Homework Archive - Spring

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5.4.19
 
Happy Easter!! Well done for all your hard work again this term. Have a good break and enjoy time with friends and family.
 
 
Maths: I have set a load of activities relating to learning that we have done so far in class over the last two terms. Please make sure you are giving them a try as it is clear that some children are doing a lot more than others!
 
Don't forget to do lots of reading, spellings and times tables when you get a spare 10 minutes. (I know you'll be busy having lots of Easter fun!)
29.3.19
 
 
Theme: We have been learning lots about sound and for the final week of term, please bring in anything you can find at home that could help you to make a sound/musical invention. For example, milk bottles and rice, string and polystyrene cups to make a telephone, etc... 
 
English: Be ready for your hot write by reflecting on the grammar we have been learning about (similes, verbs, noun phrases, speech) and think about your own ideas for your story for how a special stone is created.
 
Maths: More Mathletics challenges have been set for our fractions learning! Keep going to get those certificates.
 
Don't forget your reading and spellings!
22.3.19
 
This week we have been thinking about friendship and mindfulness! I would like you to talk at home about the choices you can make to be a kind friend.
 
Theme: Within our sound learning, we are looking at the relationship between sound and vibrations. Can you make your own sounds using things around your house?
 
English: Research the Blue John stone and look up other precious stones that you have heard of (for example rubies).
 
Maths: More Mathletics challenges have been set! Keep going to get those certificates.
 
Don't forget your reading and spellings!
15.3.19
 
We have had great fun this week in science week, the children have enjoyed lots of messy making and experiments! Sorry about any blue/mucky hands at the end of the day...
 
 
Theme: We are continuing our science learning with a focus on sound over the next few weeks. For homework, I would like you to find out about Alexander Bell. Could you also bring in any cardboard tubes from toilet rolls or kitchen rolls for an experiment on Wednesday please?
 
English: We are starting a brand new unit of work next week which focuses on setting description. At home, I would like you to think of your favourite place to visit (for example, the beach) and write a paragraph describing it using noun phrases. 
 
Maths: We have been working really hard on our learning about fractions! I have set some more challenges on mathletics for you to have a go at. Make sure you are practising those times tables as well.
 
Don't forget your reading and spellings!
Archive  8.3.19
 
What a fantastic day! You all looked brilliant in your costumes, well done for putting in so much effort! A big well done if you got a certificate as well - I wish I could have given you all one! I hope you enjoyed learning all about Dick King-Smith and that it has inspired you to read more of his books or even write your own!
 
 
 
Theme: We are starting a new block of learning all about science and we are starting with a bang as next week is... Science week! Linking to our over-arching theme of VIPs, can you think of any VIPs that work in Science or have achieved something because of Science?
 
English: Next week we are going to be writing our letters so make sure you know all of the important features of a formal letter!
 
Maths: More challenges on Mathletics have been set, make sure you check them out and have a go! Fractions are tricky but everyone is trying so hard so well done so far!
 
Keep up the good work with reading at home! Don't forget to practice spellings too.
 
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Homework will now be set on a Friday and will be due in on the following Friday!
 
29.2.19
 
Theme: Make sure you get your outfits ready for world book day next week (on the 8th of March!)
 
 
English: Find out which books Dick King-Smith has written.
 
Maths: Keep practicing your times tables! Well done if you have already moved up the ladder this week. I will be setting Mathlectics challenges on Friday about our learning this week involving fractions!
 
Keep up the good work with reading at home! Don't forget to practice spellings too.
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Week beginning 18.2.19
 
Happy half term! We have had a really busy few weeks, Lewis Class have worked super hard and have enjoyed finding out about The Stone Age through English and Theme and about measurement in Maths. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the learning we have been doing at the showcase!
 
 
Theme: After half-term, we will be starting our new theme which is all about VIPs! Have a think about people who are important to you (famous or not) and be ready to talk about them (and why you think that they are important) when we return to school.
 
 
English: With world book day looming, we are going to be focusing on a particular author in class! Ours will be... Dick King-Smith!! For homework, it would be great if you could find out about him and get your hands on any of his books to read with someone at home. Also, think about any questions you might want to ask him...
On the 8th of March, we will be celebrating world book day and you need to come in dressed as your favourite character from any Dick King-Smith story so get your costumes ready!
 
Maths: Over half-term, I would like to you to pick a times table that you are not very confident with and try and learn it! We are going to be starting a times table ladder after half term so you need to prove to me that you can move up on it! You can practice your times tables on multi-verse on mathletics too which is a fun way to do it!
 
Keep up the good work with reading at home! I love seeing you all enjoying a book when we read at school so I hope you get the chance to do lots of reading this week at home too. 
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Week beginning 11.2.19
 
 
Theme: Find out what people ate in the Stone Age! Tell someone at home what you have learnt about the Stone Age so far.
 
English: Create 2 characters that are having a conversation - use direct speech in speech bubbles to show what they are saying.
 
Maths: More mathletics challenges have been set!
 
Spelling and reading:  Make sure you are reading at home at least 4 or 5 times a week and don't forget to record what you have read in your reading record book for me to see. 
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Week beginning 4.2.19
 
Internet safety day: On Tuesday the 5th of February, it is internet safety day! For homework, I would like you to discuss how you can be safe when using the internet and the reasons why it is so important. Create an 'Internet Safety Promise' that you will keep when using the internet. 
 
Theme: Find out about cave paintings in the Stone Age!
 
English: Write one example of direct speech and one example of reported speech. List the differences.
 
Maths: Keep practising your times tables. I have set some more measurement challenges on Mathletics for you to have a go out! Can you also measure your toothbrush using a ruler in cm? What would it be if you converted it into mm?
 
Spelling and reading:  Make sure you are reading at home at least 4 or 5 times a week and don't forget to record what you have read in your reading record book for me to see. Keep practising your 3/4 spellings please!
 
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Week beginning 28.1.19
 
Theme: We have just started our learning about The Stone Age! For your homework, I would like you to create a timeline to show the 3 periods: The Paleolithic Period, the Mesolithic Period and Neolithic Period. Please include examples of housing and general life during these 3 different time periods! 
 
English: Write a list of proper nouns. How many can you think of?
 
Maths: Keep going with the Mathletics challenges, I have set some for our new topic: measurement!
 
Spelling and reading:  Make sure you are reading at home at least 4 or 5 times a week and don't forget to record what you have read in your reading record book for me to see. Keep practising your 3/4 spellings please!
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Week beginning 21.1.19
 
English: We will be doing our independent persuasive letter writing towards the end of the week so please make sure that you have researched some facts to make your writing even more persuasive. 
Some ideas for topics to research:
- Save the rainforest
- Let animals out of captivity
- Stop using plastic
- Drive to the speed limit
- Sign up for a charity e.g dog's trust
- Stop drinking fizzy drinks
 
Maths: Lots of Mathletics certificates have been given out which is brilliant - well done if you have one or more already! More challenges have been set, see how many you can get. We are spending one more week on multiplication and division and then we are moving on to a new topic so make sure you are still practising those times tables. 
 
Spelling and reading:  Make sure you are reading at home at least 4 or 5 times a week and don't forget to record what you have read in your reading record book for me to see. 
 
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Week beginning 14.1.19
 
 
English: This week I would like you to begin thinking about a topic for your piece of independent persuasive writing. Once you are happy with your topic, start doing some research to find facts that will help you to do some brilliant persuading! For example, persuade people to stop using plastic.
 
Maths: Well done if you completed all the Mathletics challenges over Christmas! I have set more for you to have a go at. We are getting really good at our times tables now, keep up the good work in practising them at home!
 
Spelling and reading:  Pick 3 words from the 3/4 spelling list and write a sentence for each. Lots of you made New Year's resolutions about reading... I bet we can keep them!
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Week beginning 7.1.19
 
Happy New Year!! Hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and feel rested and ready for a brand new term.
 
Theme: For our first two weeks back, we are concentrating on our personal, social and health education. For your theme homework, I would like you to talk to your families about how to have a healthy lifestyle. I would like to you to come up with your top 5 things that can keep you healthy - both physically and mentally.
 
Maths: Please check mathletics every week, I have noticed that there are some children that do not attempt the challenges I set each week. It's important that you do them because the challenges will enhance the work we do in school. I also expect children to be practising their times tables regularly so please keep that up! 
 
Spelling and reading: I hope you have enjoyed sharing lots stories with family and friends over Christmas! Please keep on reading and don't forget to bring your reading record in to show me. 
 
Challenge: ask a friend/family member to choose 3 words from the 3/4 spelling list and see if you can tell them how to spell the words!