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Y6 Weekly Homework Timetable 2019

Homework will be set every Friday and will be due in for the following Tuesday. Homework will include a weekly spelling list to learn (spelling test will be on a Wednesday) and either a Maths or English task.

Weekly Spellings (W/C 9.9.19)

Rule: silent letters

doubt, island, solemn, thistle, knight, fascinate, autumn, whistle, debt, isle

To ensure the children have understood the spelling and its meaning it would be really helpful if the children write out the definition for each word as part of their spelling practice. This will enable them to use these spellings successfully in their writing.

Spelling Challenge: Can you list some other words which follow the same rule?

Autumn A Creative Homework 

This half term will be Y6's turn to produce a creative homework project.

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During this half term Y6 will be learning all about mountains. The children will be able to define what a mountain is and explain how mountains are formed. Along with exploring some of the world's most famous mountains and mountain ranges. We will also be researching  historic expeditions and the experiences of the people who participated. As part of their homework the children can choose from one of the following tasks to complete:

Mountain Design

Make your very own mountain in whichever form you wish; it may be a papier-mâché model, a mountain cake or biscuits or even something you have created using fabric.

Survival Bag
Decide what you would include in your survival bag for a trek up the Himalayan
Mountain Range. You may only take 10 items for you to carry personally. What
will you need? You will need to create an advertisement or poster to explain your choices and why you feel they will help you to survive.

Compare and Contrast
Choose two different mountain ranges to research and compare. Your findings can be presented in any way you wish; use a model, a painting, an information booklet or even a PowerPoint presentation.



Y6 Standard of Writing

In Year 6 we are always trying to improve our skills in writing, therefore any writing done at home will support your child in English lessons at school. The standard we are striving for is set out within the information below:






Please work read through the Ten Ten Newsletter each month with your child. 


The Values and Virtues for this half term are intentional and prophetic.

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Presentation of Homework

Please ensure that you follow the school presentation rules in the same way that you would in your school books. For this reason, we have provided a new homework book for this term. Use pencil for writing and coloured pencils for pictures. Please don't stick lots of sheets into your books.

Please refer to the homework section of the website for further information.


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English (Reading and Writing)

To encourage children with their reading, please see the Y6 recommended reading list below.

Equally, the more children read, the more creativity and flare they will grasp within writing.


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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

(Please find below the SPAG Glossary document for parents and pupils to refer to this year).