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Homework - 29. 03. 19

This week, the homework is maths based. Below is a PDF with three different challenges, all linked to finding fractions of amounts. Please pick the most appropriate challenge and complete in your homework book. 

 

 

List A List B List C

Sincere

Interfere

Sphere

Adhere

Severe

Persevere

Atmosphere

Mere

Hemisphere

Austere

Favourite

February

Forward

Fruit

Grammar

Group

Guard

Guide

Heard

Heart

Right

Night

Could

Half

Before

 

Homework - 21. 03. 2019

This week, the homework is English based. Please download and print the spelling, punctuation and grammar assessment below. For your child to get the most from it, I would suggest letting them complete it independently first, then go back together and support them on any questions they are unsure on (please talk them through the answers and explain, rather than copying from the answer sheet). 

 

This is a gentle way of getting them used to questions phrased in this way and revisiting the grammar terms we have learnt so far this year. 

List A List B List C

Certainly

Definitely

Possibly

Perhaps

Probably

Frequently

Often

Occasionally

Rarely

Always

Early

Earth

Eight

Eighth

Enough

Exercise

Experience

Experiment

Extreme 

Famous

 

 

 

Homework - 15. 03. 2019

Despite all the excitement of this week, we have been soldiering on with our learning. In maths, we are still learning about fractions. I would like your child to complete one of the worksheets below, focusing on converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa. Please note that if your child completes challenge 1, they only need to do the second sheet. 

 

List A List B List C

Equipment

Environment

Government

Parliament

Enjoyment

Document

Management

Movement

Replacement

Statement

Certain

Circle

Complete

Consider

Continue

Decide

Describe

Different

Difficult

Disappear

Half

First

Too

Before

Right

 

Homework - 08. 03. 2019

This week, the homework is English based, and is linked with our current text type newspaper reports. I would like your child to choose a news article (either online or from a newspaper), identify ten new words in it and record these in their homework books. Please then pick five of these words, define them, and use each word correctly in a sentence of their own. 

 

List A List B List C

Vicious

Gracious

Spacious

Malicious

Precious

Conscious

Delicious

Suspicious

Atrocious

Ferocious

Bicycle 

Breath

Breathe

Build

Busy

Business

Calendar

Caught

Centre

Century 

Half 

First

Too

Before

Right

 

Homework - 01. 03. 2019

This week, the homework is maths based, and focuses on subtracting fractions. It is one I think the children will find tricky, so please support them with it. Click the link below for a differentiated worksheet with a range of challenges. Please pick the most appropriate one for your child, and complete either on the sheet or in their homework book. 

List A List B List C

Ambitious

Cautious

Fictitious

Infectious

Nutritious

Contentious

Superstitious

Pretentious

Anxious

Obnoxious

Accident

Accidentally

Actual

Actually

Address

Although

Answer

Appear

Arrive

Believe

Half

First

Too

Before

Right

 

Spellings 

Below are the spellings the children will be tested on next Friday morning (01. 03. 19). There is no homework due in this week. 

 

 

List A List B List C

Blacken

Brighten

Thicken

Lengthen

Mistaken

Flatten

Straighten 

Shorten

Tighten

Toughen

Which

White

Who

Why

Wind

Window

Wish

Work

Would 

Yes

Fast

Gave 

Girl

Down

Before

 

Homework - 08. 02. 2019

This week, the homework is English based. In class, the children have been writing a non-chronological report about the fictional planet Pandora (see link below with a video describing this planet). Each child has designed their own alien insect, and has included a paragraph describing this in their writing. 

 

As they have enjoyed this unit so much in class, their homework is linked to this current topic. Your child can choose one of the below activities for their homework this week. 

 

  • Write a diary entry for an astronaut landing on the planet, describing the journey, landing, meeting the inhabitants etc. 
  • Design a space vehicle for landing on the planet, what special tools would it need?
  • Write an explanation or set of instructions 'How to Care For...'   the insect you have designed in class. 
List A List B List C

Amplify

Solidify

Signify

Falsify

Glorify

Notify

Testify

Purify

Intensify

Classify

 

Under

Us

Use

Want

Wanted

Water

Way

Well

We're

Where

 

Along

Girl

Ball

With

First

 

Homework - 01. 02. 2019

This week, the homework is maths based. Please click the link below to open up an interactive game titled 'Multiplication Station'. The aim of the game is to keep multiplying two numbers together to make the total displayed at the bottom of the screen. However, you can only use numbers in the grid. The 'total' number keeps changing, and you have to clear as many numbers from the grid as possible. I have played this game as a starter in the classroom, so they should know how to play it (it's much easier to just give it a go and play around with it). 

 

Please play this game on five different occasions throughout the week (playing as many games as you wish each time). 

 

 

List A List B List C

Criticise

Advertise

Capitalise

Finalise

Equalise

Fertilise

Terrorise

Socialise

Visualise

Vandalise

Thought

Three

Through

Told

Took

Top

Town

Tree

Trees

Two 

Half

Along

With

Birds

Down

 

Homework - 25. 01. 2019

This week, the homework is English based. Please download the worksheets below and complete all three. They require the children to identify whether each word on the balloons is being used as a verb or a noun. This sounds simple, but in class I have noticed that many have forgotten the difference between verbs and nouns! So this extra practise at home will really help to jog their memories. I have paper copies in class if needed. 

 

 

List A List B List C

Happiness

Hardness

Madness

Nastiness

Silliness

Tidiness

Childishness

Willingness

Carelessness

Foolishness

Stop

Stopped

Suddenly

Sun

Take

Tea

Tell

Than

These

Thing

Half

Fast

Along

Her

Ball

 

Homework: 18. 01. 2019

This week, the homework is maths-based. We have spent all week learning how to use long multiplication, which can be tricky. The children who have a solid recall of their tables have had an advantage to mastering this method in class. 

 

Please ask your child to select the most appropriate challenge and complete the calculations in their homework books.

 

Challenge 1 (1 digit x 3 digit) Challenge 2 (2 digit x 2 digit) Challenge 3 (2 digit x 3 digit)

a. 4 x 123 =

b. 7 x 202 =

c. 618 x 5 =

d. 149 x 6 =

e. 8 x 755 =

f. 314 x 6 =

g. 523 x 3 =

 

a. 45 x 13 =

b. 88 x 21 =

c. 72 x 64 =

d. 36 x 27 =

e. 56 x 35 =

f. 81 x 99 =

g. 38 x 67 =

 

a. 673 x 45 =

b. 122 x 89 =

c. 706 x 67 =

d. 235 x 72 =

e. 348 x 36 =

f. 498 x 17 =

g, 817 x 56 =

 

 

I have also found some videos which show how to use this method for each of the challenges I have set.

List A List B List C
Community
Curiosity
Ability
Visibility
Captivity
Activity
Eternity
Flexibility
Possibility
Sensitivity

Say

School

Sea

Shouted

Sleep

Small

Snow

Something

Soon

Still

Half 

Gave

Before

With

Jump

 

Homework: 11. 01. 2019

This week, the homework is both English and Topic based. Our new topic this half term is ‘Countries of the World’. I would like your child to pick a country that interests them and research it. Their research could include:

 

- The national flag.

- Any food or drink linked to their country.

- Physical geography, such as coastlines, rivers, mountain ranges etc.

- The continent the country it is in.

- Size of population.

- Human geography such as famous landmarks.

 

Alongside this, I would like your child to record and define the meaning of three unfamiliar words they come across during their research.

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (18. 01. 2019). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

List A List B List C

Alter

Altar

Ascent

Assent

Bridal

Bridle

Cereal

Serial

Compliment

Complement

Rabbit

Ran

Really

Red

Right

River

Room

Round

Run

Sat

Half

Down

Girl

Gave

Along

 

Homework: 04. 01. 2019

Welcome back! I hope the Christmas holidays were kind to you. This week, the homework is maths based. I would like each child to draw the following in their homework books:

  • Four 2D shapes that have a perimeter of 32cm.
  • Four 2D shapes that have an area of 24cm squared.

To make this task easier, draw rectangles and squares.

For an extra challenge, draw composite shapes and record the area and perimeter for all shapes.

Most of the children’s homework books already have cm squared paper in them, which simplifies the task. I have more of this same paper in the classroom for anyone who needs it.

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (11. 01. 2019). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

List A List B List C

Stationary

Stationery

Steal

Steel

Wary

Weary

Who's

Whose

Fate

Fete

Other

Our

Over

Park

Place

Plants

Play

Please

Pulled

Queen

With

Her

Pull

Ball

First

 

Homework: 07. 12 .2018

Next week, the children will be assessed on the year 5/6 words from the national curriculum, therefore I will not be setting any spellings to learn this week. If you would like to practise spellings at home, use the national curriculum spelling lists in the reading records to identify any words your child struggles with, and practise these as normal.

 

This week, the homework is cross-curricular, including both English and PSHE. Please complete the worksheet after watching the video below. Encourage your child to write in full sentences explaining how the hedgehog feels at different parts of the story. Then reflect on a time when someone has shown kindness to you.

 

 

Homework: 30. 11. 2018

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (07. 12. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

List A List B List C List D

Vegetable

Vehicle

Yacht

Possession

Medicine

Opposite

Natural 

Peculiar

Occasionally

Accidentally 

Need

Never

New

Next

Night

One

Only

Or

Other

Only 

Ordinary

Particular

Peculiar

Perhaps

Popular

Position

Possess

Possession

Possible

Potatoes

 

Before

Girl 

With

Down

Fast

 

This week, I would like your child to play Times Tables Rockstars at least 5 times on the ‘Garage’ or ‘Arena’ mode. I have enabled a mode on every child’s account called ‘Automatic Training Mode’. This means that after an initial assessment, the programme will provide your child with times tables to practise meeting their individual weaknesses. Once they are secure on a set of tables, the programme will gradually introduce a new set, whilst still revisiting the previous ones. All very clever!

 

I have set this homework as many children have been hindered this week during our maths lessons, because they do not have a quick and accurate recall of their tables. This has slowed them down considerably when using short division to find all the factors of two-digit numbers. Using this programme little and often will give your child the best chance of succeeded throughout year 5 and year 6.

Homework: 23. 11. 2018

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (30. 11. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

 

List A List B List C List D

Soldier

Stomach

Sufficient

Suggest

Symbol

System

Temperature

Thorough

Twelfth

Variety

May

Miss

More

Morning

Most

Mother

Mouse

Much

Must

Narrator

Medicine

Mention

Minute

Natural

Naughty

Notice

Occasion

Occasionally

Often

Opposite

Here 

Down 

Fast

Girl

Before

 

This week, I would like your child to complete the worksheet titled ‘Personification’ below. I have printed copies in the classroom if needed.

Personification Homework

Homework: 16. 11. 2018

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (23. 11. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

List A List B List C List D

Relevant

Restaurant

Rhyme

Rhythm

Sacrifice

Secretary

Shoulder

Signature

Sincere

Sincerely 

Let

Liked

Live

Lived

Long

Looking

Looks

Lots

Magic

Man

Imagine

Increase

Important

Interest

Island

Knowledge

Learn

Length

Library

Material 

Here

Down

Girl

Fast

Before

 

This week, I would like your child to complete factor bugs of various numbers (we have been doing these in class) in their homework books. Please ask your child to pick either challenge 1, 2 or 3 below and complete their factor bugs in their books.

 

Challenge 1:  6, 9, 12, 15

 

Challenge 2:  28, 36, 45, 64

 

Challenge 3: 150, 390, 480, 720

Homework: 09. 11. 2018

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (16. 11. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

List A List B List C List D

Persuade

Physical

Prejudice

Privilege

Profession

Programme

Pronunciation

Queue

Recognise

Recommend

How

Inside

Its

Jumped

Keep

Key

King

Know

Last

Laughed

Forward

Fruit

Grammar

Group

Guard

Guide

Heard

Heart

Height

History

With

Birds

Cold

Gave

Along

 

This week, I would like your child to find and copy five examples of parenthesis from a text at home into their homework book. This could be from a newspaper, magazine, online article or their own reading book. After they have done this, they are to write five of their own sentences using parenthesis, using a range of commas, dashes and brackets.

 

Please click the link below for a definition of parenthesis including examples.

Homework: 02. 11. 2018

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (09. 11. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

            

List A: List B: List C: List D:

Marvellous

Mischievous

Muscle

Necessary

Neighbour

Nuisance

Occupy

Occur

Opportunity

Parliament

Great 

Green

Grow

Hard

Has

Hat

Head

Home

Horse

Hot

Earth

Eight

Eighth

Enough

Exercise

Experience

Extreme

Famous

Favourite

February 

They

Push

Call

Jump

Half 

 

This week, I would like your child to collect data, create their own table to show their data, then write three questions about it (providing the answers also). Here are some ideas:

 

A Table to Show Favourite Colours of the Waterhouse Family

Subheadings: Yellow, Blue, Pink, Green, Purple, Other.

Question: How many people didn’t choose pink?

 

A Table to Show Different Insects in my Garden

Subheadings: Spiders, Beetles, Butterflies, Woodlice, Cockroach, Other.

Question: How many insects did I find altogether?

 

Please complete this in the homework book by next Friday. Thank you. 

Homework: 12. 10. 2018

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Thursday (18. 10. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

 

List A:                             List B:                       List C:

Hindrance                        Fun                          Circle

Identity                         Garden                   Complete

Immediate                       Gave                        Consider      

Immediately                 Giant                      Continue

Individual                    Girl                          Decide

Interfere                           Going                      Describe

Interrupt                         Gone                        Different  

Language                     Good                        Difficult

Leisure                         Gran                        Disappear

Lightning                    Grandad                   Early  

 

This week, I would like your child to add a relative clause to 10 different simple sentences. Your child can pick what topic they write about. 

Here is an example:

 

The boy was walking down the road (no relative clause).

The boy, who was eating an ice-cream, was walking down the road (relative clause in red).

 

Relative clauses can also be added at the end of sentences. Click the link below and scroll down for a helpful web page which explains relative clauses in more detail. 

Homework: 04. 10. 2018

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (12. 10. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

List A:                                  List B:                         List C:

Excellent                           Couldn’t                     Bicycle

Existence                           Cried                          Breath

Explanation                      Dark                           Build 

Familiar                             Did                            Busy

Foreign                              Didn’t                        Business

Forty                                  Different                    Calendar

Frequently                         Dog                            Caught

Government                      Door                           Centre

Guarantee                         Dragon                      Century

Harass                               Duck                          Certain

 

This week, I would like your child to complete the sheet below. Please encourage your child to use either column addition or subtraction to fill the empty boxes. They can record their workings in their homework book. 

Bar Models Addition and Subtraction

Homework: 28. 09. 2018

Each week, your child will be given a spelling list to learn, along with an English or Maths task. It is the expectation that children continue to use Times Table Rockstars three times a week, as all children will be assessed on their recall of their tables every fortnight.

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (05. 10. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

 

List A:                       List B:                 List C:

Determined             Boat                   Accident

Develop                   Book                   Accidentally

Dictionary              Box                     Actual

Disastrous              Boy                     Actually

Embarrass              Can’t                  Address

Environment          Car                     Although

Equipment              Cat                     Answer

Equipped                 Clothes              Appear

Especially               Cold                   Arrive

Exaggerate             Coming              Believe

 

This week, I would like your child to research 10 facts about Yellowstone National Park and record them in their homework books. In our English lessons next week, we will be planning and writing a non-chronological report about Yellowstone. One fact could be a diagram of a native animal, plant etc. Please support your child in making sure they understand the facts they record, and that they choose ones that genuinely capture their imagination.

Homework: 21. 09. 2018

Each week, your child will be given a spelling list to learn, along with an English or Maths task. It is the expectation that children continue to use Times Table Rockstars three times a week, as all children will be assessed on their recall of their tables every fortnight.

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (28. 09. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning.

 

List A:                                   List B:

Desperate                           Baby

Competition                       Bad

Conscience                         Bear

Conscious                           Bed

Controversy                       Been

Convenience                      Before

Correspond                        Began

Criticise                             Best

Curiosity                           Better

Definite                             Birds

 

This week, I would like your child to complete all the activities on one sheet on the document below. They are differentiated, so please pick the most appropriate sheet for your child's needs. We have completed many similar activities in class. Your child needs to cut out each question, stick it in their homework book and complete the question in their book. 

Homework: 14. 09. 2018

Each week, your child will be given a spelling list to learn, along with an English or Maths task. It is the expectation that children continue to use Times Table Rockstars three times a week, as all children will be assessed on their recall of their tables every fortnight.

 

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (21. 09. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning. 

 

List A:                                                      List B:

Available                                               Across

Average                                                 After                                    

Awkward                                              Again

Bargain                                                 Air

Bruise                                                    Along                               

Category                                               Animals                                             

Cemetery                                              Another

Committee                                             Any

Community                                          Around 

Communicate                                       Away

 

This week, I would like your child to complete the worksheet below. We have completed a similar activity in class, where the children think of an adjective to describe the pictures to write in the 'bronze' column. Children then try to improve this adjective by using a thesaurus, and put their new word in the 'silver' column. Finally, they then include similes and personification to create a phrase for the 'gold' column. 

Homework: 07. 09. 2018

Each week, your child will be given a spelling list to learn, along with an English or Maths task. It is the expectation that children continue to use Times Table Rockstars three times a week, as all children will be assessed on their recall of their tables every fortnight.

 

Below are the spelling lists to learn for a test next Friday (14. 09. 2018). Your child has been informed which list they are learning. 

 

List A:                                                      List B:

Accommodate                                      Beautiful

Accompany                                          Because                                             

According                                             Come

Achieve                                                 Everybody

Aggressive                                            Hour                                        

Amateur                                               Money

Ancient                                                People

Apparent                                              Said

Appreciate                                            Some

Attached                                               With

 

This week's homework is maths based. I would like your child to learn the value of each letter when using roman numerals to record numbers (see table below). This will give your child a head-start when we start to cover roman numerals in class at the end of next week. Nothing needs to be handed into the homework tray this week. 

 

One

Five

Ten

Fifty

Hundred

Five Hundred

Thousand

I

V

X

L

C

D

M

 

 

 

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