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Home Learning - Hawks

Home Learning - Hawks

Home learning set 20.7.17 for Hawks in waiting (Current Year 5 Class)

Dear Years 4 and 5,

Over the summer we would like you to complete one or two of the activities below in preparation for our topic next term. We will be doing lots of geography and history, looking at modern Egypt and finding out all about the country’s amazing history. If you need any paper or resources to complete these activities please ask.

Bring in your projects when you return to school in September as we may display your work in the classrooms.

We hope you have a fantastic break,

From Mrs Culpin and Mrs Smith

Visit The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (or similar exhibition) and look at their Egyptian artefacts. Draw some pictures of your favourite object and find out a few facts about it. Find out about the temperature in Egypt. Record the temperature in your hometown and Cairo for a week. Think how you could display this information. Investigate the food of Egypt. Make a menu for a typical modern Egyptian meal or an Ancient Egyptian meal. You could even try preparing a simple course to try with the help of an adult.
The Egyptians wrote using a system called hieroglyphics. Find out about how these worked. Can you write your name or a secret message using them? Investigate Egyptian patterns/ art work and create a design which could have adorned an Egyptian wall. Enrol and complete the Cambridgeshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge. Bring in your medal and completed booklet to show us. 
Continue with your Mathletics.  We will present the certificates you achieve in September.  Can you make the leader’s board and take a screenshot?

What languages are spoken in modern Egypt? Can you learn a few words or useful phrases which would come in handy on a holiday there?

Find a postcard or photograph from somewhere you visit this summer. Describe the weather and geography of the area and present this information in an interesting way.

Reading: In school we regularly talk to your child about their reading and monitor their engagement using our AR system which helps us to ensure that your children are reading regularly at home as well as at school. Please help your child by encouraging them to read quality books and by making time to discuss any unfamiliar words they come across with you. 

Mathletics: Please login to the system to access the tasks set and use this to revise any areas in Maths that your child feels they need extra support with. This week we are offering a housepoint bonus to the class with the most certificates so get revising and win housepoints while you study.

Studies have consistently  proved that children who engage regularly with Mathletics do significantly better in their assessments so please take advantage of this wonderful tool. If you encourage your child to complete more tasks and they gain a certificate these will be awarded in our Key Stage Assembly on Thursdays.

On reviewing our attainment on Mathletics I have reset any activities which have had low scores so that you can have another go. Please then try to use Mathletics to support you in any areas of Maths that you feel you need extra help with.

Spellings: There are no new spellings to learn this week


Mild Medium Spicy


X Table Challenge

Halves and quarters of whole numbers.


Quarter of 260

Half of 112

Calculating fractions of whole and decimals numbers.


Half of 528.4

1/3 of 1200 

Finding fractions of larger numbers.


4/6 of 3,600,000

2/11 of 8,800,000

7/9 of 8.100.000


Finding percentages of larger whole numbers


70% of 1,500

45% of 36,000

99% of 4,900,000

Times Table challenge: Brilliant news, those of us who now know our times tables have a new challenge! Each week we will all start from mild and work our way up applying our times tables knowledge to answer increasingly complex fractions and percentage problems.Remember we are always looking for the easy ways to calculate the questions, so remember to look for quick methods and to simplify larger numbers and readjust. To start with it will be tough but each time it will get easier and quicker as we grow our minds and become more confident and experienced. Good Luck everyone! 


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