Benhurst Primary School
Weekly Overview
Year 6

This page provides parents with an overview of what the children are learning about in Maths and Literacy as well as outlining their current homework.

If there are specific on-going issues with any aspects of your child’s homework, please contact their class teacher directly to discuss the matter further.

September 14 2017
Year 6
The Viewer
Number and Place Value

Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed.

Please support your child read by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!

Maths Facts tested on: September 18 2017
Group 1

Over the next 2 weeks, the children will be tested on their time tables and division facts for the 1 – 12 times tables. It is a National expectation that by the end of Year 4, children know their times tables and associated division facts up to 12 x 12.
Group 2

Group 3

Spelling tested on: September 19 2017
Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

We would like to invite the children to take part in a half termly project which they should undertake in addition to their reading and learning their spellings and maths facts.

The children should choose a minimum of one task per section or more if they wish!

Children will be awarded a certificate upon the completion of their project.

Be a writer!
Write a balanced argument entitled: Is there ever a good reason to go to war?

Create a recipe, using rationed ingredients from WWII.
Write a story, entitled ‘My Perfect School’ Describe what this school would be like and recall the events of your first day.
Be a detective!
Create a family tree (of your own family) labelling any features that you have inherited from relatives. You could include photographs of your relatives too!
Research an application found on a mobile device – how effective is it/what do the reviews say? How would you improve it?
Research how Morse Code was used during WWII.
Get creative!
Tristan, in our English topic ‘The Viewer’ finds an ancient chest of optical devices. Create your very own Kaleidoscope.
Can you make the dish you have created using rationed ingredients in the Be a Writer section?
Can you create a PowerPoint presentation or document in Microsoft Publisher which describes the evolution of man?

Additional information on our learning this week

In a couple of week’s times, we will be painting stones as part of our R.E learning. We are looking for smooth, flat stones measuring at least 8cm long. If you come across any stones in your garden or are taking a trip to the beach, please think of us and send them into school. Thank you.