Friday, 11 September 2015

Year 6 Week ending 11.9.15

Welcome to the Year 6 homework blog where we will keep you up to date on what is happening in class, how you can help at home, trips and anything else you may need to know.


Spellings - we will test and set new spellings each Monday and all children will be given words based on a diagnostic spelling test which is analysed for each child.  The children will write their spellings in their purple homework books, so we would be grateful if these could be in each Monday.


Reading books - all of the children have been allocated a day where they will be involved in a guided reading group with either Mrs Maunder or Mrs Peacock.  We will change your child's reading book on these days,  but if they need to be changed more regularly then please just let us know.


Literacy - this week we have been revising our knowledge of the four different types of sentences (instruction, question, exclamation and statement) and beginning a study of the story "Gone Away" which has a very surprising ending!


Numeracy - we have been adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals and revising our knowledge of place value from millions to thousandths.


Science - we have begun our new topic of electricity and have written questions about things we would like to find the answer to and also examined what electricity is and how electricity is made.


Discovery - our new topic this half term is Blaenavon and this week we studied the similarities and differences between two types of maps which both showed Blaenavon.


How you can help at home:


Taking homework - the children will be writing a story based upon a setting of a dark room.  In preparation, try to think of as many synonyms as possible for dark, consider how characters would feel when placed in a dark room and what kind of atmosphere would be created.


Numeracy - we will be multiplying and dividing next week as well as learning about profit and loss.  Linking our science and numeracy, try setting a budget for electricity in a household and see whether you can keep to the budget with all the electrical items we use in our homes.


Science - research the different forms of energy, both renewable and non-renewable, and make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of both.



Welsh - write about yourself in the first person, using a copy of the placemat to help you.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder.



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