Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF

admin@woodend.herts.sch.uk

01582 761636

  Homework 

 

Well done to all of you for another super term. We think you all deserve a break so we are not setting any homework over the holidays. For those of you who do want to do a little extra practice, there are plenty of resources to use below. But it is very important that you all take plenty of time to forget about the tests and have fun!

Reading:

  1. Read theory - perfect for short burst of reading practice
  2. Reading Booklet 1Answer Booklet 1Mark Scheme 1
  3. Reading Booklet 2Answer Booklet 2Mark Scheme 2

SPAG:

  1. SPAG.COM - lots of activities uploaded for you to pick and choose what would be most worthwhile
  2. SPAG revision paper 1 with answers attached
  3. SPAG revision paper 2 with answers attached

Spelling:

  1. Spelling Shed - have a few more practices of the year 5/6 lists
  2. https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - great website to do mini games and practice tests
  3. Example spelling tests

Maths:

  1. Arithmetic Paper with answers attached 
  2. Arithmetic 2 with answers
  3. Arithmetic 3 with answers
  4. Reasoning Paper 2 with answers attached
  5. Reasoning Paper 3 with answers attached 

 

 

  Reading information

In Year Six, we encourage independent readers and the expectation is that pupils read every day. It is your child's responsibility to choose either a book from home or the classroom to have in school. We recommend that they choose a variety of genre. They are required to record the details in a class reading folder which is periodically checked to ensure that their choices are both suitable and challenging. We will be assessing all of the children over the next few weeks to ensure that they are reading at a suitable level. 

 

 SPELLINGS PATTERNS:

Set 1          Set 7        Set 13 

Set 2          Set 8        Set 14

Set 3          Set 9        Set 15

Set 4          Set 10

Set 5          Set 11

Set 6          Set 12

 Useful Websites

    rockstars     Practice your Times Tables with Rock Stars log-on link
Active Learn Abacus Active Learn to support maths learning at home

   Log-ons for both the above sites will be given to the children by the teacher.

Crucial Crew - Tuesday 19th and 21st March

On Tuesday and Thursday Year Six children visited St. Albans Fire Station for their 'Crucial Crew' workshop - an innovative and interactive way of delivering personal and safety education messages to 10-11 year old children. Throughout the morning, the children were encouraged to model good behaviour and citizenship through active participation in a range of life scenarios, including First Aid, Rail Safety, Drugs and many other areas.

Mexicolore Workshop - Wednesday 23rd January

Year Six began their study of the Mayan civilisation with a highly enjoyable visit from 'Mexicolore'. The company used music, dance, drama, costumes, artefacts and crafts to bring Mexican history and culture alive for all the children. Thank you to the PTA for funding this event.

Distractions Workshop - Thursday 17th January

Many road traffic incidents are the result of a distraction. Often these distractions are brought about by the use of mobile phones or earphones when out near the roads. These dangers are simulated and demonstrated by walking around a set obstacle course whilst texting or using a portable music player to show how basic tasks can be made much more difficult by such distractions. Thank you to the ‘Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools Team’ for visiting our school to provide this valuable workshop for our Year 6 Children.

Year 6 Visit to RAF Hendon
On Wednesday Year Six dressed as evacuees and visited RAF Hendon where they travelled back in time to November 1940, when the Blitz was at its peak. They met a strict and knowledgeable Air Raid Warden, braved an air raid and dressed in authentic World War Two RAF uniforms. It was a fantastic trip and all the children came away with an enhanced understanding of Britain's role during this significant period of our history.