Y6 Homework – 22/10/20

Hello Year 6!

Your homework over the holiday is to….have some time off, have some fun and relax a bit (with a good book!)

Seriously though it has been a tough half term with lots to get to grips with, so do use the time to re-charge your batteries and be ready for school again in November.

Please just make sure you pick up that reading book and read x3 times this next week.

Have a lovely, well-earned holiday and I’ll see you soon.

Mr Day

Y6 homework 15/10/20

Hello Y6!

You’ve had a busy week, so this week all I am asking is:

  1. Make sure you have read x3 times as usual by Monday – be sure to collect those new/unusual words.
  2. Get ready for GRAND SPELL test next week – gp 1 to 7

That’s it!

Make sure you relax this weekend and have some fun.

Be Kind…

Mr Day

Y6 homework 8/10/20

Hello everyone,

This weekend’s homework that I sent home on Thursday is:

  1. Learn gp 7 spellings (grand spell test will come in the last week of half term)
  2. Read as usual x3 times
  3. IXL.COM D10 division by 2d numbers to practise
  4. Complete the two 10 min reading tests that are in your homework book.
  5. Please ask parents to sign your homework slip, confirming you have completed the tasks set.

Please remember that this is due on Monday.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Day

Y6 homework 1/10/20

Hello Year 6

This weekend:

  1. Learn gp 5 spellings
  2. Read x3 times by the end of Sunday and log new/interesting words
  3. SPAG.COM test to complete online – 2013 SATs
  4. IXL.COM practise: Maths D3 and D4 division   English L1 L2 L3 Alphabetical order (no more than 30 mins in total on IXL should be needed)

Remember: PE on Monday morning. Be prepared with an outdoor kit please.

Have a good weekend!

Mr Day

Y6 Homework 24/9/20

Hello Year 6,

Homework this weekend – due by Monday please:

  1. Read x3 times and ensure you have logged it. Remember new / interesting words please.
  2. Learn gp 4 spellings ready for a test next week.
  3. IXL.COM – Maths Q1 and Q2 money problems and English B3 and B4 spelling – spend up to 30 mins please.
  4. You have two short SPAG.COM tests to complete on apostrophes. Your login details are in the front of your green reading record. – PLEASE NOTE – THERE SEEMS TO BE 3 TESTS SET UP FOR Y6 BY MISTAKE – there should only be 2. YOU NEED TO DO JUST APOSTROPHES A AND B ONCE! My apologies!

Thank you and have a nice weekend.

Mr Day

Homework 17/9/20

Hello Year 6

This week’s homework – due by Monday please:

  1. Learn group 3 spellings
  2. Make sure you have read three times before Monday.
  3. Complete the mini SPAG test in your homework book on the sheets.
  4. Go to IXL.COM and complete Y6 MATHS B1 AND B2 addition questions.

Thank you – have a good weekend.

Mr Day

Y6 Homework 10/9/20 – Due Monday

Hello Y6

This weekend, please do the following – see insert into your maths homework book too.

IXL homework – spend 1hr in total between Thursday and Sunday on the following areas in IXL.

MATHS  A1 TO A12   AND  B1 TO B9


You also have spellings to learn –group 2 please

If you want to extend your learning even further, don’t forget you can use MYMATHS online games, lessons and homework for practise sessions.

Also remember to have READ X3 TIMES since last Sunday – hand in reading book on Monday please.

Please remember to have the slip in your maths book signed.

Thank you

Mr Day.


Welcome to Year 6!

Hello and welcome back to Year 6!

You’ve had an AMAZING few days and I must say I am very impressed – you’ve all settled really well and you are definitely ready for the challenges ahead. We’re in it together and I am SURE that all of you have it in you to make excellent progress in your last year at St Mary’s.

I’ve kept homework fairly simple this weekend – see below. Please remember that homework is due on Monday.

  1. Have a look at IXL.COM and see how it works. Spend a little time experimenting with it.
  2.  x2 recorded ‘reads’ by Tuesday please. Green readers will be checked then.
  3.  Learn gp 1 spellings and write x10 sentences in your book that contain them (spelling test Friday!)
  4.  Make sure you are rested and ready for next week!

Parents – have you read the Y6 newsletter that was sent out on parentmail today?  Take a look if you can. There is also a video on the website, showing a few snippets of life at St Mary’s over the last few days..

Have a good weekend everyone!

Mr Day

Back to school blog…

Hi everyone.

If you check the Purple Mash blog, I have added a new thread about ‘back to school’.

Take a look and add your comments if you like.

Take care and have a good weekend.

Mr Day

Emotional health and mental well-being…

Hello everyone.

I just want to point you in the direction of a new set of resources on our ‘Learning’ tab dropdown on the website.

If you click on it, you will find a range of resources and documents that contain some useful advice: especially if your children are struggling somewhat during the lockdown.

Please take a moment to have a look at the resources – particularly the information on World Mental Health Awareness Day.

Don’t forget, if we can help – we will do our best. There is usually someone here at school you can talk to.

Best wishes to you all on behalf of all the staff here at St Mary’s.

Mr Day


Music box reading answers

Hi everyone – I hope you and your families are doing well!

Here’s the link for the MUSIC BOX reading answers: DOWNLOAD

I really hope you are coping with the ‘lockdown’. At least the sun is shining eh?

Don’t forget that the No.1 thing you can do to keep your brain active is to READ. Use this time to really get into a great book.  You could even download or stream an audio book by visiting https://stories.audible.com/start-listen They are totally free during lockdown and there is a good selection of ‘elementary’ reads on there.

Keep an eye out for home-learning to appear here again on 20th April.

Until then, I hope you have a safe, happy Easter. You are in my thoughts. Mrs Roberts also sends her love.

Mr Day

Purple mash info and Pobble info…

Hi everyone. I hope you are well!

It appears that this week’s purple mash 2DO based on databases is unclear, so I have deleted that task and replaced it with lots of coding activities, which you should try to do in order, building up from the traffic lights (Gibbon) task through to the 2GO task (Gorilla). Try your best and remember to watch and listen to tutorials if needed. You can try these coding tasks over the next few days.

Also, the writing task is from POBBLE365.COM   – type this into your address bar to search for today’s writing tasks.

Thank you and take care!

Mr Day

Homework 13/3/20

Hello Y6… by Tuesday please:

1) SPAG.COM full test to do

2) Important!…

IXL.COM – Y6 cc3 cc4 cc5 cc6

3) 2 mymaths lessons (RATIO)

4) reading as usual

5) gp 10 spellings to learn

Thank you!

Mr Day


Homework 6/3/20

Hi Year 6

With about 9 weeks to SATs, it’s important to remain focused and to try hard to master any work you are given…and also to make sure you have some good quality ‘down time’ too!

So – this weekend (to hand in Tuesday) please:

  1. Make sure you have read the usual x3 times.
  2. Complete the ’10 min’ reading comprehension properly.
  3. Complete the short maths test as best you can.
  4. Learn gp 9 spring term spellings.
  5. Get some quality sleep and have some FUN!

See you on Monday

Mr Day

Homework 28/2/20



  1. Learn gp 8 spring term words
  2. Reading as usual
  3. Maths worksheet with Place Value work and number to complete on the sheet.
  4. SPAG test in yellow book.

Thank you Year 6!

Mr Day

Half-term homework 14/2/20

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder for the homework:

  1. x3 reads this week as usual please.
  2. Spellings to learn -Spring term gp 7
  3. Corrections from recent tests in a different colour pen – work hard to see where you could improve.

…and have a break from it all too!

Be safe.

Mr Day

Homework 7/2/20


Because we’ve had a very busy week with tests (and more tests!) and in honour of ‘child mental health week’ I thought that I would give you a weekend off homework – more or less!

So please, all I ask is:

  1. You complete your usual required amount of reading by Sunday.
  2. You prepare for a Spring Term ‘Grand Spell’ groups 1 – 5

And that’s it! Unless of course you have the urge to use IXL, MYMATHS or your CGP revision books for SATs.

Have a great weekend! Oh – and please remind your parents that it is parents’ evening on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Mr Day

Homework 31/1/20 – due Tuesday please!

  1. 2 online MYMATHS lessons – percentages  and decimals, fractions, percentages to do. 80% + please
  2. Reading as usual – 3 reads and MUST RECORD NEW /INTERESTING WORDS 27th Jan – 2 Feb
  3. SPAG mini test to do – in yellow book please.
  4. Learn gp 4 spellings for test next week.

Have a good weekend!

Mr Day

Y6 Homework – for Tuesday

Hi everyone

This weekend:

  1. See maths homework book: 20 mins targetted IXL to complete and sign for please.
  2. Learn gp 3 spellings
  3. You should have completed the maths keepy-uppy work from this week already – corrections and unfinished work.
  4. Reading as usual.

Have a good weekend!

Mr Day


Homework 17/1/20

This weekend – for Tuesday

  1. Reading as usual (remember we monitor this Monday)
  2. SPAG test in literacy book to do – be strict with yourself on this one.
  3. Spellings – test for gp 1 is Monday, but please also learn gp 2 for Friday.
  4. Any other IXL work you choose to do is a bonus!
  5. Any other additional homework you may have been given by Mr Day.

Thanks and have a good weekend!

Mr Day

Homework 10/1/20

Happy New Year everyone!  Homework due for TUESDAY please:

This weekend’s homework is:

  1. An optional story (of good quality) no more than 2x A4 pages please.
  2. Spellings – spring term, gp 1 to learn.
  3. Maths – any corrections or finishing off work from our ‘keepy-uppy’ sessions.
  4. Reading comprehension to do – in yellow book.
  5. Reading – recorded as we usually require – x3 reads from 6th-12th December

Thank you!

Have a good weekend.

Mr Day

Christmas is nearly here!


First – a massive THANK YOU to everyone for their kind Christmas messages, cards and gifts – too much!! I am very grateful!

Secondly – and this is the bit you’ll like – the only thing I’d like you to do regarding homework is to keep up the reading over Christmas. I think x6 reads recorded should do it as a minimum.

Wishing you all and your families a joyful, peaceful Christmas.

See you on Tuesday, 7th January 2020!

Mr Day

Homework 13/12/19

Hello everyone!

Homework – for Tuesday please:

  1. Short ‘SPAG’ test to complete in your yellow book.  Please take care with this and follow instructions.
  2. Spend 20 minutes on IXL.COM MATHS – Year 6 – S1 to S5 co-ordinates questions. Keep an eye on the time and be sure you have answered plenty of questions in the time. I will be checking this.
  3. Reading – as usual – make sure that you have recorded at least x3 reads between Monday 9th December and Sunday 15th December.

The good news is that (apart from reading) this is your last homework task for 2019. The next homework will be set next decade!

Mr Day

Homework 6/12/19

Hi Year 6!

Well done with your calendars last week!

This weekend:

  1. Reading – must have completed x3 reads from Monday 2nd Dec to Sunday 8th Dec
  2. Maths test – in your book. Must be completed.
  3. IXL.COM – English – spend at least x15 mins this weekend – apostrophe Qs  Y3 L11, L13,  Y4  B9, 10, 11 This must be done, but you do not need to log the questions. I will be checking on Monday.
  4. Grand spell next week – ALL Autumn words. Be ready!

Have a good weekend!

Mr Day

Homework 29/11/19

Hello Year Six!

A nice task for you this weekend!

Make your own maths advent calendar, complete with 24 carefully scored-out doors and 24 maths problems inside. REMEMBER: get adult help when you get to the stage of scoring with scissors – do not do this alone! Card and plain paper was distributed for this task on Friday.

The daily maths problem needs to be Y6 standard (IXL or Mymaths could help you generate short questions) and they could also be times-tables practise questions. Each ‘door’ should have the solution to the previous day on the inside of the door, whilst the next new question goes on the sheet underneath.

Do not stick the doors closed when you attach the backing sheet, or you won’t be able to open the doors!

Bring them back in on Tuesday, finished to a high quality – we will display them and open up each others’ calendars in the run-up to Christmas.

Please note: due to the panto today, spelling test for group 11 words will be on Monday. There will be a GRAND SPELL to get ready for on FRIDAY 6th December – all autumn term words please!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Mr Day

Homework 22/11/19

Hi everyone

This weekend’s homework:

  1. Reading as usually required
  2. Maths – ’10 min’ test in book. Be sure to finish it please.
  3. SPAG.COM online test to do – ‘2013 SATs’ test
  4. Group 11 spellings to learn – remember to learn them FOR LIFE!

Have a good weekend!

Mr Day