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Home Learning

 

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 two weeks). Each week there will be spellings, times tables, a few mathematical reasoning questions, grammar, and sometimes work for another subject as well.

Children are also expected to read at least four times a week for no less than twenty minutes. Some students enjoy using a spelling organiser to practise their spellings, which can be found just below to be printed out if you wish.

Friday 23rd February

 

Spellings

This week's spellings are words which end in -tious and -cious. Some of these words may be familiar, but it's always good to practice!

 

vicious

delicious

ambitious

infectious

precious

malicious

cautious

nutritious

conscious

suspicious

fictitious

 

Grammar

For grammar this week, please complete page 41 on using commas to clarify.

 

Maths

For maths this week, please complete the work below on multiplying fractions and on fractions problems.

 

Friday 9th February

 

Spellings

Please continue to practice words from your own personal spelling list, or have a go at testing yourself on words from the Year 5/6 Spelling List. New spellings will be given out the first day back after the half term.

 

Grammar

Please complete page 30-31 on writing for your audience.

 

Maths

Below you'll find a few different choices for maths. Please complete any two of the three choices below. You may, of course, complete all three if you want a challenge!

Friday 2nd February

 

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings are personal spelling lists from the Year 5/6 spelling lists again. Check back on your personal spellings lists from the start of the term and see if you’re feeling more confident with them.

Then look at the Year 5/6 spelling list again and choose 5-6 different words you might find tricky. Write these words in your contact book, as we will do some practicing of them in class.

 

English

In lieu of maths homework this week, we would like you to complete some research for English over the weekend (much like we did about the cities before Christmas). To finish our writing of a balanced argument this term, we want you to research an issue that you find interesting and write about both sides before presenting your own opinion on the issue.

 

Possible choices might be (though you’re welcome to choose anything you’re passionate about as long as it’s appropriate):

School uniforms: should students have to wear them?

Should animals be kept in captivity?

School playtime: should it be longer?

Should we play video games?

 

Research and make notes on both sides, and think about your opinion and why you hold that opinion.

 

Please bring this research in by Tuesday in order to support you with your work in English class on Wednesday.

 

 

Grammar

Please complete pages 94 and 95 on nouns and verbs.

Friday 26th January

**Apologies for the delay! Technical difficulties with the website!**

 

Spellings

This week's spellings are words that say 'shuhs' with endings spelled -cious and -tious.

 

vicious

delicious

ambitious

infectious

precious

malicious

cautious

nutritious

conscious

fictitious

 

Maths

This week's maths work is partly revision on number sequences (some involving negative numbers) and partly on what we've been working on in maths this week: translating coordinates and shapes across the coordinate plane.

Remember to hop onto TTRS over the week to keep working on your times tables skills too!

 

Grammar

This week, please complete page 60-61 on semi-colons.

 

 

Friday 19th January

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings are homophones with different endings: -ce and -se. For homophones (and near homophones), a good strategy is to write the correct spelling in a sentence, being sure to use the correct context.

 

advice

advise

device

devise

practice

practise

licence

license

 

Grammar

This week, please complete page 42, which focuses on using commas after subordinate clauses.

 

Maths

Following our learning on fractions over the past few weeks, please complete the attached work on fraction problems.

Be sure to also log onto TTRS at least 5 times over the week to work on your times table recall.

Friday 12th January

 

Spellings

This week's words are words from the Year 5/6 spellings list which have silent letters.

 

awkward

guarantee

muscle

nuisance

parliament

queue

yacht

 

Maths

Please be sure to spend 5 minutes a day on TTRS. We'll be looking at our heat maps again soon!

 

This week's reasoning problems are multi-step problems from across the topics we have covered so far.

 

Grammar

This week, please complete pages 56-57 on punctuating speech.

Friday 5th January

 

Spellings

This week's spellings have suffixes added to words which end in -fer.

referral

preferred

transferring

referee

transferred

proffering

referred

preference

 

Grammar

This week's grammar work is on understanding the layout and content of a paragraph. Please complete pages 64 and 65 in your grammar books.

 

Maths

This week's maths homework focuses on what we've been learning about fractions. There are optional challenge questions at well, if you think you're up for it!

Friday 8th December

 

Spellings

As our last spelling test of the term will take place on Monday on last week's words, please spend some time over the term break going over any words you find tricky from the Year 5/6 word list (found above). Please write the top 5 words that you find hardest to spell from this list in your contact books - this will help form our spellings focus for our first week back after the break.

 

Grammar

Please complete pages 88-89 on ie and ei words.

 

Watch this space for maths work (which won't be due until we're back in January!)...

Friday 1st December 2023

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings are words from our year 5/6 spellings list. Some of them might be familiar, but it can’t hurt to keep practicing!

 

conscious

criticise

marvellous

necessary

nuisance

parliament

rhyme

system

temperature

yacht

 

Grammar

This week, please complete page 19, which focuses on the present and past tense.

 

Maths

This week's maths work is on finding equivalent fractions. Look carefully, as the last set of questions are challenge questions, and only need completing if you want to extend your thinking. If you're feeling a bit stuck, watch the video link below for support. BBC Bitesize also has excellent resources on this!

Friday 24th November

 

Spellings

 

Watch this space!

 

Grammar

Your grammar work this week is to refresh your memories on using conjunctions. Please complete page 15 in your books.

 

English

This week we will take a departure from maths homework ( we appreciate it's been a few full-on weeks!). Instead, we'd like everyone to conduct a bit of research on a topic of their choosing (sort of...).

 

We have been learning how to write informal informative blog posts in English and are approaching our 'Hot Task' (end-of-learning piece of writing). Our learning has been focused around geography topics so far, and Hot Tasks will also be on this theme. Research can be about any geography topic- for example: volcanoes of Hawaii, things to see and do in Florida, or information about the south coast of England. Whatever you choose, make sure it's about a geography topic that interests you - we want you to write about something you're interested in!

 

Because we are learning about population in Geography right now, it would be even better if you can include some information about population in your research (for example, how many people live in Hawaii who need to be aware of the volcanoes? How many people live in Florida? How many cities or towns are along England's south coast? How much of the UK's population lives there?)

 

This research should be brought in no later than Wednesday, as we will be using it in class that today to help plan our piece of writing. There should be enough information to help you write three body paragraphs in your blog post. 

 

If you're stuck on ideas or struggling with this, please talk to Mrs Keene or Mrs Mintram about it on Monday.

 

Friday 17th November 

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings are exceptions to the ‘I before e except after c’ rule. These ones are tricky; we need to be aware of them.

 

ancient

glacier

height

leisure

neighbour

seize

sufficient

vein

weight

weird

 

 

Grammar

This week’s grammar work follows our learning about formal and informal writing as we prepare to write our own informal blog posts. Please complete pages 27-29 on formal and informal writing.

 

 

Maths

This week’s maths homework is around our learning on long division this week. There are some arithmetic questions to complete alongside the reasoning problems.

Friday 10th November

 

Spellings

This week's spelling rule is 'i before e except after c'. Pay careful attention to how these words are spelled as you're practicing!

 

achieve

believe

ceiling

deceive

mischievous

niece

receipt

receive

shriek

 

GPS

This week, please complete page 52 - Apostrophes for Missing Letters.

 

TTRS

Please remember to log in 5 times over the week for at least 5 minutes. 

 

Reasoning

This week's reasoning work is revision on rounding and on negative numbers. If you need an additional copy, please print the digital copy below.

 

Homework club was a resounding success this week! It was wonderful to see the confidence grow in those who came this week. Homework club will continue to take place Thursdays after school from 3:15-4. Please pick up your child at the Year 5/6 entrance.

Friday 3rd November

 

Spellings

This week's spellings are words with the prefixes re-, anti- and auto-.

 

reappear

refuel

retune

antiseptic

antisocial

antivirus

autograph

automatic

automobile

 

Grammar

This week's grammar work is the double page section on active and passive voice. Remember to have your book back in by Friday to mark all together (or, even better, bring into school early once complete)!

 

TTRS

Remember to log in for at least 5 minutes, 5 times a week.

This week's battle brings 6K toe-to-toe with 6M. Good luck!

 

Maths - Problem Solving

Please complete the work which has been printed off and sent home on division problems. If you need another copy, please find the document below.

 

A quick reminder - Homework Club will (hopefully, actually) start this Thursday after school from 3:15-4. Thank you for your understanding with the last-minute cancellation of the club last Thursday - who could have anticipated the storm!

 

 

 

Friday 20th October

 

Spellings

In order to avoid the confusion of multiple spellings lists at a time (we will test this past week's spellings on the Tuesday we are back), please spend a little bit of time over the break trying out the spellings and grammar games on Top Marks. These works should focus on the words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Please find a link the selection of spellings games below.

 

Grammar

Rather than complete a page in our homework books over the break, please complete the Firework Fiasco GPS mystery which was sent home. This will give you some practice on a few different areas! If you are stuck on anything, remember that BBC Bitesize is an excellent resource to refresh your memory!

 

TTRS

Please be sure to log in at least 5 times over the break and play for at least 5 minutes. Remember, little and often is the best way to practice your tables!

Friday 13th October 

 

This week's spelling words are the 'tion' and 'sion' rules

 

attention

competition

discussion

explanation

expression

hesitation

intention

invention

permission

 

TTRS

This week the children should continue to focus on their individual tables by completing their practise in 'Garage'. 

 

Grammar Practise

 

This week please complete the whole section on phrases found on pages 12-13.

 

Mathematic Reasoning

 

The children have been set this week word problems using their addition and subtraction knowledge.  

 

 

Friday 6th October 

 

Spellings

 

TTRS

Well done to Brook for the second week running. This week's focus is for all children to complete a GIG and to focus on their personalised targets which we  set in class.  The children have planned when they will be practising their 5 mins, 5 times a week.

 

Grammar

This week, please complete page 68 on prefixes.

 

Mathematical Reasoning

The children have been set reasoning questions on multiples and factors, if you need another copy, see below. 

 

Friday 29th September

 

Spellings

This week's spelling words are words with the prefix un-, dis- and mis-. 

dishonest

disorganised

disapprove

misinform

misshape

misunderstood

unafraid

unavailable

unimpressed

 

TTRS

Well done to Brook for winning this week's tournament! Who will beat them next week?

This week's tournament another battle of the house groups. The winners will be announced at the end of the week. 

 

Grammar

This week, please complete page 37 on question marks and exclamation marks.

 

Mathematical Reasoning

Each week, we will be setting a few reasoning questions to complete as well. have a go at it and make sure to bring it back on Friday, as we will use this work in class.

Friday 22nd September

 

Spellings

This week's spellings are adjectives with the endings -able and -ible.

 

accessible

adorable

available

dependable

edible

forcible

irritable

sensible

tolerable

visible

 

TTRockstars

Remember to log on and practice 5 different times this week for at least 5 minutes per session!

 

Grammar and Punctuation

This week, please complete two pages: page 36 on using capital letters and full stops, and page 58 on using colons. Remember to have this in on Friday to mark it all together!

Friday 15th September

 

Spellings

This week's spelling words are words with the suffix -ous.

 

conscious

disastrous

furious

hideous

joyous

marvellous

mischievous

outrageous

spacious

tremendous

 

TTRS

We will be focusing on fluency of times tables for the Autumn Term and encourage you to be playing TT rockstars for 5 mins a day (minimum of 5 times per week).

 

Below is some information to help support your recall and speed across all of the times tables.  

 

  • Everyone will need to complete a gig which gives you a snapshot of where you are in your times table knowledge.  We will be completing these monthly so that you can view your progress.  This will support all of areas of your math learning. 
  • Garage - the recommended game to improve recall if you are still learning some of your tables.
  • Studio - this game gives a rockstar status where you can earn certificates for improvements to your speed of recall.  

     

We also have set up some friendly tournaments where you can compete for extra playtime! 

 

This week our tournament is between classes..... Good luck!  

 

Grammar

Please complete the page on determiners in your homework books. Remember to have this back in school on Friday so we can mark it together.

Friday 8th September 

 

To ease back into the routines of school, this week's homework only consists of spellings and times tables.

 

Spellings

This week's spellings are words which end in the suffix -ly. Words in bold are words found in the national Year 5/6 spellings list - it might be a good choice to give them some extra attention!

 

clumsily

especially

finally

frantically

frequently

immediately

nobly

publicly

sincerely

wholly

 

Times Tables 

This week please peruse the times table games on Top Marks (see the link below). Try to spend 5-10 minutes a day practicing your times tables. Watch this space next week for news on Times Table Rock Stars!

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