Due in on Tuesday 17th April
After the Easter holidays, our new English topic will be ‘Myths and Legends’, so for your homework this holiday, we would like you to either draw or make a mythical creature! Your mythical creature could be made out of Papier Mache or it could be junk, modelled. You may even find another interesting way of making it if you choose to do so. If you would prefer, you could use a blank piece of A4 paper to draw your creature using colours to show exactly what it looks like. Along with your creation, we would like you to write one paragraph to describe your creature and where they live. You must use adjectives, adverbs, interesting verbs and accurate punctuation. We are not expecting this to be written in your English Homework book because we will be putting it up on display.
As there is a long Easter break, we will be expecting you to continue you’re your reading at least four times a week. This would mean we would be looking at around 12 entries at the least. We will award three blue cards to the children that record the most reading in their Home School Books and in the best and most detailed way.
The first day back, we will be having a Cracking Times Tables test, so you need to make sure you practise to improve your scores! You may even get a new level! You can practise your times tables by practising on ‘Hit the Button’, a site which can be accessed by typing ‘Hit the Button’ into a search engine.
Have a great Easter holiday.
Miss Weston, Mrs Jones and Mrs Pilgrim
Using the internet (or if you have access to real musical instruments) research a selection of different musical instruments (woodwind, string, percussion).
Try to find out:
What materials are used to make the instrument?
What is the structure of the instrument?
Is it solid or hollow?
Does it have a box, arm, stem, board?
Identify the different parts, materials used and methods of assembly used in the instruments. Think back to our science lessons and look for features such as pitch and volume, and how we discovered these could be changed.
Your project for this half-term is, to use your understanding of sound to create a musical instrument using every day materials.
You might want to choose to make:
- A shaker (margarine pots with rice, gravel or sand)
- A scraper (plastic bottles with ridges, dowel rods)
- A drum (food containers, biscuit tins)
- A string instrument (food container, elastic band, string)
You must consider the purpose, the sound you want your instrument to make and ensure it will be of high quality.
(The best work will be displayed in the entrance hall).
You will use the worksheet provided to help you plan and evaluate your product.
We look forward to seeing your creations!
As usual, we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book for every week over Easter.
We will be collecting Home School Books in on the first Monday back after half-term and will be awarding a prize to the 3 top children in each class who have recorded fantastic comments about their reading and have shown real enthusiasm.
Happy Easter and have a great Half Term!
Miss Bartropp and Ms Pater
English We are setting you a challenge for the Easter holiday. We want you to read some good quality stories. We are giving you a choice – we want you to read either a story set in another culture or a story that is a good example of classic fiction. Classic fiction should be a well-known traditional story from several decades ago. Although these stories can be long and challenging, this reading will help you in our English lessons after the holiday. You could also watch some of these stories as films – this will really help your understanding
Suggestions for classic fiction
Enid Blyton stories
Alice In Wonderland
The Secret Garden
The Jungle Book
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
The Railway Children
The Little Princess
Swallows and Amazons
Anne of Green Gables
Suggestions For Stories From Another Culture
Journey to Jo’burg
The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman
This website gives some good suggestions.
‘10 minutes a day for 10 days’
In order that your child has the best possible chance of gaining the expected standard in the Key Stage 2 test after the holidays, we are hoping you will encourage them to do some revision during the holiday break.
Your child has been given 4 booklets called ’10-4-10’. This asks them to spend 10 minutes a day for 10 days on mathematics, SPaG, Reading and writing revision, it works out as approximately 45 minutes every day. They get the weekends off!
Every day there are five arithmetic questions and some longer test questions to complete. Each pack is labelled as ‘Day 1’ or similar, each individual pack has instructions on the front to help you. Pupils write their answers on the sheets, but may need some paper for extra working out.
In order to help you support them, we have produced an answer booklet. In this you will find the answers and in some cases some hints so that you can mark each of the sheets when your child has completed them. They are available on the website for you.
Thank you for your support,
The Year 6 Team