Year 6 Homework
In Year Six we strongly feel that every moment counts; and as a result learning should not stop at 3.30pm.
That is why we always strive to link our curriculum to exciting and engaging homework. We have high expectations of homework; it should be completed on time and to a high standard. We want all children to take pride in all work that they do.
Year Six homework prepares the children for Secondary School where they often receive homework daily. We set a range of open and cross-curricular tasks relating English and Maths that challenge and consolidate the children’s learning. The children have the opportunity to stretch themselves in Maths using the mild, hot and spicy tasks which we use in lessons.
English homework should take around 30 minutes. It involves learning new grammar concepts and using them in a meaningful and effective way. It links to what the children are studying in class and sometimes will be research-based. The children practise writing in certain genres to reinforce the success criteria that they learn in school.
Spelling words will be sent home every week and the children will be tested the following week in the style of the SATs. As well as learning words, children will be sent home rules and will then be expected to either independently find the words or apply their knowledge of a spelling rule (including common exception words) to correct mistakes. We expect the children to practise writing the words correctly and also to use them in context by writing them in a sentence.
There is an expectation that children in Year Six are reading every day. We advise children to choose their own books, and we encourage them to choose a range of different text types. We encourage children to continue to read to and with parents and particularly to discuss key themes, author’s word choice and inference questions based on what they have read. Children practise reading comprehensions in the style of the SATs to help them with recording answers to a text in a written form.
In maths consolidation of a concept is key to developing fluency and mastery in the subject. Every week children will be sent home work relating to what they have covered in class. This could include multiplying and dividing decimals, working out missing angles or calculating measures. Children should be quick at recalling and applying their times tables from 1 – 12.
During the holidays children will be set an optional homework task. This will usually be a more creative project that links to the following term’s topic. It can be an Art related task.