Homework due Wednesday 1st November

Homework this week will be in preparation for next term’s learning.

In Topic, we will be learning about the Vikings. We would like you to research the Vikings and present the information that you find out in as interesting a way as possible.

For example, you could create:

  • a comic about the Vikings,
  • a poster,
  • a leaflet inviting the reader on a “Viking holiday”,
  • an illustrated fact-file…… etc. You can choose!

However, everyone’s work should show that you have researched the topic, and be written to a high, Year 6 standard.

Spellings

mischievous

muscle

necessary

neighbour

nuisance

occupy

occur

opportunity

parliament

persuade

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Homework Friday 13th October

Homework – 13th October 2017

 

English

As always, here are the next ten Year 6 words to be used in sentences in your homework books and the spellings of them to be learned for a test later in the week:

hindrance

identity

immediate(ly)

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

Maths

Over the last two weeks, we have been learning about fractions.  We now know how to:

  • Find equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same OR different denominators
  • Multiply and divide fraction by whole numbers
  • Multiply fractions by fractions
  • Change a mixed number to an improper fractions
  • Change an improper fraction to a mixed number
  • How to change fractions into decimals

Imagine you are going to teach a child in Year 5 some of these skills. We would like you to take two of the skills and explain the steps needed to carry them out in your homework books.  You can do them as A4 posters and you might want to use examples to show the steps that are needed.

Remember, you are explaining to someone who doesn’t yet have these skills, so make sure the steps are all there and they are easy to follow.  Good luck!

Homework 5/10/17

English

As always, here are the next ten Year 6 words to be used in sentences in your homework books and the spellings of them to be learned for a test later in the week:

excellent
existence
explanation
familiar
foreign
forty
frequently
government
guarantee
harass(ed)

Maths Investigation:

If I was asked to make the number 12, I might do it several ways, for example:

3 + 3 + 3 + 3
3 x 4
24 ÷ 2
3 + 9
25 – 13
11 1/2 + 1/2
3.5 + 8.5

In fact, there are many many ways to make 12.

How many ways can you find to make the number 25 using the four number operations (BODMAS), fractions or even decimals?

Surrealism – our first collaborative pieces!

Last week, Year 6 had our first go at creating surrealist art!

Each pupil had to draw an object/thing from one of the following categories: body parts, fruits/vegetables, kitchen items, animals, plants/trees and items of clothing.

Each group was then tasked with combining these drawings in a way that made a surrealist piece of artwork!

All of the groups did fantastically well, and you can see our masterpieces below!

Year 6 Homework – Friday 29th September

For homework this week, here are the next ten Year 5/6 words.  Please can you learn for a spelling test next week AND also write a sentence, one for each, to show you understand the meaning of the words.  The words are:

determined
develop
dictionary
disastrous
embarrass
environment
equipped
equipment
especially
exaggerate

For Maths, we have been looking at simplifying fractions and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions.  Try the questions below:-

Figuring out fractions!

This week in Maths, Year 6 are moving on to fractions!

Today we experimented folding sugar paper to represent various fractions. Showing 1/2 and 1/4 was easy, but it became a bit tricky when we tried to show 1/5 and 1/10!

We then used a fraction wall to compare fractions and note down patterns of equivalence. We also recorded our knowledge about fractions on the sugar paper, creating some excellent and very informative posters!

Is there anything you discovered about fractions today that you would like to share? Comment below!

Homework 22nd September

Heavers Farm - Year 6 Blog

In Maths this week, we have all been looking at division (see examples below).

Some of us can use the ‘chunking’ method which we use when we are dealing with a number which is difficult to divide mentally.  This involves repeatedly subtracting a number.

Most of us can use short division (of the bus stop method).  This is used when our divisor is a number we can easily find multiples of.

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Using the numbers below, make five of your own division problems, trying some problems you feel comfortable with at first and then challenging yourself to try problems which are harder.

9                      12                     174                 3056

6                      34          …

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Thank you, FoSP!

As the Year 6s embark upon a new literary journey, we must say a huge thank you to FoSP for the wonderful donation of brand new ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ books! Our previous copies had unfortunately become a little tatty due to excitable page-turning, so we are incredibly grateful for the new sets!

Homework – Friday 15 September

Spelling
Learn the next 10 spelling words and write a sentence for each word showing us that you know what the word means.  Use the Look, Write, Cover, Check section of your diary to practice your words for a test next week.

The words are:

available
average
awkward
bargain
bruise
category
cemetery
committee
communicate
community

Practise column multiplication.
This week we have been looking at long multiplication in class.

Make some calculations by choosing from the numbers below.  The calculations can be multiplying a 2-digit number x 2-digit number, a 3-digit number x a 2-digit number or a 4-digit number x a 2-digit number.  We expect to see you try at least 5 calculations.
(e.g.  53×35, 564 x 28, 2099 x 14)

14                    243                  2640

35                    176                  7403

53                    564                  3007

67                    480                  2099

28                    541                  8415

Reading diaries

While you are reading at home, here are a few more ideas of things you could write in your diary:
1) find a word you don’t the meaning of and write down its definition
2) find a passage of description and write down the descriptive words or phrases used so that you can use them in your writing
3) describe one of the characters
4) explain why you like or don’t like the book
5) describe the setting where the story takes place

Times tables

Remember to keep practising your times tables please. You must know them all by the end of Year 6 and you need them to help with lots of different aspects of Maths. The sooner you know them, the easier (and quicker Maths will become).

Due in Wednesday 20th September.

Exciting electricity!

This week, Year 6 have been learning about electricity! We got to experiment with circuits, trying to connect all of the components in a way that made bulbs light up!

We realised that the bulb wouldn’t light up unless the wires were connected to both the positive and negative ends of the cell (battery), and that the wires were properly attached to the metal parts of the bulb unit.

Why do you think the wires must be connected to the metal parts of the components? Would the bulb still light up if we connected them to the plastic parts?

We also found out that if we add more bulbs into the circuit, they wouldn’t light up as brightly! Why do you think this is?