Purple English book: page 19 to page 21

Spellings list beginning with lightening.

Maths: Test base question sheet on shape.

IXL for English : Tenses

IXL for maths: choose your weakest area to practice.

Read for pleasure

Authorfiona ormerod

Spellings: Revise your next spelling list for quiz on Wednesday.

IXL: BB1 to BB9

History : Continue to work on your project for the sharing event on Friday 17th.

Reading: At least 20minutes a day.

Authorfiona ormerod

This week your homework is:

IXL: You can choose which concepts you need to practice the most.

Reading and spelling.

Battle of Britain Project: You need to answer the research question-'If Britain was only a few days away from defeat in August 1940 why did she win the Battle of Britain?'

You need to research the clues given in class and then present your answer in any way you please: power point, presentation, poster, essay or a drama. You may even want to interview Grandparents about the events!

Remember that you need to demonstrate an understanding of the reasons why, for example: the differences between the planes, attitudes of the pilots, inventions, Hitlers decision to attack London; consider all the aspects that could result in a British victory.

We will be presenting this to parents and school on Wednesday 15th November. letter to follow.    


Authorfiona ormerod


Times tables 

Purple Grammar, Punctuation and spelling book: page 4,5,6,7.

Maths red book: page 14

IXL: Subtraction N.B. Do not stay on IXL for extremely long periods of time! This is supposed to be fun. 

Read so that you can quiz next week.

Authorfiona ormerod


Grammar: p.5 and p.6 Literacy and language book. Consolidation exercises p.60-p.63 targeted question book.

Maths: IXL I.1 and I.2 ( decimals), p.10 multiplication.


Authorfiona ormerod

This weeks homework:


Maths: Targeted question book page 6 to 9 and then IXL place value and addition practise.

English:Literacy and language page 4: Noun phrases.

Read as much as possible.

Homework to be brought into school for Wednesday 27th for us to go over as a whole class.

Authorfiona ormerod

Spelling test dates.

The children will be given spelling lists to learn each week and the expectation is that they use the learnt vocabulary in their writing. They will also be tested on their spellings in preparation for the end of key stage tests.

A list of spellings will be sent home in a spelling pack, please do not loose it. This pack will contain a practice book and the children will also use this book for their weekly tests so that you can view their progress.

Thank you for your support.

Please remember that we will constantly be using the vocabulary you have learnt in your writing.

Date of Spelling Test                   List to Learn

Wed  13. Sept                               1- sincere

Wed 20.Sept                                 2 - symbol

Wed 27. Sept                                3 - variety

Wed 4. Oct                                    4 - nourishment

Wed 11. Oct                                   5 - insistence

Wed 18. Oct                                 6 - urgency

Wed.25. Oct                                  SPELLING-BEE ON ALL LISTS so far

Wed.17.Jan                                     2-Lighting

Wed.24.Jan                                    3-Nuisance

Wed.31.Jan                                      4-Persuasive

Wed.7.Feb                                     5-Mispronunciation

Wed.21.Feb                                  SPELLING-BEE ON ALL LISTS

Authorfiona ormerod

Please complete the word work on active and passive, then choose two sections that you find interesting to do.

Reading: please continue reading for at least 15 minutes each day. I have sent home the reading paper that the children completed in class for them to improve.

Mathematics: Continue on your IXL

Also remember that you have revision books at home to work through.

Thank you

Authorfiona ormerod

Please continue to work through your revision books.

Practise your spellings.

IXL: Time: V8 & V9

Fractions and Mixed Number: J: 1 -15

Percentages: O.2, O.3 & O.4

Please make sure you keep reading for at least 15 minutes a night.

Authorfiona ormerod

The children have been sent home with a selection of revision books in preparation for their SATs. Please ensure that they work through these little and often, alongside the IXL programme.

This week I would like the children to use the IXL to focuson mixed operations ( L.1-L.6) and problem solving (M.1- M.5).

In the grammar please ensure they understand subordinate clauses, subordinating conjunctions.

Reading:- 15 minutes everyday to improve reading fluency and word recognition. Please can you discuss the book your child is reading to ensure comprehension.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Authorfiona ormerod

For those who missed it :

Grammar p.8 -p11

IXL : V.1 - V.10Time.    IXL English : Greek and Latin root words ( Don't worry if this doesn't work)

For over the holidays:

Use your IXL to celebrate your mistakes, choose an area you feel you need to work on.

Read every day and note any vocabulary that is new to you or you want to use in your writing.

Plan an exciting story ready for when we return!


Authorfiona ormerod

IXL maths and keep reading. Keep up the hard work learning your spellings!


Spelling test dates.

Please remember that we will constantly be using the vocabulary you have learnt in your writing.

Date of Spelling Test                   List to Learn 

Wed.11.Jan                                       5 and 6

Wed.18.Jan                                     2-Lighting

Wed.25.Jan                                    3-Nuisance

Wed.1.Feb                                       4-Persuasive

Wed.8.Feb                                     5-Mispronunciation

Wed.22.Feb                                  SPELLING-BEE ON ALL LISTS






Authorfiona ormerod

Maths P. 44-45

GPS p.16-19

IXL Long division

Spellings, we are still on the second week of list 3 and 4, we will have a test on Wednesday focusing on these list but we will also add in some words from list 1and 2 to extend our knowledge.

Spelling quizzes will not always be in the form of a written list, they may be in the form of games, word searches, peer assessment etc.

Keep up the reading and well done to everyone for their amazing Charles Dickens posters and creating Marley's chain using your spellings!

Authorfiona ormerod

Reading for pleasure, remember to write down any unfamiliar vocabulary to share with the class and use in your writing.

Mathematics p.36-38

Spelling quiz on Wednesday.

If you are going on IXL please do the unit on fractions, decimals and percentages.

Homework club has been set up for Thursday lunch time, for children who need the time or tasks explaining.

If you want to keep writing stories on story bird, feel free, you do not need to wait for an assignment. If you get the urge to write then write!

Authorfiona ormerod

Thank you so much for your wonderful stories, I am really looking forward to reading them!

This week please complete the reading comprehension work.

Also, keep up your spelling work and your times tables.

You are all doing really well, keep up the hard work!

Authorfiona ormerod

Over the half term I would like you to use the story of the 'skull' in Carrier's war and the story of the skull you heard at Lancaster Castle, as inspiration for you to create your own cautionary tale! Remember how stories are structured, think about your readers journey through the story, make sure you use your amazing descriptive skills and vocabulary choice to paint a detailed picture for your reader.

I have created you all a storybird login so that you can choose how you publish your work, either on line or as a paper copy. You can illustrate your work! Perhaps you could read it to your family at Halloween! Have fun!

Also, quick 10minute maths and literacy exercises.

Keep learning your spellings and times tables!

How many scary stories can you read over half term! I am going to read 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow'.

Authorfiona ormerod

Wow! Home work is coming in before I have had chance to post it! Keep up the great work!

Maths ( as voted by the class) p.4-7 Arithmetic

Reading: Chapter 6 Carrie's War

SPAG p. 11

Have fun!

Authorfiona ormerod


Reread chapter 1 of Carrie's War and fill in the information sheet for class discussion.

Read chapter 2, you can put this reading time in your reading log.

Write and practise your head boy/head girl speech for reading in assembly on Friday. Remember don't make it too long!

Learn your times tables ready for an improved score next week.

Back your WWII project book. If you need anything printing we can use the ICT room at lunch time. Have fun!

Authorfiona ormerod

Throughout year 6, the children will be using the CGP homework books for maths and literacy. Homework will be given on a Thursday and must be returned by the following Wednesday, in order for us to mark and discuss the work together in class. The children are expected to bring in their reading records daily as this will be used to record the weekly homework.

Reading is expected to be done on a daily basis in year 6 - if there is not clear evidence of this in the children's reading records then they will be spending some of their own time or Golden time reading in school. Reading every day is essential to success in comprehension and advancing your child's writing skills ( I am not just nagging!).

Please ensure your child brings in their homework on time with their reading records. If the children fail to bring in their homework they will be catching up during their Golden Time on Friday afternoons.

Authorfiona ormerod

I know what enthusiastic readers Year 6 are and I hope you maintain your love of reading throughout the year. Being able to hold your concentration while reading for 10 - 20 minutes is massively important for tackling your SATs papers. Reading every day will improve your reading fluency and expose you to knew and exciting vocabulary and writing ideas which will improve your own writing.

Reading a variety of texts, questioning their meaning and discussing aspects of the textwith someone else, will support your comprehension skills. Plus it's fun! 

Reading at home every night as homework is an expectation in year 6.

Please ensure that when your child does read at home, their reading record is signed to allow them to win their stickers. One last thing, if you can, try and discuss what your child is reading to support a deeper understanding of the text and encourage conversation around the authors choices. 

I appreciate your co-operation,

Mrs Ormerod

Authorfiona ormerod