Due in on Tuesday 14th November
This week we have been identifying right angles, and learning about how turning is associated with right angles. We have also touched on different types of angles such as acute (smaller than a right angle and obtuse (bigger than a right angle).
Miss Weston’s Group
Monkeys and Ostriches – Your challenge is to sort the quadrilaterals by the number of right angles that they have. Take care with identifying right angles by using the corner of a piece of paper to help you.
Rest of Miss Weston’s Set –Your challenge is to identify the angles (acute, obtuse, right angle) and then look at the angles in the shapes to decide how many right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles there are in each.
Mrs Pilgrim/Mrs Jones’ Group
Stars and Hexagons – Complete the sheet on the man moving around the different shapes! Follow the instructions to see what shape he ends up at – see sheet for more information.
Rest of Group – Complete the turning maze sheet! Can you direct the alien or robot out of the maze using the words quarter turn, right angle, anticlockwise and clockwise? See sheet for more information.
Make sure you are also learning your times tables every day. We do Cracking Times Tables every Monday.
Our next topic will be non-chronological reports and we will be focusing our reports on animals. Your homework is to research an animal from the Stone Age (e.g. Woolley Mammoth, Sabre-Tooth Tiger, Cave Lion, Woolley Rhinoceros) and collect as many notes as you can for our lesson. Remember not to copy information straight from the Internet; make notes on what you find out. You will need to know about:
- the animals habitat (where it likes to live),
- diet (what it eats)
- Its appearance (what it looks like).
If you wanted to find out any extra information, for example its life span or behaviour, then you are welcome to bring this information too. Record your notes on paper and bring it to school ready for the first week back.
We expect you to include your best joined handwriting. We will award blue cards to children who have made a brilliant effort with their handwriting!
Remember we also expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We will collect home school books in every Monday.
If you ever have any trouble completing your homework please come and speak to us.
Mrs Pilgrim, Mrs Jones and Miss Weston
Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set
Title – Can I compare and classify quadrilaterals?
This week, one of our lessons has been comparing and classifying quadrilaterals (4 sided shapes). We have looked at squares, rectangles, kites, rhombuses, parallelograms and trapeziums. You have been given a sheet called ‘Dotty Quadrilaterals.’ You must draw 6 different quadrilaterals by joining the dots. Then, underneath, you must name the quadrilateral and give one fact. Use the word bank beneath to help you write a fact. You may work on the sheet and glue it beautifully into your book.
All of you must make sure you have the short date and title in your homework book, underlined beautifully with a ruler.
Ms Pater’s Maths Set
Title – Can I compare and classify quadrilaterals?
This week, one of our lessons has been comparing and classifying quadrilaterals (4 sided shapes). We have looked at squares, rectangles, kites, rhombuses, parallelograms and trapeziums. You have been given a sheet called ‘Quadrilateral Properties’ You need to match the shapes provided to the correct boxes, carefully reading the list of properties. You could cut and stick the shapes OR carefully copy them into each box, using a sharp pencil and a ruler. Use the guidelines provided to label the shapes with symbols for lengths, angles, lines of symmetry and parallel lines.
All of you must make sure you have the short date and title in your homework book, underlined beautifully with a ruler. Remember one number belongs in one square.
Title – Can I write a persuasive letter?
This week you have written a persuasive letter about whether Iron Man should be destroyed, or whether he should be released from the hole. You have learnt how to use persuasive adverbials, conjunctions to extend your ideas and powerful adjectives and emotive language to exaggerate. This week we would like you to write ANOTHER letter from the other side of the argument i.e. if you wrote about Iron Man being destroyed, then you need to write one about him being released instead. Please see the guidance sheet tucked into your English homework book. You must make sure you have put the long date and title in your book. You must use your best handwriting!
As usual, we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book over the holiday. We will be collecting Home School Books in on Monday. Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book and try to record new words you have learnt, and write comments about your book and what you have read!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Bartropp and Ms Pater
This week we have started to look at older stories from the past. We have listed the features of myths, legends and fables. For your homework we want you to listen to some fables and Ancient Greek myths. You can use the Storynory website to do this-http://www.storynory.com/archives/ – they have an amazing collection of audio stories to listen to. Go to the website, go to the Myths and World section and then select Greek myths. We want you to listen to two of the following myths:
Helen of Troy/ The Wooden Horse
The Boy Who Flew Too High
Andromeda and Perseus
Please do not listen to Hercules as we shall do this in class.
Then go to the Fairy Tales section and click on Aesop’s fables. You can choose any fables you like.
Write down the names of the myths and fables you listened to in your Home School Book and ask a parent to sign and confirm this.
Miss Wolfe/Ms Stanbridge This week we have looked at factors, multiples, square, cubed and prime numbers. We sorted numbers using Venn diagrams. For homework you are going to practise this again. Some of you have some sheets with some Venn diagrams to complete.
If you do not have a sheet you must create a Venn diagram yourself. Create the Venn diagram to sort the numbers 1 – 50 or 50 -100. Headings for the circles could be:
multiples of prime numbers
factors of square numbers
odd numbers cubed number
even numbers between x and y
Remember each number should only appear once in the Venn diagram. If you want a challenge, create a 3 circle Venn diagram. This homework should be neat and carefully presented.
Mrs White – You have some work to complete on prime numbers. Remember that a prime number can only be divided by itself and 1. You need to make the sentences true by choosing the right words and then find the prime numbers in the box. You can answer on the sheet or write the answers out neatly in your Maths homework book.
Spellings – you have words to learn with cious/tious endings. The test will be on Wednesday 15th November.
Grammar Book – Pages 4, 5, 6,7
Geometry, Measures and Statistics – Pages 36, 37, 38, 39
Remember you must be reading AT LEAST 4 times a week, and recording this in your Home School Book. You must also be writing comments and getting an adult to sign your book to show they have seen what you have entered for your reading.
Continue with your statutory spelling list that Year 6 children must learn. We are expecting a sentence for EACH spelling to prove you know how to use the word.
Answers from last week’s homework: