Homework due in on Tuesday 22nd November
Title: Can I read the time?
This week we have been practising reading the time. We would like you to spend 20 minutes with your adults at home practising how to read the time. You may want to recap how to tell if it is o’clock, quarter past, half past or quarter to. Some of you who are more confident, will be able to tell the time to the nearest minute or be able to compare digital and analogue times.
To show that you have done this activity we would like you to write your date and title in your Maths homework and write a sentence about what you practised and how you did. Your adult might like to write a comment too.
Make sure you are also learning your times tables every day. We do Cracking Times Tables every Monday. You may also want to play on Mathletics over the half term.
For the next few weeks we will be looking at instruction writing. So that we can compare some instructions, and look at some in class together, we would like you to find ONE example of instruction writing at home to bring in so you can share it with your table. This could be instructions from a cookery book, instructions from a game or instructions for furniture. Please make sure that whatever instruction writing you bring in, you understand it.
If you have been given a speaking part in the Christmas production, you should be learning your lines at home ready for rehearsals in school.
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. Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book. It would be great to see some different children achieving ‘Reader of the Week.’
You had your new spelling list by your spelling teacher this week. Please make sure you are learning them thoroughly and writing your two sentences for two of your spelling words. Remember we will be testing you on two challenge ones too!
If you ever have any trouble completing your homework please come and speak to us. We are keeping a log of children who are handing in their homework and Home School Books in late so you must make an effort to hand it in on time.
Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston
Maths: LC: Can I read scales? (capacity)
This week we have been looking at the different methods of measuring and converting measures eg 235cm is 2m 35 cm, 2 litres =2000ml and ¼ litre is 250ml.
Please complete the scales on the sheet and fold it in half and stick it neatly into your book.
English: LC Can I use noun phrases?
A noun phrase adds detail to a noun and can come before or after the noun.
Complete the noun phrases either on the sheet or by copying and completing the noun phrases into your book. (You will have been told by your teacher if you are completing it on the sheet.)
Next week Year 5 will begin to study mythical stories. For your homework we would like you to read a Greek myth and discuss the story with a family member. You could choose from:
Theseus and the Minotaur
Perseus and the Gorgon
Daedalus and Icarus
Orpheus and Eurydice
Jason and the Golden Fleece
The Trojan horse
The website storynory has some audio stories you could listen to.
In a lesson next week you will be asked to list the characters, events and settings typical of mythical stories so you need to have read some!
Please name the myth you have read in your Home School Book and ask a parent to sign this.
Both 5A and 5B have a scene each for the school Christmas performance. We need some loud and confident performers to act in each of our scenes! You have a part of the script to practise and rehearse over the weekend ready for us to start to assign parts next week.
Miss Wolfe/Mrs Baker set
We have looked at square numbers.
Sorcerers – you have sums to create but can only use square numbers to make the totals.
Elves and Wizards – you have square number sums to answer and the option of making numbers using squares.
Answer neatly in your Maths book. Use the title LC: Can I use square numbers?
Mrs Bailey’s set
We have looked at square numbers and cube numbers. Complete the challenge which you have been given. Use the information at the top of your sheet to help you.
This week in English we have been looking at writing complaint letters, and the formal language used within them. For homework, we would like you to choose one of the following situations and write a short complaint letter to describe your experience. You can choose either:
- A terrible stay at a hotel abroad
- Awful service at a restaurant
- Bad experience on an aeroplane journey
Remember that complaint letters include: rhetorical questions, exaggeration, formal openers (E.g. firstly, to add insult to injury, to make matters worse), detail and thoughts and feelings. The structure of your letter will include: why you are writing, two paragraphs explaining your reasons for complaining and a final paragraph detailing what you would like as a result of your experience e.g. compensation, a refund. As we would like to display these letters, we would like you to write your letter on best paper. It can be handwritten or typed as long as your presentation is beautiful. Don’t forget to spend 30-40 minutes on this homework.
Mrs Atkinson’s set – Please complete the sheet you have been given on measurements of length in your Maths homework book. Follow the instructions on your sheet.
Mrs Hillier and Mrs Prior sets – You have learnt about converting between measurements of length and weight. Your homework is to devise a minimum of 6 challenging word problems around these measurements. E.g. Philip jumped 16.53m in the triple jump at the London Olympics last year. The winner, Christian jumped 1839cm. How much further did the winner jump? Please show your answer in m and cm.
You must also show the answer to prove that your word problems work. Remember that measurement word problems often start in one measurement, but require the answer in another measurement. Please write these clearly in your Maths homework book.
Please continue to read as often as you can. Remember to read a range of books as well.
You have been given the next statutory list of spellings to learn over the next week.