Due to quite a few children missing homework deadlines, homework will now be handed in the following day. If this is an issue due to clubs or commitments outside of school, please send a note in the following day explaining that another evening is required and this will be fine.
Please read the following before completing the CGP homework books:
With the Grammar and Maths CGP books, the children will be set pages to complete. After completing the pages, the children are to mark their answers using the answer sheets provided at the back of the books. It is up to you, as a parent, whether you would like to mark their work as I know that evenings are often packed full of clubs etc, leaving little time for marking homework. The onus is really on the children to independently mark their own work and complete any errors they have made, clearly indicating that it has been corrected. The answer sheets can also be removed so that the children don't have access to them whilst working out questions; again, this is something to be discussed/decided at home.
Finally, please could you ensure that you sign the page (parent signature) to make it clear that the work has been completed as set out above before it is handed back in at school.
If you have struggled with any questions, clearly label them and myself or Ms Binns will go through them with you the following morning or afternoon.
This term, the children are to work through their Maths and SPAG CGP books with the aim being to have them completed by the end of the term. There may be the occasional section that hasn't been covered (like metric conversions) but almost every topic should have been covered by now.
Furthermore, the Year 6's should go over and recap key areas that are difficult in certain topics, such as fractions, with a view to revising for the upcoming tests.
There is no set time for when to do this as I'm aware children have clubs etc throughout the week so I am leaving it up to the children/parents to organise the time to do this.
THE BOOK CHALLENGE:
These are books recently classified as classics. Your challenge is to see how many you can read this year. Anyone who manages to read them all will get a £10 voucher at the end of the year from me! We might even extend this to all finishers! You'll be able to find some of the books in school and they will definitely be at your local library or even at home.
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Five Children and It by E Nesbit
The Railway Children by E Nesbit
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Treasure Island by RL Stevenson
Peter Pan by JM Barrie
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
After you have read each book, write a short book review giving a summary of the story and your favourite thing about the book. This will help recommend some of the books to other children in the class.
Other useful links to websites to use at home:
(Nrich Level 2 problems are Year 5/6 problems. Level 3 problems move into year 7 and will be suitable for children who excel in Maths).