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Homework 16.12.16

Posted On 16 Dec 2016
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Year 3

Due in on Thursday 5th January

After Christmas, we will be studying Ancient Egypt in History. To prepare for this, we would love you to research an Ancient Egyptian God or Goddess and display your findings on a page of A4. The things you could find out are:

  • What they looked like
  • What they were the god or goddess of
  • Why were they so powerful and important
  • What symbols they were represented by


You could type this on a computer or write it using your best handwriting. We will be looking at your research during our lessons after Christmas. We expect you to spend 30 minutes (half an hour) on this homework.


Times Tables & Reading

You must make sure you still learn your times tables over the holidays, especially if you are raring to go with a new level when we come back. You must also do at least 4 pieces of reading each week over Christmas. We will be checking your Home School Books on the first day back.


We want you to have a lovely Christmas which is why we are setting this homework now as some of you may want to get it out of the way and do it this weekend! Researching an Egyptian God or Goddess is also a lovely thing to do and should be very interesting to learn about.


You’ve had a great term, keep up the hard work! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your families!


Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston


Year 4

Dear Year 4

We have made this week’s homework Christmas related and so we would like it back the first day back after the Christmas holidays.


Maths: LC: Can I plot co-ordinates?

This week we have been working on plotting co-ordinates by following the rule: along the corridor and up the stairs’. This means you read the co-ordinate on the x axis along the bottom first and then the y axis going vertically. So (4,3) means go along 4 and up 3. Put a small neat cross where the lines meet.

Mrs Bray’s group Christmas word problems. Please answer on the sheets. Use the back of the sheet if you need to work things out.


English: Please write a thank you letter to someone who has given you a present at Christmas. Include the address on the left hand side. (Remember capital letters for place names.)

Start you letter

Dear …

You should Thank them, giving a reason why you like the present. You could also tell them what you have enjoyed over Xmas.

Remember to sign off the letter. (eg:Love from Ellie)  



This week’s spellings are from the Year 3/4 list of spellings expected to be known by the end of Year 4. They do not follow a pattern, you just need to learn them.

Please remember to bring your spelling book back into school for your test on Thursdays.


Year 5 Festive Fun!

This weekend we have themed our activities around the festive season.

Can you find the right co-ordinates?

Co-ordinates follow the rule of ‘Along the corridor and up the stairs’.  The first number or letter in a co-ordinate will tell you how far along the x axis to go, and the second number or letter will tell you how high up the x axis to go.  Colour the square that you find.

Mrs Baker’s Maths group

Please complete the Christmas co-ordinates.

Mrs Bailey’s Maths group

Please complete the snowman co-ordinates.



We have been thrilled to read your myths this week – your imaginations have been amazing!  We would like to see you use your imaginations to describe something from the festive season as a poem.  Please use the words we have given you as inspiration, and follow the shape you have chosen.  Poems don’t have to rhyme, so please don’t get too worried about this.  You may work on the sheet to do this.


Year 6

English – Due in Thursday 5th January

After Christmas we are going to be learning about the Mayans in History, and South America in Geography. In preparation for this we would like you to create a project on either one of these topics. This will form your English homework for over Christmas.



You might like to research about who the Mayans were, where they lived, what they ate and drank, what beliefs they had, what they wore, what laws and punishments they had, their education, writing and number system and what they did for jobs.


South America

You might like to research a particular country within South America, the climate different countries have, mountain ranges, the human geography of South America (e.g. population and life expectancy of people) and industry and trade.


Project tips and expectations

  • A good project consists of pictures, subtitles and detailed information and a contents page. You might also want to include a glossary of words to help the reader.
  • Think about where you can find your information. You could get some books from the library or check the internet.
  • You are free to present your project as you wish; you can type it, handwrite it or have a mixture of both.
  • We want to see that you have made an effort to research different things and have taken care and thought carefully about presenting it beautifully.
  • Anything you write must be in your own words and you should make sure that you understand what you are writing about. We will be checking this.


As this homework is being set for this week, and the duration of the Christmas holidays you must spend at least a minimum of 1.5 hours on your homework. You may even want to make a start over the weekend so that you have more time to enjoy your Christmas holidays.


Maths – Due in Thursday 5th January

Please check Mathletics for your homework. You will find activities about converting measurements and fractions, decimals and percentages. Remember we can see when your homework has been completed and how long you have spent on it.



Keep up with your great reading and make sure you are recording all of it in your Home School Book. Please make sure you are writing a comment and getting an adult to sign your book at the weekend.


After Xmas you will be having a large spelling test based on the last terms worth of spellings. Please revise all of the spellings you have been tested on ready for when you are back.

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