Year 6

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    Homework

    Home Learning Tasks wc 6.4.20 and wc 13.4.20

    Home Learning Tasks wc 6.4.20 and wc 13.4.20

    Dear Year Six,

    There are no formal learning tasks for the next two weeks, but I’d thought I’d set you a fun challenge to keep you going.

    I’m always asking you questions so I thought I’d change things and this challenge is called ‘Beat the Teacher’

    You need to create a 10 question quiz or test and send it through to me on the class email before Wednesday 15th April to see if I can answer the questions.

    However, there are a few rules:
    1. Nine of the questions must be in areas we have covered in Year 6 so far (They an be any areas though)
    2. One question can be randomly chosen in any area you choose (my specialist subject is sport!)
    3. The questions can take any form: multiple choice, tick boxes, short sentence answers etc…
    4. You must know the answers yourself so you can mark my work!

    So, my question is……do you think you can actually ‘Beat the Teacher’?

    My target is to get at least 90% on each quiz (everyone is allowed a few mistakes)

    It has also been amazing to see all your wonderful creative work and hear about how hard you are working so please keep me informed via email.

    As promised, here are the answers to the Geography quiz:

    1. What is the difference between human and Physical geography
    Physical geography looks at the natural processes of the Earth, such as climate and plate tectonics. Human geography looks at the impact and behaviour of people and how they relate to the physical world
    2. If you started at the equator and travelled North, what are the five main climate zones you would travel through in order?
    Tropical, desert, mediterrainian, temperate, artic
    3. What is the difference between exports and imports?
    Exports are goods, resources or items that a country sells or send to other countries
    Imports are goods, resources or items that a country buys or recieves from other countries

    4. Name four different types of renewable natural resources?
    Wind, Solar, Water, plants or biomass
    5. If I travelled to Melbourne in Australia would the time be behind, the same or infront of our time in the UK?
    The time would be 10 hours infront
    6. How many countries are in South America and which is the most Easterly?
    There are 13 and the most easterly is Brazil

    Stay safe and healthy

    Mr Wilson

    Home Learning Tasks 30.3.20

    Home Learning Tasks 30.3.20

    Hi everyone,

    These are this week’s home learning tasks. If you have any questions, then message me on the class email
    Class6@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk

    Times Tables
    Remember to practise at least three times a week and use TT Rockstars to help you develop. I will be monitoring the progress

    MyMaths
    This week I have set revision and new work on number and place value (including some grousp working on negative numbers)
    There are five daily tasks set as homework. Remember to open the lesson (click on the right hand box when you open the homework) and work through it step by step – this will teach you the main points

    Maths Challenge
    Have a look on the class webpage for this week’s challenge (I’m hoping you haven’t already done this one with Miss Brierley – if you have email me and I’ll set another one)
    Remember, these are supposed to require a bit of creative thinking and problem solving – use all your strategies.
    Send me your solutions on the class email account and I will post the best solution at the start of the next week

    Writing
    See the Geography task and create an information text about the Biomes in your country.
    Remember to:
    • Engage the reader with an interesting opening
    • Use organisational features to structure it so the reader can find key information quickly
    • Use technical and scientific language to ensure the content is correct
    • Build key information paragraphs using topic sentences
    • Use the correct ‘tone’ (formal) to maintain the connection with the audience

    Reading:
    Remember to read for at least 15 minutes a day and complete your reading journal and VIPERS tasks as normal

    Following conversations with parents, I thought it be good to start to sahre infirmation on reading lists that might apply to Year 7 children.

    I have asked the secondary schools to provide me some lists, but in the meantime I thought a link to the Book Trust Website might help.

    https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/s/suggested-reading-for-year-7–year-8-autumn-term/

    If you follow this link it will take you to a list of books suitable for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils.

    **MAKE SURE YOU ASK PARENTS/ADULTS PERMISSION IF YOU ARE ABLE TO READ THESE BOOKS AND DO NOT DOWNLOAD THEM ONLINE WITHOUT SPEAKING TO AN ADULT FIRST**

    Read your Bug Club book and complete the bug questions, so I can see how you are doing and help where I can.
    In future weeks, I will be setting comprehension tasks during the week to be completed

    Spellings:
    Practise and learn week 5 spellings (‘ough’ suffix –cial and – tial + homophones) see the document on the class webpage
    Get someone in the family to test you at the end of the week. Testers, remember you can add some extra words in (just like we do at school) to keep them on their ‘toes’

    Geography
    L.O Can I identify key physical geographical features in the country I am studying?
    Key Question
    What biomes exist in your country and how are they different from the ones we find in the UK?

    First it is time for the weekly quiz (no cheating, or help from adults – in fact once you’ve had a go see if your adults can answer the questions!)
    Answers to be posted on the webpage soon

    Weekly Quiz:
    1. What is the difference between human and Physical geography
    2. If you started at the equator and travelled North, what are the five main climate zones you would travel through in order?
    3. What is the difference between exports and imports?
    4. Name four different types of renewable natural resources?
    5. If I travelled to Melbourne in Australia would the time be behind, the same or inform of our time in the UK?
    6. How many countries are in South America and which is the most Easterly?

    Task
    Research biomes in your country and find out which flora (Plants) and Fauna (Animals) are found in each one
    Have a watch of this video and look at the information to help you.

    https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zwjgnbk/video

    Here are your BAD tasks: remember to focus in on your South American countries.

    B: List the biomes that exist in your country and create an interesting and creative information text that describes the fauna and flora.
    A: List the biomes that exist in your country and create an interesting and creative information text that describes the fauna and flora in your country and compares it to the UK. What are the major differences?
    D: List the biomes that exist in your country and create an interesting and creative information text that describes the fauna and flora in your country. Next, create a plan to protect the flora and fauna from the following: Deforestation for use of natural materials, poaching or hunting of animals, pollution, and destruction of environment for the creation of houses, towns, factories etc..
    How can you develop ideas to protect the environments?


    Science

    LO: To explain how water and nutrients are transported by the body.

    Why do we need nutrients? Research the nutrients needed by the different parts of the body: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, water, fibre.

    What is the function of our digestive system? If possible, watch the following clip
    https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/35396/digestive-system-experiment

    Create a diagram showing how our body transports water and nutrients

    PE Challenge
    We have been working really hard in our HIIT sessions with Lauren and Joe Wicks, the body coach, has said he will do a PE session 9am Monday to Friday. This week, try and beat the amount you were doing in each interval.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

    Also, it is ok to find some time for some other TV.
    I’ve been playing ‘Countdown’ (see last week’s tasks) longest word I’ve created is a seven and I’ve got a few maths calculations spot on.
    How have you been doing?

    I hope you have fun completing the tasks and remember to stay safe and healthy outside school.
    Please try and contact me once a week on the email to let me know how things are progressing and if you need any assistance with anything.

    Stay safe and healthy

    Mr Wilson

    Home Learning Tasks wc 23.3.20

    Home Learning Tasks wc 23.3.20

    Hi everyone,

    These are this week’s home learning tasks. If you have any questions, then message me on the class email
    Class6@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk

    Times Tables
    Remember to practise at least three times a week and use TT Rockstars to help you develop. I will be monitoring the progress

    MyMaths
    This week I have set work on Algebra
    You will have five daily tasks set as homework. Remember to open the lesson (click on the right hand box when you open the homework) and work through it step by step – this will teach you the main points
    In future weeks I will be setting problem solving challenges and will be asking you to send your solutions in on our class email address an I will respond to let you know if you get them right.

    Writing
    Log on to the website ‘Once Upon a Picture’ at https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-inference-collection/
    Find the picture entitled ‘Memories’
    1. Answer the questions
    2. Write the story that precedes this picture. Remember to use our description and atmosphere and mood toolkits

    Reading:
    Remember to read for at least 15 minutes a day and complete your reading journal and VIPERS tasks as normal
    Read your Bug Club book and complete the bug questions, so I can see how you are doing and help where I can.
    In future weeks, I will be setting comprehension tasks during the week to be completed

    You can access the school library and borrow books here:
    https://u011309.microlibrarian.net/

    Spellings:
    Practise and learn week 4 spellings (Nouns – ce, Verbs – se, Suffix – fer and -cious, -tious ) see the document on the class webpage
    Get someone in the family to test you at the end of the week. Testers, remember you can add some extra words in (just like we do at school) to keep them on their ‘toes’

    Also, see the Synonyms and Antonyms powerpoint I have uploaded on to the class page.
    Work through the powerpoint and try the quiz questions.

    Geography
    L.O Can I understand how geography helps a country generate visitors and money
    Key Question
    What are the main tourist destinations in South America and why are they important for the people who live there?

    Here are your BAD tasks: remember to focus in on your South American countries.

    B: Research 3 – 5 tourist attractions (remember to only use online researching with the permission of adults and act responsibly)
    Collect exciting images
    Find out and list:
    How many visitors it has every year
    What part of your country it is in
    Find out why it is important for the local people in that area.

    A: Research 3 – 5 tourist attractions (remember to only use online researching with the permission of adults and act responsibly)
    Collect exciting images
    Find out and list:
    How many visitors it has every year
    What part of your country it is in
    Find out why it is important for the local people in that area.
    Next, create a short promotional video, or advertisement that promotes these human geographical features and encourages people to visit after the current travel bans have been lifted.

    D: Research 3 – 5 tourist attractions (remember to only use online researching with the permission of adults and act responsibly)
    Collect exciting images
    Find out and list:
    How many visitors it has every year
    What part of your country it is in
    Find out why it is important for the local people in that area.
    Next, write a short paragraph which argues for or against the statement ‘Tourist Attractions ruin the environment and are of no use to the people, communities or countries they are in’

    Science
    We are moving on from the circulatory system research and would like you to investigate how your heart rate, pulse rate and breathig rate changes during the ‘Joe Wicks’ sessions over the week.

    Think about how you canmake sure you are noticing patterns, recoriding your data, looking for trends and ensuring that you are controlling the variables.

    Send me your findings or your conclusions on the class email.

    Creative Challenge
    We looked at South American Flags when we chose our countries. Your challenge is to create a flag for ‘your’ country. In addition to this design an Olympic Kit (Tracksuit, football kit, Gymnastics leotard and athletics kit) for your country that would hopefully be able to appear in this year’s Olympics.

    PE Challenge
    We have been working really hard in our HIIT sessions with Lauren and Joe Wicks, the body coach, has said he will do a PE session 9am Monday to Friday, if you want to join in.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

    Also, it is ok to find some time for some TV. At two o’clock everyday on Channel 4, switch on to ‘Countdown’ and play the word and maths games – I know I will be!

    I hope you have fun completing the tasks and remember to stay safe and healthy outside school.
    I will endeavour to contact everyone regaularly to see how things are progressing and if you need any assistance with any of the learning activities please send an email to the class email address.

    Mr Wilson

    Homework 13.3.20

    Homework 13.3.20

    Homework 13.3.2020
    Your homework tasks this week:

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

    Reading
    Keep reading reqularly and choose challenging books

    Grammar And Punctuation
    Look at the homework on the class web page and try the questions. there are 10 questions, so it should take you ten minutes to complete. If you cannot print the sheet off, write the answers in your reading journal and we will go through them next week.

    Spelling
    Please look over the new spelling lists and prepare for the next test

    Revision Guides
    Keep working through the revision activities and try and keep on track with your revision.

    Maths Clubs
    Maths clubs will continue next week

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 6.3.20

    Homework 6.3.20

    Homework 6.3.2020
    Your homework tasks this week:

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

    Reading
    Keep reading reqularly and choose challenging books

    Geography
    We have been looking at climate zones in our work in Geography. Your task this week is to find oout which climate zones the following cities are in.

    Oslo, Norway
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Beijing, China
    Melborne, Australia
    Los Angeles, America

    What would the weather be like in these different cities and how is it diffferent to the weather in Manchester?

    Spelling
    Please look over the new spelling lists (handed out this week) and prepare for the next test

    Revision Guides
    Keep working through the revision activities and try and keep on track with your revision.

    Maths Clubs
    Maths clubs will continue next week

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 28.2.20

    Homework 28.2.20

    Homework 28.2.2020
    Your homework tasks this week:

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

    Reading
    Keep reading reqularly and choose challenging books

    English
    We are looking at explanantion texts in out next unit.
    Your task this week is to find an interesting explanation text and look at the structure. If you can, bring it in next week and we will look at really good examples to develop our ability to write these types of texts.

    Spelling
    Please look over the new spelling lists (handed out this week) and prepare for the next test

    Revision Guides
    Keep working through the revision activities and try and keep on track with your revision.

    Maths Clubs
    Maths clubs will continue next week

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 13.2.20

    Homework 13.2.20

    Homework 13.2.2020
    Your homework tasks over the holiday:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenge.
    Also work throughthe maths booster sheets and use th elink on the page to help with the tutorials.
    The best strategy to help you succeed with MyMaths is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.

    Reading
    Keep reading reqularly and choose challenging books

    English
    It was simply brilliant to hear your poetry this week and they were absolutely amazing. Also, this week we have been working on our ability to create atmosphere and mood in a story with a twist.

    It’s time to get back to teh 120 work challenge.

    Write a very short story with a twist in 120 words or less.
    It must contain the phrase ‘the cat dissapeared’ and try and use repetition for effect and our toolkit for atmosphere and mood.

    Remember to lead the reader on the wrong ‘path’ to help you deliver the twist.

    Spelling
    Please look over the new spelling lists (handed out this week) and prepare for the test first week back

    Revision Guides
    Keep working through the revision activities and try and keep on track with your revision.

    Have a great holiday
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 7.2.20

    Homework 7.2.20

    Homework 7.2.2020
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework revision challenges – these are based on some of the areas we thought may need a little practise following the recent assessments
    The best strategy to help you succeed is to work through the lesson and then complete the homework.
    Keep Playing Rockstars Times Tables – Get ready for the competition after half term

    Reading
    Continue to read regularly

    Geography

    This week we have spent alot of time on assessments, so I thought it may be worth having a slightly less onorous homework task to complete.

    We studied timezones in the Geogrpahy and found out about the differences in time in locations in South America.

    I usually have my breakfast at 6:15am.
    Use your knowledge to find out what time it would be in the following places:

    New York
    Barcelona
    Beijing
    Wellington (New Zealand)
    Bangkok (Thailand)
    New Delhi
    Ottowa (Canada)

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 31.1.20

    Homework 31.1.20

    Homework 24.1.2020
    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

    This week we have spent a session listening to, and sharing the great poems we had found last week for our homework. We also wrote our own poems in preperation for our next unit of work.

    One of the highlights of the session was listening to Ian Bland’s amazingly funny and clever poem ‘Excuses not to go to the swimming baths’ which can be found on his website at the below link:

    Excuses not to go to the swimming baths…

    Your challenge this week, as you are amazing at handing in homeowrk as a class, is to write your own version of this poem with the title: ‘Excuses for not handing in your homework’

    Have some fun, make it amusing and be creative
    I can’t wait to read and hear the results

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

    Next week will be assessment week and we will be looking at completing assessments to set us some targets for the next half term.

    The schedule will be:
    Monday: GaPS
    Tuesday: Reading
    Wednesday: Maths
    Thursday: Maths

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 24.1.20

    Homework 24.1.20

    Homework 24.1.2020
    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

    This week I have we have been looking at poems in some of our guided comprehension session and I it encouraged me to read some poetry at home and I felt it would be wonderful for us to share our favourite poems as a class.
    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 17.1.20

    Homework 17.1.20

    Homework 17.1.20
    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.

    Grammar & Punctuation
    Please complete the mini assessment on grammar and punctuation as part of opur practice based on areas we have been looking at.

    Spelling
    Continue to practise the spellings an dlook at next week’s word list.

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 10.1.20

    Homework 10.1.20

    Homework 10.1.20
    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.

    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.

    English

    This week we have been looking at persuasion and writing persuasive arguments.

    Think of an issue that you may feel strongly about (E.g Recycling) and write a persuasive statment to the Prime Minister (Boris Johnson) trying to change the views of others, or the way things are currently organised.

    Remember to try to:
    State your POV
    Use emotive Language
    List reasons in detail
    Use experts to support your opinion
    Add rhetorical questions to engage the reader
    Flatter your reader
    Use a formal tone

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 20.12.19

    Homework 20.12.19

    Homework 20.12.2019
    Your homework tasks over the holidays are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    These are now set for the holidays
    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.

    Geography

    Please use some of your time over the holidays to research a South American Country of your choice

    Find out about:
    How large it is
    What is its population
    Where is it in South America
    What makes it unique as a country
    Anoy other interesting facts or information

    Revision Guides

    We have sent revision guides home with the children today.
    The envelopes contain the guides and the revision timetable.
    The timetable is only a guide to follow to assist if guidance is needed.

    Please contact me at school if you have any questions about the guides

    Have a great holiday
    Mr Wilson

    Homework 13.12.19

    Homework 13.12.19

    Homework 13.12.2019
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    These are now set for tye holidays
    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.

    Punctaution and Grammar
    Please have a go at the mini revision test that has been sent home over the weekend.

    Christmas Party Day
    Please have a think about the type of buffet/party food you would like to bring to shareand we will finalise the list next week

    Performance
    Please continue to learn all your words for the reading parts and songs.
    Remember that we would like everyone to wear something festive (christmas jumpers or t-shirts etc..) on Momnday, but you do not need to bring this to school. You can get cahnged and come in these items onMonday evening.

    We will be preparing and rehearsing in the church on Monday afternoon and the concert will begin at 6pm on Monday.
    Could all children arrive at 5:30pm

    Have a great weekend
    Mr Wilson

    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 13.2.20
    Your homework tasks this week are:

    Maths
    Log on to MyMaths and complete the online homework challenges.
    Also look at the sheets based on SATs booster areas – I will place a link
    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 and resources for online learning platforms and Home Learning:

    Access to the School Library 

    Use this link to access our school Library:

    https://u011309.microlibrarian.net/

    Maths

    Maths Challenge wc 30.3.20

    MyMaths

    Times Tables Rock Stars

    Grammar & Punctuation 

    Synonyms and Antonyms wc 23.3.20

    Grammar and Punctuation Revision 13th March 20

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    Y6 Newsletter Spring 2 2020

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    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD