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Homework 5.10.17

Homework due in on Tuesday 10th October

 

Year 3

Maths

Title – Can I add?

This week we have been focusing on addition.

Miss Weston’s Group – You have been given an A5 sheet of addition questions for your homework. Read the instructions carefully and write your work into your Maths homework book with a clear date and title.

Mrs Pilgrim and Mrs Jones’ Group – Please complete the questions in your maths book unless you have been asked to complete it on the sheet. Remember to include the date and title as we do in class.

 

Times Tables

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

 

English

This week our English homework is ‘writing for a purpose’. In a few weeks, we will be writing letters to the Kalando School in Kenya. See additional sheet regarding English homework this week.

 

Reading

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

 

If you ever have any trouble completing your homework please come and speak to us.

Mrs Pilgrim, Mrs Jones and Miss Weston

 

Cushions, books and games

We would be very grateful for donations of any cushions (any size) or any books you have finished reading for our reading corners. We would also appreciate any games eg: Top Trumps or board games for the children to use during wet break times. Many thanks.

 

Fossil Hunt (Science Monday 9th Oct)

Please bring in a small object to fossilise e.g. a shell, small plastic animal or similar)

 


 

Year 4

Maths

Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set

Title – Can I read roman numerals to 100?

Stars and Hexagons – Complete the number squares to 30 by filling in the missing ones with roman numerals. Use the numbers around to help you understand what your Roman numerals should look like. You may work on the grid and glue it into your book.

Triangles and Squares – You have been given a sheet where there are roman numerals you must convert into English numbers, and English numbers which you need to write in roman numerals. Use the reminder hint at the top to remind you of what each Roman numeral represents. You must write your answers in your book – you are NOT allowed to work on the sheet.

Pentagons and Diamonds – You have been given a sheet which involves adding and subtracting roman numerals (something we have done in class). You must read the sheet carefully to understand whether your answers need to be in English numbers or roman numerals. You must write your answers in your book – you are NOT allowed to work on the sheet.

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 but you may use normal handwriting when writing the date.

 

Ms Pater’s Maths Set

Title – Can I explore alternative number systems?

 

Ostriches, Monkeys- building up on your understanding of Roman numerals you are going to carry out an investigation involving other number systems. You must choose one out of 4, but feel free to try out as many as you like!

 Zebras and Lions – building up on your understanding of Roman numerals you are going to carry out an investigation involving other number systems. You must choose at least2  out of 4, but feel free to try out as many as you like!

Giraffes and Elephants – You must choose at least3  out of 4, but feel free to try out as many as you like!

 

All groups: Please write your answers in your book, paying particular attention to your presentation.

 

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.

 

English

Title – Can I plan a set of open and closed questions?

This week we have begun our unit on newspaper reports. For homework we would like you to practice being a journalist by creating a set of open and closed questions you could ask.

Scenario – We would like you to imagine that instead of your teacher sitting at your desk on Monday morning, there is an alien. Imagine you have been asked to write a newspaper report based on this discovery! What would you want to ask the alien?

Cherries and Grapes – Use the template grid you have been given to plan your questions. We would like one question in each box!

Oranges and Pears – Use the template grid you have been given to plan your questions. We would like you to fill in at least 12 of the question boxes.

Strawberries and Watermelons – Think of your own 12 questions that you would like to ask the alien! Think about the typical question openers, and think carefully about making your questions as open as possible to get the most information.

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.

 

Reading

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.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Bartropp and Ms Pater


 

Year 5

English

This week we have started to look at the local and national issue of High Speed 2. We have studied maps of the proposed scheme and thought about the view of different people affected by the plan of HS2. For your homework we would like you to interview a family member about their opinion of HS2. You need to think of some questions to ask them and then record their replies. You should write what you find out as questions and answers in your blue homework book.  Aim to write 4 or 5 questions and answers in your book.

Example questions

Do you agree with the construction of HS2?

Would you use HS2?

Have you ever used HS1?

Would you like a quicker way to travel to the north of England?

 

Maths

Miss Wolfe/Mrs Baker LC Can I add decimals?

You have some addition of decimals to complete. Remember to place one digit in a box and use a ruler for the answer lines. You MUST work with a sharp pencil – no pen. Remember the place value of the digits – line up the decimal points below each other and you can use 0 as a place holder. Neat accurate calculations please.

Mrs White LC Can I add with carrying? Or LC Can I subtract with exchange

You have some homework either on addition or subtraction.  Remember to line up you hundreds, tens and units and to put just one digit in a box.  Be careful if you are carrying that you add this on, and if you are exchanging you remember to go to the next column.

Spellings – You have tion/sion/ssion and cian words to learn. Spelling test will be on Tuesday 10th 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. Well done if you have already been Reader of the Week!


 

Year 6 

 

English

For the next two weeks you are being set a project. In English we have been using the book Street Child as a stimulus for our English. As part of this topic we would like you to investigate a local workhouse that was functioning during the Victorian period. They were everywhere at this time but these buildings are now being used for different purposes. Find out as much as you can about them. For example: a timetable of what their day was like, what they ate each day, what they wore, were families separated or kept together? Did families ever get to leave or did they spend their whole lives in there? What kind of jobs did they have to do? Etc. You are encouraged to present this in any way you would like… PowerPoint, written on the computer, or using paper and pen. Please include pictures and lots of information, ensuring you present your work beautifully. As you are doing this for two weeks it should be an ‘extra special’ piece of work.

 

Maths due in: Tuesday 10th October

This week we did division using chunking. You should practise this skill by completing the sheet you have been given by your teacher. Make sure you do it in your maths book and not on the sheet. Your mental maths should be separated clearly so that when we mark your work it doesn’t get confusing.

 

Spellings to be tested

Please ensure you have learnt your next statutory word list and have done your sentences ready for your spelling lesson on Monday.

Times Tables – Continue to practise your timetables ready for Cracking Times Tables on Wednesdays

Reading – Remember to read at least 4 times a week and make a comment on your books.

 

 

 

 

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