Homework due in on Tuesday 31st October
Mrs Pilgrim, Mrs Jones and Miss Weston Group
This week your homework will be on Mathletics. You have been set some challenges by your teacher that focuses on everything that we have covered this year so far in Maths: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Shape.
When you log onto Mathletics from home the activities that we have set will appear on the main screen. You just need to click onto them to complete them. Each quiz includes 10 questions on the chosen topic.
Remember that we can see how well you have completed the homework by looking onto our systems. We will still be rewarding house points based on what you achieve.
Please make sure you are also learning your times tables. We do Cracking Times Tables every Monday and so you should be learning your times tables to improve your score and achieve your level. There are 20 levels in total. The list of times tables required for each level is listed in your Home School Book
Title – Can I use and identify speech marks?
This week we have been looking at how inverted commas are used and how to use better words than said when writing a dialogue between two characters. Your task this week is to complete the sheet given to you by your teacher. All sheets involve punctuating speech correctly and using alternative words for said. Please read the instructions carefully.
You will be asked to redo your homework if we think you have not tried your best or if your presentation is not of a good standard.
Remember we also expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We will collect home school books in every Monday to check this and award house points. You may even become ‘Reader of the Week’ and win a prize!
If you ever have any trouble completing your homework please come and speak to us.
Mrs Pilgrim, Mrs Jones and Miss Weston
Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set
Title – Can I apply my knowledge to different questions?
Stars and Hexagons – I would like you to continue practising adding and subtracting over half term. Please complete the sheet of addition and subtraction problems. You must read them carefully. You may work on the sheet and then glue it into your book.
Triangles, Squares, Pentagons and Diamonds – Now that you are more confident with some areas of Maths that I have taught you this half term, I would like you to try the questions on your sheet. You might recognise these questions because they were in your Maths assessments. You need to READ the question very carefully and work out what you need to do. I am asking you to do this so that you become more confident with how to answer particular questions and so you get used to how questions might be presented to you. You have all the skills you need to tackle these! You may work on the sheet and then glue it beautifully into your book.
All of you must make sure you have the short date and title in your homework book, underlined beautifully with a ruler.
Ms Pater’s Maths Set
Ostriches, Monkeys, Zebras and Lions: You will use your amazing inverse skills to be a teacher and check answers on the worksheets provided. You will use inverse of the operation given to find the correct answer. You can then mark it as correct or incorrect.
Giraffes and Elephants – You will use your amazing inverse skills to find a missing number. You will be allowed to work on the sheet tis time.
All of you must make sure you have the short date and title in your homework book, underlined beautifully with a ruler. Remember one number belongs in one square.
Title – Can I write reasons for and against an argument?
Over half-term we would like you to write a for and against list for a particular argument! The argument is: Should primary school children have to complete homework?
We would like you to consider 5 reasons why they should have to do homework, and 5 reasons why they shouldn’t. You should try and explain your answers in as much detail as possible.
- I believe children should be made to do homework as it stimulates their brain which will make them more confident at school.
- I believe children should not be made to do homework as I believe that it is important for them to spent time with their families, instead of completing more work at home.
You must split your page in half, writing your reasons on either side.
Make sure you have got the long date and title in your homework book, and ensure you are writing with your best, joined handwriting. Presentation is very important. You must glue your sheet in beautifully once you have finished writing.
As usual, we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book over the holiday. We will be collecting Home School Books in on Tuesday as Monday is INSET day. Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book and try to record new words you have learnt, and write comments about your book and what you have read!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Bartropp and Ms Pater
For your homework we want you to create a piece of artwork to represent the Chilterns. We want your artwork to show the beauty of the landscape and the wildlife, especially in the autumn. Your piece of art should be A3 in size and of landscape orientation.
You can choose which materials you wish to use to create your picture but we would like it to be a collage where you stick items on to a background. It should be colourful, interesting and of a high quality. You can ask for a family member to work with you.
Suggestions for collage materials: leaves, twigs and other natural materials, bark rubbings, pencil sharpenings, different sorts of paper, maps, photos, sweet wrappers, crisp packets, buttons, beads, magazine pages, newspaper. You can paint or colour the background as well.
Half term is a lovely opportunity to get out and about in the Chilterns. If you have enjoyed our topic you might like to visit Coombe Hill, Chinnor Hill or Whiteleaf Hill – all have fantastic views from the Chilterns over the Vale of Aylesbury. Take a photo of you and your family out and about in the Chilterns and bring it in to school.
Spellings – You all have some ous/us words to learn. The test will be on the Tuesday we come back to school – 31st October.
Reading – remember you need to show you are reading a wide range of books and that you have read at least four times in the week. The half term holiday is a good time to read – you could try a book from the reading lists given out at parents evening.
Today we handed out all your revision guides – we will use these for your English and Maths homework over the next few months.
Please do not just work your way through them – we will direct you to the pages that we would like you to complete each week – generally these will relate to work we have been doing in class.
Don’t worry about marking the homework over half-term, we will give you the answers next week, and try to put the answers on the website in future.
We will collect the books in each week to mark off how you are getting on in your homework – any issues with any pages please let us know asap so that we can help you.
You should have 5 revision guides
- Grammar Book 1
- Punctuation Book 1
- Number Ratio and Algebra
- Geometry, Measures and Statistics
Please keep these books safe as we do not have any spare ones to hand out.
Revision – Due in Tuesday 31st October 2017
- Punctuation Book 1 – Pages 2 and 3
- Grammar Book 1 – Pages 2 and 3
- Arithmetic – Pages 1 and 2
- Number, Ratio and Algebra – Page 1
- Geometry, Measure and Statistics – Page 1 and 2.
Spellings – Tested on Tuesday 31st October
Continue to learn your statutory word list and remember to write your sentences clearly in your book. Ensure that you spell the word correctly in your sentences.
Reading – Hand in your book on Tuesday 31st October
Ensure that you have your four pieces of reading for over the half term – it is lovely when you comment on your reading – we want to know what you think about the books you are reading!