St Mary's CE Primary School

A Caring, Christian, Community, Committed to Achievement

Homework

 

 Children are expected to read five times a week and practice their spellings and times tables regularly.  They are also given one piece of reinforcement work for maths and English each week together with occasional extended topic tasks.  Times tables can be encouraged by using 'Hit The Button' on the following link:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

General spellings, SPAG and mathematics can be encouraged through the 'Pointless' games further down this page.

If children find they cannot complete homework at home for whatever reason, we do offer the chance to complete homework in school during a lunchtime on Thursdays. 

 

Maths homework is given on a Monday and is due in on the following Monday. 

This week's maths homework for half term is:

Year 5 -  Fractions .....(pages 27 to 31)

Year 6 - Fractions....(pages 18 to 24)

This homework is due to be checked on Monday after half term.

 

SPAG Homework is given on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday, to give us time to check it.

 Half term homework - write a story in 500 words. Bring your stories back by Thursday 25th February. Would you like to submit the story to the 500 words competition? Read on if you are interested. If not, we will be sharing the stories in class anyway and there is no obligation to enter. Head to the website to find out more.

About 500 Words

THE 500 WORDS COMPETITION IS OPEN – MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ENTRIES IN BY 7PM on FRIDAY 8TH MARCH.

‘500 Words’ is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

In 2018 134,790 children entered the competition

It was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had a dream. He dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no matter what their ability, experience, or background.

In 2018 134,790 children entered the competition, and since it launched, the competition has received over 800,000 short stories.

It’s super simple. All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, microwaves. The list is endless!

Stories are judged anonymously, without regard to grammar, punctuation or spelling. The competition culminates in a broadcast extravaganza of live music and sensational story-telling every summer, at a special venue. Past venues have included The Globe and The Tower of London. 2018 saw a magnificent extravaganza come live from Hampton Court Palace. From the 134,790 entries - that’s 67.5 million words, the 6 winning wordsmiths were announced on-air by celebrity narrators including Jason Isaacs, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Abbington and Shobna Gulati. Also there were enchanting performances from sensational superstar John Newman, X-Factor alumni Alexandra Burke, and the amazing Bastille

SPELLING homework is given on a Thursday and tested on a Thursday. There will be ten spellings in each group from now on.

Over half term, there is no spelling homework.

PLEASE check homes for your spelling record books - we are missing lots of them and it means you cannot keep a record of the homework you have been completing because there is nowhere to stick it!

 

Please stick the homework sheet into your spelling record books.

Please make your sentences include subordinate clauses and try to vary their position each time.

REMEMBER TO USE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES TO LEARN THE SPELLINGS.

Spelling

Sentence

 

 vicious

 

 

malicious 

 

 

 gracious

 

 

 spacious

 

 

 suspicious

 

 

 ferocious

 

 

 ambitious

 

 

 nutritious

 

 

 capacious

 

 

 audacious

 

 

 

 

 

      Date:       Please stick your spelling sheet into your spelling record book.

Please make your sentences include subordinate clauses and try to vary their position each time.

REMEMBER TO USE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES TO LEARN THE SPELLINGS.

Spelling

Sentence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  We have almost everyone sharing in the Reading Roll of Honour this year. Please be reminded that we need an adult at home to sign the reading records when they have heard a child read. We check reading records on a Thursday during the day to save a rush on Friday! Thank you.

Finally, thank you to all those who support our children at home to practise skills, read regularly and to complete tasks. It does make a positive difference to children's learning.

 

 

 

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