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

    Dan H
    You are wonderfully consistent in your approach and you determination to improve and act upon the advice of others is amazing Dan. You never shirk a challenge and have shown how much you can be a brilliant team member and help others. Well Done

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    Homework

    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 Autumn 1 Newsletter

    Year 6 Autumn 2 Newsletter

    UPDATES FOR PARENTS

    Spelling List Autumn 2

     

     

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