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Homework 22.6.17

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Homework due in on Tuesday 27.6.17


Year 3


Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set

Title – Can I find all possible solutions to a problem?

This week we have been doing some problem solving to do with finding as any solutions to a problem as we can. This was similar to the football kit investigation we did on Maths and Science day!

You have got a similar investigation involving starburst sweets! Stars and Hexagons you have 3 different flavours/colours to work with, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons and Diamonds you have got 4 different flavours/colours to work with. You have been told that you have to line up your starburst sweets to create as many different orders/combinations as you can. You must colour in your squares to create as many combinations as you can! Look at your sheet for further instructions! Good Luck!

You are allowed to work on the sheet. Remember to write a date and title neatly and underline it, sticking the sheet neatly in your book.


Miss Weston’s Maths Set

Title – Can I order fractions?

Lions and Zebras – Colour the diagrams using the fractions given. Then order them from smallest to largest in your book with a date and title.

Giraffes and Elephants – Order the fractions in your book from smallest to largest. Copy them into your book


Times Tables

Make sure you are also learning your times tables every day. We will be doing Cracking Times Tables on Monday! It is vital that you keep practising and improving on your scores.



Title – Can I write a persuasive letter?

This week we have written our own persuasive letters to Mr Sierant to persuade him not to take away breaktime from our timetable. We have learnt about how to use connective devices and exciting openers to sound persuasive, as well as the layout and what goes in each paragraph. For homework, we would like you to imagine that you have got to write a persuasive letter to us (3B to Miss Bartropp and 3A to Miss Weston) persuading us that you should have an end of term party before we leave for the summer holidays. You must think very carefully about the reasons why you believe you deserve this party, and organise your thoughts into paragraphs.

Paragraph 1 – Why you are writing.

Paragraph 2 – Reason 1

Paragraph 3 – Reason 2

Paragraph 4 – Conclusion and ending

Remember that you must also include your address, a date, an appropriate greeting and a closing. Although you wrote to us last week, the letter you write this week must be more formal and include better vocabulary – it cannot sound chatty! You have been given a persuasive writing mat to help you think of openers in your paragraphs.

You must spend 20 minutes on this piece of homework – the amount you write will confirm how long you have spent on this because we know what you are capable of achieving in class.

Please use your best handwriting and remember to include the long date and title. Please underline both.  



As usual, we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We will be collecting Home School Books in on 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!


Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston


Year 4


Miss Hawes’ Maths Group

LC: Can I interpret a bar graph?

We have been learning all about interpreting and creating graphs this week. Your task is to answer questions on favourite subjects of 4A and 4B. Create your own questions for the graph to test your partner next week!

Ms Pater’s Maths Group

LC: Can I choose and complete a number system investigation?

Whole year you’ve impressed me with your amazing understanding of the Arabic number system. As you know, Hindu-Arabic numerals are a set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0—that represent numbers in the decimal number system. They originated in India in the 6th or 7th century and were introduced to Europe through Arab mathematicians around the 12th century. This week we had lots of fun exploring Roman Numerals. For your homework, you will get to choose 2 number system investigations out of the list of four.

Follow the instructions carefully and have fun!



LC: Can I perform and write a play script?

You have been given ‘All in good time’ play script that you will have to read and prepare for a performance. Try out different voices for each character , adding expressions and actions, if needed.

Then, write an extra scene about what happens next week, building up on the story in the script.



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 their 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


We really enjoyed your diaries which you completed for homework last week – it was good to find out about all the nice things you do at the weekends and after school.

This week we want you to write a diary entry again – but not about yourself! We want you to write the diary entry of a book character who you know really well. It should be a favourite character from a favourite book. We want you to imagine what that character would write in their secret diary. You still need to remember all the features of diary writing: write in the first person; in the past tense; in chronological order; use time connectives; show the character’s feelings , emotions and secret thoughts; use informal/ chatty language and clear paragraphs.   Please also make sure you include a date for the diary entry.

Please do not do Bradley Chalkers as we are already writing his diary in school.



You have allocated units to complete on Mathletics. You all have fractions and decimals units to complete – although the two Maths sets have slightly different allocations. You should spend 40 minutes doing this.


Year 6


We would like you to create a project, containing as much research and facts as you can about the Titanic.

You could think about the following areas: the construction of the ship, different classes and passengers on the ship, entertainment and facilities on board the Titanic, what happened when the Titanic sank, how people reacted to the sinking, how many people died, why so many lives were lost, what lessons have been learnt.

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. When we last set you a project, some of you made some 3D models and put your information around that!
  • 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. Think about how you could make your project interesting to read… You might want to have an outline of the ship and write your information inside, or have flaps which reveal facts!
  • 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 we are setting this as your Maths AND English homework for the next couple of weeks, you are expected to spend a minimum of 2 hours on this project.

Have a fantastic weekend.

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