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Homework 8.12.16

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Year 3

Due in on Tuesday 13th December


Title: Can I write a descriptive paragraph?

This week in English we have been learning how to write descriptively. For homework, we would like you to look up a winter scene on a computer, or in a book and write a descriptive paragraph. This paragraph should be at least 10 lines long. You can cut and stick or print and stick the photo in your book if you wish, but this is not compulsory

We have learnt about alliteration and similes and therefore these need to be included in your writing.

Alliteration = Words with the same letter/sound e.g. Swirling sea

Simile = Saying something is like something else (a comparison) using ‘as’ or ‘like’ e.g. He was as fast as a cheetah or He was fast like a cheetah.

Cherries and Grapes – You are expected to use 2 examples of alliteration and 1 simile. You should also be using adjectives.

Oranges and Pears – You need 2 examples of alliteration and 2 similes. You should be using a thesaurus to find better adjectives.

Strawberries and Watermelons – You need 2 examples of alliteration and 2 similes. You should be using a thesaurus to find better adjectives. This week you also learnt about personification where you give an object human features e.g. the twigs were crying and creaking as they swayed in the wind. Therefore, you must include 1 example of personification too.

We will be looking for capital letters and full stops in the correct places. We are also looking for beautiful handwriting, and a date and title that has been underlined in pencil. You must try your best with your presentation.


Miss Weston’s Set – Maths

Title: Can I multiply?

This week’s Maths homework is to practise using the grid method that we have been using this week and last to multiply. You have been given multiplication questions with the grid method prepared for you. There are some questions where the partitioning of the two or three digit number has been done for you, but there are some that need you to partition the numbers yourself. Take care when multiplying – make sure that you are not forgetting the ‘0’. An example has been done for you on your sheet. Use a pencil to write your date and title and use your best presentation!


Miss Bartropp’s Set – Maths

Title: Can I divide using a numberline?

This week we began learning about division. We learnt how to use a numberline to count on, and then count how many jumps we took. You can work on the sheet that has been given to you for homework Use the example to help you understand how to work out the questions. Please glue your sheet in, with a short date and title at the top. Remember to use your best presentation.


Times Tables & Reading

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 to be in with the chance of winning the weekly Mathletics award. Remember we 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.



If you have been given a speaking part in the Christmas production, you should continue to practise learning how to say your lines with expression and volume at home, ready for our performance, which is now NEXT WEEK! It is also so important that you are practising the song words – especially the finale song!


Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston


Year 4

Maths: LC: Can I solve a Christmas Code Breaker?

Use your calculating skills to solve the jokes. Write the answer under each question and then write  the letter under the number. Eg 27-8 = 19, S


English: Continue practising the songs for the Christmas production.



We have been looking at how to create plurals that don’t follow a pattern.  .  Please write at least 2 sentences from your spelling list to show you understand their meaning.

Next week we will be retesting any words from the plurals lists over the last few weeks.

Challenge:  link all your sentences into a story. Please remember to bring your spelling book back into school for your test on Thursdays.


Year 5

Thank you for sending in your costumes for the Christmas Production.  You’ve all worked really hard and we think the production will be fantastic next week.  Just a reminder that you all need to be here for the production on Wednesday and Thursday night next week –  each of you has an important role to play.


Art   Next week we will be making Christmas sock characters.  You need some of your annoying odd socks!  Please bring in an old (clean) sock: white if you want to make a snowman; or brown if you want to make a reindeer or a robin, black if you want to make a penguin, or multi-coloured for an elf.  You also need to bring in enough rice (or lentils or small pasta) to fill the sock and any additional accessories you would like to decorate your sock with such as buttons, ribbons, pieces of felt.


Spelling You also have some spellings to learn. These are from the statutory list that the government recommends for Year 5. There are 48 words which we shall give to you to learn over the year. You will be tested in the first full week (week beginning 9th January) back after the Christmas holiday.

The spellings are:


















If you do Get Spelling with Mrs Blandford or Mrs Ketley, you need to learn the spellings which they have given to you.


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