'A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new' Albert Einstein

What a wonderful week in Year 3 we have had, especially as the sun has been shining! I don’t know how, but we have managed to fit a lot of learning in to just one week, which shows just how focused and settled the children are in Year 3. This week we have had our first music lesson with Mrs Mallinson, we have had french with Madam Jefferson and of course Art yesterday with Mrs Curtis.

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Year 4 homework to be handed in on Thursday 26th September


Please complete units B! and B2. I have put your IXL passwords in your homework books - except for those who did not hand it in. Yours is in your bags.


Please do lots of reading over the weekend and read for 20 minutes each night - lets see how many children can meet their reading target this half term! Well done to Elise who has already met it!

Seed dispersal.

We have learned lots about seeds and how they disperse this week. Go on a walk around your garden or a park. Have a close look at the seeds in the plants. How do you think they disperse? Draw them in your homework book and see if you can write a little explanation of how you think they do it.

Our main categories were:

Wind: some seeds have parachutes, helicopters or shakers

Animal: Some get eaten, some get buried and some hitchhike on an animal’s fur!

Gravity - some are heavy and roll whilst others catapult out.

You could use some of our lovely language of explanation eg, in order to, as a result, consequently, since, because, this means that, this enables…..

Year 2 - Home learning 20.09.2019


I have sent home a sheet for the children to have a go at practising their handwriting as well as going over some of Year 1 spellings from last year. These spellings will not be quizzed on next week. New Year 2 spellings will be given out next week.

Don’t forget to read those books!


This week’s maths home learning is linked to the place value work we have been completing in class.

IXL English

A.1 A.2

C.1 C.2 C.3

IXL Maths

A.1 A.2 A.3 A.4 A.5 A.6 A.7 A.8 (NEW SECTIONS ARE IN BOLD)

Remember, please work through what you can on IXL.

Thank you, Miss Woodend

Home Learning 20.9.19

This week the children have been asked to practise their number formation. Let’s make sure all of those numbers are the right way around! The children have also been challenged to describe Mole (from our class story) using as many adjectives as they can. If you could stick these two sheets into their home learning books, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please continue to practise the speed sounds with the children. If the children could practise their sounds every time before they read, that would be AMAZING!

Finally, please read, read, and read! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”


Year 5 homework - to be handed in on Thursday September 26th


Please read every night. I have sat with every pupil this week and showed them their current reading data. We have set some personal targets too. I will be able to share all this with you too during Parents Day in October.

I have also sent home another Greek Legend “ The Giant Wooden Horse”. We see the return of Odysseus- this is a story set during the Trojan wars before he set off on his odyssey!


Once you have read the story of the wooden horse write a paragraph in your homework book SUMMARIZING - I have modeled this skill in class and we have already had a go independently to! Take care, make sure you sequence the main events so your summary is clear.


We have explored Roman Numerals to 1000- it is tricky! We learnt the mnemonic:

I value Xylophones like cows dig milk!

We have also worked on IXL unit A6. It would be wonderful if you can achieve 100 percent on A6- be resilient!

For those who have got 100% and for those who need more practice press the button below to complete the challenges. For the less confident have a go at beginners and intermediate and for the confident go for the advanced.


The suffix OUS

Mountainous, dangerous

Courageous outrageous (keep e to that the g is a soft g)

Orange words: Ancient and language

In class council today we decided that it was important for parents to sign our homework book each week. We agreed that when we have completed a task- but there is no written evidence- the children will write the task (few words) and the parent will sign. This makes it easier to see who may need support.

Thank you for all you support, it is very much appreciated

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Year 6 Home Learning - Week 2

Please can you complete the following homework to be handed in next Tuesday. Thank you

Just a reminder about the standard of homework expected. It should replicate the standard of work that is in your school books with all aspects completed.

Maths - Ensure you have completed all strands A1 - A6.

Complete strand A7 - Roman Numerals as a reminder from last year.

Reading - As always….read, read, read, read, read.

Spellings - resistible, reversible, legible, visible, inaudible

syllable, enjoyable, adorable, unstable, durable, movable, enable, liable, fable, savable

If there are any words that you do not know the meaning of, please look them up.

Geography - This week we have been learning about the mountainous regions of South America. This started with looking at tectonic plates and volcanoes. Can you choose either tectonic plates or volcanoes and make a poster all about them. Be as creative as possible! This can be done on the computer or drawn, it really is up to you!

Assembly lines - Please make sure you know your lines and song lyrics for our final practice on Monday morning.

Year 3 Homework to be handed in Wednesday 25th September

MATHS on Purple Mash- Please complete the 2Do Maths task ‘Read and write numbers’ to compliment what we are working on in class.

ENGLISH on Purple Mash- Please practise your homophones on the quiz set on the 2Do list. We will be looking at this in more detail next week in lessons. Remember homophones are words that SOUND the same but have a different meaning and spelling.

We have also stuck in some extra spellings and numbers for you to practise at home in your home learning books. We have noticed many children need extra practise at forming their digits the correct way and spelling of tricky numbers.

READING- It is vital that you read every night and make sure that you are reading to an adult. Ask questions, expand your vocabulary and discuss the characters. Enjoy your quiet time together!

Optional homework

We have really been enjoying our yoga sessions with Mrs Ward. Why not put some quiet music on and practise some of our yoga techniques. Can you maybe teach one of your grown ups? Practise being still and sitting mindfully. Breathe through your nostrils. What sounds can you hear around you when you are truly mindful? Collect them for Mrs Ward.