The children have done some fantastic work on grammar homework so far. This week, we will be looking at two areas: adverbs and determiners.
We would like the children to attempt the following:
- Write a definition for an adverb. Explain a common spelling pattern for many adverbs and list 5 that use this pattern.
- List 10 adverbs that do not have this common spelling pattern (irregular adverbs)
- Explain what a time adverbial is.
- Write a short definition of determiners and give some examples. Find out what an article is and explain how this is also a determiner.
This week, we will be focusing on verbs. These can be quite complex so we would like the children to complete the work in stages. There are several things that the children need to understand, this homework should help:
- What is a verb? Write a definition and give five different examples.
- What is the simple present form of a verb? Give some two examples to show your understanding.
- What is the present progressive form of a verb? Use the two examples from number 2 and write them in the simple progressive form. What do you notice about the end of the verb when it is in the simple progressive form?
- What is simple past tense? Can you convert your examples from number 2 into simple past tense?
- What is the past progressive tense? Can you convert your examples from number 2 into past progressive tense?
I have posted below some links that may help you with your science homework this week. Remember this is not new learning this is revision of topics you will have studied in Years 3,4 and 5 and that we may not have a chance to revisit this year.
Homework due days-
Class 13 – Tuesday
Class 21 – Wednesday
Class 14- Thursday
Do not worry if you are unsure of your answers or ideas as we will go through the homework together when I see you in class and we can discuss any questions or thoughts you may have.
Here is a link to a series of clips and activities to help you with our topic this term.
See you all next week
Next week, in our grammar lessons, we will be investigating adjectives and noun phrases. We would like the children to attempt the following challenges. They may either post or bring in a paper copy of their work.
- Define what an adjective is. Create a sentence to demonstrate their understanding.
- Investigate and give 5 examples of nouns that can be turned into adjectives. Examples of this are: help- helpful, beauty-beautiful.
- Explain the term noun phrase and give two examples showing what one is.
- Find 5 common adjectives and find more powerful synonyms. Big= huge, colossal, ginormous, gargantuan, vast.
The government suggest that all children leaving year 6 should be able to spell the majority of these words by the time they leave year 6. Please can you work with your child to learn as many as possible as this will be of great benefit to them in their writing.
We have had a very busy start to the year with trips to Longtown, sailing and sporting events. Every year, we post at this time to explain our homework expectations in year 6 as these differ from homework in other year groups. Hopefully, this will help to give some clarification.
Reading: We expect the children to read a minimum of 4 times per week (for a sustained time of at least 20 minutes) fill in an entry in their reading diaries and then have this signed weekly by an adult. We will be collecting these in every Friday. Children will be rewarded with house points for reaching their target. They do not need to read to an adult in order to achieve this but research has demonstrated that children who read regularly with an adult or older sibling make the most progress. Reading may include the adult reading to the child or the child to the adult but needs to be supported with questioning.
Science: The children will be given a science revision sheet by our science specialist teacher. These will need to be completed and brought to the science lesson. each class has a different time:
Tuesday: Class 13
Wednesday: Class 21
Thursday: Class 14
Grammar: We will be issuing a grammar challenge each week on the blog. This will change after Christmas to paper revision sheets. The challenge will help to prepare the children for the topic that we will be covering in the week. This work needs to be completed by Friday for children on the Ecton Brook campus and Thursday for children on the Bellinge campus.
In order to prepare the children for their year 6 SATs tests, we will be sending weekly spellings home, derived from words that have occurred in previous SATs tests. In addition, we will send the common exception words that the children should know by the end of year 6 and post these on the blog. These are words that the children need to be able to spell in order to be working at an age-expected level in writing. Testing will take place on Friday
We subscribe to Mathletics. The children will be set 10 pieces of Mathletics on-line homework a week and will be rewarded for completing all 10 to a high standard. Our minimum expectation is 5 pieces. This needs to be completed by every Friday.
In addition, we will be setting occasional blog homework. This might include writing tasks, research or revision.
Year 6 please take a look through the following link for science revision on States of Matter. There will be a quiz in your next session with me and house points will be available.
Looking forward to seeing you all next week.
We have had another fantastic day at Longtown. Today was our final full day of activities.
What a great day Mrs Hatfield’s group had today. They started the morning by walking through a disused railway tunnel and had to work as a team supporting each other when it became pitch black. After lunch they went off gorge walking where they all challenged themselves by crawling through waterfalls and doing lots of climbing, but the best bit was was sliding down the gorge. Everyone had a fantastic time and not a single child refused any of the challenges. What a great growth mindset the whole group showed today. The majority of the group thought that it was the best day of the week.
Mrs Hardy and Mrs Shepherd’s group had beautiful weather for their day on the canal, canoeing. They quickly learnt to paddle and steer and made brilliant progress along the canal. The canal was quite busy today with narrow boats so the children were able to practice their steering. After a picnic lunch on the canal bank, the children then played lots of games and were the best group for playing basket ball in a canoe. The group also spoke to the fishes and I think that the fish are probably relieved that they are going to have a quiet weekend without being spoken to.
Mrs Hyslop and Mrs Willetts’ group had an amazing day caving. Both of the groups were brilliant and really supported and helped each other through the incredibly small tunnels and caves. The children enjoyed posting each other and the adults through the letterbox, visiting the toilet and the wormhole. Many of the children really challenged themselves today to do challenges and activities that took them out of their comfort zones and all had a positive attitude to everything that was offered to them. The hardest part was getting into and out of the caving suit!
Tonight we are looking forwards to shelter building in the grounds of the centre and a camp fire. As a special treat we have got marshmallows and chocolate biscuits to roast over the camp fire and are planning to make smores.
We are still really struggling to get the photos to upload so we will not be putting anymore photos on and will show you the hundreds that we have taken during our celebration assembly next week.
On Wednesday afternoon the children learnt the valuable life skill of first aid. Together they looked at a variety of situations and discussed the correct way to respond to them and provide first aid. To end the session the children learnt and practiced how to put a casualty into the Recovery Position. Some of the group even practiced on some of the staff. All of the children are now much more confident in dealing with some of these situations.