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Home Learning - Hawks

Home Learning - Hawks

Home learning set 16.6.17

We are currently rehearsing our production of ‘Darwin Rocks’. For this week’s home learning please find out anything you can about Charles Darwin. You can present your information in any way you wish.

Due in Friday 23rd June

Reading:  Please learn your song words and lines for next week.

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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