Year 6 Term 1 Examinations

These are the examinations I made for my 12 year old. We took the entire week to do them and she just followed her regular scheduled time for subjects, but instead of doing her usual schoolwork, she answered these questions. My children look forward to exam week as a break from normal studies and a time to display what they have learned. The final answers are evaluated by mom, attached to their little CM style progress report and shown to Dad. He has individual conferences with each child. We do this twice a year.

Choose two questions per day that you will write (or draw) about. The rest you may give oral narrations into the tape player. Refer to your daily schedule to know which books to narrate from each day this week. Pay attention to when you should summarize and when you should tell with detail what you know about a person or event. Turn in your answers each day with your exam questions. Be neat and watch your capitalization, punctuation and spelling. Have fun!

Turn in your Biblical survey sheets

Oxford Ancient History
Place these people groups where they resided on a map of the ancient world.
Sumerians, Phoenicians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians
Choose two of the above mentioned civilizations and compare and contrast them.

Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt
Place the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt that you studied in the order they lived.
Tell about two of them briefly.

Cat of Bubastes
Summarize this story

Tales of Ancient Egypt
Explain the similarities and differences in Egyptian and Greek mythology?

Book of Marvels
Tell about two places in America that Richard Haliburton visited.

Name the artists we studied this term and list their works that you can remember.
Choose your favorite and describe it in detail or draw a sketch of it. How does it make you feel?
What are three essential components of a work of art?

Who are we studying this term?
Name two compositions and their basic themes.

Draw 50 Flowers, Trees and other Plants
Draw a plant from memory that you have previously drawn from your drawing book.

Recite a lengthy poem or section of a poem (approx. 40 lines) from this term’s poet OR a scene from Shakespeare.

Recite a psalm and another scripture passage- one in English and one in a foreign language.

Translate in writing, a one page passage from the book you are reading, into English. Then read the passage aloud into the tape recorder.

English From the Roots Up
Name the Greek and Latin roots you can remember from this term and state their definitions.
Also, name some words you learned that have these roots in them.
State each definition if you did not know it previously.

Age of Fable
Briefly tell three stories from this book.

Call of the Wild
Tell the story briefly.
What is the theme of the story?

The Hobbit
Draw a map of Bilbo's journeys. Illustrate how you imagine some of the creatures to look.

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
You will be evaluated on your performance in our annual family theatre production. Remember what you have learned about speaking clearly, loudly, with emotion and face the audience as much as possible.

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Summarize the main events in the life we studied this term.
State the strengths and weaknesses of this man’s character.

Choose one song from your keyboard book and play it.

Sing the two folksongs you learned this term.
Sing the two hymns you learned this term.

Write a poem in the style of Robert Frost or Carl Sandburg

Turn in your test.

Turn in your nature journal.
Make a list of ten wild flowers, and tell where you would expect to find each and what time of year.
Describe the two least common you have found.

The Swiss Family Robinson
What have you learned about the natural world while reading this book?

Easy Grammar
Turn in notebook
Grammar and composition will be taken into account