On Monday we watched Howl’s Moving Castle. We story boarded our own stories using it as inspiration and will be creating large scale artwork from them. Your homework is to make an illustration for your story. You can make it as large as you want to and use any materials. Be creative and have fun!
We have been raising money to buy new books and so the second part of your homework is to tell me which your favourite book is and why it would make a good addition to our class library. You can nominate several books or even a whole series of books if you like. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR FRIDAY 10TH MARCH
As teachers, we have two very important jobs to do: 1) help educate your children, 2) help care for them.
We are aware that children need time to relax and unwind from school and that, with SATs getting nearer, they may begin to feel the pressure.
Whilst SATs are important, they are not the most important thing and so to help the children stay calm and develop as happy people with their own interests we plan to alternate homework between more traditional, academic (literacy, numeracy etc) style work and something completely different which will be more fun and creative.
We hope you agree that this is a good idea and would welcome your feedback and contributions to what might be exciting and interesting things children could have a go at. Ideas could be anything but would need to be things all children could realistically have a go at such as baking a cake, taking a walk in the country, drawing a picture.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts,
Mr Ballard and the year 6 team.
Some parents are keen to buy their child their own copy of the study books which is a really good idea – they will be really useful in coming years too. To be sure you get the right ones, we recommend CGP Y6 study books for English and Maths which look like the picture below.
They are widely available online or in book stores and are £5 each.