Year 6 Homework

In your Learning Logs this week, please can you show me what you know about the following objectives.

  • English. Writing action narratives that makes your reader’s heart thump. You could write another WW1 narrative, or a narrative set somewhere else that makes me feel nervous. You could write a different piece of writing inspired by the trenches of WW1. For Grammar, we have been focusing on tenses, word classes and sentence structures, so you could also show me what you know about these terms: particularly – can you think of a way to help the whole class remember the perfect tense and the progressive tense?
  • Maths (Mrs McCarthy-Stott’s group). Algebra. Can you create something that will help someone else learn how to use letters to represent numbers?
  • Maths (Miss Mottram’s group) .Fractions, decimals and percentages. Can you create something for our classroom that shows what you know?
  • Topic. The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the throne. As you have just started this topic, you might want to do some initial research into anything you are personally interested in. What can you find out?

Don’t forget reading, times tables and keep going over those spellings. Also, use those revision books to fill in any gaps that you discovered over the holidays!

Please can Learning Logs be returned on Friday 27th April.

Year 6 Easter Homework

Hi Year 6

You will all go home today with a booklet of activities in Arithmetic, Reasoning and Grammar to complete over the Easter holidays. There are enough for 10 days and should take you about 10 minutes a day.

I’ve also sent home the answers so you can mark them with an adult in your house.

If there is anything you are not sure of, make a note and I will try my best to ensure we go over it. Don’t forget you also have your revision guides if there is anything you are unsure of.

There are no reading activities, but the best way to prepare for the Reading Test is to read as much as possible and talk about what you are reading with somebody.

Happy Easter!

Kitchener’s Volunteers

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 6 have been considering why anyone would join to be a soldier in World War 1.

First, the children learnt about the reason behind the call for volunteers, and  inspired by recruitment posters and the Sergeant Major’s speech from Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, decided whether they would join or not. They discussed the power of following the crowd (the Pals initiative) and discussed what would happen to men who chose to stay at home.

The children have since designed their own posters and persuasive speeches to help the recruitment drive.

Have a look at the pictures – and videos of some of the speeches being performed – here.


World Book Day in Year 6

Year 6 had a great day on World Book Day last week. They did lots and lots of reading – listening to stories, and reading around their new topic of World War One.

In the afternoon, the children did some book musical chairs to share the stories they had brought in. They also shared books with children in Reception, and were wonderful role models for reading.

Have a look at the pictures here.

Year 6 Homework

Hi Year 6

In your Learning Logs for Tuesday 13th March, please show me what you know about the following objectives:

  • English. Integrating dialogue. You could create something to help Year 6 remember the rules of writing using dialogue. You could turn a comic strip or a text conversation into a piece of dialogue. You could create a piece of writing that encompasses dialogue. Remember to vary your use!
  • Maths. Angle facts. You could create a poster we could keep in the classroom advertising the facts Year 6 need to know. You could create a lift the flap guess the angle game. You could create a piece of angle inspired art (but make sure you can find the missing angles too!)
  • Geography. The eight points of the compass. Could you create a compass? Could you describe where places are in relation to somewhere else using the vocabulary of the eight points of a compass? It could be somewhere small (such as things around your bedroom) or large (such as the world map!).

Remember these are just ideas!

Don’t forget Times Tables Rockstars, spellings and to read, read read!

Year 6 World War One Outbreak

In Year 6 this week, the children have begun their new topic on the First World War by learning about the outbreak of war: why did the war start? Why were Britain involved?

As part of this learning, the children are planning a newspaper article that would have appeared on the front page of a paper on August 5th 1914 – the morning after Britain declared war. To help them with this, they interviewed some important people that may be useful to quote within their newspaper article. These included the King and the Prime Minister, as well as some famous pacifists.

Have a look at our journalists and VIPs in action here.

Year 6 Homework

Hi Year 6

For next week, Tuesday 6th March, in your Learning Logs, can you show me what you know about the following objectives:

  • English. Newspaper writing / bias. Can you find a real life example of bias in the news? Sports news might be a place to look! How can you tell the writer is biased? Is it obvious or hidden?
  • Maths. 2D shape vocabulary.  Could you create a game that tests another pupil’s vocabulary knowledge? Could you present different shapes in a sorting diagram?
  • Geography. The map of Europe. Could you plot where you have been in Europe on a map? Could you find out more about one particular place in Europe?
  • History. What caused World War One? Could you present what you know in a creative way?

Remember these are just ideas!

Remember to do lots of reading. Anything you find that might be useful to your own writing, remember to note down so you can use it. Please ask an adult to comment on your reading in your Reading Record.

Don’t forget Times Tables Rockstars too!

Year 6 Homework

Hi Year 6

Over half term, please can you revise any areas of grammar or maths that came up as gaps on your tests (which should have gone home).

For reading, make sure you read, read, read as much as you can. Parents, please ask your child about what they are reading and comment in your child’s reading record.

For spellings, keep practising the spellings from this half term as revision.

Don’t forget Times Tables Rockstars too!

Have a lovely break! 🙂

Year 6 Titanic Eyewitness Accounts

At the start of this half term, each of the children in Year 6 were paired with a passenger on the Titanic. All the passengers that the children were paired with survived the sinking.  After listening to some radio interviews of real survivors, they children imagined that they were their passenger telling their story of survival on the radio too, thinking about how they would recount it but also how to manipulate the feelings of the listener.

Have a listen – how do these survival stories make you feel?