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Home Learning - Hawks

Home Learning - Hawks

Well done to all those who completed the SAT practice packs over Easter. I am sending home some more work this weekend to keep boosting our confidence ready for May. These booklets do not have a time limit as they are just for revision. Again, please feel free to use them as you feel fit, either working through them together or talking through the answers afterwards.  

As before I will not be taking in the scores in from these, however those children who have completed the task will be rewarded with house points.

Thank you for your support in this,

Mrs Frances Smith


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. Studies have 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: We have covered all the new rules for Year 6 so we are now going back over some Year 5 objectives which may need revision. 

Suffix ‘ably’, ‘ibly’

The word endings ‘ably’ and ‘ibly’ can sound similar and are often confused.

  • A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a word to make another word.
  • The suffixes ‘ably/ibly’ form adverbs from verbs.
  • The suffix ‘ably’ is much more common than ‘ibly’.
  • Verbs are doing or action words (run, jump, shout).
  • Adverbs help describe verbs (run quickly, shout loudly).

 If the root word ends in ‘e’ it is often dropped before adding the suffix ‘ably’ (adore/adorably). 


The suffix ‘ably’ often leaves a recognisable root when dropped (comfortably/comfort).


ibly’ is much less common than ‘ably’.  Dropping the suffix often only leaves a stem (visibly/vis).



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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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