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Homework 2.2.17

Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Homework due in on Tuesday 7th February


Year 3


Title: Can I use the column method to add?

This week we have been learning how to add using the column method. Most of us have been learning how to carry over numbers when they add up to more than 9.


Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set

You have been given a sheet, either about adding two 2-digit numbers together, or 2 3-digit numbers together. All sheets involve carrying over to the next column. There is an example at the top of each sheet to remind you – remember you must always start in the units column! You may work on the sheet, ensuring that you glue it into your Maths homework book beautifully. If you would rather copy out the calculations into your book then this is okay. I will also be checking for a date and a title which has been underlined. Some of you have been given 2 sheets, you may choose to do both if you would like but the idea is that you choose the one you feel will challenge you! Some of you have been given a different challenge to your group – this is based on how well you got on this week!


Miss Weston’s Maths Set

Monkeys and Ostriches – You have been given a sheet that involves adding two 3-digit numbers together, involving carrying.

Lions and Zebras – You have been given a sheet that involves adding two 4-digit numbers together, involving carrying.

Giraffes and Elephants – You must work out the missing numbers in the addition calculations to make the answers correct!


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.


English – Can I write a book review?

Our school library has a new library system called Junior Librarian to catalogue and loan library books. For homework this week, we would like you to write a book review for a book you have read since September. This book review will stay on the system so other children can read and access it so your book may help someone decide whether or not they want to read the book! You have been given a yellow slip which you have glued into your Home School Book – this slip will explain how to access the system and it lists your username and password.

We will be able to log onto the system to see who has completed the book review. If you cannot access the system, please let us know as soon as possible.



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!


Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston


Year 4


This week, in Mrs White’s Maths set, you have been given a rounding activity sheet. Use the number line to help you find the number to the nearest 100. If you are in Ms Pater’s Maths set then you have been given temperature and negative numbers problems instead. Challenge yourself to complete all 3 sections!



You have been learning about descriptions of a fantasy settings this week and looking at their features. This week you are going to be writing a description of a winter scene. Challenge yourself to use similes and powerful adjectives to describe the setting. Use all of your senses to write the description.  Make sure you include possessive apostrophes with plural nouns that we have discussed in our SPAG lesson. 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 FIVE spelling sentences to show that you understand what the words mean. Do not pick the five 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 reading the classic narrative poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. For your homework we want you to make a WANTED poster to persuade witnesses to come forward if they know the whereabouts of the Highwayman or have any information about him. Your poster should:

Be A4 in size, no larger

May have an old looking background

Have an eye-catching heading appealing for the robber

Have a picture of the wanted man

A written description describing his appearance, clothes, crimes and the reward offered.


Present your poster well, in colour. You may use ICT to help you with this homework.


Maths Homework

You all have a selection of time word problems to work through.  Please show your working in your books as it is easier for us to see if there are errors in your calculations.  You should spend half an hour on your homework.  If you have not finished, don’t worry.  Put a note in your homework book so we know that you have worked for half an hour.


Year 6


This week in English we have come to the end of our unit of Kensuke’s Kingdom. In class we have written a book review so you know all the key features that should be included.


For homework we would like you to log on to the school library service (we have given you the login details on the yellow bookmark) and write a book review about a book of your choice. Remember that these will be checked by Mrs Jowett and can be seen by everyone. Be really detailed in your descriptions and check your spelling carefully.


You will be able to see other people’s book reviews – you might find a new book to read that has been recommended by your friends.



Please see the sheet that your Maths teacher has given you, all about unknown angles. All work this week should be completed in your Maths homework book, with a date and title. You should spend at least 30 minutes on this piece of homework. If you complete it in less time, please ask your teacher for an extra challenge.



We will now be going over a variety of spelling patterns. Please learn these thoroughly and complete your spelling sentences in your homework book.



Please make sure you have read at least 4 times this week, ensuring that your comments are detailed and that a parent has signed your page.


Cracking Times Tables

Many of you are improving in your Cracking Times Tables scores which is fantastic! Remember to look especially carefully at the ones you got wrong this week and thoroughly learn them ready for our test next week.


Mental Maths

Remember to have your mental maths corrections out ready on your desk on Friday mornings, before you do the next test we will check you have had a go at any corrections from the week before.

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