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Homework, week beginning 30/01/2017. Due in 10/02/2017. 1. Complete the Safety in Action booklet. 2. Prepare your slot for an assembly on your chosen safety feature. (Remember, you are working with a partner) All work presented as per a Big Write... You have been warned!

Year 6 RYG test - 20/01/2017

In your book bag is your current test & a set of answers. Please go through it carefully... I have enclosed a link below for a blank test paper - why not have another go? Remember it's 10 minutes only...

Homework 13.01.2017: (due back on 23/01/2017)

Literacy.

This week, I would like you to use the skills on the timed SPaG questions which we have examined on Friday. 

You are to:

Choose 10 spellings, FROM THE YEAR 5 + 6 SPELLING LIST ABOVE, which you have incorrectly attempted from your test.   -  You should study the words from the test, work out what you did wrong & create a complex sentence which uses the word in context - this will aid you to successfully attempt the word / spelling again in the future. I require a definition of the word & an indication of the root word in addition to this.

You will be tested on these words, at any time of the day or night, at any location... (from Monday the 23th. January)

Spellings:  06/01/2017. - you will be tested anytime during the week beginning 16/01/2017 - you have been warned!

Your task this week is to make sure you are COMPLETELY up to speed with the year 5/6 spelling list...  Think: Do I really know all of these, their root words AND their meanings? - If you do, 100%, go and put your feet up - if not... Get learning.

Learning spellings off by heart is almost pointless... You need to learn the spelling and simultaneously associate the word with it's meaning & the context in which you will be hopefully using it. (there - their - they're, a classic example.)
Teaching a child the mechanics of breaking down sounds, syllables and the root word from which the word originates from is far more important. (i.e. honest - dishonest - honesty - honestly etc. etc.) linking these with their meanings & context, results in a powerful learning tool, as well as a rich & vibrant  vocabulary. 
Finally,  please, please resist the temptation to get your child to learn the spellings of the next year group - they are in Year order for a reason... You will not be doing them any favours. Similarly,  all the groups of words build on each other - don't move on until you have securely embedded the words of your child's current year group,  otherwise you will have serious gaps in their learning. 
However, all of this is near useless if the words are not pronounced correctly in the first place, this will prevent a child from ever spelling the words. (what do we record important dates / appointments on? A cal-en-der - wrong... It's pronounced & spelt, cal-en-dar. So easy to misinform.)

The New National Curriculum (2104) states that all children should have a clear understanding of the following spellings - plus, don't forget the meanings!

The spellings are listed in the document below.

 

Would you like to see a 'model' homework? Yes? - then read on...

Click the link below to see a perfect example of just how the December homework should have been approached - It's near flawless & the creator (Miriam) has clearly learnt from her endeavours; which was exactly what I had intended...

Homework 16.12.2016: (due back on 03/01/2017)

 

Mathematics.

This week, I would like you to use the skills on timed mathematics questions which we have examined on Friday.  You are to:

Choose 5 questions from your No. 7 test, which you may have got incorrect / need more work on   -  You should study the question from the test, work out what you did wrong & create a guide (showing working) on how to successfully attempt the question in the future. 

You must  employ (to explain to the uninitiated) workings and jottings to support your answer.

Homework 02.12.2016: (due back on 12.12.2016)

Design & Technology.

This week, I would like you to use the skills on following instructions from Literacy & How the Maya lived which we have examined in Topic.  You are to:

Create a scale model of a Mayan home for either : A peasant, a noble or a Priest.   -   You should create (if possible) a model using the materials and constructions we have studied - if you are successful, the model (however humble, or grand!) should show aspects of Mayan life.  Use all the skills you have been employing over the past two terms in school. You must  Show aspects of the individual construction - i.e. roofing, wall construction etc. Also, employ (to explain to the uninitiated) labelling to include: headings/sub-headings; technical vocabulary; formal language ; diagrams/pictures; caption/labels ; text box/paragraphs; contents/index & a glossary.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THIS STEP BY STEP GUIDE IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SHINE

 

What I DO require:

  • a model, or section of a building which has been crafted with pride & reflects your passion which you have for the object.
  • labelling which supplies all the required information.
  • you to think out of the box & put in an amount of effort which you would do in class.
  • feel confident enough to try new language and approaches - even if you cannot spell it all correctly at this point in year 6, I don't mind.   Remember, for every success there are many failures...
  • for you to have fun and enjoy your task.

What I DO NOT require:

  • A shoebox!
  • messy, sloppy & last minute work.
  • illegible handwriting which looks like the secret code of spiders.
  • writing which actually makes me fall asleep (I do mark work late at night sometimes) or without passion, interest, individuality or care...

Lastly... If you are not having fun, or are not totally absorbed by what you are attempting, stop, think and try another approach.  If learning isn't fun, it isn't worth doing. Good Luck.

 

Homework 18.11.2016: (due back on 28.11.2016)

Information Texts.

This week, I would like you to use the skills on instructions, formal language from Literacy & explanation texts which we have examined in Science.  You are to:

Create an information text for either : An Otter; Division; The town / village you live in; a mobile smart phone; Tikal or Chichen Itza.   -   You should write two detailed pages describing it - if you are successful, when studied, the reader should be able to obtain all the necessary information about the subject.  Use all the skills you have been employing over the past two weeks in school. You must use truth = fact; non-fiction text; headings/sub-headings; technical vocabulary; formal language ; diagrams/pictures; caption/labels ; text box/paragraphs; contents/index & a glossary

 

What I DO require:

  • an information text which has been crafted with pride & reflects your passion which you have for the object.
  • writing which draws in the reader & supplies all the required information.
  • you to think out of the box & put in an amount of effort which you would do in class.
  • feel confident enough to try new language - even if you cannot spell it all correctly at this point in year 6, I don't mind.   Remember, for every success there are many failures...
  • for you to have fun and enjoy your task.

What I DO NOT require:

  • A list!!!
  • messy, sloppy & last minute work.
  • illegible handwriting which looks like the secret code of spiders.
  • writing which actually makes me fall asleep (I do mark work late at night sometimes) or without passion, interest, individuality or care...

Lastly... If you are not having fun, or are not totally absorbed by what you are attempting, stop, think and try another approach.  If learning isn't fun, it isn't worth doing. Good Luck.

Homework 14.10.2016: (due back on 21.10.2016)

IMAGERY / DESCRIPTION.

This week, I would like you to use the skills on description and imagery which we have examined in Literacy.  You are to:

Stage one (easier) - choose your most precious possession. Sit and study it carefully, think about how it looks, smells, feels, sounds and if relevant, tastes... Now, without mentioning it's title or name once, create a holographic description / image of it.  You should write two detailed paragraphs describing it - if you are successful, when read out, the listener should be able to identify your mystery possession.  Use all the skills you have been employing over the past two weeks in school. You must use comparisons, personification & similes!

Stage two (harder) - choose two of your most precious possession. Sit and study it carefully, think about how they look, smell, feel, sound and if relevant, taste... Now, without mentioning their titles or name once, create a holographic description / image of them.  You should write several detailed paragraphs describing them - if you are successful, when read out, the listener should be able to identify your mystery possessions.  Use all the skills you have been employing over the past two weeks in school.  You must use analogies, comparisons, rhetorical questions, personification, similes & metaphors!

 

What I DO require:

  • a description which has been crafted with pride & reflects your passion which you have for the object.
  • writing which creates a 3D image of your prized possession for all to marvel at.
  • you to think out of the box & put in an amount of effort which you would do in class.
  • feel confident enough to try new language - even if you cannot spell it all correctly at this point in year 6, I don't mind.   Remember, for every success there are many failures...
  • for you to have fun and enjoy your task.

What I DO NOT require:

  • A poem!!!
  • messy, sloppy & last minute work.
  • illegible handwriting which looks like the secret code of spiders.
  • writing which actually makes me fall asleep (I do mark work late at night sometimes) or without passion, interest, individuality or care...

Look above for some amazing examples to stimulate your imagination - use them as something to fire yourself up - Remember, Show, don't tell.

Lastly... If you are not having fun, or are not totally absorbed by what you are attempting, stop, think and try another approach.  If learning isn't fun, it isn't worth doing. Good Luck.

Homework 30.09.2016: (due back on 10.10.2016)

This week, as you have been working on the mechanics of addition, I require you to turn your knowledge on it's head and create a word problem from the images above.  You have a choice of either the addition of fractions, or decimals. (If you feel particularly industrious, you may do both, but I will only expect one. Yes, I can hear you shrieking with delight Nira...)

Stage One (easier) : Use any of the pictures as your subject & use either one of the fraction, or decimal sums which I have kindly provided.  (No Maisie, it's not a trick...)

Stage Two (harder) : Use any of the pictures as your subject & use either a fraction, or a decimal sum which you are allowed to create. (How exciting! - stop groaning Ethan & Jack, I can hear you...)

What I DO require:

  • a completed, realistic word problem using addition. (Base your ideas on the different methods we learnt in school)
  • a solution worked out with diagrams to help, stages to show how you would approach it, beautifully formed numbers and lovely, perceptive working out...
  • you to think out of the box & without restraint.  Simply put in the amount of effort which you would do in class.
  • for you to have fun and enjoy your task. (remember the realistic bit... you cannot have fractions of Pangolins Abi - they don't like it)

What I DO NOT require:

  • messy, sloppy & last minute work.
  • work presented as if you have been tied up whilst attempting it..
  • a word problem which has not been designed with passion, interest, individuality or care...This is NOT a 'Doss' homework - do not present one, it will be returned.

I am looking forward to receiving your work, if it is to the required standard, I will allow you to torment year 5 by setting them the questions...

Lastly... If you are not having fun, or are not totally absorbed by what you are attempting, stop, think and try another approach.  If learning isn't fun, it isn't worth doing. Good Luck.

 

MASSIVE HINT: What do word problems look like in those mysterious and rare creatures we call Maths Books?!

Homework 23.09.2016 (to be completed by 30.09.2016)

The Maya

 

 

 

Please study the images above:

Using your knowledge gained in class over the past 2 weeks on the topography & climate of the area where The Ancient Maya lived, I would like you to explain the following:

Your task is to locate the following cities on the maps:

You are to:

  • using the topography map, explain how you think the climates of each city are different. (Clue: look at the key!)

  • look around the areas of the cities, what food do you think the inhabitants of each city might have hunted / harvested / grown?

  • use presentation so wondrous, it will make anyone reading it weep with joy

  • use writing worthy of a Literacy lesson.

 

If you are feeling adventurous (an extension)

Explain which city you would have preferred living in and why?

 

Good Luck.  Any problems, please do ask. One to two pages of work will be sufficient.  You may add diagrams etc. to support your ideas.

 

(Massive hint: Think about our discussions in class on trade, humidity & temperature - Who has remembered their notebooks?!)

 

 

Homework 16.09.2016: (due back on 25.09.2016)

This week, as you have worked incredibly hard in class, a treat to start - I require a new cover for your learning journal created.  Remember - you have requested to do this - Don't let me down.

What I DO NOT require:

  • messy, sloppy & last minute work.
  • a cover which is so thick, it will not function correctly.
  • a cover which has not been designed with passion, interest, individuality or care...This is NOT a 'Doss' homework - do not present one, it will be returned.

What I DO require:

  • a cover which has been crafted with pride & reflects you as an individual & the work that will be contained within it over the year. (Base your ideas on the different subjects we learn in school)
  • you to think out of the box & without restraint.  Simply put in the amount of effort which you would do in class.
  • for you to have fun and enjoy your task. (All Minecraft, Pokémon & Super Hero covers will be pulped!)

I have enclosed some amazing examples to stimulate your imagination - use them as something to fire yourself up - I am not expecting something to be exhibited in the Tate Modern, merely something which will reflect your own individual personality & what you enjoy in school.

Lastly... If you are not having fun, or are not totally absorbed by what you are attempting, stop, think and try another approach.  If learning isn't fun, it isn't worth doing. Good Luck.

Congratulations to those of you who created excellent covers for your learning journals. The individuality shown was wonderful & so nice to see such different approaches. 

Those of you who were not so industrious...  Monday morning on my desk please...

By the way, please remember to refrain from 'nakedness' - one day was quite sufficient! 

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