During the final few weeks of your time at Wigton Moor Primary School you have one final ‘learning log’ style homework left to complete. “HOMEWORK!” We hear you cry. Yes, sadly we have to give you homework. When you start high school in September you will undoubtedly find the volume and quantity of homework a challenge. Many of the homework’s you will be given will mirror this project. So give it your all and do your best!
1. Create a guide to the Football World Cup
Some years it’s a general election, an Olympics or a sporting event (like the Tour De Yorkshire) but this year the ‘national event’ is the Football World Cup in Russia. Lots of this year’s Year 6 pupils love football so we thought why not encourage them to find out about the tournament? Pupils could write about their favourite teams. They could create a country/team profile. They could write about the statistics generated by the competition. Pupils who are less interested in football could find out more about Russia itself and create a profile about the country as a whole, its history, geography and politics. Some of the issues associated with the tournament are important for Year 6 to understand. Could they find out about gay rights in Russia or racism in Russia?
2. Create a guide for how to survive PGL.
It won’t be long until the current Year 5’s set off for their residential – but what do they need to know? What are the top tips you could give other pupils about the week? Is there any item of kit you couldn’t live without? How can you get sleep if your room mate is a snorer? How can you escape the freezing waters of the rafting lake? What do you do if you feel homesick? (You can still access all the photographs and descriptive entries on the Blog – why not include these in your guide?)
3. Create a guide all about SATs week.
SATs week is probably the one week of any students Year 6 year that they worry about most. What can you tell them about the week? How do you keep calm? Where do people sit and what can you remember about the week? What are your tops tips? What did you do the night/week before?
4. Create a guide all about the Year 6 staff.
You know all the Year 6 staff better than any other pupil in school. What can anyone do if Miss Jury is hungry? What really gets on Mr Hadfield’s nerves? Who is the funniest teacher? How do you survive the year without EVER being told off? (We will expect you to use humour here, and of course you can poke a bit of fun at us, but remember – don’t cross the line)
We only expect you to complete one of the above guides but obviously if you do more than one you are more likely to be a prize winner. It is up to you to choose how you present your guide. Will it be handwritten or completed on the computer? Will you present it in your homework book, on paper or electronically? It’s up to you.
Deadline: Wednesday 11th July
Wednesday 13th June: GSAL
Monday 2nd July: Roundhay and Heckmondwike
Wednesday 4th July: Cardinal Heenan
Thursday 5th July: Allerton High
Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July: Bishop Young Academy
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July: Rossett High
Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July: Allerton Grange
Please note: Sometimes parents and carers have more up to date information about transition arrangements. If you know the information displayed here is inaccurate please let Mr Hadfield know via e-mail. More information about any missing High Schools will be added when we get it.
Homework in Year 6 is given to pupils on Friday and is due in on Wednesday.
This means that if pupils need to ask for support they can ask for additional help on Monday or Tuesday.
Pupils will be given a different piece of homework depending on the group they are in. When possible, this should be completed in their maths homework book. There are occasions when working directly on to the sheet is more appropriate in which case the sheets should be folded and stuck inside the book.
As well as the weekly homework related to their lessons children are expected to reach 1000 points on Mathletics each week. We set this target as we feel that it is achievable for every student.
Pupils will be given a piece of English homework, which will be the same for both classes, each week. This is likely to be a piece of reading comprehension which will require pupils to read a short text and answer questions. Answers should be written directly into their English homework books. As with the maths, work completed on sheets should be glued into books.
As well as the weekly homework related to lessons we also expect children to read their library books and record what they have read, each week, in their reading record.
Pupils can always do more. Each week a Mathlete of the week is awarded for the pupil with the most points.
DB Primary has a 'learning library' full of resources for a wide rage of curriculum subjects.Espresso, accessed at home through DB Primary, is a fantastic resource with videos to watch and a wealth of activities to undertake.
Every week Year 6 pupils are given a set of spellings to learn. Pupils have a full week to learn spellings before they are tested. 6J and 6DH have a different day for their spelling test. 6H have their test on Monday and 6J have their test on Thursday. We try to add the dates that they are handed out and the date of the test. Sometimes we make mistakes and sometimes things change so please try to be understanding when this happens.
All the spelling lists are taken directly from the new national curriculum or are from past SATs spelling papers. Initially the words are taken from the Year 2 national curriculum word lists. As the year progresses we test words from the Year 3 and Year 4 national curriculum, then Year 5 and Year 6. As we approach SATs all word lists will be spelling SATs past papers.
All Year 6 pupils will sit a spelling test as part of the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests (GPS). There are 20 randomly chosen spellings, some difficult and some hard. This can be a source of stress and anxiety for many pupils as they consider themselves ‘bad spellers’. If this is the case now is the time to start practising.