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Home Learning - Hawks

This week's Home Learning:

Home learning set 12th October

For your homework this week and over half term we would like you to find out about the moon. You could investigate the moon landing of July 1969 and those who followed and produce fact files on the astronauts or space craft used; find out more facts about the moon to add to those you learnt in class; think about big questions such as ‘Do we really need the moon?’ and find out about its effect on the planet Earth; you might even want to write a poem or song to or about the moon. We look forward to seeing your lunar creations.

Due in 29th October

This week our classroom has been invade by strange alien beings both large...

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small...

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and totally adorable.

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Some of our previous home learning projects

Sports Morning Sept 023

Super models

Sports Morning Sept 024

Yummy meteor cakes

Sports Morning Sept 026

Spellings:

This week we have been working on words which have unstressed vowels. The pupils have selected 5 of these for their own personal spellings as well as 5 words from the National Curriculum year 5/6 list. Please help your child to learn their list ready for a test in school on Friday 2nd Nov.

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: 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.

New tasks are set weekly so always log on and check you account.

Please note that where pupils have received a low score the task may be reset so that learning may be consolidated. If you have found a task difficult please ask in school for assistance.

Times Table Challenge:

A confident and fast recall of all times table facts up to and including 12 X 12 will help your child immensely this year and in the future. Until half term, Year 6 will be taking part in a times table challenge. Each pupil will be given ten minutes to complete 144 questions covering times tables up to 12 X 12. Each week we will record their scores and speed and they will take home their sheets so they can learn any facts which they do not know.

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I know some of my times tables but I have gaps in my knowledge.

I can answer all the times tables questions, but I am having to work some out which slows me down.

I can recall all times table facts quickly and accurately. I know them all by heart.

Please ask me if you have any questions relating to home learning or if you need any resources. 

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