Year 6

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    Welcome to our class page! We hope you enjoy reading about our wonderful learning, exciting activities and amazing achievements. Please keep visiting weekly to find out important information about homework and the latest news!

    STAR OF THE WEEK

    Ruby T
    Ruby, you have continued to push yourself and work really hard this year. The improvements you have made in lots of areas have been testament to your talent, ability and self belief. Well done!
    Hannah
    Hannah, you are you have shown a really wonderful creative and focused  talent in our rehearsals and  your bravery to take on new ideas and make them your own has been wonderful to see. Well done!

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    Homework

    Homework 24.5.19

    Homework 24.5.19

    Homework 24.5.19
    Your homework tasks over the holidays are:

    Look over your scripts and try to learn your lines for our rehearsals when we return

    English

    Think carefully about your quest stories.
    Try to formulate ideas about:

    What your main character is like
    How they change over the course of the quest
    What the quest is and why it is important
    The beast the main chacarter has to overcome
    The environemntal problem the main character has to solve
    The magical object the main character the gets and how they use it
    The setting and how you can create atmosphere and mood

    Have a wonderful holiday

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 3.5.19

    Homework 3.5.19

    Homework 3.5.19
    Your homework tasks over are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework revision challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    English/ Grammar and Punctuation

    Look at the questions on grammar and punctuation from previous SATs papers.
    There are 20 questions so if should take you no longer than 20 minutes.

    Spelling
    Prepare for next week’s revison spelling test – go back over the spelling rules we have already looked at previously.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 26.4.19

    Homework 26.4.19

    Homework 26.4.19
    Your homework tasks over are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework revision challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    English/ Grammar and Punctuation

    Look at the questions on word types (nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, determiners, adverbs, Subject and object, and prepositions) from previous SATs papers.
    There are 15 questions so if should take you no longer than 15 minutes.

    Spelling
    Prepare for next week’s revison spelling test – go back over the spelling rules we have already looked at previously.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework: Easter Holidays

    Homework: Easter Holidays

    Homework: Easter Holidays
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths or look at the sheets you have been given and complete the homework challenges.
    These tasks will be revision tasks on areas you have covered previously that may show as an area of low confidence in recent assessments.

    On MyMaths, the best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    English
    Please read the ‘Awakening’ story that is attached to our page. we will be writing quest stories when we return after the break and thi sis a fantastic example.

    Spelling
    HAve a look at the latest revision lists and keep revsiing those spellings!

    Check the Website for helpful links to revision guides and helpful activities. Try to use his time to catch up on any of the areas you have not yet completed in your revision guides – check the timetables to help you know the schedules.

    Have a great holiday
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 29.3.19

    Homework 29.3.19

    Homework 29.3.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Revision tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously that may show as an area of low confidence in recent assessments

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    English
    Next week we will be writing a short, but incredibly descriptive piece of writing based on our favourite foods. For your homework I would like you to:
    1. Decide on your favourite meal
    2. Think of figurative language exmples of how to compare the food to other things to explain it to the reader without revealing it in its entirity.
    3. Decide on how you will describ the smell, appearence and taste without revealing what the food is.

    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    Spelling
    Next week will be a final revision test on all this term’s spellings. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 22.3.19

    Homework 22.3.19

    Homework 22.3.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Revision tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously that may show as an area of low confidence in recent assessments

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    English
    Next week we will be writing our ‘getting trapped’ stories. think about your planning (that we completed on Friday) and the toolkits we have been using for characterisation; mood and atmosphere; and suspense and carefully formulate your ideas.
    How will you make the story truly suspensefula nd exciting for the reader?

    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists this next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 14.3.19

    Homework 14.3.19

    Homework 14.3.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Revision tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously that may show as an area of low confidence in recent assessments

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists this next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 8.3.19

    Homework 8.3.19

    Homework 8.3.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Revision tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously that may show as an area of low confidence in recent assessments

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    Geography

    Next week we will be looking at the human geographical features of your chosen South Amwerican country. Your task is to research the top three to five tourist attractions and:

    1. Find out what they are
    2. Find out how many people visit them
    3. Find out where they are in your country (What is the nearest major city)
    4. Decide whether it is a natural occuring attraction or has been created by the impact of humnans on the environment.

    Also, find out why these tourist attractions are important to the country and its people.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists this next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 1.3.19

    Homework 1.3.19

    Homework 1.3.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Consolidation tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously that may show as an area of low confidence in recent assessments

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    English
    The Ian Brown ‘FEAR’ poetry challenge

    This homework is inspired by Leo M! Some time ago, he chose to write the lyrics to a song that
    I particularly like (By Ian Brown) as part of his homeowrk.
    I suggested we use this as a stimulus to do some interesting writing work, so here we are!

    The song he chose to use is interesting because all the lyrics contain words that start with the same set of letters in the same order.

    Your challenge this week is to write a poem in this style

    The rules are:
    1.All the words in each line of the poem must start with T.G.P.S in this order
    2.The lines must relate to school, pupils or the community
    3.It must make some sense
    4.The chorus must be just the letters TGPS repeated 4 times

    Let me give you an example from the song itself:

    For each a road
    For everyone a religion
    Find everybody and rule
    Forgoe everything and rumble
    Forget everything and remember
    For everything a reason
    Forgive everybody and remember

    F.E.A.R
    F.E.A.R
    F.E.A.R

    This week, when we have been creating our poems, we have been looking at structure and rhythm – see if you can use this to engage and daw in the reader.

    You do not need to listen to the song to do your homework, but ensure you speak to your parents and get their permission if you would like to listen to the song online to hear what it sounds like.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists this next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 15.2.19

    Homework 15.2.19

    Homework 8.2.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Consolidation tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously that may show as an area of low confidence in recent assessments

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    English
    The ‘follow on’ story challege

    Over the holidays write an interesting short story with a twist.
    The rules are:
    It must not be over 115 words long
    It must contain the sentence ‘This could be the greatest night of our lives’
    Each sentence must begin with the letter the last sentence ended with.

    Eg. The man stumbled forward and he struggled to breathe. Even though his arms ached, he reached for his sword. Desperately, he swung it viciously at the beast.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great week off
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 8.2.19

    Homework 8.2.19

    Homework 8.2.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Consolidation tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously in year 6 or in KS2

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.
    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    Geography
    This week we have been looking at Human Geographical features of our countries in South America. You homework this week is to create an infographic about the UK.

    Research the following:
    The contries of the UK
    The Population of the UK and how it is split up
    The main languages and religions
    The main occupations and jobs
    The 5 largest cities and where they are:
    The numbers of airports and their locations

    You will need to show this information on one page of the book and it must be represented in an interesting way using graphics and pictures that relate to the information.
    Remember to make it colourful and interesting so it appeals to the reader.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 1.2.19

    Homework 1.2.19

    Homework 25.1.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Consolidation tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously in year 6 or in KS2

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    English
    This week it’s back to writing for the 105 word contraction/ non-contraction challenge.
    your task is to write a short story, with a twist if you like, that contains as many pairs of contacted and non contracted word forms.

    The rules are:
    1. You must use both forms E.g didn’t and did not
    2. You cannot repeat contractions
    3. It must contain the phrase….. pump up the volume
    4. the story must be less than 104 words long

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great weekend

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 25.1.19

    Homework 25.1.19

    Homework 25.1.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Consolidation tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously in year 6 or in KS2

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.
    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    English/ Science
    We will now be moving on to explanation texts in our next unit of work and I would like you to research and find out about how a machine or piece of technology, that interests you, works.

    Make notes or diagrams on ‘how’ it works rather than the instructions of ‘how’ it is used in your homework book and we will use these later in our work.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 18.1.19

    Homework 18.1.19

    Homework 18.1.19
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    There will be two sets of homework:
    1. Consolidation tasks on areas we have covered this week
    2. Revision tasks on areas you have covered previously in year 6 or in KS2

    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.
    Time Tables
    You may also have been given additional times tables sheets in your homework books to help develop confidence in your ability to quickly recall the division and multiplication facts. Please use these to help you improve speed and accuracy.

    Geography
    We have been looking at South America and finding out about its location, the countries it contains and what it looks like.

    I would like you to do some research and make a list of the countries from largest to smallest in the following areas:

    1. Size (Land area)
    2. Population

    Try to create your information in a visual and interesting way
    Do any of the results surprise you?

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 11.1.19

    Homework 11.1.19

    Homework 11.1.18
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    English

    We have been looking at short stories with a twist. I would like you to take on the 150 word challenge and write a well know story (or one you made up with an unexpected twist). Remember, no more than 150 words please and try and build atmosphere and mood through great description to make the reader believe that a

    Here is my example:

    The wind scurried around the room like a puppy chasing its tail and dust danced joyfully in the warms rays of sunlight that poured through the window. Our new house was amazing; it had been so cheap. This was our dream home and we couldn’t wait to settle in. A huge dusty mirror lay against the far wall covered by a luxurious rug. Gently, we dragged the cover off ready to admire our reflection. We smiled, but our smiles turned to shock. We stopped. We stepped back. We froze. An old man and woman, grey and haggard, stared back. “Welcome home” they said “we’ve been expecting you!” I looked down at my suddenly wrinkly hands; pain surged through me; and my joints seized up. Moments later, we were in the mirror as a young man and woman picked up the rug, mouthed, “Thank you” and darkness engulfed us.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for next half term. Use some of the interesting ways to learn them on the sheet provided.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 21.12.18

    Homework 21.12.18

    Homework 21.12.2018
    Your holiday homework tasks are

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing and record your summaries in your reading journal.

    Topic
    In our next topic we will be looking at the geography of South America. In preparation for this we need to be able to find locations across the globe and your challenge is to research and prepare a small vibrant information text about:

    The Equator
    The Tropic of Cancer
    The Tropic of Capricorn

    Try to explain their significance, location and any other interesting facts you can find out about them.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for next half term provided by Mrs Karim and learn the first set.

    Revision Guides
    If you have purchased the revision guides, look over the revision timetables and make sure you are familiar with the structure of the guide.

    The Timetable is a guide, to schedule full coverage and split the revision in to smaller chunks , but some pupils may prefer to move at a different pace or in a different order.

    Red Text refers to the revision guide – use these pages to revise the areas.
    Blue Text refers to the SATs practice question books – use these pages to practice and check your understanding.

    The best way to revise is to do a small amount each night. The guide has two sections for the weekend which is considered to be Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    The sections highlighted in yellow are the mini-tests as you move through the sections

    If you have any questions about the timetables or guides come and see me after the holidays.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and an amazing holiday

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 14.12.18

    Homework 14.12.18

    Homework 14.12.2018
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing and complete your journal entries. Have alook at the reading list on the website and see if there are any of the titles you have, or want to read.

    Design Tehnology
    Next week, we will be building our designs. Use the weekend to source all your materials and remember to have them ready for Wednesday next week.

    Performance
    Learn all your words for the acting parts and songs

    Costumes:
    Please bring in all costume on Monday so we can check if we need anything else.

    Soldiers: Green, brown, grey or balck plain tops and dark trousers or leggings
    Narrators: Plain White t-shirts or shirts and dark skirts, traousers or leggings
    Homeless People; Hats, gloves scarfs
    Children: Christmas jumpers

    Other individual parts: Please see Mr Wilson or Mrs Brierley if you are having any problems sourcing costumes.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 7.12.18

    Homework 7.12.18

    Homework 7.12.2018
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing and complete your journal entries

    Topic
    Next week, we will be studying the Blitz and propaganda in our History work.
    Your task this week is to research the Blitz in Manchester and how propaganda shaped the story of the war.

    Try to answer these questions:

    What was the Blitz?
    What parts of Manchester did it affect?
    How did people in Manchester respond to this?
    Why were the Germans using this strategy?

    What is propaganda?
    Why did governments use propaganda during the war?
    Did only the allied forces use propaganda to help the war effort?

    Spelling
    Next week we will be assessing spelling confidence over the whole of the rules and lists from Autumn term. Have a look at the lists for both terms and practise the areas you feel less confident on for nexty week’s test.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 30.11.18

    Homework 30.11.18

    Homework 30.11.18
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the associated lesson and then complete the homework.

    English
    This week I thought we could complete another writing challenge.
    You need to write a short (no more than 150 words) story that contains at least 8 pairs of homophones used correctly. Underline the homophones to identify them.

    Here is my example (135 words):

    The sea crashed powerfully onto the beach as the knight dragged himself to shore. Darkness was already starting to creep across the horizon and he knew night would soon be here. In front of him, the warrior could see a wood stretching away at the rear of the sand and a new hope surged through him. His horse was gone and there was no way for him to make the long journey home, but the trees suggested safety. Suddenly, a hoarse, throaty roar filled his ears- the dragon had returned. He did not know how the creature had survived the spell (he was sure it had destroyed it), yet it had, and this terrified him. He could now hear the beast swooping downwards; he threw himself forward and scrambled for the sanctuary of the forest.

    Reading
    Continue to read your independent reading book and complete your jounral entries.

    We have also relaunched ‘Bug Club’ the online resource for reading across school and if you would like to read some more books online, log in and have a look at the selection that is available for you to read.
    If you feel some of the books are not challenging enough, please let me know and I will allocate more titles

    Spelling
    Prepare for next week’s spelling test.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 23.11.18

    Homework 23.11.18

    Homework 23.11.2017
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    Keep Playing Rockstars Times Tables
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly.

    English

    Next week, we are looking at persuasion. Find a persuasive piece of writing or text, stick it in your homework book and explain why you think it either: changes your opinion about something, or encourages you to buy or experience something new.
    Remember to try and show how the features of the piece of the text try to persuade the reader.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists and focus on learning the spellings for this week.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 15.11.18

    Homework 15.11.18

    Homework 15.11.2018
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    Keep Playing Rockstars Times Tables

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly.

    English

    I was reading your poetry last week(which was brilliant) and I felt it would be wonderful for us to share our favourite poems as a class.
    In your reading journals, write out your favourite poem, illustrate it beautifully and write a short passage about why you enjoy reading it so much.

    My favourite poem is: Invictus by William Ernest Henley

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

    I enjoy this poem as it contains hugely powerful language and imagery. In addition to this, I am constantly inspired by what I consider to be its main message, which I feel is to treat failure and problems as something to conquer and overcome, even when those situations seem impossible to resolve. I think the last two lines are incredibly poignant as they suggest that each of us are in control of our future and we steer ourselves towards greatness or otherwise through the choices we make.

    The poem was written whilst William Henley was in hospital recovering from a terrible disease and leg amputation, which, in my mind makes, it even more impressive.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists and focus on learning the spellings for this week.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 9.11.18

    Homework 9.11.18

    Homework 9.11.2017
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing

    English
    This week we have been looking at creating characterisation using dialogue (of the character and those around them), showing actions and describing appearance.

    Your task this week is to create a character description of a famous, or well know character and I will guess who they are. You must not use their name in the paragraph, but can use the names of their friends, enemies or families.

    Here is my attempt

    The wealthy, well attired businessman sat in his office looking out across the well-kept lawns of his estate. His brow wrinkled with the weight of responsibility and his eyes, although bright and alert, told a story of loss and grief. An urge to protect his city, well hidden from most of those around him, raced through his veins; he knew his mission was unfinished. His smartly tailored suit hid the scars of nocturnal battles and his eloquence and tone spoke nothing of his brooding secret. There was a knock at the door, “Your guest has arrived sir.” said an elderly butler who confidently strode in to the room.
    “Thank you Alfred. Can you show Miss Vale to the study?” The man said softly, lifting his muscular frame from the chair and walking towards the door, “could you also contact Commissioner Gordon as I need to see him about the disturbances last night.”

    Can you tell who my character is?

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for this half term.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 2.11.18

    Homework 2.11.18

    Homework 2.11.2017
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing

    English
    This week we have been looking at creating WW1 poetry and, although it was brilliant, it was very serious and we thought carefully about some of the horrible things that happen in war.

    I thought it would be nice to continue with poetry for homework, but lighten the mood a little and look a ‘nonsense’ poetry, which is often fun, silly and joyful, but still requires skill to write.

    Here is an example…

    On the Ning Nang Nong
    Where the Cows go Bong!
    and the monkeys all say BOO!
    There’s a Nong Nang Ning
    Where the trees go Ping!
    And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
    On the Nong Ning Nang
    All the mice go Clang
    And you just can’t catch ’em when they do!
    So its Ning Nang Nong
    Cows go Bong!
    Nong Nang Ning
    Trees go ping
    Nong Ning Nang
    The mice go Clang
    What a noisy place to belong
    is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

    By Spike Milligan

    This is a wonderful illustration and I would like you to have a go at creating one of your own.
    I thought a good theme, would be opposites and thinking about funny or silly images the reader might not expect.

    I had a little go myself

    A goat on a boat felt silly afloat,
    As it drove to cove on a warm sunny road
    Its gruff was quite rough but not tough enough
    To control a troll who stole its sole by the light of a tiny shimmering black hole.

    It doesn’t have to rhyme, but can do. Have a go and ‘mess around’ with the language and se if you can come up with something truly nonsensical

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists for this half term.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 19.10.18

    Homework 19.10.18

    Homework 19.10.2018
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    Try and practise your times tables on the Rockstars website

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing

    Topic/English
    We will be writing ‘warning’ stories based in historical settings related to World War Two and specifically the rescue at Dunkirk
    This will combine our topic and English work

    Over the holiday, research the Dunkirk rescues in World War Two
    Find out:
    When the rescue happened?
    Who was involved in the rescue?
    Who was rescued?
    What happened?
    What were the ‘Little ships’?
    Why was the rescue important?

    Present your information in an interesting and exciting way in your homework books.

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists and learn your words for the first test after the holidays.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 12.10.18

    Homework 12.10.18

    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing

    Literacy

    We have been looking at journalistic writing and next week we will be completing our end of unit independent application.

    Think carefully about the ‘Bug’ Bun Assembly and:

    1. Make a list of the major events you would report on and some detail about each of them
    2. Think of some exciting headlines that you could use based on our work in class.

    These will help you plan an excellent journalistic piece next week

    Spelling
    Practise the rule and patterns for next week’s spelling test

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 5.10.18

    Homework 5.10.18

    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing

    History
    We have been looking at the Peterloo Massacre and how people’s lives were complex in the past this week in History.
    In August 2019, it will be the 200th Anniversary (bicentennial) of the event and people will be remembering the event that took place.

    There is a suggestion that there should be a new memorial design and erected to remember the Peterloo Massacre and your task is to produce a design for the new memorial in your books.

    When designing your memorial, remember to:
    Think carefully about the events
    Think about what the people were protesting for
    Think about what images may represent the struggle of the people
    Think about how large it will be and where it would be placed in Manchester

    Spelling
    Practise the rule and patterns for next week’s spelling test

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 28.9.18

    Homework 28.9.18

    Homework 28.9.2018
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly.

    English
    The alphabet challenge!
    Write a story that includes at least one word that starts with every letter in the alphabet. It cannot be over 120 words and must only feature the names of three animals or people.

    The extra hard challenge is to use the letters from the alphabet in order.

    For example
    Anxiously burrowing, Colin dug even faster. Ghouls howled insanely; jostling knights limped menacingly nearer…….

    Spelling
    Continue to use the spelling sheets to develop your skills and prepare for next week’s test. Remember the pattern rules we discussed in class.
    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 21.9.18

    Homework 21.9.18

    Homework 21.9.18
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.
    Reading
    Continue to read regularly – the journals look amazing so keep it up!
    English
    We are moving onto Journalistic writing next week. Find a newspaper report and annotate to show these structural features
    Headline
    Byline
    Lead Paragraph
    Body copy
    Summary
    Caption
    Picture
    Spelling
    Keep practising your spelling rules and prepare for the test next week
    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 14.9.18

    Homework 14.9.18

    Homework 14.9.17
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly – the journals look amazing so keep it up!

    English
    The 120 word challenge

    This week we have been starting to develop our ability to create imagery in the mind of the reader. I would like you to create a short story in your Homework books that uses the techniques we have been discussing to do this.
    Here are the rules:
    1. The story cannot be over 120 words long
    2. It must contain the phrase ‘the door slammed shut’ (these do not count in the 120)
    Try to make it as interesting and exciting as possible and try to include:
    • Expanded noun phrases to extend imagery
    • Powerful and well-chosen verbs, adjectives and adverbs to add precision and detail
    • EW, and SNT to help show character’s feeling

    Here is my attempt: (117 words + our phrase I believe)

    Tom slithered out of the dark, dingy mineshaft. The drizzly murkiness of dusk greeted him like an unwelcome friend as he staggered forward. He had escaped! In front of him, rising out of the sodden ground was a rickety shed and, through the haze, he saw the friendly sight of a lamp in one of the windows – a small smile exhaustedly limped across his dirty face. Although his head was throbbing and his hands were trembling uncontrollably, he knew he was free and at first light he could journey home. He slowly opened the withered door and stepped inside. Suddenly, the door slammed shut behind him and a voice whispered, “So you’ve finally arrived – I’ve been expecting you young man.”

    School Council
    Next week we will be electing our school council representatives. If you wish to be involved as a candidate (It is not compulsory) please create a short presentation (it does not need to be electronically delivered) outlining what you main priorities will be, your vision for the council and how you will represent our class.
    We will have an election and the boy and girl with the most votes will become our school council members.

    Spelling
    You have now got a list of the spellings up to the half term break. This should allow you to focus on developing your spelling skills on a weekly basis, as well as introducing you to future spellings so you can practise these if you wish. The challenge words are difficult words taken from the spelling lists that are commonly misspelt.

    Have a great weekend

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 7.9.18

    Homework 7.9.18

    Homework 7.9.2018
    Your homework tasks this week are:
    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths (please see me if you do not know your login details) and complete the online homework challenge.
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    In year six it is incredibly important to continue to develop your reading skills by reading a wide variety of texts regularly. We would recommend reading for a minimum of fifteen minutes at least five days out of seven. Use this weekend to start your reading journal and complete your first entry

    English
    This week we spoke briefly about word types and we identified some different types of langauge we use to create excellent writing.
    I would like you to design a way of presenting the different word types in an interesting and creative way. You must include examples of them being used and what they are used for.
    The word types are:

    Nouns (include: proper, abstract and common)
    Verbs (including modal verbs)
    Adjectives
    Adverbs
    Conjunctions
    Determiners
    Pronouns
    Prepositions

    I will ask other teachers to judge which is the most imaginative, creative and memorable piece of work and will give out a prize for the winner/winners.

    Pobble
    We are delighted to give our year six pupils the opportunity to become published authors and share their writing with a wider audience through the use of Pobble again this year. All parents and carers, should have recieved and email explaining the scheme and asking for permission to use children’s work. PLease sign up if you can, or contact Mr wilson if you have any questions.

    Spelling
    Please look over the initial spelling lists and prepare for the test next week. The test will contain 15 words.
    There will be 5 words with the pattern we are studying and 5 words from the overall key stage 2 spelling lists sent home on the list. The other 5 words tested will be based on the pattern we are studying, however these will be unseen before the test.
    Use some of the strategies we discussed this week to help you remember the pattern and develop your spelling accuracy.

    Homework books are to be handed in on Tuesday.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Links to online learning platforms:

    MyMaths

    Times Tables Rock Stars

    WW1 Information

    This half terms newsletter

    Year 6 Summer 2 Newsletter 2019

    Year 6 Summer 1 Newsletter 2019

    Year 6 Spring 2 Newsletter 2019

    Year 6 Spring 1 Newsletter 2019

    Year 6 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2018

    Year 6 Autumn 2 Newsletter 2018

    UPDATES FOR PARENTS

    Revision Information:

    Maths

    Link to BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths Revision

    Reasoning Revision (Try these and watch the videos to explain the methods)

    Genius Maths SATs Practise – Column Methods Addition + Subtraction

    Genius Maths SATs Practise Multiplying

    Genius Maths SATs Practise – Fraction, decimals and percentages

    Arithmetic Revision (Try these and watch the videos to explain the methods)

    Arithmetic SATs Practise – Addition and Subtraction

    Arithmetic SATs Practise – decimal subtraction and addition

    Arithmetic SATs Practise – two and three column multiplication

     

     

    Other Information

    100 Amazing Books for Year 5 & 6 to read

    The Awakening

    Spelling List Summer 1 2019

    Spelling List Spring 2  2019

    Spelling List Spring 1 2019 

    Spelling List Autumn 2

    Suggested Clothing List Robinwood

     

     

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