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Homework 21.3.19

Posted On 21 Mar 2019
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Due in on Tuesday 26th March


Year 3


In preparation for our Ancient Egyptian Day in 2 weeks, we would like you to research Ancient Egyptian names. Please select a name for yourself, learn how to spell it and what it means. We would then like you to make an appropriately decorated name badge that you can wear on Ancient Egyptian Day!


Times Tables and Reading

Make sure you are also learning your times tables every day. We do Cracking Times Tables every Monday.


Remember we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We will collect home school books in every Monday. Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book.

Mrs Jones and Ms Roome


Year 4


Word problem sheet- this might be challenging because it involves more than one operation and more than one step. Persevere and show ALL of your workings. When you finish each question look back and decide whether your answer seems reasonable.



These are due for testing on Tuesday March 26th.


Science/DT Project

There will be no additional homework next week or over Easter.

This homework is due in on Monday 22nd April 2019  

Using the internet, or, real musical instruments, research a selection of different musical instruments (woodwind, string, percussion).

Try to find out:

What materials are used to make the instrument?

What is the structure of the instrument?

Is it solid or hollow?

Does it have a box, arm, stem, board?

Identify the different parts, materials used and methods of assembly used in the instruments. Think back to our science lessons and look for features such as pitch and volume, and how we discovered these could be changed.


Your project for this half-term is, to use your understanding of sound to create a musical instrument using everyday materials.

You might want to choose to make:

  • A shaker (margarine pots with rice, gravel or sand)
  • A scraper (plastic bottles with ridges, dowel rods)
  • A drum (food containers, biscuit tins)
  • A string instrument (food container, elastic band, string)


Consider: the purpose, the sound you want your instrument to make and ensure it is of high quality.


Use the worksheet provided to help you plan and evaluate your product.

We look forward to seeing your creations!



As usual, we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book.

Year 4 Team


Year 5

On Wednesday Year 5 had a visit from the High Wycombe Fire Brigade. Two firemen talked to us about safe procedures to prevent fires and how to stay safe if a fire happened at home. They were really informative and answered our questions with first hand experience, knowledge and advice. They set us some tasks to do at home and we would like you to discuss and try to do these with your family.


  1. See if you have smoke alarms on each floor of your home
  2. Test  the smoke alarms to see if they are working – remember they said to do this regularly – on the same day as you put the bins out will help you remember,
  3. Draw up an Escape Plan for each floor – this should show each room in your house and the quickest and safest way to get out of it if there was a fire.
  4. Tell your family all the advice they gave us about:

     – Stop, Drop, Roll

      -What to do if you see a fire at home or at school

      – What to do if  you are in your bedroom and a fire breaks out somewhere else in your home


Other reminders:

You have Reading homework from last week.You need to read a story from another culture and complete a book review. This must be done by Tuesday 26th March.


5A have homophone words ready to learn for a spelling test on Wednesday 27th March. Make sure you know the different meanings of each pair of homophones so you know which one to write in the test!


5B You have plurals for a test on Monday 25th March.


Year 6

Science – next week you will need an empty cereal box. We will be making periscopes! Please bring it in any time before next Thursday. If you have any extra boxes please bring those in as well, we can share them all around and make different size ones.


Maths –

Please complete the amount of Year 6 arithmetic questions, you have been given, in your maths book.


Spellings to be tested

Please ensure you have learnt your next statutory word list.  These will be handed out on Friday and tested next week.

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

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


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