Homework and useful information
Year 6 homework in a nutshell!
We read full novels in group guided reading sessions in Year 6. Your child will come home with a book each half term (ish - depending on the length of the book) and will have pages that they have been asked to read to discuss in the next session. It's a bit like a book club! The books have all been hand-picked because we love them and we know the children will too.
Maths homework is set on My Maths. Your child has a logon. Tasks will be set on Mondays and need to be completed by the following Monday. If they are struggling, they need to speak to us and we will help.
Spelling lists will be stuck in homework books. Year 6 spelling lists are not meant to be easy - we are introducing tricky Tier 2 vocabulary. Your child must learn them. Punctuation and Grammar homework tasks are from the CGP homework books. Mrs Thompson will tell the children which pages to complete each week. In 6T punctuation/grammar is set on a Monday and due on a Monday. in 6S Friday is the day!
Comprehension/Other English work
We may sometimes set comprehensions if we feel the children need to practise skills we have learnt in school.
In the Autumn term we do our big research project, on any aspect of WW2 that has gripped your child's interest!
During Enterprise Challenge, the children will have tasks they need to complete at home.
Screen time need not be wasted time!
Apps we love are:
The Reading Realm
Block! Hexa Puzzle
Letters and information Sept 2019 to July 2020
- Ensure all your uniform and school equipment is named.
- Pencil cases need to fit in your tray.
- You will need your PE kit all week but Games lessons will usually be on Monday and Wednesday/Friday.
- Most homework is due in on Monday - why not get it done by Friday and have your weekend free?
- 6S Punctuation and Grammar homework is set and marked on a Friday - don't forget!
- You must have your guided reading book and your reading record in each week on your class day (6S-Tues, 6T- Fri). Don't forget to write down 5 interesting or unfamiliar words, along with the page reference and the meaning
- We ask you to cover your homework books in sticky backed plastic if possible - it helps them to last all year going to and from school!
Homework books and homework timetable
Homework in the Autumn term consists of:
- Maths activities on MyMaths and occasional maths sheets
- Spelling activity (To be completed in the Autumn term in the homework book provided - please cover this book in coloured paper and/or sticky back plastic)
- Pages from Puntuation & Grammar workbooks
- Reading (please complete reading journal)
- History - WW2 research and project on one aspect of life from 1939 - 1945 (to be completed by the end of term)
- Occasional other topic research to aid classroom discussion
- Please return written homework on a Monday to be discussed and marked in class .
We strongly advise the children get used to completing some homework each night and create their own plan to help them to do this. It will be useful preparation for the secondary transition. We suggest a few spellings are practised each night, rather than just 'learnt for a test' on Sunday night! Homework is not 'a test', so we encourage children to ask for assistance when required. It is often helpful for them to discuss their learning with an adult. Any problems understanding the homework tasks should be raised with the class teacher before the end of the week.
We are pleased to announce that Year 6 are now using MyMaths as part of their maths learning programme.
MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework service written by experienced teachers for all the UK National Curricula. Developed for teaching, practising and assessing children’s maths fluency across the school. Each interactive lesson that is paired with online homework means you can easily allocate matching homework and quickly assess the impact of each lesson.
Differentiated homework tasks will be set on and accessed through MyMaths. These will be set on a Monday and are to be completed by the following Monday. Your child has access to MyMaths through a unique username and password (letters have been sent home). MyMaths can be accessed using a laptop or computer.
We recommend that you spend time looking at MyMaths with your child so that you can understand how it will benefit their learning.
To access Mathletics:
Sign in using the school username and password, followed by your own unique log on details.
The children will be given an introduction to MyMaths in their Computing lessons. For the 1st week, homework will include familiarising yourself with MyMaths. From next week onwards, tasks will be set.
|Monday||Maths & practise spellings|
|Tuesday||English task & practise spellings|
|Wednesday||History research & practise spellings|
|Thursday||Reading & practise spellings|
|Friday / Saturday / Sunday||Own choice reading and check spellings