Houghton Primary School

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Home Learning - Hawks

This week's Home Learning:


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. We are challenging the class to all get to 20+ minutes reading! We are so,so close!

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 your account. If you do not have access to the internet, please make us aware so we can arrange time in school for pupils to take advantage of this excellent tool. 

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. 

Spellings: Next week we are focusing on building words from the roots, 'form', 'trust' and 'part'- how many words can you build and can you work out what word class they are?

happiness 9 340

last weeks words:

artificial, partial, initial, social, superficial 

material, menial, industrial, jovial, trivial

cautious, delicious, previous, obvious, furious

Previous word patterns: en, ify, ate

darken, weaken, lighten, soften, roughen

classify, electrify, dignify, notify, notify, justify

captivate, dedicate, stimulate, notate, evacuate 

As well as these we are working through the Year 5/6 spelling list which can be found following the following link.    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf 

spellings 1 12 340

Working on our spelling skills.

Times tables Next week the children will be working on facts relating to their 6 x tables. These questions are designed to be undertaken at speed using mental methods of computation. 


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


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