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Homework

6N Homework Diary

Summer 2010  

Thursday 24 June - Literacy - complete your final draft of your Annual Report comments. Due in Friday if possible please

Wednesday 23 June - Geography - compile a fact shett (with at least ten facts) about your World Cup country. Due in Friday

Week commencing 21 June - Maths - complete your UKSA data handling report you have been working on during the week.  Due in Monday 28th

Wednesday 9 June - Literacy/ICT -  Design your own Busbridge Junior School homepage for the website (on a piece of paper). What links would you add? What information should be on the homepage? Your homepage should include at least a a paargraph of formal writing.  Be as creative as possible with your presentation  Due in Friday

Tuesday 8 June - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday  

Monday 24 May - Literacy/RE - Write a prayer (around 6 - 8 lines) for the Year 6 leaver's service in July.  You should think about things that you have been grateful for during your school life to date, and ask for God's help with any aspects of your future at secondary school that you may have concerns about.  Due in Wednesday

Thursday 29 April - French - Complete your French menu, including a wide variety of food and drinks. You may wish to use an internet English/French dictionaryDue in Monday

Wednesday 28 April - Literacy - In literacy, you have been alloacted a character in a role play scenario.  Today we have vbeen looking at whether they would support or oppose a new housing development on Welland Orchard.  "In role", write a letter to the local paper arguing your support or opposition to this project.  Tips on how to write such a letter can be found on the Literacy pageDue in Friday.

Tuesday 27 April - Maths - "10 minute test" sheet (those coming top in mental maths test for each table exempt from this homework) - due in Thursday 

Friday 23 April - Science - "Weight and gravity" activity sheet - due in Monday 

Thursday 22 April - RE - Research the Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.  Draw a basic picture of each and write some facts about each of them.  Due in Monday

Wednesday 21 April - Literacy - Find out ten facts about Benjamin Zephaniah and use these in a fact sheet Due in Friday  Those children entitled to a homework holiday do not need to complete this homework! Cool

Tuesday 20 April - Maths - finish quadrilaterals and triangles revision sheet started in class.  Complete "mental maths" activity sheet - due in Thursday

Monday 19 April - Literacy - this week we are looking at poems with a social message. Think about an issue you feel strongly about (global warming, animal rights, homelessness, racism, etc.) that you would like to write a poem about on Friday.  Surf the net to find an existing poem about this issue that you can bring to class on Wednesday and present to a small group. If you can't find a poem, an article or picture will suffice, so long as you can discuss your feelingsd about it - bring to Wednesday's lesson

Spring 2010  

Thursday 25 March - Literacy - preparation for your group explanation presentation on Friday morning (this may include preparing a Powerpoint, editing bullet pointss, etc.).  "Why the River Nile was important to Ancient Egyptians", started in class, should also be completed - due in Friday

Wednesday 24 March - Literacy - research for your group explanation presentation on Friday morning (you may nominate just one or two of your group members to do this task).  "Intructions to Build a Pyramid", started in class, should also be completed - due in Thursday

Tuesday 23 March -Maths - breakfast "data handling" exercise - due in Thursday

Monday 22 March - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday 

Thursday 18 March - Topic - complete your "What happens to Egyptians when they die" cartoon strip - due in Monday

Wednesday 17 March - "I take my hat off to...." activity sheet - due in Monday

Tuesday 16 March - Maths - crossword puzzle - due in Thursday

Monday 15 March - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday 

Friday 12 March - Science -  Research around 6 rules for using electricity safely.  Make them into a brief information leaflet or safety poster.  Due in Monday  Those children entitled to a homework holiday do not need to complete this homework!

Thursday 11 March - Topic -Write a brief non-chronological report on the Rosetta Stone, using the notes you took in today's lesson.  This should be handwritten on the paper given to you this afternoon.  Due in Monday

Wednesday 10 March - RE  Draw a picture that represents Jesus in some way. Use the art we have looked at today to give you ideas.  You can find this at http://www.veritasse.co.uk/community/artists.html?artist_id=37&page=1&summarize=6 - due in Monday

Tuesday 9 March - No homework 

Monday 8 March - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday 

Friday 5 March -  Topic - Research and write definitions for the remaining 10 words in your Ancient Eygpt glossary. Due in Monday (Also, finish definitions from science lesson: conductor, insulator, switch, mains, battery, power source, circuit)

Thursday 4 March - Topic - Complete the information sheet on Egyptian gods that you started in class.  You should draw and write a couple of sentences on three different gods.  You can conduct research using the British Museum website at http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/home.html  Due in Monday

Wednesday 3 March - No homework tonight  

Tuesday 2 March - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday 

Monday 1 March - No homework tonight 

Friday 26 February - Topic - Research and write definitions for 10 of the words in your Ancient Eygpt glossary.  If you feel paqrticularly motivated, do all twenty and save yourself a homework next week! Due in Monday

Thursday 25 February - No homework tonight

Wednesday 24 February - Literacy - Write your report in long hand from the notes you produced today in class.  Don't forget your structure!!!  We will be transferring your work onto Publisher on Thursday and Friday - Due in Thursday 

Tuesday 23 February - Literacy - This week you will be writing a non-chronological report on one aspect of a healthy lifestyle.  Your task is to find material from sources such as books and the internet and bring it into class tomorrow.  You do not need to take notes for homework. 

Wednesday 10 February - Literacy/Art -  Draw a picture, map or diagram for your non-chronological report that we're writing in Literacy this week.  Due in Thursday

Tuesday 9 February - Maths - "Probability" activity sheet - Due in Thursday

Monday 8 February - Literacy - Today you chose a subject to write your non-chronological report on.  Your job is to find a book, or to print out information from the web, about your subject.  Don't take notes, we're doing that tomorrow in Literacy!

Week commencing 1 February - Mock SATs - no homework!  But make sure you've set up your "A lot of rot" experiment.

Friday 29 January (homework for next two Fridays) - Science - If possible, set up "A lot of rot" experiment this weekend, following instructions on sheet handed out.  Make and record at least three observations during the next three weeks.  If possible, take photos to show the results of your investigation!  Due in 22 February

Friday 29 January - Science BBQ activity shee Due in Monday Those children entitled to a homework holiday do not need to complete this homework!

Thursday 28 January - Topic/Literacy -  Howard Carter has just discovered Tutankhamen. Write a biography/factsheet of Howard Carter OR a newspaper article detailing his monumentous discovery OR Howard Carter's diary when he has discovered TK.  Remember to use the features that we have been revising in literacy this week.  Due in Monday

Wednesday 27 January - Literacy/Art -  Design a CD cover for the album you reviewed in literacy yesterday (recorded by the imaginary  popstar that you have created and are writng about this week).  If possible use a real CD cover as a template and see what your artwork looks like in a CD case!  No copying and pasting pictures from the web!! Due in Friday

Tuesday 26 January - Maths - "missing numbers" activity sheet (except those exempted for being top mentral mathematicians on their table!) Due in Thursday 

Monday 25 January - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday  

Friday 22 January - Science - Micro-organisms in the home activity sheet.  Research answers on the web or discuss with a parent! - Due in Monday 

Thursday 21 January -  Topic - Produce a holiday poster advertising a holiday to Egypt. What could you see ? Do? Due in Monday

Wednesday 20 January - Science - research a founder of a cure for disease (for example, Edward Jenner or Louis Pasteur), and use this information to create a fact sheet.  This may be hand written or word processed. Due in Friday

Tuesday 19 January- Maths - problem solving activity sheet.  Due in Thursday    

Monday 18 January - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday  

6S Friday 15 January - Science - research a founder of a cure for disease (for example, Edward Jenner or Louis Pasteur), and use this information to create a fact sheet.  This may be hand written or word processed. Due in Monday

6N Friday 15 January - Art -  Find out 10 interesting and essential facts about Ancient Egyptian death masks.  Present them in a fact sheet which can either be hand-written or word processed. Due in Monday

Thursday 14 January - Maths "Shape" activity sheet and tables practice. Due in Monday

Monday 11 January - Literacy.  Complete the poem you planned during literacy today, and present it neatly (written or word processed).  Remember to include the features of poetry that we discussed in class (similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification, repetition, adjectives, adverbs, etc.).  Due in Wednesday

Wednesday 6 January - RE - research and write an information sheet about a Christian based charity (for example, Christian Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD, Mechanics for Africa).  You might want to answer some of the following questions:  When was the charity set up?  Who set it up? Why?  Who does the charity help? How? What big projects is the charity involved in? You may word process your work. Due in Friday

Tuesday 5 January- Maths - fractions/percentages activity sheet and division revision.  Due in Thursday    

Monday 4 January - Fun spellings - write a sentence for each of the words from The Jabberwocky in your homework book.  Use your imagination to give these made-up words a meaning!  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.   Spelling test on Friday (but just for fun, don't spend time learning them!)  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday    

Autumn 2009 

Friday 11 December - Last homework of the term!  Literacy - Write a paragraph (6 - 8 sentences) starting with the words: "I am looking forward to Christmas because........".  Use a good range of description (adjectives, adverbs, similes, personification, etc.) and use a variety of sentences (simple, compound and complex).  Due in Monday

Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 December - No homework due to Stable Manners 

Monday 7 December - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday    

Friday 4 December - Science - Why will the shadow of a tree be a different shape at the same time of the day in summer and winter?  Write a brief explanation and back this up with a couple of drawings.  If you need help, check out the interactive whiteboard activity on this site to refresh your memory.  Due in Monday

Thursday 3 December - Art.  Research and produce a fact sheet on Picasso, containing ten or so facts.  You may use your computer to produce the fact sheet Due in Monday Those children entitled to a homework holiday do not need to complete this homework!

Wednesday 2 December - No homework.  Evacuee Day! 

Tuesday 1 December - Maths - algebra activity sheet.  Due in Thursday    

Monday 30 November - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives and, if possible, a James Bond theme!  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday   

Friday 27 November - Science -  Find five different materials at home that reflect light well. Comment on which items rely on their reflective qualities to do their job? Due in Monday

Thursday 26 November - Reading - Read for 30 minutes (if possible, some of this time to an adult) and make an entry in your reading record. 

Wednesday 25 November - Literacy -  Create a play script of an every day morning scene at school. The scene needs to start from lining up outside and finish with us going to assembly!  Limit your characters to around five (don't include everyone being registered one by one!).  Play scripts must be hand written and should include the features that we have been looking at this week (for example, cast list, stage directions, colons after the name of character about to talk, etc.)  Due in Friday

Tuesday 24 November - Maths - problem solving activity sheet.  Due in Thursday   

Monday 23 November - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence for each in your homework book.  Five sentences (or more) should contain connectives.  The remainder should be definitions of the word.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday   

Friday 20 November - Art - Design the front cover of the programme for the school Christmas production "Stable Manners".  The only wording on the front shou;d read: "Busbridge Junior School presents Stable Manners".  All designs should be on A5 paper (half of A4) and in colour (pens, paints, pencils, etc.) - due in Monday

Thursday 19 November - Reading - Read for 30 minutes (if possible, some of this time to an adult) and make an entry in your reading record. 

Wednesday 18 November - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a definition of each in your homework book.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in Friday   

Tuesday 17 November - Maths - area and perimeter activity sheet.  Due in Thursday   

Monday 16 November - Literacy - Research the first 2-3 years of your life to help you write an autobiograophy in class, later in the week.  To do this you could: Find out any other significant events that happened in the year you were born. Ask your parents questions about your early childhood.  Examples include: where was I born? how long was the labour? what did I look like as a baby? what was I like as a baby? how old was I when I first started walking / talking? what was I like as a toddler? how did my appearance change? are there any funny stories about me at this point of my life? did I go to nursery? how much did I enjoy it? what were my favourite toys?  Due in Wednesday

Friday 13 November - Write up in best, or word process, your biography that you have been preparing.  You can include pictures!  Due in Monday

Wednesday 11 / Thursday 12 November - Literacy  - Plan a biography of a famous person that you admire, a friend or a member of your family.  Think about separating it into a number of sections/paragraphs (for example, childhood, development of career, peak of career, interests and hobbies, family and friends).  Ensure you use the features of biography that we have been looking at: chronological order, usually written in the past tense, prominent events in life,  how the person you are writing about feels at certain times, etc.

Tuesday 10 November - Maths - problem solving questions.  Complete as many as you can in 40 minutes.  You can use a calculator but please show your working.  Due in Thursday  

Monday 9 November - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence in your homework book for, each of this week's words.  Please include a different connective in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday   

Friday 6 November - Science - During the weekend, explore your home and list as many light sources as you can find.  Also identify three objects that are transparent, three that are translucent and three that are opaque.  Present this information with illustrations. Due in Monday

Thursday 5 November - History.  During the Second World War, the government encouraged people to Dig for Victory and grow their own vegetables. Design your own Dig For Victory poster. Due in Monday

Wednesday 4 November - Literacy.  Imagine that you are a Jew living in a country occupied by the Nazis during the  Second World War.  You are in hiding in a secret room to escape being sent to a work camp.  Write a paragrapgh to describe the room: what you can see, hear, smell and taste there.  How are you feeling? Due in Friday  Those children entitled to a homework holiday do not need to complete this homework!

Tuesday 3 November - Maths - weights activity sheets.   (Mr Samson's group - measure ten items at home and record the measurement in mm, cm and m)  Due in Thursday  

Monday 2 November - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a compound sentence (two main clauses) in your homework book for, each of this week's words.  Please include a different connective in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday  

Thursday 22 & Friday 23 October - no homework - half term!

Wednesday 21 October - Geography - Write a thank you letter to the staff at Dapdune Whaf.  Colour, add pictures and say what you enjoyed, and why; and

Complete Clarice Cliff style Rivers topic front cover Both due in Friday

Tuesday 20 October - Maths - avaerages activity sheets.   Due in Thursday  

Monday 19 October - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence in your homework book for, each of this week's words which are all verbs.  Please include a different adverb in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday  

Friday 16 October - Science - Design a safety poster for educational purposes, warning  people of the dangers of fire. Due in Monday

Thursday 15 October - Literacy - Imagine you are David (from Friend or Foe) waiting at the station for the train.  Write a paragraph describing what you can see, hear, touch, smell and taste (remember your similes, personification, etc.).  Also describe how you're feeling at this moment.  You may start your paragraph with the following: I arrive at the station, heart pounding and hands shaking...  By the end of the paragraph you should have not moved on in the story further than boarding the train. Due in Monday

Wednesday 14 October - No homework today!  Dapdune Wharf trip!

Tuesday 13 October - Maths - quadrilaterals activity sheets. To find out about rotational symmetry visit this websiteDue in Thursday  

Monday 12 October - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence in your homework book for, each of this week's words.  Please include a different connective in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday  

Friday 9 October - Research the experiences of evacuees during WW2 using the BBC website.  Take notes to help you when you are writing your own letter in history next week - preparation notes due in Thursday

Thursday 8 October - No homework today!  Assessment Week

Wednesday 7 October - No homework today!  Assessment Week

Tuesday 6 October - No homework today!  Assessment Week

Monday 5 October - No homework today!  Assessment Week

Friday 2 October - Science - 'Reversible and Irrivesible Changes' activity sheet.  Due in Monday 

Thursday 1 October - Topic WW2 - Find out what 'the phoney war' was from either the internet or from books.  Write 3 - 4 sentences about it, and be ready to talk about what you know in class.  Due in Monday 

Wednesday 30 September - Literacy.  Create a presentation for the rest of the class on your favourite book and your reasons. You could also present information on the book, such as the author and other books that he/she has written.  Can be done on paper or on computer. Can be handed in or brought on a memory stick!  Due in Thursday/Friday  Those children entitled to a homework holiday do not need to complete this homework!

Tuesday 29 September - Maths - algebra and prime numbers activity sheets.  Due in Thursday 

Monday 28 September - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence in your homework book for, each of this week's words.  Please include a different connective in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday  

Friday 25th September - Science - conduct saturation experiement, as discussed in class,  and write up method and results on activity sheet.  Due in Monday

Thursday 24th September - Topic - complete "water cycle" diagram you drew in class, and write one of the following:

a. a news article about the depression of the 1930s, including information about the Jarrow March; or

b. a diary entry by one of the Jarrow marchers explaining what life was like for him and why he decided to join the march. Due in Monday

Wednesday 23 September - Literacy - imagine you are living in London and you have just heard the air raid siren go off.  You don't have enough time to get to an air raid shelter before the bombs start to fall, so you hide under the dining room table.  Write a paragraph (around six sentences) to describe what you see, hear, smell, touch, and taste.  Try to use features such as similes and personifcation to describe your feelings.  Due in Friday

Tuesday 22 September - Maths - "Questions on Fractions" activity sheet. Due in Thursday

Monday 21 September - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence in your homework book for, each of this week's words.  Please include a different connective in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday 

 Friday 18 September - Science - represent the data you recorded from this afternoon's sugar dissolving experiment in a table, and then in a bar chart.  Finally, write a short conclusion using these reults (about two sentences). 

Thursday 17 September - Topic - Complete your twentieth century time line by entering five personal dates (for example, year of birth of your mum, year parents were married, etc.).  Ensure your timeline looks interesting buy using colour or drawing/sticking pictures in.  If you still need to enter any of the dates from class, you can find them on the topic page.

Wednesday 16 September - Literacy/Topic - write a brief review of the play "Carrie's War".  You may want to think about the following questions when writing your review:  what was the play about?  when was it set? (remember, there are two different times), what did you enjoy particularly about the play?  which character did you most identify with?  why? was there anything that could have made the performance any better? - due in Friday  If you email your review to me at mr.nunn@hotmail.co.uk I will put it on the website!

Tuesday 15 September - Maths - "Goals Galore" activity sheet - due in Thursday 

Monday 14 September - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence in your homework book for, each of this week's words.  Please include a different connective in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday 

Friday 11 September - Science - Dissolving activity sheet. Due in Monday

Thursday 10 September - NO HOMEWORK - we're off to see "Carrie's War"!

Wednesday 9 September - Art - From the internet or from books, find out seven interesting facts about Clarice Cliff. Due in Friday

Tuesday 8 September - Maths - "Number Games" activity sheet.  Due in Thursday

Monday 7 September - Spellings - learn to spell, and write a sentence in your homework book for, each of this week's words.  Please include a different connective in each sentence; these should be underlined.  Spelling test on Friday.  Sentences with spelling words in, due in by Friday 

 

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