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Date given: 12.10.18

Due in: 19.10.18


Writing Focus

Write a first person account, imagining what it would have been like to spend a night in a World War Two shelter. You can draw upon your experiences from our visit to a shelter this week. In addition, you may wish to do some additional research or speak to people about their experiences from the war.


Try to be really specific with your descriptions, thinking about what you would see, hear, smell, etc. Consider also what your feelings would be and whether they would change over the course of the night.

Each Year 6 child is expected to read for half an hour each night and record how many pages read in their reading record. 

Termly Spellings

Please find below the spellings for Year 6 for this Autumn term. We would appreciate if you would spend time helping your child practise these using a variety of spelling strategies. The children will be tested the week before the last week of each term. 

Year 6 Autumn 1 Spelling List

  1. allowed
  2. immediately
  3. determined
  4. communication
  5. dessert
  6. criticise
  7. rhythm
  8. considerable
  9. development
  10. interrupt
  11. stationary
  12. accompany
  13. hesitation
  14. official
  15. conscience
  16. Parliament
  17. existence
  18. plough
  19. initial
  20. aisle

Year 6 Autumn 2 spelling list

  1. attention
  2. cereal
  3. affect
  4. physically
  5. fought
  6. definitely
  7. leisure
  8. wary
  9. practice
  10. sensibly
  11. amateur
  12. queue
  13. exaggerate
  14. pronunciation
  15. opportunity
  16. environmental
  17. financial
  18. achievement
  19. toleration
  20. ambitious