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English

Date given: Friday 10th January

Due in: Wednesday 15th January

 

Edit and improve.

Please read the following extract based on Harry Potter and use your up-levelling skills to edit and improve. You will need to read it carefully before rewriting your improved and more accurate version in your homework book.

Things you will need to improve will include:

  • Spelling
  • Adding in missing punctuation including speech punctuation
  • Improving vocabulary
  • Adding in any missing words

before any of them could say anything else there was a faint popping noise and mr weasley appeared out of thin air at georges shoulder. He was looking really angry. That wasn’t funny, Fred! he said What on earth did you give that Muggle boy

“I didn’t give him anything” said Fred, with another evil grin I just dropped it…it was his fault he went and ate it, I never told him to. “You dropped it on purpose said Mr Weasley. “You new hed eat it, you new he was on a diet –”

how big did his tongue get? George said eagerly.

“It was four foot long before his parents would let me shrink it!”

Harry and the Weasleys laughed again.

it isnt funny! Mr weasley said. “That sort of behaviour seriously undermines wizard-Muzzle relations! I spend half my life campaigning against the mistreatment of Muggles, and my own sons –”“We didn’t give it to him because he was a Muggle” said Fred indignantly

 

 

 

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

Spelling Test Spring Term 3

  1. convenience
  2. assistance
  3. vehicle
  4. solemn
  5. apparently
  6. attachment
  7. sacrifice
  8. principal
  9. suspicious
  10. precede
  11. perceive
  12. coordinate
  13. innocence
  14. ancient
  15. cemetery
  16. prejudice
  17. disastrous
  18. frequently
  19. persuasion
  20. borough

Spelling Test Spring Term 4

  1. observe
  2. advice
  3. knight
  4. interference
  5. application
  6. embarrass
  7. ceiling
  8. changeable
  9. cooperate
  10. prophet
  11. sincerely
  12. available
  13. transferred
  14. legible
  15. conscious
  16. independence
  17. substantial
  18. privilege
  19. occupy
  20. hindrance

 

 Spelling Test Summer Term 5

  1. steel
  2. enjoyable
  3. terribly
  4. necessary
  5. curiosity
  6. yacht
  7. mourning
  8. re-enter
  9. preference
  10. appreciate
  11. thistle
  12. obedience
  13. decency
  14. consideration
  15. cautious
  16. infectious
  17. relevance
  18. committee
  19. mischievous
  20. guarantee

 Spelling Test Summer Term 6

  1. muscle
  2. variety
  3. awkward
  4. correspond
  5. rely
  6. equipment
  7. explanation
  8. nutritious
  9. incredibly
  10. collaborate
  11. tolerance
  12. confidential
  13. sufficient
  14. interruption
  15. commercial
  16. controversy
  17. harass
  18. systematically
  19. thoroughly
  20. alter