

Posted on Friday 07 October 2011 by

Your homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can use ‘add-ins’.

Your task is to create ten different sentences each with an add in.

In class, we are working on using ‘add ins’; these can be openers, middlers or enders.

Openers

  • Silently, the thief approached the house.
  • Panting wildly, Mark ran into the safety of the cave.

You could also use a connective opener (Later on, Because of this,) or a preposition opener (Under the chair, Further down the road,).

Middlers

  • Sean, who lives in Leeds, likes chips.
  • The dragon, breathing fire, stalked the princess.

Enders

  • We couldn’t do wake up shake up because it was raining.
  • The girls skipped along without a care in the world.

30 September 2011

Posted on Friday 30 September 2011 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s homework is Talk Time.

I can discuss the difference between legal and illegal drugs.

This week, children have decided on this topic for their talk time homework.  They have learnt lots about drugs safety through their sessions with d:side so now’s the time to discuss what they’ve found out.

Talk Time homework doesn’t need lots of evidence in the homework books; sometimes, we’ll suggest that just a comment from an adult to say you’ve discussed it is enough.

Good websites to refer to are: http://www.talktofrank.com and http://kidshealth.org/kid/grow/drugs_alcohol/know_drugs.html

Talk Time homework works best if you:

  • switch the TV off
  • get a few different adults around – mums, dads, aunts, cousins, grandads, neighbours
  • take it in turns to speak
  • adults go first
  • write notes about what you discussed

23 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is creative.

I can show what I know about forces.

We’ve been learning all about pushes, pulls, gravity, air resistance and magnetism over the last two weeks. This homework requires children to show us what they’ve learnt. Put them in homework books this time, please.

The creative homework could be a:

  • poster (perhaps with bits stuck on, fold out flaps or pull out bits)
  • written experiment showing what they’ve found out by using a magnet around the house
  • summary of extra research they’ve done on forces that interest them
  • few photos of forces in action with brief explanations
  • anything else that shows their forces knowledge!

Next week’s homework won’t be creative – so get all of those ideas out now!

16 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2011 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Creative.

I can show what I know about the Ancient Greeks.

This is an opportunity to flex your creative muscles: be inventive and do something bright and colourful!

As you know, our Big Topic this term is going to be Meet the Greeks. You might not know much about Ancient Greeks yet, but a lot of people know something about them. Why not try and do a little research on a small part of Ancient Greece?

Good websites are www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/Greece.html and www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/

This homework is going to get displayed on our topic walls (so we’re breaking the normal rule for creative homework, which is to stick to an A4 side), so make them beautiful!

Some ideas are:

  • create a comic strip of a day in the life of a Greek
  • draw a poster of a famous Greek or Greek event
  • write a character description of someone in a Greek myth
  • make a paper boat and decorate it in a Greek style
  • decorate a paper plate to look like an old Greek shield

It’s the summer…

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework activities or spellings to learn.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • 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?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

08 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 07 July 2011 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s homework is Creative Homework.   Please hand in on Wednesday 13 July.

I can show my learning journey.

This is the final homework of this academic year.  It’s an opportunity for your child to reflect on their learning over the year.   Their reflections could include:

  • what they have learned
  • when they learn best
  • how they learn something new
  • how they know they have learned something new
  • how they approach learning something

We look forward to sharing these learning journeys with the children.

Thank you for all your support with homework over the past year.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • 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?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

01 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2011 by

Homework this week is creative.

I can promote our forthcoming Year 5 and 6 production of Bugsy Malone.

It could be:

  • a radio advert
  • a poster
  • a TV advert using your windows movie maker skills
  • an interview with one of the cast, or
  • your own idea!

Homework is due in on Wednesday 06 July 2011.

24 June 2011

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011 by

Your homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 29 June.

I can express my opinion about Rebecca’s World.

We’ve been reading Rebecca’s World by Terry Nation. Homework is to produce a piece of work that tells me your opinion of the book.

This piece of work could be:

  • Some art work
  • A timeline
  • A cartoon strip of the story so far
  • An interview with you answering questions about as though you were one of the characters
  • A prediction of the exciting events still to come

Or…your own even more creative idea!

17 June 2011

Posted on Friday 17 June 2011 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s homework is Talk Time (with some recording) and is due in by Wednesday 22 June.

I can discuss health issues at my school.

I have worked with members of our Health Group (made up of our School Councillors) to create the homework for this week – a health questionnaire.

As part of the next level of our Healthy Schools status we are working on a number of targets relating to obesity and emotional health.

Your views and responses to the health questionnaire will help us to be an even happier and healthier school.

Please discuss the issues raised in the questionnaire at home and record your views on the questionnaire provided.  Return your completed forms to your class teacher.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts.

10 June 2011

Posted on Thursday 09 June 2011 by

This week homework is creative and is due in on Wednesday 15 June 2011.

Show me your opinion and views about your activities on our visit to Robinwood Activity Centre.

or

Show me your opinion and views about your activities while I was in Year Six with Mrs Wilson.


Remember this is creative, so you can show your thoughts and opinions in any interesting and imaginative way you like.