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Hyphens 31.01.2019

Homework: 14.03.19

Thankyou so much for your participation in our Science Fair!

For next week's science lesson (Tuesday), we need each child to bring in a disposable plastic bottle (small size - 300-500ml screw-top). If you have one or two extra, it will help any who forget! 

 

English:

Please see the attached PDF (below) for the English grammar task. 

 

Reading:

 

We recommend that children spend 20 minutes on the Read Theory website each week - it saves all progress and you are free to use it as much as you like.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or difficulties. 

 

Maths:

 

We are not setting Mathletics for the next two weeks because we would like children to participate as much as possible in the Mathletics competition by earning 'Live Mathletics' points. Any points earned between Monday 11th and Sunday 17th March will count.

English Homework 14.03.19

Homework 07.03.19

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

British Science Week: 11th - 15th March

There is no literacy homework for the next two weeks as instead we would like you to prepare your science project for Science Week! Please follow the guidance attached above carefully. You may have given yourself a head-start with your Kensuke Homework Project - this is fine.

 

Reading:

 

We recommend that children spend 20 minutes on the Read Theory website each week - it saves all progress and you are free to use it as much as you like.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or difficulties. 

 

Maths:

 

We are not setting Mathletics for the next two weeks because we would like children to participate as much as possible in the Mathletics competition by earning 'Live Mathletics' points. Any points earned between Monday 11th and Sunday 17th March will count.

 

Homework 28.02.19

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

British Science Week: 11th - 15th March

There is no literacy homework for the next two weeks as instead we would like you to prepare your science project for Science Week! Please follow the guidance attached above carefully. You may have given yourself a head-start with your Kensuke Homework Project - this is fine.

 

Reading:

 

We recommend that children spend 20 minutes on the Read Theory website each week - it saves all progress and you are free to use it as much as you like.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or difficulties. 

 

Maths:

 

As well as Mathletics, we would like children to practise one of our key skills each week. Spend no longer than 5-10 minutes on this. 

Key Skill: "Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by 2 digits"

3175 x 24

4789 x 36

7193 x 89

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete your assigned mathletics activities.

On Thursday, 14th February 2019, we are having our WWII topic day.

On this day, children are welcome to come dressed up as a child evacuee. Please do not spend money on anything! Mostly normal school clothing but with a wooly jumper and hat is ideal. If you want to make a gas mask box, feel free but it is absolutely not necessary. 

Suggestions:

Picture 1
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Homework 07.02.2019

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

English:

LI: to identify prepostional phrases

Write out the following sentences: circle the preposition & underline the prepositional phrase.

 

1.) Before the Blitz began, women and children had been evacuated to the countryside. 

2.) The Anderson Shelter was built in the garden.

3.) Bombing raids were carried out over all major British cities. 

 

Reading:

We hope that children were successful on ReadTheory last week! Please contact us if not. 

We recommend that children spend 20 minutes on this website each week - it saves all progress and you are free to use it as much as you like.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or difficulties. 

 

Maths:

 

As well as Mathletics, we would like children to practise one of our key skills each week. Spend no longer than 5-10 minutes on this. 

Key Skill: "Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number"

4155 divided by 5

6804 divided by 12

1890 divided by 45

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete your assigned mathletics activities.

 

 

Homework 31.01.2019

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

English:

LI: To use hyphens to create compound adjectives and nouns.

Use the powerpoint on the website (attached above) to remind yourself of the work we did in class on Wednesday.

Write five of your own sentences which use either a compound adjective or a compound noun.

Make sure each sentence is punctuated correctly.

 

Challenge: can you use a range of the year 6 punctuation and cohesive devices?

  • semi colons or colons
  • dashes for final comment
  • passive sentences
  • parenthesis - -  ( ) , ,
  • subordinate clauses
  • ISPACE

 

Reading:

We hope that children were successful on ReadTheory last week! Please contact us if not. 

We recommend that children spend 20 minutes on this website each week - it saves all progress and you are free to use it as much as you like.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or difficulties. 

 

Maths:

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete your assigned mathletics activities.

 

 

 

Homework 24.01.2019

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

Please note a change to the reading task as explained below.

 

English:

LI: To use the passive and active voice.

 

Active voice: The cat chased the mouse.

Passive voice: The mouse was chased by the cat.

 

The active voice begins with the subject which is actively doing the verb (i.e. the cat chased the mouse - the cat is doing the chasing). In a passive sentence, the subject is having the verb done to it (i.e. the mouse is being chased - the mouse is not doing the chasing). We often use the passive verbs was or were in a passive sentence, but not always!

 

1) Rewrite the sentences below in the active.

Remember to punctuate your answer correctly.

The vital clues were discovered by the detective.

 

The tennis player was cheered on by the crowd.

 

The book was destroyed by the fire.

 

2) Rewrite the sentences below in the passive.

Remember to punctuate your answer correctly.

The dog ripped up the furniture in the lounge.

 

The visitor smashed the cup.

 

The children visited the zoo.

 

Reading:

We hope that children were successful on ReadTheory last week! Please contact us if not. 

We recommend that children spend 20 minutes on this website each week - it saves all progress and you are free to use it as much as you like.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or difficulties. 

 

Maths:

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete your assigned mathletics activities.

 

 

 

Homework 17.01.2019

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

Please note a change to the reading task as explained below.

 

English:

 

Show Don’t Tell is a technique that enables you to write so that you are able to create a picture in the reader's mind to get away from the repetition of such empty words as scared, excited, sad... etc.

It’s all about describing what you see in detail so that you convey the words to your reader. Think about body language, actions, facial expressions, feelings…

For example:

Ben was scared.

Ben could feel his body tense as he approached the forbidden tunnel. A chill ran up his spine and he felt the prickle of goosebumps on his arms as he reached the entrance; he hesitated.

 

Write a few sentences (like the example) to convey the word underlined in each sentence using the technique of show don’t tell.

  1. Emma was sad.
  2. The house frightened Bruce.
  3. Marcus was extremely hungry in class.
  4. Bill felt nervous as he boarded the train evacuating him to the countryside.

 

Reading:

We are starting a new online program with the children called 'ReadTheory' - www.readtheory.org 

This software enables children to be able to practise reading comprehension skills using texts carefully suited to their current level. 

In class, children have completed the 'pre-test' and it is self-explanatory what tasks they have to work through next. We recommend that children spend 20 minutes on this website each week - it saves all progress and you are free to use it as much as you like.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or difficulties. 

 

Maths:

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete your assigned mathletics activities.

 

 

 

 

 

Homework 10.01.2019

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

Literacy:

LI: To join sentences cohesively using ISPACE openers.

 

I = ‘ing words’: hiding, barging, crawling, feeling, storming, sneaking, watching, hearing

S = Simile: Like a... As_____as a...

P = Preposition: Where? When? Under... Behind... Near... Above... Inside... Outside... After... During...

A = Adverb: anxiously, bravely, carelessly, cautiously, courageously, desperately, fearfully, helplessly, impatiently, suspiciously, unusually

C = Conjunction: As… After... Although... As... When... Whilst...Before…

E = ‘ed words’: distressed, disorientated, flustered, agitated, troubled, relaxed, intrigued, overjoyed, bewildered, relieved

 

Rewrite the sentences below into a paragraph about an evacuee’s journey on a train.

Make sure your paragraph opens with a lead sentence (you will have to write this yourself).

Use ISPACE sentence openers to make sure your sentences flow together cohesively.

You can add any extra information using subordinate and relative clauses.

 

The train ride was incredibly hard. There were lots of other children crying, so the noise was unbearable. I just wanted to close my eyes and pretend it wasn’t happening. The lump in my throat ached. I tried everything to stop the tears and fall asleep, but I couldn’t. I managed to calm myself down about halfway into the journey when I noticed the vast expanse of green fields out of the window. There were so many unusual animals to see. I started chatting to another boy and he told me that they were farm animals.

 

Reading:

Please continue to follow the reading guidance stuck in your homework book. This element of homework is vital in ensuring you receive your house point! 

 

Maths:

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete your assigned mathletics activities.

 

 

 

On Tuesday afternoon, we have our Christmas Party. Please could all children bring in 50p tomorrow or Monday to contribute towards the cost of party games/snacks. Children are also welcome to bring 'party clothes' in a bag on Tuesday to get changed into.

Also, another reminder that children need either an apron or overall they can wear whilst using acrylic paint.

 

Thursday 13th December 2018

Maths:

Mathletic activities have been assigned. 

 

English:

Homework

LI: to punctuate dialogue correctly.

Rewrite the sentences below using the correct dialogue punctuation.

 

  1. Are you going to the park later Sarah asked
  2. Emma yelled don’t fall in the water

 

Rewrite the passage below using the correct dialogue punctuation.

Don’t forget: new speaker = new line.

 

The corridors were full of children trying to get to their lessons. Hurry up yelled Mr Parrot down the corridor. why are you not in class yet demanded Mrs Bird. Emma and Alice shuffled down the corridor towards science. should we sneak off to the common room instead whispered Emma. Alice’s eyes lit up as she whispered back yes please. quickly let’s go this way.

 

Optional Challenge

Rewrite the dialogue below as direct speech.

  1. Her mum told her to go upstairs.
  2. She was told to finish her work quickly by the teacher.

 

Rewrite the dialogue below as reported speech.

  1. “The fire has spread another two miles,” reported the firefighter.
  2. “Do you want to go to the cinema tonight?” Emma asked Sarah.

 

Last week's task:

We are aware that last week's homework task did cause some confusion. We have learned how to use the subjunctive form in class and children have applied it well in their writing. It is, however, more difficult to identify within a piece of writing than use it in our own writing. We have gone over the homework task in class, but for revision, the key thing to remember is that the verb must always be in its root form. 

So the second task last week required children to identify that the verbs were not in their root form. As shown below:

 

  • Rewrite each sentence in the subjunctive mood.

  • We suggest that he starts the test again. (start instead of starts)
  • Dan wishes that he was on holiday already. (were instead of was)
  • The police request that the criminal attends court. (attend instead of attends)
  • Your teacher would be happy if you was early. (were instead of was)
  • Olivia recommended that Sam signs up for the school chess team. (sign instead of signs)

 

Reading:

Please note that we would now like children to complete the following task linked to their home-reading as well as the task they already complete:

  • Find the last word in your book that you did not fully understand the meaning of
  • Write it in your homework book with its dictionary definition
  • Write a sentence showing appropriate use of this word

 

Thursday 6th December 2018

 

Maths:

Mathletic actvities have been assigned - apologies for difficulties in recent weeks; there have been some administrative errors with how Mathletics display assigned activities. 

 

English:

LI: To write in the subjunctive form.

The Subjunctive Form

Can be used when the speaker suggests something and wants it to sound formal:

 

When they use unreal situation to do this:

If I were you, I would save some sweets for later.

 

Add the subjunctive verb to the sentences below:

  • If I ________ you, I would start again.
  • If I ________ the manager, I would give everyone a week off at Christmas.
  • If I ________ a footballer, I would play for Everton.
  •  

    Rewrite each sentence in the subjunctive mood.

  • We suggest that he starts the test again.
  • Dan wishes that he was on holiday already.
  • The police request that the criminal attends court.
  • Your teacher would be happy if you was early.
  • Olivia recommended that Sam signs up for the school chess team.

 

Optional Challenge:

Have a go at writing three of your own sentences in the subjunctive mood.

 

 

Reading:

Please note that we would now like children to complete the following task linked to their home-reading as well as the task they already complete:

  • Find the last word in your book that you did not fully understand the meaning of
  • Write it in your homework book with its dictionary definition
  • Write a sentence showing appropriate use of this word

 

29th November 2018

Marle Hall Assembly Costumes - the children simply need to replicate what they were wearing at the time of their 'scene'. There is no need for us to replace Marle Hall equipment. Children can wear their outdoor clothes for outdoor scenes, indoor clothes for indoor and bed-time clothes for bedroom scenes. Please try to bring this in on Monday. 

If you are able to provide any buoyancy aids, that would add to the performance, but is not necessary. 

 

English:

 

 LI: To use relative clauses.

Underline the nouns in each sentence and add a relative clause using the relative pronouns:

 

who, where, which, that

 

Example:

Cherry did not notice the sea changing.

Cherry, who was completely immersed collecting her shells, did not notice the sea changing.

 

1.         The waves crashed against the cliff.

 

2.         The police searched all night for Cherry.

 

3.         Cherry needed to collect thirty more shells for her necklace.

 

4.         In the mine, the ghosts showed Cherry the way out.

 

5.         Cherry’s brothers ran into the kitchen to mock her necklace.

 

 

Write three of your own sentences using a relative clause to add information.

 

Maths: 

Mathletics activities have been assigned to you.

 

Reading:

Please note that we would now like children to complete the following task linked to their home-reading as well as the task they already complete:

  • Find the last word in your book that you did not fully understand the meaning of
  • Write it in your homework book with its dictionary definition
  • Write a sentence showing appropriate use of this word

 

 

8th November

 

English:

LI: To understand and write in the active and passive voice.

 

Rewrite the sentences in your book in the passive voice.

Under line and label the subject (s), object (o) and verb (v).

1) The firefighters put out the fire.

Example: The fire was put out by the firefighters

2) The crowd cheered on the athletes.

3) In the garden, the snow buried the gnomes.

4) Her teacher told her to finish her work.

5) At dinner, Ben ate twelve king prawns.

 

Rewrite the sentences in your book in the active voice.

Under line and label the subject (s), object (o) and verb (v).

6) The door had been left open by mum.

Example: Mum left the door open

7) The grass was mowed weekly by the gardener.

8) Dinner was cooked by Bob.

9) The play was directed by James Smith.

 

Optional extension:

Write out the passage and underline the clauses in the active voice and circle the sentences in the passive voice.

 

Ben wanted to ride his new bike before it was his birthday. He crept downstairs and fetched his bike from the cellar. The door had been left unlocked for the last week, so he could easily sneak down and grab it without his dad realising. Outside, the cycle path on his street had been covered in rain. ‘Risky’ he thought to himself as he mounted the bright red Raleigh bike. The handle bars felt soft under his grip and the paint sparkled in the sun.

 

Reading:

Please note that we would now like children to complete the following task linked to their home-reading as well as the task they already complete:

  • Find the last word in your book that you did not fully understand the meaning of
  • Write it in your homework book with its dictionary definition
  • Write a sentence showing appropriate use of this word

 

Spelling - reminder that spellings will now be set from Friday to Friday.

18.10.18

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

Theme: 

Next week we are making Tudor bread in the shape of a hedgehog. On Thursday, children are welcome to bring in additional toppings for their bread, such as: raisins, chocolate chips, cheese. Please do not send in any nuts.

We will also give all children who have completed 'Toil and Trouble' homework projects an opportunity to share what they did, if they haven't already. 

 

Literacy:

Your grammar task is stuck in your book. Please attempt all questions and we will recap in class. 

 

Reading:

Please continue to follow the reading guidance stuck in your homework book. This element of homework is vital in ensuring you receive your house point! 

 

Maths:

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete the mathletics tasks assigned to you. This will be practice of arithmetic skills or an area covered in maths lessons that week. Use your book for any written methods you need to complete.

Check out the 'Multiverse' and 'Live Mathletics' games under the 'Play' tab after you've completed your assigned activities.

 

 

 

11.10.18

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

Literacy:

Your grammar task is stuck in your book. Please attempt all questions and we will recap in class. 

 

Reading:

Please continue to follow the reading guidance stuck in your homework book. This element of homework is vital in ensuring you receive your house point! 

 

Maths:

 

Please ensure that you complete mathletics activities independently and without use of a calculator. It is a very helpful tool for Miss Helm and Mr Williams to give you more support in an area of maths should you need it.

 

Complete the mathletics tasks assigned to you. This will be practice of arithmetic skills or an area covered in maths lessons that week. Use your book for any written methods you need to complete.

Check out the 'Multiverse' and 'Live Mathletics' games under the 'Play' tab after you've completed your assigned activities.

 

04.10.2018

 

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

Literacy:

Your grammar task is stuck in your book. Please attempt all questions and we will recap in class. 

 

Reading:

Please continue to follow the reading guidance stuck in your homework book. This element of homework is vital in ensuring you receive your house point! 

 

Maths:

Mr Williams' group - I have assigned long multiplication and long division tasks. Please do these independently so that I can see if anyone needs a bit more support! 

 

Complete the mathletics tasks assigned to you. This will be practice of arithmetic skills or an area covered in maths lessons that week. Use your book for any written methods you need to complete.

Check out the 'Multiverse' and 'Live Mathletics' games under the 'Play' tab after you've completed your assigned activities. 

 

 

27.09.18

 

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

Literacy:

Your grammar task is stuck in your book. Please attempt all questions and we will recap in class. 

 

Reading:

Please continue to follow the reading guidance stuck in your homework book. This element of homework is vital in ensuring you receive your house point! 

 

Maths:

Complete the mathletics tasks assigned to you. This will be practice of arithmetic skills or an area covered in maths lessons that week. Use your book for any written methods you need to complete.

Check out the 'Multiverse' and 'Live Mathletics' games under the 'Play' tab after you've completed your assigned activities. 

20.09.18

 

Remember: Set on Thursday, due in on Monday.

 

Literacy:

Your grammar task is stuck in your book. Please attempt all questions and we will recap in class. 

 

Reading:

Please continue to follow the reading guidance stuck in your homework book.

 

Maths:

Complete the mathletics tasks assigned to you. This will be practice of arithmetic skills or something covered in maths lessons that week. Use your book for any written methods you need to complete.

Check out the 'Multiverse' and 'Live Mathletics' games under the 'Play' tab after you've completed your assigned activities. 

Homework 13.09.18

 

Literacy:

Your grammar task is stuck in your book. Please attempt all questions and we will recap in class. 

 

Reading:

Please continue to follow the reading guidance stuck in your homework book.

 

Maths:

Unfortunately, due to an administrative delay, we are unable to set mathletics tasks this week. Instead, please write out 5 of the following number sentences correctly in your book. They gradually increase in difficulty so set your own challenge:

175 x 10

250 ÷ 10

332 x 100

4570 ÷ 100

128 x 1000

789610 ÷ 1000

7.5 x 100

87 ÷ 10

0.65 x 1000

708 ÷ 1000

37685 x 1000

1 156 789 ÷ 10

0.0708 x 1000 

0.605 ÷ 1000

 

 

Homework 06.09.18

 

Today your child has brought home their new Homework Book. Homework will always be set on a Thursday and due in on a Monday. 

You will also find spellings to learn on the spellings tab (tested on a Thursday)

 

Homework will usually consist of a grammar task, mathletics task and reading task. 

This week we would simply like you to familiarise yourself with the reading task for each week. This involves a small amount of parental input. It is all explained in the 'Reading Homework Guidance' stuck in the front of homework books. You will also see the 'Marking Policy' so you can easily understand any of our marking. 

There are also spellings set under the spellings tab. 

 

From next week, we will set mathletics tasks and a grammar task will be stuck in books. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. 

 

 


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