Week commencing 19th February
Please check your Mymaths account for this week's homework. Using your recent tests, I have added homework to support your learning. Therefore it may not be following our week's maths focus.
Remember to keep practising your tables
There will be an election for a new School Council. If you are interested in running this time, please think about and prepare your speech. The date is to be confirmed.
Week commencing 5th February 2018
Check out your Mymaths account for homework on decimals. Please be aware that Flash Player needs to be installed on your computer to complete your homework. If this is a problem, you are welcome to use the school computers at lunch time.
Next term we will be changing our reflective area. I would like you to design your ideal reflective area. We will discuss the criteria in class this week.
Week commencing 29th January 2018
We are trying out our new Mymaths site this week. You will all be given your login details to access your homework. The work set is all about fractions- supporting the work done in class.
Further homework is tables tests: Yr 5 x4,x6
Yr 6 x3,x4,x5,x6 and x7
Keep your reading record up to date.
Delving deeply into your text, using your prompts
At least three records.
Ideas for a book review if you are almost finished your text.
We have been able to order news books, suggested by you, to add to our class library. That means even more reading and sharing suggestions. Thank you PTFA :)
Week commencing 29th January 2018
This week's table test for all Year 6 pupils (on Monday 29th Jan) will focus on multiples of 2, 7 and 8.
Remember to check out the website below for some fun, online activities to help you achieve your goal. www.transum.org/Tables/Times_Tables.asp
Week commencing 22nd January 2018
This week you will be reviewing work done in class on calculating equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. Your multiplication tables will come in very useful this week so hopefully you have been practising lots.
In class we have made notes on the different gods worshipped during the Shang Dynasty. You will create a piece of information text which explains one or more of the gods. You can word process or hand write your piece but please remember that only neat pieces of work, with correct spellings ,will be accepted. We will plan the format of your text in class too- as well as discussing the success criteria.
Reading records- Yr 6 you have a new focus for your reading records which will support your Reading SAT. Please ensure you use it when writing your three responses each week.
Week commencing 15th January 2018
This week's table test for all Year 6 pupils (on Monday 22nd Jan) will focus on multiples of 3, 6 and 7.
Week commencing 8th January 2018
Write a review of a film that you have seen over Christmas.
Include a brief synopsis, description of the main characters, who the film would appeal to, your favourite part, anything you did not enjoy about the film and the all important rating.
Have a look at other film reviews in newspapers or magazines to help you.
Remember, there will be a times table test for ALL children in Year 6 on Monday 15th January. This will focus on multiples of 4, 5 & 6. It will also include questions on division,fractions and percentages to challenge you and check your in depth understanding and ability to use your times table knowledge to solve problems.
How quickly can you complete the variety of problems?
Think about what maths you have needed to solve them. Did you need help to solve some?
Put a star next to the problems you had help with.
Week commencing 11th December
No homework but remember there will be a times table test for Mrs M's maths group on our return to school in January!
Check out this website for some fun, online activities to help you achieve your goal.
Enjoy your Christmas preparations!
Home Learning- Week Commencing 4th December
Having written Tim Peake's biography, you now have a little knowledge of life on the ISS. For your homework please write a recount (diary) as if you are Tim aboard the ISS. Think about how you feel, what special scientific research you are conducting, what you can see when you look out into space ( great opportunity for specific language) and what noises you can hear.
You will be given some information to help with your recount.
Think about the features of a recount.
Continue to practise times tables. Which is your target?
Remember that Class 4 will be starting Forest School on Friday 1st December. Please return permission slips asap and ensure that your children have warm, waterproof clothing. Hats, gloves and scarves are strongly recommended as the weather is becoming very chilly.
Home Learning - Week Commencing 27th November
We are entering the Rotary Club's Christmas Story Competition. The children will write an original story with a Christmas theme unaided and in their own handwriting.
-Judges will look for interesting and imaginative stories
-Prizes are book tokens £20 and £15
These stories will be collected by Monday 4th December
Use the IXT maths site to practise Prime, Square and Cubed numbers. Also to remember the difference between factors and multiples.
This understanding and remembering of vocabulary is key to their maths curriculum.
Week commencing 20th November
We are working on improving our understanding of exciting and unusual vocabulary.
For our home learning this week, I would like you to choose a word (noun, verb or adjective) and then find as many antonyms and synonyms.
I will provide the card for you to use. The words will go onto our WOW wall.
Practise division- either long or short, depending upon your target.
You will need to use dice to generate your numbers. Complete 6 calculations and then check your answer using inverse.
Wednesday afternoon we welcome Wadhurst and District Astronomical Society, who are coming into school to talk to us about the solar system, the moon and constellations. Think about the questions you have asked in science so far- can they help you find the answer?
Week beginning 13th November
To keep a moon diary for the week. The diary will be given to you to fill in for the whole week.We will discuss the different phases during our science lesson.
Fun site to use - http://www.ducksters.com/science/phases_of_the_moon.php
In the news this week.......
When is the Venus & Jupiter Conjunction?
Two of the brightest planets in the night’s sky rose as one in the small hours of Monday, in a rare treat for stargazers.
Venus and Jupiter were both visible in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise, staying low on the horizon.
In the UK, Venus rose at 5.56am, with Jupiter following close behind at 5.58am.
The two planets, which are about 416 million miles apart in the solar system, were visible within 0.3 degrees of each other. For context, your fist held at arm’s length measures an estimated 10 degrees.
Those who missed the phenomenon will have a another chance to catch a glimpse tomorrow (November 14) morning, though the planets will not be as close together.
To practise the skill of long multiplication. Can you write problems which require long multiplication to solve them? How many steps will your problem have?
Don't forget to include an answer sheet! We will try these on each other during the following week.
SPAG, spellings,times tables practice and reading records
Week beginning 6th November
Reading records filled in correctly: using the questions at the back of the reading record books, proper nouns have capital letters and all spelling correct. Please take pride in your work.
Choose a planet and write a descriptive piece of writing. Include a diagram of the planet.
Success Criteria - title, adjectives, adverbs, powerful verbs, embedded and relative clauses.
Reasoning questions for the four number operations.
These will be handed to you on Monday.
Week commencing 30th October
What is the Aurora Borealis?
What is the International Spaceship?
Which planet( or the sun or moon) will you write a non chronological report on?
Take a look at these sites to help with your decision making...
Week beginning 2nd October
To help with our narrative writing, I would like you to work on your up levelling writing skills. Take a simple sentence and pour some grammatical magic into it. How incredible can you make the sentence?
I look forward to reading them
Using your place value knowledge, fill in the missing digits in the addition calculations.
Pond dipping for Yr 5 children on Wednesday so they will need wellingtons.W/B 18.9.17
The children will be given a homework folder on Monday. They will have a week to complete the tasks. If they wish, they can bring their own folder rather than use the one provided by school.
Reading records kept updated with at least 3 varied entries from their reading prompt sheet.
Place Value- sheet will be in their homework folder.
Fact file on Japan. This can be hand written or word processed.
Things to consider…. continent, flag, language, population, neighbouring countries, rivers, mountains, cities and any other amazing facts