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Homework

Homework Information

Children in Y6 should aim to engage in quality reading time at home at least five times per week.  It is also essential that times tables are worked on and learned regularly.  Rapid recall of times tables facts up 12x12 greatly assists in many areas of the Maths curriculum.

English and Maths homework will be set weekly for completion the following week, however this may change on a rare occurrence.  Additional topic, Science or research homework may also be set.

It is, however,  important to note that homework shouldn't be taking hours.  If there is any kind of issue at all then please do let me know as soon as possible.

Many thanks

Mrs Stone

Friday 10th July - Friday 17th July

This week I'd like to focus on appreciating relationships and spending quality time together. 

1) Reflect on your time at St. John's and write your top 3 memories of your time with us. 

2) Finish off your 'moving on' booklet and have a look at the transition videos on the Moorside High School website. 

3) Have a look at the 'Our Special People'. Work through the slides and activities. You can save the documents and complete them on your computer, print them out, or just write down your ideas on paper. 

In school, we will be having a more relaxed week. If you'd like to complete more learning activities, there are lots of games on CSK you can play. 

We've had a great time putting our map reading skills to the test and orienteering. Why not join a club over the summer holidays. The Potteries Orienteering Club have free courses / maps. 

Friday 3rd July - Friday 10th July

Tasks which will be completed in school (complete these if you're at home or in a key worker group):

Reading: We will continue to read JK Rowlings online book 'The Ickabog' and we will be drawing the pictures for the illustration competition

This week, we will be reading chapters 20-23. 

Maths: We will be focusing on retaining skills that have already been taught rather than acquiring new skills. If anyone is confident with the skill, there will be an extra challenge. 

We will be practising our strategies for mental maths and doing some general revision. 

Geography / PE: We will be finishing off our map reading and putting them to the test to set up an orienteering course. 

Transition: Continue to read and work through the 'Moving on' booklet and complete the activities (see below). 

Additional Tasks for at home for ALL pupils:

Reading: Please continue to read for an average of 25 minutes each day and complete the online quizzes. 

Spelling: Play any of the games on Classroom Secrets Kids to revise the words we've covered from the Year 5/6 list. 

Writing: return to your work on 'Monsters'. (See below for resource).

1) If you haven't already done so, draw your monster. Include lots of detail and labels. 

2) Use the planning grid on p14 to plan your information text. Add some notes for each section. 

3) Tell someone about your monter using your plan (p15).

4) Now, write your information report. Remember to use your toolkit (questions / technical vocabulary / paragraphs / quotes / formal writing). Include as many writing skills as possible: conjunctions / questions / relative clauses / parenthesis / dash add ons / fronted adverbs. 

Maths: Tasks have been set on Education City. 

1) Play the games to apply your strategies for mental maths. 

2) Revise Roman numerals.

3) Revise the order of operations (BIDMAS)

Geograpy / PE: Create your own treasure hunt. Make a map of your garden and draw a grid over the top to make grid references. With an adults permission, hide some items, showing where they are on the map or givin grid references and set someone the task of finding them!

Online Safety: The 'Think you Know' child protection team have released a number of activities for parents for keeping children safe online. 

Bored? Try these brain teasers...

Friday 26th June - Friday 3rd July

It's time for 'Virtual Sport's Day'. Join in our sport's day by competing in the 5 events - see below for details. 

Tasks which will be completed in school (complete these if you're at home or in a key worker group):

Reading: We will continue to read JK Rowlings online book 'The Ickabog' and we will be drawing the pictures for the illustration competition

This week, we will be reading chapters 16 - 19. 

Spelling: Set 10 is our focus for this week (suggest, symbol, system, temperature, thorough, twelfth, variety, vegetable, vehicle, yacht).

Play the game on CSK when you have practised them. Ask someone to do a cold task, and a hot task next Friday. 

Writing: We will be finishing off tasks from last week. 

Maths: We will be focusing on retaining skills that have already been taught rather than acquiring new skills. If anyone is confident with the skill, there will be an extra challenge. 

1) Times Table Challege: keep your times tables up to date and as fast as you can. 

2) Revise one and four quadrant co-ordinates. Play the following games: Alien Attack / Treasure Hunt. There are also some tasks on Education City. 

3) Revision of mental maths. 

Geography / PE: We will be learning how to read 4 and 6 figure grid references and putting our skills to the test with orienteering. See below for activities to practice. 

Transition: Continue to read and work through the 'Moving on' booklet and complete the activities (see below). 

Additional Tasks for at home for ALL pupils:

Reading: Please continue to read for an average of 25 minutes each day and complete the online quizzes. 

Spelling: Play any of the games on Classroom Secrets Kids to revise the words we've covered. Play the spelling revision games on Education city (cial / tial and commonly misspelt words).

PE: Take part in our 'Virtual Sport's Day'. See below for details - let me know how you get on!

Writing: Play the games on Education City to practise using colons, semi-colons and dashes / proof reading

Maths: 

1) Revision of line graphs (see below for maths resources).

2) Revision of area and perimeter (remember to split the shapes up to help).

If you'd like additional maths, please see the White Rose tasks / BBC Bitesize, or play the games on CSK

Online Safety: The 'Think you Know' child protection team have released a number of activities for parents for keeping children safe online. 

 

Friday 19th June - Friday 26th June

Tasks which will be completed in school (complete these if you're at home or in a key worker group):

Reading: 

We will continue to read JK Rowlings online book 'The Ickabog' and we will be drawing the pictures for the illustration competition

Tasks for the Ickabog: 

1) Create a glossary for any words that you are unsure about. This could use words / pictures or both. 

2) Draw / write a summary for each chapter. 

This week, we will be reading chapters 11 - 15. 

Spelling: complete a 10 word revision spelling test each day from the Yr 5/6 words using words we've already covered. Can you still spell them all. Practise those you made any mistakes with. 

Writing: we are working towards writing an information text about monsters! (See below for resource).

1) Read 'swamp monters' p4. Match the vocabulary to the correct definition (p5). 

2) Read the 'Box it up' version of the text which explains the purpose of each section (p6). Can you list any of the techniques has the writer used? (See p7). Write down the toolkit - is there anything else you could add? Think about any writing skills!

3) Complete activity 4 (Formality / p8). 

4) Have a go at writing 'topic sentences' (p8/9).

5) Create you own monster! Look at p11 for some ideas or google some. Your monster can be friendly! Think about the sections listed on p12 (appearance / diet / habitat / abilities etc) and complete this as you draw. 

Maths: We will be focusing on retaining skills that have already been taught rather than acquiring new skills. If anyone is confident with the skill, there will be an extra challenge. 

1) Times Table Challege: keep your times tables up to date and as fast as you can. 

2) Negative numbers / adding and subtracting negative numbers.

Challenge: Have a go at 'Two primes make one square'.

Transition:Read through the 'Moving on' booklet and complete the activities (see below). 

 

Additional Tasks for at home for ALL pupils:

Reading: Please continue to read for an average of 25 minutes each day and complete the online quizzes. 

Spelling: Play any of the games on Classroom Secrets Kids to revise the words we've covered. 

Grammar: I have set two revision exercises on spag.com

PE: Have a go at the 'England Athletics' home challenges. Have a look at the rest of the challenges (7-10). 

Get ready for our virtual sportsday (wc 29th June). 5 days 5 events! 

Maths: 

1) Converting units (see below).

2) Reading scales (see below). 

Challenge: have a go at 'Magic Vs'. 

If you'd like additional maths, please see the White Rose tasks / BBC Bitesize

 

Friday 12th June - Friday 19th June

Tasks which will be completed in school (complete these if you're at home or in a key worker group):

Reading: 

We will continue to read JK Rowlings online book 'The Ickabog' and we will be drawing the pictures for the illustration competition

Tasks for the Ickabog: 

1) Create a glossary for any words that you are unsure about. This could use words / pictures or both. 

2) Draw / write a summary for each chapter. 

3) Create a 'character map'. List all the characters and join arrows between those who are connected saying why there is a link eg Fred the Fearless - Lord Flapoon (friends). 

4) Write a quick fire quiz for each chapter eg What food is Kurdsburg famous for? 

Spelling: Complete a hot task for set 8 spellings and a cold task for set 9: rhyme, rhythm, sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature, sincere, sincerely, soldier, stomach. 

Maths: We will be focusing on retaining skills that have already been taught rather than acquiring new skills. If anyone is confident with the skill, there will be an extra challenge. 

1) Times Table Challege: keep your times tables up to date and as fast as you can. 

2) Muliplication puzzles (see below).

3) Written methods for multiplying and dividing (see below).

4) Arithmagons challenge (see below). 

Science: Plan and carry out a fair test for making a parachute. Think about the variables you could test: the size of the parachute / the material / the shape. What would make a good parachute and why? Remember to include in your plan: the aim / a prediction / which ONE variable you will change / which variables you will keep the same to make sure it's a fair test / what equipment you will need / the method / your results / your conclusion. 

Additional Tasks for at home for ALL pupils:

Reading: Please continue to read for an average of 25 minutes each day and complete the online quizzes. 

Spelling: Playing the games on Classroom Secrets Kids will help (set 9). Any of the games can be played also. 

PE: Have a go at the 'England Athletics' home challenges. Have a look at challenges 4 to 6. 

Get ready for our virtual sportsday (wc 29th June). 5 days 5 events! 

Writing / Grammar: I have assigned some tasks on Classroom Secrets Kids.

1) Prefix matching game. 

2) Recognising formal and informal writing. 

3) Identifying verbs. 

4) Use of commas. 

5) Using the prefix 'dis'

6) Identifying clauses

- Write a new poem, or enter your poem from last week into the Foyle Yound Poets competition

Maths: 

1) A revision of NUMBER SKILLS (see below).

2) Multiplying and dividing by 10,100,1000 revision (see below).

If you'd like additional maths, please see the White Rose tasks / BBC Bitesize

Science: Had we been at school, we would have been visiting the “Big Bang” STEM event at Staffordshire University this week (16th June). The event is still going ahead virtually on 10 am / Tuesday 16th June.

Read the Information for parents and a guide to the event (SEE BELOW) so that you can plan beforehand. Once you have read these, click the link and use the password “StaffsUni2020” to enter.

- There are a number of Education City tasks to complete about air and water resistance.

Friday 5th June - Friday 12th June

Tasks which will be completed in school (complete these if you're at home or in a key worker group):

Reading: Please note - the school library is currently closed.

1) We will continue to read JK Rowlings online book 'The Ickabog' and we will be drawing the pictures for the illustration competition

2) We are completing a daily reading comprehension with a focus on poetry. Complete the tasks on Education City and CSK (Great Fire poetry). 

Spelling:  Continue to focus on set 8 (prejudice / privilege / profession / programme / pronunciation / queue / recognise / recommend / relevant / restaurant). The hot task will be on Friday. 

Writing: 

This week, write an acrostic poem using the words 'Stay Safe'. Try to write a sentence for each letter rather than just a word. Use as many writing skills as you can (conjunctions / parenthesis / questions / dash add ons / fronted adverbs / relative clauses). 

Example: Say hello to your loved ones through the window - don't get too close!

Maths: 

1) We will be completing a daily times table challenge. 

2) Revision of multiplication of decimals by integers (whole numbers). See below for resource. 

3) We will be starting with White Rose Summer Term Week 4 (11th May). Multiplication of fractions. Worksheets can be found HERE.  There is a learn screen on Education City if you're not sure about how to do this. 

Computing / PHSE: Complete the Education City tasks about being safe online.

 

Additional Tasks for at home for ALL pupils:

Reading: Please continue to read for an average of 25 minutes each day and complete the online quizzes. 

Free online books can be found HERE or at 'Funbrain'. 

Spelling: Playing the games on Classroom Secrets Kids will help (set 8). Any of the games can be played also. 

PE: 1) Three Peaks Challenge: continue to do as many steps as you can to contribute to the distance (23miles / 37km).2) Have a go at the 'England Athletics' home challenges. Try and do challenges 1 to 3. 

Maths:

- Multiplying decimals Education City task (Nature Calls). 

- If you're following the White Rose home learning videos, click HERE for the link to the worksheets. 

Science: Had we been at school, we would have been visiting the “Big Bang” STEM event at Staffordshire University next week (16th June). The event will still going ahead virtually and details will be provided next week for you to access this. There's a competition for the event which can be found HERE with a closing date of 15th June. 

Space Related Learning activities: The UK space education office, ESERO-UK, has a home learning pageSpace challenges @ Home. Try out the new home editions of five key educational programmes launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with ESERO-UK

Multiplication of decimals

BIG BANG Science information

Monday 1st June - Friday 5th June

Some of these tasks will be completed in school, therefore if you're attending school, please do not do them at home. For those pupils who are working from home or in key worker groups, please feel free to participate. 

 

Tasks which will be completed in school:

Reading: Please note - the school library is currently closed.

Exciting news! JK Rowling has released a brand new book online 'The Ickabog' which we will be reading this together in school. We will also be taking part in the illustration competition activities. So, get creative and get your entries ready!

Spelling: This week's focus on set 8 (prejudice / privilege / profession / programme / pronunciation / queue / recognise / recommend / relevant / restaurant). We will do a cold task, practise and the hot task will be next Friday. 

DT: Practice your joining techniques and imagination! We are going for Marble Run Take 2!

PE: We will be collectively completing the 'Three Peaks Challenge' - that's 37km (23 miles). 

Maths: We will be completing a daily times table challenge this week to see how quickly we can recall our times tables. 

Additional tasks which can be completed at home: 

Reading: Please continue to read for an average of 25 minutes each day and complete the online quizzes. 

Free online books can be found HERE. 

Spelling: Playing the games on Classroom Secrets Kids will help (set 8). Any of the other games can be played also. Complete a cold task. The hot task will be due on Friday 12th June. 

Grammar: Complete the tasks set on spag.com please - there are three tasks. 

Maths: Revise your skills of rounding. Remember to use the rules: Look at the digit in the next column to the column you're rounding to / remember that 5-9 rounds up and 0-4 rounds down. 

See below for tasks / answers. 

If you're following the White Rose home learning videos, click HERE for the link to the worksheets. 

Space Related Learning activities: The UK space education office, ESERO-UK, has a home learning pageSpace challenges @ Home. Try out the new home editions of five key educational programmes launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with ESERO-UK

German: Brush up on your German skills on the BBC Bitesize site. 

 

Rounding task

Half Term 

As it's half term next week, I will not be setting homework. I suggest you have a week off and enjoy the sunshine! smiley

If you'd like to do something, please complete any tasks from previous weeks. 

 

Friday 15th May - Friday 22nd May

Reading: Keep up the great work with your reading. Have a go at the reading comprehension exercises on Education City (Oscar Wilde - The Selfish giant / working out the meaning of words / Tales from Brazil).

PHSE: This week is Mental Health Awareness week. Click the link above and read about the benefits of being kind. How many acts of kindness can you achieve this week? 😊

Spelling: How did you get on with last week's hot task? This week, focus on Set 7 please (muscle, necessary, neighbour, nuisance, occupy, occur, opportunity, parliament, persuade, physical). Ask someone to do a cold task, practise and then do a hot task next week to see how you've got on. Remember little and often is the best way to practice spellings (look, say, cover, write, check / speed write / spelling pictures / spelling scribble / CSK games / any other method that works for you). There are lots of spelling games on CSK which will help you spell the Year 5/6 words. 

Ask someone to choose any 10 words from all of the words we've done so far to see if you can still spell them. 

Writing challenge: Sleep is super important, so this week, I'd like you to write an information text about 'sleep'. You will need to research it and present it in the style you think best. Remember to use a big, bold title, subheadings / text boxes / colour / bullet points / 'Did you know?' or 'Quick Facts' section / pictures. I think you will find some interesting facts! Click HERE if you'd like to see some examples. 

Maths: For this week, complete the daily lesson on the White Rose Home Learning page. The worksheets are no longer availble on the site so you will need to use the BBC Bitesize link please. 

- Keep your times tables super fast by doing 3 times table challenges over the week - can you beat your score? 

Maths challenges: Put your brain to the test! Factors and multiples game / First Connect Three / Guardians game. 

Computing / Internet safety: Use the game on Education City (Smooth Operator / No uncertain terms) to help you with your research skills. Have a go at the other games to keep mindful about being safe on the internet. 

PE: Why not try the #stayhomestayactive weekly challengeOr you could do the daily Joe Wicks workout on Youtube?

 

Monday 11th May - Friday 15th May

I hope you've all had a fun weekend celebrating VE day. A massive well done to those of you who have had a go at Mrs Shann's VE day challenge. I've seen some excellent work!

Reading: remember to try and keep up with the reading! Alot of you have excellent reading engage times - really well done! Our class reading engage time is currently 23 minutes. 

Choose a comprehension from the Classroom Secrets Kids (CSK) site and have a go at answering the questions. 

Spelling: We are moving on to set 6 (identity immediate individual interfere interrupt language leisure lightning marvellous mischievous). Ask someone to do a cold task for you, learn the words and see how you get on with them on Friday. Don't forget to use Classroom Secrets Kids (Set 6) to help you. There are lots of spelling games on this site if you want to play the other games. 

Try the other free games here also. 

Maths: Keep your arithmetic skills up by having a go at the CSK practice arithmetic tests. Try and do one everyday. 

Times tables: create a times table challenge grid and see if you can beat your time from last week. 

Science: Let's have a recap on forces. Can you set up your own scientific enquiry to test friction? Have a look at Education City to help you. Some of these games might not work on a tablet so just do what you can please. 

Writing: Can you use your science test and write a recount of what you did? Use the following headings: Title / Equipment / Prediction / Method / Results / Conclusion. Use as many writing skills as you can: conjunctions, fronted adverbs, parenthesis, relative clauses / dash add ons. 

PE: why not try the #stayhomestayactive weekly challenge

How funny are your family? If you've got a funny family, then get creative and enter the 'Beano Britain's Funniest Family 2020' competition! 

 

Friday 1st May - Friday 8th May

We have a new exciting challenge set by Mrs Shann! Get your entries in by 11th May - you must complete at least 2 challenges to enter. 

Healthy body healthy mind: This is the week of the burpee and star jump challenge. How many can you do in one minute? You can choose one or do both. Keep a record of your time and see if you can beat it! Don't forget to warm up first and send me your scores - good luck!

Mrs Stone's score to beat: 18 burpees / 80 star jumps. 

Reading: Remember to keep up the reading for at least 25 minutes a day. Play the games on Education City to refine your reading skills (fact and opinion / answering questions on a text). 

Spelling: Revise 'tial' and 'cial' words. Ask someone to give you a cold task revision test for 10 of the words, practise the words you spelt correctly and do a hot task next Thursday / Friday. There are some games on Education City for these words and 'cious / tious' words. 

‘-cial’ words

official

commercial

glacial

special

facial

social

artificial

financial

racial

‘-tial’ words

partial

confidential

essential

influential

substantial

torrential

preferential

residential

quintessential

Maths:

- Have a look at the learn screens on Education City 'An introduction to algebra' (using letters to represent numbers). See how you get on with the activities using algebra - you might need to use your knowledge about 2d shapes, area and perimeter. 

Challenge someone to play the 'Nim-7' challenge (click here). Good luck!

- Last week we practised our times tables. Test your knowledge (and memory) by playing the times table match game. There are different versions of the game if you want something easier or harder. 

- Let's revise angles by playing the 'estimating angles' game. Choose your challenge! 

English: Watch the film 'High Diving Giraffes' and write a newspaper article. Remember to include: a headline / a photograph (with caption) / a first paragraph that answers 'What has happened, Where it happened, Who was involved, When it happened' / more paragraphs which give more detail about why it happened / include direct and reported speech / a final paragraph which says what will happen next. 

Ideas: GIRAFFES MAKE A SPLASH AT LOCAL SWIMMING POOL.

Click here for some examples of newspaper articles. 

Mrs Shann's VE Day Challenge

Friday 24th April - Friday 1st May

Hi everyone. Hope you're all keeping well. I know that we're all in different situations, and you're all doing a great job, so please just do what you can and get in touch if you need anything. I love seeing what you've done so keep on sending your work and pictures please.

stone.s4@st-johns-wetleyrocks.staffs.sch.uk

Reading: Well done to all those who did the Star Reader assessment - there were some great scores!

Please try and read for at least 30 minutes each day. If your quiz pass rate is over our target of 85%, try and read a longer book which you can really get 'stuck into'. 

Writing: Your challenge for this week is to produce two pieces of work: 

1) Write a summary of a book you've recently read (remember that a summary is a shortened version using longer sentences (with conjunctions, parenthesis, fronted adverbs and dash add ons) and your own words). 

2) Write a persuasive text about anything of your own choice - it could be a book, a game, an item of food, a gadget (real or made up). Remember that a persuasive text has: rhetorical questions / amazing adjectives and noun phrases / alliteration / colour and different size font / reasons why you should have this item / bargain and special offers / quotes from other people using direct speech / illustrations or photos. 

Use this link to see some example texts: https://www.literacywagoll.com/non-fiction.html

Grammar: I've attached a 'Mixed Grammar Workout' (see below). There's no need to print this out. Write the answers for each page in your book, then use the answer page to see how you got on. 

Mrs Shann's Circus Challenge:

A hug well done to everyone who sent in an entry. I loved reading them and looking at your illustrations - some great ideas!

Winners: 'Shattering Sid Sheen' and 'Clara the Contortionist'. 

Maths: Lots of you managed to do the Education City tasks - well done! 

Times Table focus

Draw your self a times table grid (0 - 12 across the top and down the side). Complete the whole grid and time how long it takes (if you google 'multiplication grid', you will find an image that you can use to mark it if you need one). For an extra challenge, colour in the sqaure numbers. 

Play the games to practice your times tables. I've also put LOTS of times table games on Education City - only play the ones you need to practice, but do them all if you want to! 

Complete the grid every day if you can to see if you can beat your time! 

https://www.arcademics.com/games/grand-prix

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

For an extra maths challenge: 

Have a go at the times table grid on the nrich site 'Mystery Matrix'. https://nrich.maths.org/1070

Music: Fancy bringing the magic of music into your home? Then why not sign up for the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Classic 100 challenge?  Once registered you will have access to 100 pieces of music and each of the 100 pieces features its own musical challenge.Challenge yourself to listen, learn and explore all 100 pieces and complete as  many activities as you can. The challenges are fun and flexible enough to use in a number of ways – from short starter activities to longer pieces of work spanning a few hours. 

https://im.abrsm.org/en/classical100primary/

Keep Active!

For this week's activities, use the 'funetics' site, scroll down and have a go at the activities in the videos. Let's all try and do the 'speed bounce' challenge: How many bounces can you do in one minute? Send me your scores! 

https://funetics.co.uk/for-parents/funetics-activity-videos/

 

Something more...

Oak National Academy have daily lessons you can have a go at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#schedule

Fancy a bit of German, or art / DT: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Friday 17th April - Friday 24th April

Hi all. Hope you're all well and keeping safe. 

The main thing I'd like you to focus on this week is 'healthy body healthy mind' and log it in a diary. 

1) Healthy body: Try and do at least 30 minutes of physical activity everyday for at least 5 days and write a diary for what you do. 

My diary for this week:

Monday: Working on the allotment (60 minues).

Tuesday: 5K run (30 minues).

Wednesday: Joe Wicks Ab blast (20 mins) and a walk (30 mins).

Thursday: 20 mile bike ride (90 minutes). 

Friday: Garden workout: 10 rounds of 10 burpees / 10 rounds of 10 press ups / 3 rounds of 10 sit ups / 3 rounds of 10 bicep curls. (30 mins).

At the end of the week, add up the total time you've spent being physical and convert it to hours and minutes. Draw a bar chart to show your daily activity. 

Maybe you could design your own work out and send it to me and we could do each others' work outs? 

2) Healthy Mind:

- Choose one person each day who is special to you. Write a few sentences explaining why they're so special - maybe you could share with this them? 

- Everynight just before you go to sleep, think of 3 things from that day that you are grateful for. Example: The lovely sunshine / Having the time to plant seeds for my allotment / Receiving a thank you letter from my friend's children. 

Reading: Please try hard to keep up with the reading! Our reading engage time is 24 minutes which is good. Texts will be sent regarding your reading engage time. I can see that some of you haven't taken a quiz for a while so please take one soon if you can. 

Spelling: 

1) Ask someone to give you a hot task on the words from last time (determined develop dictionary disastrous embarrass environment equipped especially exaggerate excellent).

2) We are moving on to the next 10 words from the year 5/6 list. Ask someone to do a cold task for you. (existence explanation familiar foreign forty frequently government guarantee harass hindrance / Set 5). Learn the spellings and then have a go on the games from Classroom Secrets Kids (CSK). https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/common-exception-words-set-5-year-5-and-year-6/. Ask someone to give you a hot task next week to see how you've got on. Remember, little and often is the key with learning spellings. 

3) Write a sentence for each of the words. Include the following skills: fronted adverbs, alliteration, parenthesis, 5 subordinating conjunctions (if / since / as / while / after / when / although / before / until / because). Use these activities on the BBC Bitesize page to help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

4) There are lots of wordsearches for the Yr 5/6 words on CSK if you want to have a go at those: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/category/year-6/spelling-year-6/page/4/

Grammar: I've set you all new tasks on spag.com to keep all those grammatical terms fresh in your mind. Focus: formal and informal /layout devices and paragraphing / synonyms (similar meanings) and antonyms (opposite meanings) / parenthesis and commas. 

Maths: Statistics focus. 

1) Calculate the average time per day you've spent being physical this week. Rememer to draw a bar chart. 

2) Play the games on Education City for averages. Use the Learn Screens to help if you need them. Games / information to help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqgrd2p

 

And if that's not enough to keep you going, have a go at anything you fancy from the BBC site: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Friday 3rd April - Friday 10th April

Classroom Secrets Kids: (CSK) I have set us up for this website. Your username is 316300name (add your FIRST name with no spaces and a capital letter). I'll text your password. (Link below). 

Reading: Continue to read for 25 minutes a day. Our reading engage time is still 25 minutes - well done Year 6!

Spelling: We are going back to the Year 5/6 words this week: column 3 (determined develop dictionary disastrous embarrass environment equipped especially exaggerate excellent). Ask someone to do a cold task spelling test with you to see which ones you need to focus on - practise your words using a method of your own choice (spelling picture / speed write / look, say, cover, write, check). 

Sign into CSK, select Yr 6 / Spelling / play the game 'Common Exception Words Set 4). You can play Sets 1,2 and 3 to revise the other words. On Friday 10th April, ask someone to give you a hot task spelling test to see how many words you get right. 

Page 4 onwards on this spelling page has wordsearches if you'd like to do some. https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/category/year-6/spelling-year-6/page/4/

EXTRA CHALLENGE: If you fancy a mammoth spelling test, ask someone to read out the sentences for you to spell - this will really test your homophone knowlege! (See the link below). 

Mrs Shann's Circus Challenge: Get your imagination going and have a go at this great challenge! See Below for the details. 

Writing: What on earth are they saying to each other? Wrtie their conversation. Remember to use " " around the spoken words, adverbs to show how things are being said, new line for a new speaker, and extra inforamtion about the characters / setting.

Example: "Arrrrrgggghhhhh!" screamed Joe as they plummeted over the edge - his heart racing as he coudn't even swim!

 

Maths: We are continuing with our fractions focus. We have covered the skill of making the denominator the same in order for fractions to be compared. Watch the learn screen and have a go at the games on Education City for adding and subtracting fractions. 

Have a go at the adding / fractions game. https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-add-and-subtract-fractions-game/

Revision of maths skills: Play the games using the links below on CSK.

1) Mental Maths Matching Game. https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-mental-maths-matching-activity/

2) Multiply / Divide by 10,100,1000. https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-multiply-and-divide-decimals-by-10-100-or-1000-activity/

3) BIDMAS (Remember that 'INDICES' means squared / cubed). https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-order-of-operations-matching-game/

4) Have a go at the reasoning quiz. https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/category/year-6/reasoning-test-practice/

Have fun and stay safe smiley

Friday 27th March - Friday 3rd April

Reading: Try and read for 25 minutes each day. The weather is perfect for reading in the garden. Our class reading engage time is 25 mins which is great! Let's try and keep it up. You can read a book, an article or one of the thousands of online books available on Accelerated Reader. 

English: Your challenge is to read a book, watch a movie or play an online game and write a 'summary' (shortened version of the main parts) of it in less than 100 words. Remember to use longer sentences that are full of information (use parenthesis / conjunctions / fronted adverbs). Send me a copy if you like!

Grammar: If you haven't already done so, complete the 2013 SATs Level 3-5 test on spag.com. I can see that 10 of you have aleady done this - there are some great scores! This test will be closed next Friday. 

Spelling: Ask someone to give you a 20 word spelling test from the list of ALL homophones (6.19 link above). Feel free to send me your scores. Pick 10 words and make definition pictures to help you remember them - like we did in class (eg principal means 'the person in charge / Principal Al')

Maths: Watch the learn screen for comparing fractions and have a go at the games. Practise your 12 times table. 

Science: If you haven't finished the science games on Education City, you have one week left to complete them. 

PE: Try and complete at least 4 physical sessions of 30 minutes (playing outside / bike riding / online workouts eg Joe Wicks).

 

Have fun and stay safe! smiley

 

 

Friday 13th March - Friday 20th March

Grammar: complete the practice assessment on spag.com

Spelling: revise the list of homophones - there will be a 'hot task' next week. 

Maths: play the games on Education City for simplifying fractions. Rememeber to look for the highest common factor (can BOTH numbers be divided by 2,3,4,5 etc). 

Friday 6th March - Friday 13th March

Spelling: learn to spell this week's homophones. Remember that you also need to know what they mean! Think of the little tips we used to remember (dessert / desert / stationary / stationery / complememt / compliment / principle / principal / profit / prophet). There will be a 'hot task' next week. 

Maths: play the Education City games to pracitse calculating the area of triangle and parallelograms. 

Grammar: complete the tasks on spag.com. Remember to research anything you're not sure about. 

Friday 28th February - Friday 6th March

Grammar: complete the practice grammar assessment on spag.com

Spelling: there will be a hot task on the first two columns of the Yr 5/6 spelling list. Remember that you have to be able to spell 'most' of these words.

Maths: revise rounding / 7 and 8 times table (Education City)

Friday 14th February - Friday 28th February

Spelling: learn to spell the words from the second column of the Yr 5/6 words (category - deperate). There will be a hot task on the first Friday back. 

English: play the Education City games to practise using a range of punctuation correctly. 

Reading: read as much as you can - let's see if we can hit 25 minutes for when we get back!

Maths: play the Education City games to practise area and perimeter. 

Friday 7th February - Friday 14th February

All homework has been set on Education City for this week. 

Spelling: Play the Education City games to practise words with the cial ending. 

English: Have a go at the games to practise correct use of punctuation. 

Art / DT: Play the game to think about nets and 3d shapes. 

Science: Can you remember the names / order of the planets in the solar system? (This game will not work on a tablet). 

Friday 31st January - Friday 7th February

Maths: Play the Education Games to calculate the angles in a triangle - remember, they add up to 180 degrees. Times table focus: 4 and 8s. Try to get them as fast as you can. Play 'time table grand prix' on mathsplayground.com to practise. 

Grammar: Have a go at the next spag.com. Can you beat your best score? 

 

Friday 24th January - Friday 31st January

Spelling: revise everything we've done so far. There will be a hot task next Friday. There are some revision games on Education City. 

Grammar: complete the next spag.com grammar test. Revise anything you're not sure about. 

Maths: play the games on Education City to revise angles (remember that there are 180 degrees on a straight line / and 360 degrees in a circle).

 

Friday 17th January - Friday 24th January

Grammar: complete the practice test on spag.com. Research any questions you're not sure about. 

Spelling: learn to spell the first column of the Year 5/6 words. There will be a hot task next week.

Maths: play the games on Education City to practise converting units of measurements. 

 

Friday 10th January - Friday 17th January

 

Spelling: revise spelling words containing the 'ough' letter string. Play the game on Education City. 

Maths:

Play the games on Education City to practice:

- The order of operations (BIDMAS - brackets / indices (square and cube numbers) / division / multiplication / addition /subtraction).

- Multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100. 1000. 

- The 7 times table.

Christmas homework (for Friday 10th January please)

Grammar: there are three activities set on spag.com (tasks to practice articles / apostrophes and an assessment). Do the tasks first and the assessment last please. 

Reading: make sure your continue to read please to keep your reading engage time up!

Maths: play the games on Education City to practise multiples, factors, prime, square and cube numbers. 

Have a lovely Christmas! smiley

Friday 6th December - Friday 13th December

Grammar: complete the next Grammar Hammer please / revise plural apostrophes on Education City (after the s for more than one unless the word is plural eg The boys' bikes / The women's handbags. 

Spelling: This week's focus is 'tious' and 'cious'.

Maths: Play the Education City games to practise translation and reflection. 

 

Friday 29th November - Friday 6th December

English: complete the next quiz on spag.com. Research any questions you're not sure about. 

Spelling: learn to spell the last column of Year 3/4 spellings (strange - women). There will be a 'hot task' next week. We will move on to the Year 5/6 list after Christmas. 

Maths: play the Education City games to practise your 7 and 8 time tables, square and cube numbers, and factors. 

Monday 25th November - Friday 29th November

Maths: complete the Education City games on using four quadrant co-ordinates please. 

English: complete the next Grammar Hammer please. 

Friday 15th November - Friday 22nd November

As it's assessment week next week, there will be no homework. 

Please continue to ready regularly. There will be a class reward when our average reading engage time is 25 minutes. Our current average is 20 minutes. 

 

Friday 8th November - Friday 15th November

Grammar: have a go at the grammar assessment on spag.com. You will need your login details. 

Spelling: revision of tion sion cian / revision of suffixes / learn to spell cious and tious. There will be a revision hot task next Friday. 

Maths: get your times table challenge scores even better by revision the 4 and 8 time tables. 

Friday 25th October - Friday 8th November

Grammar: complete the next Grammar Hammer please (Stage 5). 

Spelling: Learn to spell the 6th column of the Yr 3/4 spellings (possible - straight).

Maths: I have set a number of Education City games. 

Have a happy and safe half term smiley

Friday 18th October - Wednesday 23rd October

Spelling: learn to spell the next column please (minute - possession). 

Grammar: revise the next Grammar Hammer please (Stage 5). 

Maths: revision games for Roman numerals and rounding (Education City). 

 

Friday 11th October - Friday 18th October

English: complete the next Grammar Hammer please (check 6).

Spelling: there are two Education City games to practice 'fer' words. Revise the next column of the Yr 3/4 words please (heard - mention). There will be a hot task next Friday. 

Maths: revise square and prime numbers (Education City). (Square numbers make a square 1 (1x1), 4 (2x2), 9 (3x3) and so on / prime numbers only have 2 factors: one and the number itself - it can't be divided by any other number).

Music: make up your own saying to remember the notes. This needs to be done by Wednesday please.

Friday 4th October - Friday 11th October

English: complete Grammar Hammer check 5 please. 

Spelling: how many words can you make using the root words 'fer'? Can you spell them correctly using the rule for which ones should have a double r when you add the vowel suffix? 

Maths: practice your mental maths for adding and subtraction (2 games) / practice AT LEAST 2 times tables games (Education City). You should be showing as having completed at least 4 games please when I check. 

German: please complete the task about colours. 

Friday 27th September - Friday 4th October

Spelling: last revision on ibly / ably. Can you remember the rule for words with 'fer'? 

Learn to spell the next column of words on the Yr 3/4 list. 

English: complete the next Grammar Hammer please. 

Maths: play the Education City games to have another go at rounding, and negative numbers.

Science: play the game on Education City about 'light'.

Friday 20th September - Friday 27th September

Spelling: there will be no new spellings this week. Use the time to revise and play the Education City games for the suffixes 'ible / able'. There will be a 'hot task' next week covering a mix of what we've done so far. 

English: complete the next Grammar Hammer please. 

Maths: play the Education City games to apply your rounding skills! Use the same rules and have a go at rounding decimals! 

PHSE: ask someone at home who their hero is and why?

 

Friday 13th Septermber - Friday 20th September

Spelling: learn the next set of Yr3/4 words please. There will be another revision test next week. 

Grammar: complete the next Grammar Hammer for revision please.

Maths: I have set games on Education City for place value and 4x table revision. 

Friday 6th September - Friday 13th September

Spelling: this half term we will be revising the Year 3/4 statutory spelling words. There will be a 'hot task' next week. 

Grammar: initially we will be revising all KS2 grammar. Please complete the Grammar Hammer 1 for stage 4 please. 

 

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