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Homework 23.2.17

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Due in on Tuesday 28th February


Year 3


Title: Can I solve money problems?

This week we have been learning how to add amounts of money and how to find change. We have also solved money problems.


Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set

Title: Can I find change?

You have all been given a sheet which involves adding amounts of money together, and then subtracting them from the amount of money given. This week you are not allowed to write on the sheet. You must copy your calculations into your book. I will be checking for a neat date and title. Remember that each number has its own square and any decimal points belong on the line.


Miss Weston’s Maths Set

Title: Can I solve money problems?

Monkeys and Ostriches + Lions and Zebras – You must solve different addition and subtraction sums in your books and then solve three word problems. Read them carefully to know whether to add or subtract, or both!

Giraffes and Elephants – You have been given some receipts. You must work out the total amount spent and then find the amount of change that will be given using the money stated on the receipt. You must show your workings out in your book with a date and title underlined neatly.


Times Tables

Make sure you are learning your times tables every day. It is disappointing that some children are not learning them as often as they should be. Children in Year 3 should be at least on Level 5 by the end of July so it is important that if you are below this level, you keep trying to improve! It is very evident in class who has been learning them. You could play ‘Hit the Button’ to motivate you to learn them or go on Mathletics.



Title: Can I write an emotive poem?

Cherries, Grapes, Oranges and Pears – This week we have been learning how to include similes, alliteration, adjectives and emotions into poetry and we have written our own poems all based around a chosen emotion. Your homework for this week is to write a poem using the template to help you, using an emotion that you did not focus on this week. For example, if you wrote your poem on ‘happiness’ this week, then you must choose another emotion to write your poem about. The poem must include good adjectives, a simile for each verse and alliteration where possible. Here is an example to remind you of the layout…

Strawberries and Watermelons –Your homework is to write a poem that is different to the emotion that you chose to write about in class. You can write your poem in any format that you choose. It could have rhyme, similes, adjectives, repetition and alliteration. You can decide how to present it. Write your poem in your books.



We are continuing to check Home School Books every Monday. Remember you need at least four readings each week with an adult signature. If you record more than four readings then the amount of house points that you could get increases too! Well done to the children who were awarded blue cards last week for their efforts!


Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston


Year 4


This week, in Mr Cook’s Maths set, you have been given sheet ((I have told you whether I expect 1 or 2 sides to be done) all to do with sorting quadrilaterals. Remember we used a corner of a ruler to test if an angle was smaller (acute) or larger (obtuse) than a right angle. Draw the shapes carefully into the table/Venn diagram or number them and put the numbers in the table/diagram. See me before Tuesday if you need support.

If you are in Ms Pater’s Maths set, then you have been given a triangle investigation worksheet.  Using a ruler, draw a triangle in the section provided, following the clues based on its side and angle properties. Challenge yourself by marking any lines of symmetry in a coloured pencil.



Homophones are tricky words which sound the same but have different meanings and are sometimes spelled differently (there, their and they’re, for example). This week you will complete the homophones sheet, thinking very carefully which homophone to use in each section. Can you challenge yourself by writing a funny homophone joke?

E.g.  What did King Arthur say at bedtime?




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. The Government state that all children should know there tables from 1-10 by the end of Year 4.



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 great weekend.


Year 5


A reminder that your book review for our school library website needs to be completed by Tuesday 28th February. Thank you to everyone who has completed this and for persevering to place it onto the website. We have worked on writing reviews this week so remember all the elements of the success criteria:

Have an introduction.

Include your thoughts, opinions, views and comments.

Summarise the plot briefly.

Include your favourite parts or highlights.

Suggest any improvements which could be made.

Make a recommendation to someone else.



You have work to do on line graphs. Remember all the tips on how to create an excellent graph:

Create the scale on the x (horizontal) and y (vertical) axes; numbers should be of equal spacing throughout.  Your numbers should be written on the line, not in the middle of a box. No giant graphs and no tiny graphs please! Adjust your scale to get a reasonable sized graph.

Label a line graph correctly – label both axes and add a title

You have a set of data which needs to be converted into a line graph and then some questions to answer about the graph you have created. Complete the homework neatly in your blue Maths homework book.



Practise singing your songs ready for our upcoming rehearsal at the Wycombe Swan.

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