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.
TT Rockstars Battle and spelling practice.
Tuesday - 2/4/19
Please spend atleast 20 minutes on times tables rockstars! Currently, the Year 5's are hammering the Year 6's in Battle of the Bands but there are two more full days left to turn it around...
My Mini Maths
Tonight is the last night of the Battle of the Bands. Currently, the Year 6's are approximately 300 points ahead: 19160 to 18862.
Can the Year 5's pull it back?
The children have got their recent assessments. For a gauge of pass marks, the following applied last year for these tests (Year 6):
Maths - Combined total of 60 for all three papers was the expected standard.
SPAG - A combined total of 38 for the test and spelling was the expected standard.
Reading - A score of 26 or above was the expected standard.
Over half-term, please could you spend some time going through your papers and looking at areas where you've made errors and practising these areas in the CGP book. E.g. if you have made errors on fractions, have a go at some fractions questions in the CGP book or on the My Mini Maths website (the link is above on Wednesday's homework).
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).