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Homework - 16.10.2020

Good afternoon Year Six,

Another fantastic week's work in Year Six has been completed. Your writing is really improving now you are thinking more carefully about the expectations of a being a Year Six writer. I have really enjoyed reading your work and looking back on how much progress you have made since March. Well done!

Here is this week's homework. 


I have attached the handwriting sheet we complete in the classroom. For each word, you need to copy the word in your neatest cursive handwriting, find the definition and write it in a sentence. You do not need to print this sheet as you can write the words, definitions and sentences in your homework book. Make sure your sentences are of a Year Six standard, with more adventurous vocabulary and structures, and they are correctly punctuated.

I have included two sheets: the first with hyphens used to join compound adjectives to avoid ambiguity should be completed by all but two children in the class and the second sheet with homophones and near homophones by those who usually have alternative spellings provided.


I have chosen another E-book book for you this week - also a non-fiction text. Don't forget to think about and answer the questions for you to think about while you read, after you have read and complete the quick quiz.

The 'My Class Login' details are:


MrsSmyth (make sure you use capital letters and no space)

Use the link below to access the book 'Exploring the Deep'.


When you have read the book, answer the questions in your homework book. Think about the level of detail required from you as a Year Six reader. Include evidence from the text to back up your answer. Make sure you read some of the book to an adult or older sibling as it is important to practise your fluency skills too.

We will explore your responses to the text next Thursday.

Use the link below to take you to the home page for Oxford Owl where you can explore all the wonderful activities they offer.



I am really pleased to see so many more of you logging into Times Table Rock Stars. Remember, even 15 minutes a week will help you to improve your speed and fluency, which in turn, will help you to achieve more in so many areas of maths.

To compliment the work we have completed in class this week, I have attached a worksheet on long multiplication. Don't forget to use 0 as a place value holder when you multiply by the tens. Answers are attached for you to mark and discuss your work with an adult. 

If you usually complete the alternative activities in class, then there is a sheet with missing number questions for the 2,3 and 5 times tables. Answers are attached for you to mark and discuss your work with an adult.


To follow on from our work yesterday morning, I have attached a sheet with a sentence you need to improve. It asks you to use adjectives in a noun phrase, a fronted adverbial, a relative clause and a subordinating conjunction to add detail to interest the reader. There are three different sheets here, so pick the one you think is best suited to your ability. Punctuation, spelling and grammar must be accurate.

Can you improve the sentences in other ways? I will be interested to hear your ideas next week. 

The BBC Teach video below contains some great tips on how to uplevel sentences and edit writing, from children's author Shweta Aggarwal. 


Ivrit and RE

Don't forget to keep an eye out for homework from Mrs Halter, Mrs Cohen and Mrs Hensman. Their work can be completed in the back of your homework book.

Remember: an adult should make a coment in your planner in the subjects box as to how you got on with your homework when you have completed it. Spellings and reading in the English box, TTRS and maths in the Maths box and RE or IVRIT in the others box. General and pastoral comments can be written in the parent comment box on the opposite page.

Have a great weekend. I will see you Monday for another busy and fun week in Year Six. Don't forget your swimming kits.

Take care and be safe.

Mrs Smyth 

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