Welcome to our Home Learning page! Each week, Home Learning is set on a Friday and should be returned the following Friday (unless otherwise specified - longer projects may be asked to be completed over a number of weeks). Each week there will be spellings, times tables, work for a core subject and sometimes a foundation subject as well.
We are having a major focus on times tables as the The National Times Table Test is coming up SOON!
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4 (in the week of June 17 - 21). The MTC’s purpose is to ensure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level and is statutory for primary schools.
The Multiplication Times Tables Check is an online test where the pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. For every question, you have 6 seconds to answer, and in between the questions, there is a 3-second rest. Questions about the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12 times table come up more often.
A good way to prepare is to build a daily routine practising the times tables. We suggest practising 10 to 15 minutes a day for optimal results and to gain confidence.
The link below will take you to a test page where the children can rehearse the test and the questions.
Next week is our mid year assessment week which is very exciting as the children get to show off all that they are capable of! For English, the children will complete a reading comprehension and they will be asked to write a creative middle and end to a story.
Please could you write a short story with your child where you focus on the beginning, middle and end and ensure that the children are able to recognise where punctuation should be included. Amazing describing words and vocabulary will really make the story stand out.
Please could you also have a go at the comprehension activity below with your child. The clear message to the children should be that they need to read the text twice before they begin answering the questions, that all the answers can be found in the text unless they asked for their opinion and that all answers should be written in full sentences.
All the children will have their spellings stuck in their contact books on a Friday for the week ahead.
Mrs Burton's Group
Mrs Price and Miss William's Group
Mrs Lake and Mrs Summer's group
Reading and Times Tables
Please remember to make reading and Times Tables practice a priority. The children will find Maths so much simpler if they have a solid knowledge of their times tables.
Reading should be recorded at least 3 times a week in your child's Reading Record. Please encourage your child to use Times Tables Rock Stars https://play.ttrockstars.com/ and Timestables.co.uk https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ to improve their times tables recall.
The statutory test will take place between the 17 - 21 June 2024.