Houghton Primary School

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Home Learning - Owls

 This week's home learning: 

Home Learning

 Set 7.2.2020

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- This week we have been making sure we are spelling our topic words correctly: Arctic, Antarctic, polar bear, arctic tern, seal, producer, consumer, predator, prey, food chain. 

 Mathletics: Log on to www.mathletics.co.uk to find your personalised homework

Maths -  Times Tables will be given out on Fridays and tested on the following Friday.

The format has changed slightly this term to include related division facts (see below). The children have practiced this in school.

  times table

 X 6

Mild Medium Spicy

Please choose the level you are most comfortable with.

The 6  times table out of order.

E.g.  4 x 6 =

     7 x 6=

     3 x 6 =


The  6 times table out of order, plus related division facts.

E.g.  4 x 6 =

  18  divided by 6 =

 As medium, plus missing number problems.

E.g.   6 x 6= 

  24 divided by 6=

  __ divided by 6 = 10


Key Stage 2 Home Learning

In Key Stage 2 we will be setting home learning tasks each week in reading, spelling and maths. Home learning tasks will be set on Fridays, posted on our class webpage.

Reading: Every day

Spelling: practised as frequently as required

Times Tables: practised as frequently as required

Mathletics: 3 activities a week

I will talk to the children about their ‘home learning’ each week so that they know what they are doing. Some time the activities will be revising a concept, sometimes the activities will be practising something we are currently learning, sometimes the activities will be extending their learning.

Reading: At least 20 minutes a day. We will be regularly talking to your child about their reading and monitoring our AR system to ensure that children are reading regularly at home as well as at school.

 In addition to the books on the AR system your child may read as many books as they wish- the more the better! If your child reads a book from home and would like to do a quiz on it, please send the book into school and we will be very pleased for them to take a quiz. They may also quiz on books that you have read together or books that you have read to them, perhaps for a bedtime story.

Please help your child by encouraging them to read quality books that they enjoy:fiction and non-fiction. It also helps to discuss the book and any unfamiliar words they come across with you. 

Mathletics: Please login to the system at www.mathletics.co.uk, to access the tasks set for your child. Your child’s personal username and password are stuck into the back of their reading diaries.

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.

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