This week's homework and spellings can be found below - take what you need
At the bottom of this page, you'll find this week's homework; there are also spare copies in Class 14 on our 'Notices' board.
When will I get my homework and spellings?
You will receive a piece of English homework and a piece of maths homework, as well as your spellings, each week. They will be given out on a Friday and should be returned the following Thursday. Topic or science-based homework tasks will be set throughout the year when appropriate. Often, homework will be set in the Year 6 CGP SATS books, which will be sent home with specific pages to complete.
Spellings are sent out in the yellow folder on a Friday, to be tested the following Friday. Each week you will have your spelling words to practise at home using 'look, cover, write, check' - we will also practise these each day in English lessons in a variety of different ways (e.g. handwriting, dictionary definitions, using the words correctly in sentences).
What do we expect from your homework?
Our expectations of your homework and learning out-of-school are no different to our expectations of any other learning you do in-school - you should take pride in your homework, try your best with it, and let a member of the Year 6 team know if you were unable to complete any of it that you may have found difficult. We are actually all very nice and kind, you know, and are here to help you if needed!
You should use a pencil or black pen (if you have a handwriting licence!) and your work should be presented to the same high standard that we would expect to see in any of your school books. This includes using a ruler to draw any lines/diagrams/calculations etc!
Parents and carers... What can you do to support your child?
In addition to supporting your child with their homework, children should read regularly at home, with parents or carers recording their reading once a week in their homework diaries. Children who are encouraged to read at home are five times more likely to overachieve in reading at school than children who aren't.
Children should also be practising their basic maths skills, including times tables up to 12 x 12. Our rolling numbers chant is an easy way to practise the times tables in a fun and catchy fashion!
Who wants to be a times table whizz?
Across school, children will be taking part in 'Who wants to be a times table whizz?' This involves children choosing a times table that they aren't yet confident with (from those that they are expected to know in their current year group), then learning this times table in school and at home in order to earn awards!
The times table awards are as follows:
Bronze award: children are able to say the times table in steps (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10...)
Silver award: children are able to recite the times table from 1x to 12x (e.g. 1 x 2 is 2, 2 x 2 is 4, 3 x 2 is 6...)
Gold award: children can answer any multiplication or division fact linked to their times table (e.g. what is four lots of two? How many twos make twenty four?)