Homework 28.1.22

Well done to all of the children who have already taken up the Stonehenge challenge. I am loving seeing all the different ways you are approaching this task.

Spelling

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Endings which sound like
ʃɘn spelt – ssion
Words ending in able
expression
possession
discussion
confession
permission
admission
impression
omission
emission
commission
dependable
comfortable
understandable
reasonable
enjoyable
reliable
excitable
preferable
adorable
believable

English

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be writing our own legend stories based on ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’ book. I would like you to think about what other mythical creatures we could come across in the mysterious Cornish seas.

A mermaid has the upper half of a human, but the bottom half of a fish. What will your creature look like? Give it two contrasting parts. It could be the top half of a seagull with the bottom part of an octopus.

If you want, you could create a flipbook of ideas to create different creatures.

Mathematics

We have been continuing our work on multiplication, focusing on developing our mathematical vocabulary to help in our explanations.

This week I have set you a few tasks on Purple Mash to support your understanding of multiples. Look at the description and start at Challenge 1 as they get more difficult. Choose the challenge that is right for you.

I have also added the Math’s Starters for this week below.

Homework 21.1.22

Spelling

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Words ending with the /g/ sound spelt – gue and the /k/ sound spelt -queWords containing the letter string ‘ough’
league
tongue
antique
unique
fatigue
intrigue
rogue
vague
opaque
plaque
through
thorough
borough
enough
bough
though
although
dough
thoroughness
ought  

English

I have been amazed with the fantastic writing Class 4 have produced this week. The children’s language choices, sentence structure and attention to detail have made for some very interesting reads.

‘They heard her singing voice, therefore I predict they will follow the mermaid.’ – Georgina

‘He always makes up stories, therefore I predict no one will believe Zachy.’ – Jacob

”Your beautiful eyes have caught mine. Don’t worry about me not loving you. I have always noticed you since the day I met you.’ – Lottie

I have also enjoyed reading all your stories and research about Mermaids. Keep up the good work Class 4, as you are making me very proud.

This week’s home work is to extend simple sentences by adding adverbs, adjectives and further information to make the sentences more interesting.

Please see sheet sent home.

Mathematics

Please continue to complete some of the multiplication and division activities available on Purple Mash and practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars. Remember to challenge yourself!!

I have also added this week’s starters below.

Stonehenge

This week we have been generating lots of discussion around the most famous cromlech in the UK, Stonehenge. I thought it would be fun to set a bit of a challenge over this half term, linked to this popular landmark.

I would like you to lead you our learning around this. You might:

  • create your own model version (You could use pebbles from a visit to the coast)
  • research how it got there
  • explore techniques used to lift heavy stones
  • explore the strength of similar structures

The possibilities are endless, so I look forward to seeing where your learning takes you.

Below is a useful website to find out more about Stonehenge.

https://school-learningzone.co.uk/key_stage_two/ks2_history/british_history_/pre_historic_britain/stonehenge.html

Homework 14.1.22

Spellings

Year 4Year 5
admiration
foundation
forgotten
gardening
great
grate
main
mane
fascinate
comprehension
knuckle
ceiling
receipt
inefficient
proficient
sought
drought
admiration
considerable
perceive

English

In class we have started to read ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’ by Charles Causley.

For your homework, I would like you to choose one of the tasks below to complete.

  • Research what Mermaids are, then create an information sheet to share what you have found out.
  • Imagine you have seen a Mermaid or a Merman out at sea. Write a description of what they look like.

I have added templates for both onto Purple Mash if you prefer to do your homework electronically.

Mathematics

Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division. Please complete some of the activities available on Purple Mash and continue to practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars. Remember to challenge yourself!!

Mathematics Starter Activity

Since returning to school we have been completing a quick mathematics starter activity to help the children reinforce key learning.

By completing the same type of questions each day, it helps children to commit the key concepts to memory.

I have been really proud of how the children have approached these tasks and it has been lovely to see their confidence grow as they equal/improve on their scores day by day.

I will be adding the activity sheets to the blog after each week so that you can continue to reinforce the key learning at home. They are also useful activities to do if your child is home learning.

Happy New Year

I hope you all had an enjoyable festive break and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.

We have an exciting term ahead with our theme, ‘Coasts to canals’.

The children have already shown a great deal of enthusiasm and seem particularly interested in exploring different rocks in Science.

Homework

To get us started with our displays and research, I would like you to bring in any photographs, leaflets, postcards, objects etc. related to a visit you have made to a beach within the United Kingdom.

It would be really useful if we could create a collection of photographs which show how our local beaches have changed over time or you may have some relatives who know a legend/story about a coastal feature.

Last year I remember lots of people flocking to Filey due to an exciting discovery.

‘Ms Woods said she had been out collecting shellfish and was shocked to stumble across …’

I wonder if you can find out what she discovered.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Well done everyone for continuing to practise your times tables at home. ‘The Battle’ is very close at the moment, but who knows what the result will be at the end of the week.

Keep up the good work!

If you would like some other games to help you continue to practise your times tables, then click on the website below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Or you could try this website. It gives you 5 staged activities to help you learn the times table you select.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Homework 12.11.21

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Prefixes – il and il wordsWords with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c and other consonants
illegal
illegible
illuminate
illogical
 illiterate
 illicit  
illumination
illusion
 illusive
illustration
deceive
receive
perceive
ceiling
receipt
conceit
deceit
counterfeit
seizes
neither
Please see 2DOs on Purple Mash.

English

In Science we have been looking at using comparative language to support writing our conclusions.

‘The warmer our hands, the quicker the chocolate melted.’

‘The greater the amount of salt, the faster the ice cube melted.’

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I would like you to write at least 3 of your own comparison sentences. They can be about any subject.

Here are a couple of my ideas to get you started.

‘The hotter the cup of tea, the longer it takes me to drink it.’

‘The harder the puzzles, the more excited I become.

REMEMBER – Capital letters and full stops!

Maths

This week has been money week and it has been very interesting listening to the children’s ideas on how much things cost. From monthly costs of household bills to the running of a vehicle. Estimates for monthly internet services went into the thousands, so the children were quite shocked when they found out the actual costs!!

Therefore for your homework this week I would like you to find 3 things that would have a price of around £1 each, then £10 each and finally £100 each.

As an extra challenge you could predict the cost of some of the things in your home and then find out the actual amount.

Estimate: £6.99 Actual: £17.91

Science

The children have really enjoyed our experiments involving turning solids into liquids by heating the solids to make them melt. Many of the children said they would like to try some similar experiments at home. If you do get time over the coming weeks to explore heating and cooling, please upload any photographs to Seesaw and we will share them with the class.

Homework 5.11.21

This week I have really enjoyed looking at all the models you created of the WW2 vehicles, sharing the facts you found out and seeing all the creative ways you have tackled the ‘Make Do and Mend’ task. I can’t wait to get all the photographs up on display.

Maths

For your homework, we will start with some firework Mathematics.

Imagine you are holding a firework party. What fireworks would you buy?

Complete at least one of the tasks below.

  1. Buy 2 different fireworks. How much would they cost? Repeat with different combinations.
  2. Imagine you have £25 to spend. What would you buy? How close can you get to spending £25 without going over?
  3. The shop offers to sell all the fireworks on a 3 for 2 deal with the cheapest firework free. Choose 3 fireworks. Compare how much it would cost you with and without the offer.

English

As part of our work based on ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ book, I asked you to write a piece of persuasive description to make me want to eat the WW2 porridge.

“Come and get a bowl of delightful, creamy porridge topped with freshly grown strawberry slices and covered in drizzly syrup.” – Freya

Think about the foods that you could eat at a Bonfire Party. Write some descriptive sentences to make the foods sound as appealing as possible.

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Prefixes – dis and mis  Silent K
disappoint
disagree
disobey
disappear
disinfect
disconnect
misbehave
mislead
misspell
misfortune
knew
knock
knobbly
knit
knapsack
knuckles
knead
knack
knob
knowledge
2Do set on Purple Mash.

I hope you all remember the ways to keep safe on Bonfire Night and have a fun filled weekend.

Homework (15/22.10.21)

Over the next 2 weeks, I would like you to build on some of the independent research we have been doing on a Friday afternoon.

Please complete one or both of the tasks below.

WW2 VEHICLES

Create a model of a vehicle used in WW2 then research some facts about it.

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Tanks
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Boats

MAKE DO AND MEND

Carry out your own project which incorporates using old clothing/leftover material to make something new.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • a head band
  • a bag/purse
  • a hand puppet
  • clothing for a doll/teddy bear

Alternatively you may wish to create something that allows you to practice weaving or knitting.

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Homework 8.10.21

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Endings – sionWords ending in – able and – ably
expansion
extension
comprehension
tension
suspension
occasion
dimension
diversion
permission
discussion
adorable
adorably
applicable
applicably
considerable
considerably
tolerable
tolerably
capable
knowledgeable
Check your 2Dos on Purple Mash

If you prefer to write your spellings down, then why not have a try at Pyramid Writing this week.

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Rationing

This week I would like you to imagine you are an Evacuee child. Think about what you would have in your packed lunch for the train journey.

What foods would be readily available to you in the city?

What food would have been rationed?

How would the food be different to a packed lunch prepared for a journey today?

You can present your work in whatever way you wish. You could even just show your packed lunch on Evacuee Day!

What sandwich are you going to prepare?