Year 6

    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

    Shaheer

    Your development in creating atmosphere and mood as well as controlling you writing has been impressive over the last couple of weeks. You also show a superb attitude to learning new skills and are always ready to accept a challenge.

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    Homework

    Homework 6.12.19

    Homework 6.12.19

    Homework 6.12.2019
    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.

    Upper Key Stage Two Concert
    Next week, we will be rehearsing for the concert. Please work hard to learn your your words for the reading parts and songs

    Spelling:
    Concentrate on learning the patterns for the following suffixes.

    -tion –cian
    -ssion – sion

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 29.11.19

    Homework 29.11.19

    Homework 29.11.2018
    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 links between World War 1 and World War 2
    Your task this week is to try to answer these questions:

    When did both wars start and end?
    Explain which countries were involved in each conflict and where the fighting took place?
    What were th emajor differences between the two wars?

    Spelling
    Practise the spellings from the lists

    Have a good weekend

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 22.11.19

    Homework 22.11.19

    Homework 22.11.2019
    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 spelling lists and prepare for next week’s test

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 8.11.19

    Homework 8.11.19

    Homework 8.11.2019
    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

    Design Technology
    On Tuesday we are going to create and build our Table top games for Children in Need Day. Please can you collect all materials you need and think about przes you would like to give away over the weekend.
    If you have any issues please let me know on Monday so we have all week to overcome any problems

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

    Have a great weekend

    Homework 18.10.19

    Homework 18.10.19

    Homework 19.10.2019
    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.

    Design & Technology
    This week we discussed the ideas from last weeks homework and gathered ideas about our ‘table top’ games for Children in Need.

    Over the holiday, try and come up with a plan and design for your games.

    Remember to consider:
    The materials you will use (and make a list of them)
    The way to encorperate an electrical circuit
    The size of the completed game
    The way moving parts would be created (if you are using them)
    The way to win (remember that it needs to be challenging, but not too difficult that nobody can win)
    What you will do for prizes
    How you will advertise your game

    Spelling
    Look at the new spelling lists and learn your words for the first test after the holidays thinking aboout the rules we discussed this week.

    Have a great week

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 11.10.19

    Homework 11.10.19

    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

    DT

    As part of the Children in Need event this year. Our class will be hosting a mini fair.

    We hope to create simple fairground table top games and invite the other classes to come and play them and donate money to see if they can win prizes.

    Your task this weekend is to research these games and find ideas. Speak to parents, relatives and grandparents to see if they have any really great ideas and then we can discuss them next week.

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

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 3.10.19

    Homework 3.10.19

    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 in History.
    In August this year, it was the 200th Anniversary (bicentennial) of the event and people will be remembering the event that took place.

    There will be a new memorial design erected to remember the Peterloo Massacre and your task is to produce your own 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 27.9.19

    Homework 27.9.19

    Homework 27.9.2019
    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 20.9.19

    Homework 20.9.19

    Homework 20.9.19
    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 13.9.19

    Homework 13.9.19

    Homework 13.9.19
    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!
    All books are now allocated on Bug Club and children can choose the books online or from the copies in school as one of their books.

    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 your main priorities will be, your vision for the council and how you will represent our class.
    We will have an election onMonday afternoon 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 6.9.19

    Homework 6.9.19

    Homework 6.9.2019
    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

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    Y6 Newsletter Autumn 2 2019

    Y6 Newsletter Autumn 1 2019

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    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD