Year 6 Homework & Spellings 30.09

Hi Year 6!

For homework this weekend, we have attached a word document with some questions to help consolidate your understanding of our first Year 6 unit – place value.

Additionally, here are the spellings for you to practise in case you miss them in class today:

Cereal

Serial

Farther

Father

Guessed

Guest

Heard

Herd

Led

Lead

The Year 6 team

Reading Diaries in Year 6

What a great start to the year! Most children are filling their diaries in every day with some lovely comments. We have discussed what makes a good comment in class, but just so that everyone understands the expectation in Year 6, here are some examples.

A summary comment might look like this:

Micheal met Kensuke for the first time today. He was frightened by him as Kensuke was shouting at him in an unfamiliar language and was very cross about something. Michael eventually realised that it was because he’d made a fire on the island and this was what Kensuke was unhappy about.

A vocabulary comment might look like this:

There are several words in the text I was unsure of (children to then use a dictionary to find out meanings).
ravenous – extremely hungry
diminutive – extremely or unusually small
gesticulating – using dramatic movements or gestures with one’s arms

A description comment might look like this:

The author has used some figurative language in the text to help describe the island, for example:
I saw smoke; I smelled smoke (alliteration)
The boulders lay like tumbled cliffs along the coast (simile)
The forest was alive with creatures (personification)

A comment about the style of writing might be:

I like the way the writer has used short, sharp sentences for effect. It makes the reader breathless and creates suspense. After some description, the short sentences return and the reader sympathises with the character’s situation.

Please ensure your child is reading (at least 4-5 pages) and filling in their reading diary every day and that suitable comments have been included for the previous day. This shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes.

In line with our policy, the reading diary is homework and the behaviour policy states: ‘Hand in homework at the time requested’. The first time it is not brought in, the child gets a yellow card; the second time is a 10 minute detention. Most children are however completing entries every day which is amazing – keep it up Year 6s!

Year 6 Homework & Spellings 23.09

Hi year 6!

For homework this weekend, can everyone spend a bit of time thinking about someone who inspires you. You could even tie this in with our half termly theme which is black history!

When you have picked someone – spend some time doing some research and create a poster about this person. Perhaps a few bits about their life and what they have done that makes them so inspirational?

If everyone can bring that in towards the beginning of next week, we are going to use it for an exciting task in English next Friday.

Additionally, here are the spellings for you to practise in case you miss them in class tomorrow:

Aisle

Isle

Aloud

Allowed

Altar

Alter

Bridal

Bridle

Desert

Dessert

The year 6 team