Please remind your child that their homework, including holiday assignments, is an opportunity for them to show you, and us, how much they have learnt and can challenge themselves.
In assignments, we expect that a Y6 child should be able to research using at least two websites and write a text based on their notes. Copying and pasting a text and then changing some of the words is not enough of a challenge as this does not encourage reading and summarising, note-taking and sentence/text construction.
Weekly homework should be done as neatly as possible and we ask that your child shows you their work when they have finished it to demonstrate that they have completed the task appropriately.
Y6 trip to Lincolnsfields WW2 Centre, October 6th
This was a great day trip, which provided a fascinating insight into what life was like for children and adults in the 1940's. We learnt about how very different things were back then; teachers and parents were very strict (teachers could even hit children!); food was rationed; there was no TV; and you didn't throw away broken toys and torn clothes - you made do and mended! We can't even imagine what it was like to live like that AND know that at any time you could be bombed out of your home or even killed during an air raid.
One of the many highlights was listening to a WW2 veteran, Stan, talking of his experiences as a 19-year-old soldier.
The Walker children were a credit to the school. Thanks to you and to your parents for making such an effort with costumes - you looked fantastic.
I think it's fair to say that the children not only enjoyed themselves immensely but, that they also learned so much through such a hands-on experience.
Some parents have mentioned that the children are only given three evenings to do homework and have asked for this period to be extended.
We would like the system to stand as it is because it helps to prepare children for similar deadlines when they attend secondary school.
We were asked to consider giving children a book for them to write down their working out when doing MyMaths homework.
We feel that as this work is a consolidation of class work, where correct working out and presentation are closely monitored, it is up to the children and/or parents as to how this is carried out at home.
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