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Homework 29.9.16

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Homework due in Tuesday 4th October


Year 3


Title – Can I subtract with exchange?

Miss Weston’s Group – This week we have been focusing on subtraction, with and without exchange.

You have been given some subtraction questions which are similar to those that have been practised in class. You must copy the question into your book and set your work out correctly to help you to get the correct answer. Make sure you have included a short date and a title in pencil and have underlined carefully with a ruler.


Title – Can I solve addition and subtraction word problems?

Miss Bartropp’s Group – This week your homework is based on addition and subtraction word problems which we have practised in class this week. Complete the word problems on the sheet given to you. You may work on the sheet. Stick your sheets in, making sure you have included the short date and a title in pencil. Please underline both with a ruler.


Times Tables

Please make sure you are also learning your times tables. We do Cracking Times Tables every Monday and so you should be learning your times tables to improve your score and achieve your level. There are 20 levels in total. The list of times tables required for each level is listed in your Home School Book



Kalando Letters

As a school, we are linked with Kalando School in Kenya, Africa. Throughout the year, we write letters to them to tell them about our lives in England. This term the theme is ’10 things you never knew about me.’


Please see the information sheet for details. This should be done on by hand on paper and not in your homework book as they need to be sent to the school. You will be asked to redo your homework if we think you have not tried your best or if your presentation is not of a good standard.



Remember we also expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We will collect home school books in every Monday to check this and award house points. You may even become ‘Reader of the Week’ and win a prize!


If you ever have any trouble completing your homework please come and speak to us.

Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston


Year 4


This week we have been looking at subtracting in columns. Choose either  bronze, silver or gold depending how confident you feel. Please set out using column method.


We have been studying pronouns. Please complete work on sheet. Sheet should be glued into the book already.


Year 5


Your homework for this week is to write a letter to a pupil at Kalando School in Kenya. Kalando is situated in Ouygis, rural Western Kenya. We have had excellent feedback telling us that their pupils really enjoy our letters and love receiving them. A representative on behalf of our school will be taking our letters in a shoe box from each year group to Kenya just before half term.


This time the focus of your letter is: 10 things you never knew about me! You need to tell the recipient of your letter some interesting and unusual things about you and your life. You could write about a birthday party/ celebration/ football match /competition you took part in and include a picture / photo of the event. You could list 10 weird and wonderful things that are special about you.

Also ask the recipient some questions about them and their life. Did you know very few children in Kalando can swim or have even seen the sea?! However, they are amazing at climbing trees with no harnesses/ ropes to help them. They make footballs by rolling recycling plastic bags!


Sign your letter with just your first name and use the school address. Add some pictures and colour.



We are introducing spellings for the children to learn at home. We have two lessons in the week where we focus on the teaching and learning of a spelling pattern or rule. Your child has brought home a set of spellings that use this rule. We recommend using the Look, Cover, Write method to learn spellings. You can discuss the meaning of the words and think of other words that follow the pattern. The new curriculum is challenging and the spelling patterns are not easy, so it takes a while for us to make sure the children’s understanding is secure. Therefore spellings will be sent home on a fortnightly basis. Occasionally your child will receive a list of unrelated words to learn as these are from the statutory Years 4, 5 and 6 spelling lists set by the government. Testing will be on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.



Miss Wolfe/Mrs Baker’s class

You have been assigned Mathletics to complete. You have units to work on about Place Value, Rounding, Roman Numerals and Addition Pyramids. All involve skills we have worked on so far this term.


Mrs Bailey’s class

Please complete the place value homework which has been assigned to you on Mathletics.


Let us know as early as possible if you have difficulty accessing Mathletics. Remember there is a certificate for top Mathletics user! Well done so far Matthew J!


Year 6


For the next two weeks you are being set a project. In English we have been using the book Street Child as a stimulus for our English. As part of this topic we would like you to investigate a local workhouse that was functioning during the Victorian period. They were everywhere at this time but these buildings are now being used for different purposes. Find out as much as you can about them. For example: a timetable of what their day was like, what they ate each day, what they wore, were families separated or kept together? Did families ever get to leave or did they spend their whole lives in there? What kind of jobs did they have to do? Etc. You are encouraged to present this in any way you would like… PowerPoint, written on the computer, or using paper and pen. Please include pictures and lots of information, ensuring you present your work beautifully. As you are doing this for two weeks it should be an ‘extra special’ piece of work.



This week we did division using chunking. You should practise this skill by completing the sheet you have been given by your teacher. Make sure you do it in your maths book and not on the sheet. Your mental maths should be separated clearly so that when we mark your work it doesn’t get confusing.


Spellings to be tested: Monday 3rd October

Please ensure you have learnt your second statutory word list and have done your sentences ready for your spelling lesson on Monday

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