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:

    Carl: For his amazing kindness, cooperation and teamwork. You are a Fantastic role model. Well done

    This week’s Showstopper is: Rhys, for you amazing writing and maths this week. Brilliant!

    Homework

    Homework 12.1.18

    Homework 12.1.18

    Homework 12.1.18
    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 writing 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.

    Here is my example:

    The wind scurried around the room like a puppy chasing a new toy and dust danced gracefully in the rays of sunlight that poured in through the window. Our new house was amazing; I couldn’t believe we’d got it 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 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!”

    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 19.12.17

    Homework 19.12.17

    Homework 19.12.2017
    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
    Our next topic is South America. Your task is to research a single country in South America and choose and interesting way to present the information about the country you have chosen.

    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 – 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 8.12.17

    Homework 8.12.17

    Homework 8.12.2016
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    We have finished a lot of work on fractions and I have given you a challenge to try on your own, with parents, older siblings or relatives. It’s tough, but we have covered every skill needed to complete it.

    Tips:
    Cut all the pieces out first
    All the numbers must be the right way up
    Look for the corner pieces: There are grey triangles all around the outside (but also some in the middle)

    Remember:
    When adding and subtracting fractions make sure the denominators are the same and you only add or subtract the numerators
    When looking for equivalent fractions perform the same function on the numerator and denominator

    Place the finished jigsaw in your books.

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

    Topic
    Next week, we will be studying the Blitz in our topic work.
    Your task this week is to research Anderson shelters and produce a plan of how to build a model in your books

    This is because we will also be constructing our own scaled down versions of the shelters in Design and Technology next Friday.

    You will also need to find suitable materials to help you complete the task.
    Your research will help you understand the shape and construction of the shelters.

    Suggested materials to help build the shelters are:
    Cardboard boxes (shoe boxes are ideal)
    Corrugated cardboard
    Sponges to represent bushes or trees

    Be creative and see if you can source any materials to help you create an amazing model (Remember to ask all parents for permission before you bring anything from home). Please bring all materials to school before Friday next week.

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

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 1.12.17

    Homework 1.12.17

    Homework 1.12.2017
    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 the poems you chose to write about again this week and was amazed by the variety of styles and how brilliant they were. It was also brilliant to see you recite poetry as a class in Mr Cooper’s assembly.
    Some of you wrote your own poems and this inspired my choice of homework this week.

    Your task is to create your own acrostic poem
    An acrostic poem spells out a specific word with letters in the same position in each line.

    Here is a very simple example:

    Lurking close to the waterhole
    Interested in the drinkers, not the drink
    Observing movements closely
    Never letting its prey escape

    The challenge is to move the position of the letter that spells out the word – can you place it in the word or at the end?

    For example

    Always magnificent
    King of the Savannah
    Commander of prides
    Unbelievably powerful hunter

    Choose an object, animal, emotion or another noun that is important to you as your subject and produce an amazing acrostic.

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

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 24.11.17

    Homework 24.11.17

    Homework 24.11.2017
    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

    Today, you have been looking at how to use commas to embed clauses in sentences. Look at the sheets and correct the sentences using your new and existing knowledge.

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

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 18.11.17

    Homework 18.11.17

    Homework 17.11.2017
    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

    I was reading some poetry this week and I felt it would be wonderful for us to share our favourite poems as a class before Christmas.
    In your homework books, 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 10.11.17

    Homework 10.11.17

    Homework 10.11.2017
    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 studying and writing adventure stories in a historical setting next week.
    This will combine our topic and English work

    Research the Dunkirk rescues in World War Two
    Find out:
    When the rescue happened?
    Who was rescued?
    What happened?
    What were the ‘Little ships’?

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

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists and learn your words for next week’s test

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 3.11.17

    Homework 3.11.17

    Homework 3.11.2017
    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
    ‘The 105 Word Challenge’

    We have been focussing on non-fiction writing over our last two units, so I thought it would be good to allow you to write an exciting fiction piece to keep our skills up in this area.

    However, this writing must follow these three rules:
    1. It can be no longer than 150 words long.
    2. It must contain the sentence: Suddenly it turned to face them. (this does not have to be in your 150 words)
    3. It must be your original work

    Be as creative as you can and try to include:
    A variety of sentences types to engage the reader
    A variety of punctuation for effect
    Powerful language that excites the reader

    Here is my attempt at the 150 word challenge – I’m sure you can be a bit more creative and exciting.

    The sun sauntered towards the horizon and dusk slowly crept across the city. Antonio, on his way home from school, walked the same route he always had. He looked around; the same houses seemed to watch him, the same pavement snaked in front of him and the same streetlights flickered repetitively in the murky darkness – nothing had changed. “Oi!” he was awoken from the dullness of his journey by a shrill cry. Christina, a girl in his class, sprinted up to him. “I’ll walk with you – ok?” Antonio shrugged (trying to be cool) and they wandered forward in tandem. Sluggishly, the pair walked on until both their eyes fell upon a statue – large and grey – that stood in the centre of the pavement. Curiously they peered at it; it seemed to be the back of a large dragon-like creature. Suddenly it turned to face them…

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

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 20.10.17

    Homework 20.10.17

    Homework 20.10.2017
    Your homework tasks over the holidays 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.

    Login to the Times Tables Rock Stars wesite, create your rock star and start ‘rockin out’ by smashing those times tables.
    www.ttrockstars.com
    Reading
    Continue to read regularly. Remember to challenge yourself with the books you are choosing

    Topic/English
    In topic work we will be looking at the link between World War one and World War 2.
    Your task is to research about what happened in Britain and Germany after the First World War ended in 1918

    Present you work as a:
    Non-chronological report/ Information text
    Journalistic piece of writing
    Diary Entry

    Think about the lives of soldiers and civilians and how they changed. Did everything go back to normal in the years straight after the war?
    This website will help:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/ww1/25405395

    Spelling
    Focus on learning the spellings Mrs Karim has provided

    Have a great holiday
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 13.10.17

    Homework 13.10.17

    Homework 13.10.2016
    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

    Topic/ English

    This week we looked at two different aspects of World War 1. Your task is to write a short diary entry form the point of view of either:
    A soldier who is fighting in the trenches in World War 1 or a member of the family who has a loved one fighting away on foreign soil.

    Remember to:
    Retell the events that may have happened
    Express your feelings about the events
    Use an impersonal or informal tone.
    Try to think about the different way people spoke or wrote in the time of the 1st World War.

    Spelling
    Look at the spelling lists and use these to practise your spellings.

    Have a great weekend

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 6.10.17

    Homework 6.10.17

    Homework 6.10.2017
    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

    Topic
    We have been looking at how conflict has affected the people of Manchester and are now focussing on World War 1

    You homework task this week is to research and find out information on the following areas

    Focus on these areas.
    a. Why did World War 1 begin?
    b. Where were the main areas of the World affected by World War 1
    c. Which countries were involved in World War 1?

    Spelling
    Look at your spelling lists and learn for next week’s test.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 29.9.17

    Homework 29.9.17

    Homework 29.9.2017
    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.
    English
    We have been working on looking at the features of journalistic writing and writing lead paragraphs.
    Choose an interesting, and appropriate, news story that you hear about over the weekend and write your own Lead Paragraph in your books. Really great Lead Paragraphs are concise and clear – They are rarely more than two sentences long.
    Remember to answer these questions:
    Who it is about?
    What happened?
    When it happened?
    Where it happened?
    Can you use parenthesis to add extra information?
    Can you use a formal tone?

    Challenge: create a superbly interesting Headline that would draw a reader in. Use one of the types we discussed this week.
    Spelling
    Continue to use the spelling sheets to develop your skills
    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 22.9.17

    Homework 22.9.17

    Homework 22.9.17
    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
    We have looked at verb and subject agreement this week.
    Complete the sheets in your homework books.
    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 15.9.17

    Homework 15.9.17

    Homework 15.9.17
    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
    Next week we will start our journalistic writing unit of work and your task is to:
    1. Find an interesting newspaper report
    2. Cut it out and stick it in your homework books.
    3. Look at how it is structured and think about the features that it includes.
    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

    Links to online learning platforms:

    MyMaths

    Times Tables Rock Stars

    WW1 Information

    This half terms newsletter

    Autumn 1 Newsletter

    Spring 1 Newsletter

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