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Homework 26.1.17

Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Homework due in on Tuesday 31st January


Year 3  


Title: Can I find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number?

This week we have learnt about how to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.


Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set

Stars and Hexagons – You are finding 10 more or 10 less than a given 2 or 3 digit number. Please see your sheet.

Triangles and Squares – You are finding 10 more, 10 less, 100 more or 100 less than a given 3 digit number. Please see your sheet.

Pentagons and Diamonds – You are finding 10 more, 10 less, 100 more or 100 less than a given 3 or 4 digit number. Please see your sheet.
Please glue your sheet in and include a short date and title in your best handwriting. You must also make sure that your numbers are the correct way round.


Miss Weston’s Maths Set

Monkeys and Ostriches – You need to find 10 more or 10 less, 100 more or 100 less than a 3 or 4 digit number. Please record your result on your sheet neatly.

Lions and Zebras – Find 10 or 100 more or less than the number shown in the table and then answer the questions below the table, reading the question carefully.

Giraffes and Elephants  – Find 10, 100 or 1000 more or less than a given number. Complete the table and then answer the questions below the table.


Times Tables

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 ‘Hit the Button’ to practise your tables or Mathletics to try to score the most amounts of points this week to win the certificate.



Title: Can I review a play?

This week we were lucky enough to go and see ‘The Twits’ at Aylesbury Theatre! For homework we would like you to write about our experience in your English Homework Book.

  • You must write 5 sentences about your favourite part of the play and why it was your favourite.
  • You must also write 5 sentences about your favourite character and why they were your favourite character.
  • For those of you who want a challenge, you could also write an extra mini paragraph about why you would recommend the play to someone else.

You must check that you have used capital letters and full stops when writing your sentences. 5 sentences is 5 whole sentences, not lines! You must try and make your sentences as detailed as possible.

We will be looking for an underlined date and title. We will also be checking that the presentation of your work is beautiful and neat.



We expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We collect home school books in every Monday. Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book. It is not acceptable for Home School Books to be late into school, or not to have the relevant reading in. You will be made to miss a break time to catch up if this is not done to the expected standard. Remember you could be reader of the week!


Parents – we need you!

We have a number of children who we feel would benefit from reading with an adult a few times a week. As we are stretched with adults who are running other interventions, we would love to hear from anyone who is able to come in to listen to some children read in the afternoons. If you are interested in this, please write a note in your child’s home school book, letting us know the days and times you are available. Thank you in advance!


Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston


Year 4


This week, in Mrs Hillier’s Maths set, you have been given an addition and a subtraction sheet. You are to choose the most appropriate column on each sheet (either A, B or C) and spend AT LEAST half an hour doing some calculations. You should spend 15 minutes on each so that I can see you have attempted both addition and subtraction, not just one operation. You must challenge yourself Year 4, you became confident this week so please pick the column that you feel challenges you – don’t go for the easy option! If you are in Ms Pater’s Maths set then you have been given two-step word problems to complete instead.



You have been learning about recounts this week and looking at their features. This week you are going to be writing a recount in your homework book, using the sheet to guide you. Remember all of the things we have learnt and try to include them in your homework. It will be about your weekend so pick something that you would like to write about most of all! Remember to write in your best writing and present your work beautifully as you would in school.



You have been given a new spelling list by your teacher and are expected to write at least THREE spelling sentences to show that you understand what the words mean. Do not pick the three easiest spellings – challenge yourself and use a dictionary to help you. These will be checked next Friday during the next spelling lesson – let’s see who can get 3 house points!


Cracking Times Tables

Please keep working on your times tables and try and beat your score from last week! We will be looking for those children who are really trying to improve each week.



Don’t forget your Home School Book on Monday and make sure you have recorded all of your reading properly. We will be looking for a new ‘Reader of the Week’ and expect AT LEAST four reading entries in the Home School Book.

Well done Year 4 this week, have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday!


Year 5


This week we have been looking at newspaper reports. We have been identifying the features of reports and understanding the information contained in them. For your homework you need to find an interesting and appropriate newspaper article. We want you to read it thoroughly and then write a summary of the informative facts it contains. This will show us you have understood what you have read. Focus on the Ws – who what when where why plus any extra information. Make sure you write this in your own words – don’t just copy from the article. We are expecting neat presentation and very accurate punctuation.


Miss Wolfe/ Mrs Baker Maths

You have Mathletics units to complete on telling the time and reading timetables, plus work on Measures – weight and length.

Mrs Bailey Maths

You have Mathletics units to complete on telling the time, plus work on Measures.


Year 6


We have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom over the last couple of weeks. For homework we would like you to write about three things that you would take to a desert island and why. In your homework books we are expecting to see a subtitle for each item you would take, and a good explanation as to why. Think very carefully about your punctuation and sentence structure. You may even want to draw or print off a picture to stick next to your writing. Please write in blue handwriting pen in your best handwriting and spend at least 30 minutes on this piece of writing.



At the beginning of this week we practised multiplying using either grid multiplication or long multiplication. Your maths teacher has given you a sheet to complete in your Maths homework book. Please refer to this sheet and follow the instructions carefully.



Please remember to record 4 pieces of reading for the week, making sure you include comments in your Home School Book. We will be looking especially carefully at these next week and checking that your parents have signed them.

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