Homework, 29.11.13

Hi everyone.

We have had a really busy week but I have been so impressed by your English this week. Your poems you wrote were fantastic.  In Maths we have been learning about fractions, so if you need an excuse why not have a pizza or a cake for tea and think about how you can share it with the family! What fraction do you all eat?

We will be cutting up and making some pizzas of our own next week so don’t forget to get your parents to sign your homework book if you want to eat some of your hard work!

Homework this week is set out below.  Have a great weekend.


We continue to learn the rules of writing words as plurals.























Write sentences, changing them from using the singular form to plural and vice versa.


Play the fraction game.  Remember if a fraction is equal to 1 whole the numerator (top number) and denominator (bottom number) will be the same.  E.g.  4/4 = 1, 8/8 =1


Homework, 22.11.13.

Hello Horse Chestnut Class. I really enjoyed reading your letters this week. You all had such an exciting weekend. Activities ranged from football matches, birthday parties, christenings and trips to Euro-Disney. One person even popped over to South Africa!!! I think you might all need a rest this weekend, but so that you don’t get too bored I have listed this week’s homework below….
All groups have the same spellings this week as we are looking at exceptions to the rules when spelling plurals.

Singular Plural
Mouse Mice
Goose Geese
Child Children
Fungus Fungi
Die Dice
Tooth Teeth
Sheep Sheep

Homework, due back Wednesday 27th November 2013

English- Reread the descriptive passage from “Treason” Finish the drawing you have started to show the image the passage created in your head. Please colour it carefully. If you have time, think about powerful words and phrases that would describe the image.

Please return your picture to me without scrunching it up!!!

Maths- See the separate sheet. You will need a ruler and sharp pencil to draw an accurate bar chart. Remember to give your graph a title and label the axis.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

Homework 15.11.13

Wow! You all looked amazing today. Well done to everyone who wore spots, baked cakes and ate the cakes. You have all worked hard to raise money for Children in Need. We also celebrated our Golden Assembly. Well done to Benedict, our Handwriting Star and to George and J.P. our Stars of the Week.

Thank you to all the parents who came into Parents’ Evening this week. It was great to meet so many of you. Please remember the door is always open so please feel free to pop in.

Homework this week is set out below.

Homework for Friday 15th November 2013 due back on Wednesday 20th November.

Spellings are plurals of words which end in s, sh, ch, ss, x and zz. (Hissing and buzzing words.)

Plurals of Hissing and buzzing words add es
Spellings to be tested on Friday 22nd November 2013
Patches Foxes Octopuses
Lunches Boxes Geniuses
Buzzes Brushes Hoaxes
Pushes Witches Sandwiches
Taxes Churches Beaches
Losses Glasses Quizzes
Crosses Bushes Pitches
Dishes Wishes Businesses
Sincerely Sincerely Sincerely
faithfully Faithfully Faithfully

English- using the skills we have practiced this week, write me a letter telling me all about the exciting things you have been doing this weekend, (make it up if you want to!!!) Remember to write the address, date and correct ending in the appropriate place.

Must include address, date and correct ending.
Should explain the reason for writing
Could use formal connectives

Maths – Design a subtraction poster. You can show different ways to take away: counting on and column subtraction. You could include different words that mean subtract. Can you write a word problem with a subtraction calculation? Can you show how we use addition to check our answers?

Have a great weekend.

Back to School

Hi everyone, welcome back! I hope you all had a fab half term and are all fully rested and ready to go! We have lots to pack into this term and you have made a great start this week. Well done everyone. You have all worked hard on your assessments this week and it has really paid off.

Homework this week is set out below. I have asked the children to take every opportunity to add numbers in their heads this weekend, whether it be adding up the bill in the shops or racing an adult to answer an addition sum in the car please keep using your addition strategies we have learnt. In Spellings over the next few weeks we will be looking at how words change when they are in their plural form. This week we are looking at words ending in y.
Homework Friday 8th November due in on Wednesday 13th November.

English- We have been looking at choosing the best words to make our writing interesting and exciting. Complete the sheet on Powerful verbs by choosing the best word to complete the sentence. Write the sentences in your book with your neatest joined writing.

Maths – Use an old shopping receipt to find 5 items of shopping. Try to add the prices together in your head to find a total cost of your 5 items. Write notes to record each step in your homework book. How much change would you get from £20.00 (if any??)


Pluralisation of words ending in y
Carries Cries Puppies
Cries Relies Worries
Marries Spies Parties
Relies Cities Relies
Spies Worries Tries
Tries Jellies Babies
Fairies Fairies Fairies
Donkeys Donkeys Donkeys
Plays Plays Plays
Monkeys Monkeys Monkeys

I know lots of you are planning to go to the fireworks this weekend so have a fantastic time and stay safe. I’m really sorry I won’t be there but can’t wait to hear all about it on Monday. Have a great weekend.