You will be pleased to hear that your homework for next week is to read! Please aim to read every day, for a minimum of 15 minutes, and record it on your reading record.
Enjoy your well deserved break over half term - you have all work incredibly hard over the past few weeks.
Please continue with your 15 minutes of daily reading.
Please complete questions 1, 2 and 3 of the Four Operations booklet. If you finish and would like a further task, you can write your own word problems for the calculations used in question 1.
Four Operations booklet
Please complete the subjunctive form activity. If you would like to check your answers when you've finished, they can be found on the last page. There is also a quiz that you can have a go at if you'd like to. If you do, record your score in your homework book.
Subjunctive Form Quiz
If you have accounts for either of these, please complete regular activities on these programmes rather than the Maths and English tasks set above.
All parents should have received an email about Bikeability which will take place from Monday 2nd November. If this email has not come through, please let me know as soon as possible.
Well done to all of you this week. You've worked really hard on improving your understanding of written multiplication and the subjunctive form. Maybe you could impress your family members by speaking in the subjunctive form? Be prepared though, you may get some funny looks!
You also all worked brilliant when investigating light and reflection. It would be great if you could explain to your parents (or other family members) what the angles of incidence and reflection are. Try using the diagram below to help you.
We'll be continuing with our trench models next week, so if you have any old newspapers at home, please bring them in for paper mache.
Well done to those of you who have managed to complete your homework already. If you still need to bring it in, don't forget it on Monday, please.
Have a lovely weekend!
Please continue to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every day. Don't forget to record your reading in the table you were given.
Click on the link below. I would like you to use the webs to revise the multiplication facts you find most challenging and still need to practise. You can draw the webs out in your homework books and use the sentence starters modelled on the sheet.
If you finish these quickly, or would like more practise, you can use the websites below.
Click on the link below to revise using commas correctly to add clarity to sentences.
Commas for clarity
If you have IDL or Nessy accounts, then please use these before completing any other homework. Remember, you should only spend a maximum of 45 minutes on your homework (not including reading time).
Please come and see me if there is anything you don't understand.
You have all worked brilliantly this week. I was particularly proud of all your efforts during the Quadkids event. You were all so great at encouraging each other and showing good sportsmanship. There were some fantastic throws and jumps; the best moment had to be watching you complete the final long-distance run. You all pushed yourselves and should be incredibly proud of all your efforts.
With the colder weather coming in, please make sure you bring a coat and have your full PE kit in school (you may bring in a dark-coloured sweatshirt if you'd like to) so you can change back into warm, dry uniform on the odd occasion that we may get caught out by the rain.
A quick reminder, please don't forget your homework on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend!
Please continue to read for at least 15 minutes a day. Don't forget to record how long you read for, the pages you read and if you read or discussed your book with anyone at home.
Click on the link below to have a go at the place value activities. You don't need to complete them all; you can choose the set you think will challenge you the best. If you feel like you need something more challenging, you can have a go at the second activity instead.
Place value - build a number
Have a look at the powerpoint slides (link below); write either a short diary entry or a letter to someone about your life and experiences in the trenches.
Life in the trenches
If you have any problems, please come and ask me for help.
Another successful week in Year 6 is over. You have all worked incredibly hard this week to create some impressive timelines in history, beautiful writing inspired by War Horse and finished off your World War 1 uniform designs.
Below are some photos of what you've all been up to. It would be great if you could tell your mums and dads about your uniform designs or update them on the events in War Horse.
Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Monday (a gentle reminder - don't forget your homework).
Below, you'll find the homework set for this week. Homework will now be set weekly, on Wednesdays. You should spend no longer than 45 minutes (excluding 15 minutes daily reading) completing your homework and return it by the following Monday; we will then mark it as a class.
I would like every child to read for 15 minutes every day. This could be a story, a newspaper or other non-fiction text. It would be great if you could discuss what you've read and record your reading in your homework book.
For this week, I would like you to practise all of the times tables you are not confident with. I would like you to write them out in full and rehearse them. There will be a times table challenge next week. You can also try some of the sites below to help you practise.
If you're already confident with your times tables and know them all by heart, you could try the challenge below.
On Friday, we started to listen to and discuss the World War 1 song, 'Pack Up Your Troubles'. I would like you to research some other WW1 songs. In your homework book, record the name of the songs you find and who they are by. I would then like you to choose your favourite and explain your choice.
Year 6 have had a great second week. We've started our English unit which is based on Michael Morpurgo's, War Horse. It's a wonderful story about a friendship between a Red Bay, named Joey, and a young boy, Albert. As a class, we've made predictions about what will happen in the story and had a go at retelling the events of the first battle from the perspective of a German soldier.
We are learning all about light in Science. During our first lesson, we generated some fantastic discussion about where light comes from, who invented light and what can be used to create light.
Next week, I will be introducing homework to the class. This will be posted on our class blog. It will be sent out on a Wednesday and will be due in the following Monday, ready to be discussed and marked as a class on Wednesdays.
See you all next week!