Welcome back to Term 2! We hope that you had a relaxing half term break :)
Please find below the spellings for this term. If you have forgotten which group you are in, please ask your class teacher. Spellings will be tested every Wednesday beginning Wednesday 11th November.
In school this week, we have been learning about Robert Falcon Scott and his race to the South Pole against Roald Amundsen.
For homework, we would like you to research another explorer and create a poster or fact file about them. You could choose another polar explorer such as Ernest Shackleton, or you might want to choose someone who explored other parts of the world, such as Christopher Columbus - the choice is yours! We will provide you with a sheet of A4 plain paper on which to do your work, and this needs to be returned to school by Friday 20th November.
Please read the text attached below and answer the relevant questions. If you are finding the text a little challenging, please complete the questions for Group 1 and if you would like a challenge, please complete Group 2.
Please note that for some of the questions, you may need to do some research in order to find the answers.
Due in: Friday 13th November
For homework this week, we would like you to design and build a Maya temple using junk materials. Have a look at the photos below for some inspiration.
Design your temple first on a piece of paper and then have a go at building it. You may use whatever you wish! Cardboard boxes, newspaper, card, lego...
Please take a photo of your finished temple and email it to us.
We will celebrate your work on our Year 6 page on the website :)
For homework this week, we would like you to find and learn a poem, which you will then perform in front of the class at the end of next week (Thursday and Friday).
The poem should be at least 12 lines long and we require the children to learn this by heart. The poem does not have to rhyme, though the children may find it easier to learn if it does. Pupils will be allowed to use cue cards or actions to help them remember their poem. They will not be allowed a copy of the poem when they perform; however, they should give a copy to their class teacher, in case they need to be prompted.
We appreciate that some children might find the idea of performing in front of a large group daunting, though we do try to encourage them to try this. If your child is becoming increasingly anxious at the idea of performing, do get in touch with us and we will make alternative arrangements.
For your information, we will be using the grid below to assess the pupils' performances:
This week, we would like you to complete a reading comprehension about Mexico, a spelling activity and a maths sheet linked to what we have been doing this week. The resources for this have put in your homework folder for you already but can also be found below.
Due in: Friday 2nd October
This week, we would like you to make your periscope! We will send home a template which will help you construct your model, but you will need scissors, sticky tape and two small mirrors. Use the link below and follow the steps.
Due in: Friday 25th September
This week, you have been given your maths and English homework books, as well as a sheet to complete for both subjects. You have also received a copy of the spellings for this term. Our first spelling test is on Wednesday 16th September. If you have mislaid any of your sheets, let us know and we will replace them for you.
Due in: Friday 18th September