Star of the week
Congratulations to Eleni for being awarded the star of the week certificate this week. Eleni has been working incredibly hard within maths and it is so pleasing to see her hard efforts beginning to materialise and her confidence grow. Well done Eleni, keep up the great work!
This week's Homework in Year 5 and 6
- A Grammar worksheet (Up to 20 minutes)
- A maths activity (Up to 40 minutes)
- Times Table Rockstars (Up to 30 minutes)
- Read Theory quizzes (Up to 30 minutes)
- A list of 10 spellings to practice
*Please refer to Policies for further details
Year 5 spellings
vegetable, vehicle, bruise, soldier, stomach, recommend, leisure, privilege, occur, neighbour .
Year 6 spellings
minibus, miniskirt, minicam, minibeast, minicab, minimum, microscope, microchip, microphone.
On Wednesday 5th December 2018, four talented mathematicians in year 6 were selected to go the semi-final of the maths competition at Explore Learning and were given three challenges to complete in 55 minutes.
The team of George, Annabel, Joely and Francis worked well as a team, sharing their ideas of the brainteasing questions. The challenge was to find a way that a number is made by adding together the numbers on the fold of the number line (1-200).
Francis said,” It was brilliant to think deeply about the questions and to work with an excellent team.”
Joely said,” It was an amazing experience to make it to the semi-finals.”
Annabel said,” It was great that we got to take part of the event.”
Finally, George said,” It was fun and exciting to get a feel of what secondary maths equations are like.”
Just a quick reminder that planners should be signed by the child's guardian, it is good preparation for when they go to secondary school. Planners should be used by the children for various reasons such as recording homework and reading, extra-curricular clubs they attend and any other information they deem to be relevant.
Times table rockstars (TTR) and Read Theory
TTR is fantastic for the children recalling their multiplication and division skills. If these skills are cemented then it will help with their overall maths. I will regularly be setting 'Battle of the Bands' competitions e.g. girls vs boys, Year 5 vs Year 6 etc.
Read Theory is a website we have recently introduced. It is a website to assist with their reading comprehension and we are already seeing the benefits with the pupils using it.