Year 6 Home Learning 6.1.17

Important ongoing tasks which must be completed several times a week

 Times tables: Keep practising those times table facts – you need to know all facts up to 12 x 12 inside out, at the click of your fingers! Make sure you are rehearsing these facts regularly, preferably several times a week.

Reading: Remember that you should be reading on a daily basis at home, and should be discussing this reading with an adult – talking about the text, commenting on the author’s purpose, noticing particular features of certain genres, etc. In reading record books, please could children/parents write a comment about this reading.

Spellings: Practise your spellings from your group ready for the test next Friday.


Our new topic is called ‘Making Tracks’ which involves writing a balanced argument about whether the local coastal railway should be redirected.

Please continue you research- finding the facts which will support your writing.

Answer the following questions:


·       What damage occurred in Dawlish in the storm in 2014 and how much did it cost to rebuild?

·       How did it affect the local economy when it was closed for 6 weeks?

·       What are the new proposals and how much will it cost?

·       What are the benefits of moving the railway?

·       What are the disadvantages of moving the railway?

·       Who will be affected and how?


The Herald Express and Dawlish Newspapers on line are both useful websites.



Please complete either section A, B or C on the ‘Comparing/Ordering fractions sheet. Record the answers in your book, not on the sheet.


Use the maths antics video to help: