Class Homework

We have been spending a while revising some of our old spellings and looking at spelling rules to help us. We have found that often, the last consonant of a vowel is doubled to keep a short vowel sound, and that a y is changed to i when adding a suffix.
 
This week, our spellings are:
 
relevant
restaurant
remonstrate
revelation
revolution
readjust
referee
reflect
reflection
profession
prototype
proposition
programme
popularity
prospective
pronunciation
prosecute
production
 
We have been looking them up in a dictionary to clarify their meaning and trying to use them in sentences.
Week begining 11th February
 
For the past couple of weeks in spelling, we have been concentrating on plurals. We have learnt that you never need to use an apostrophe to show plurals.
 
We are now moving on to the tricky 'ie' 'ei' graphemes. Ms Fas is calling this the 'Old MacDonald' unit... Anyone get it?
 
The spellings will be:
 
piece
review
fiery
chief
pierce
mischief
medieval
obedient
shield
patient
view
ancient
glacier
ceiling
receipt
deceit
neighbour
sovereign
height
neither
Week beginning 21st January
 
In spelling, Year 5 have been exploring the etymology of words this week and have been given a special task of researching the etymology of their name. We have been learning all about the different influences of the English language; it's been fascinating! We have learned that some of the spelling 'rules' we know don't apply to some words due to their etymology.
 
Because we have no new spellings, we are going to focus on revising the ones we have already been given throughout the year. 
 
We will still need to practise times tables and related division facts - it's been especially apparent how important they are with our recent fraction work!
 
Please keep up your reading and remember to bring in your reading record every week to get signed by Ms Fas or Mrs Fisher!
Week beginning January 14th 2019
 
Wow! Year 5 did amazingly well on their spellings last week! Every person in the class managed to get at least 8/10 for their tricky homophone work. Keep it up! 
 
We will be continuing to ask that children read their reading books weekly and have their reading record signed by an adult at home. If they have finished their book, why not try some of our Follow-up Reading Activities on our class page? There are loads of fun ideas to try!
 
For this spelling unit, we are focusing on tricky word endings: able and ible. 
 
horrible
terrible
possible
edible
reversible
invincible
legible
forgivable
disposable
enjoyable
valuable
breakable
identifiable
incredible
sensible
reliable
respectable
agreeable
enviable
 
Our times tables knowledge still needs a bit of work. We need to be able to re-call the times tables and their related division facts. We are noticing how important it is when doing our fraction work. The pass mark we are aiming for is 16/20.
 
Week beginning January 7th 2019
 
Welcome back, everyone! We will be continuing to ask that children read their reading books weekly and have their reading record signed by an adult at home. If they have finished their book, why not try some of our Follow-up Reading Activities on our class page? There are loads of fun ideas to try!
 
For this spelling unit, we are focusing on homophones. The spellings for this week are in bold: 
 
For her honeymoon, Ms Fas would love to go to the isle of Bali.
The crisp aisle at Tesco is Ms Fas's favourite place in the world. 
When you are checking your work, you should read it aloud to make sure it makes sense. 
You are not allowed to swing on your chair - it isn't safe and it drives Ms Fas mad!
Not having breakfast can affect your concentration at school.
Global Warming has had a huge effect on the weather in the UK.
The herd of sheep were blocking the road. 
Have you heard the news?
You have to leave your past behind you.
I passed the tray of cakes to Mrs Fisher.
 
Remember, you will need to be able to understand which one to use so I have put them in sentences to help you!
Week beginning 15th October 2018
 
Children have been asked to do the following:
 
- Read their reading books - 10 minutes a day. Reading records will be collected on a Tuesday. Please try and read with your children and sign their record at least once a week! They have been asked to comment and sign their reading record too. If they have finished their book, have a look at the Reading ideas page for follow-up activities.

 - Practise their tables and related division facts. We are currently revising all of the x tables and their related division facts.

 - Practise their spellings. We are currently revising the Year 3/4 Spelling list and we will test the children on all of the spellings covered so far.

In our efforts to broaden the children's vocabulary, we are also encouraging them to try and apply these words in their day-to-day language (where possible!). 

 

Week beginning 8th October 2018
 
Children have been asked to do the following:
 
- Read their reading books - 10 minutes a day. Reading records will be collected on a Tuesday. Please try and read with your children and sign their record at least once a week! They have been asked to comment and sign their reading record too. If they have finished their book, have a look at the Reading ideas page for follow-up activities.

 - Practise their tables and related division facts. We are currently revising all of the x tables and their related division facts.

 - Practise their spellings. We are currently revising the Year 3/4 Spelling list and the spellings are the following:

  • straight
  • strange
  • strength
  • suppose
  • surprise
  • therefore
  • though
  • although
  • thought
  • through
  • various
  • weight
  • woman
  • women
  • favourite
  • position

In our efforts to broaden the children's vocabulary, we are also encouraging them to try and apply these words in their day-to-day language (where possible!). 

 

Week beginning 1st October 2018
 
Children have been asked to do the following:
 
- Read their reading books - 10 minutes a day. Reading records will be collected on a Tuesday. Please try and read with your children and sign their record at least once a week! They have been asked to comment and sign their reading record too. If they have finished their book, have a look at the Reading ideas page for follow-up activities.

 - Practise their tables and related division facts. We are currently revising all of the x tables and their related division facts.

 - Practise their spellings. We are currently revising the Year 3/4 Spelling list and the spellings are the following:

  • possession
  • possess
  • possible
  • potatoes
  • probably
  • promise
  • quarter
  • question
  • recent
  • regular
  • reign
  • remember
  • sentence
  • separate
  • special

In our efforts to broaden the children's vocabulary, we are also encouraging them to try and apply these words in their day-to-day language (where possible!). 

 

Week beginning 24th September 2018
 
Children have been asked to do the following:
 
- Read their reading books - 10 minutes a day. Reading records will be collected on a Tuesday. Please try and read with your children and sign their record at least once a week! They have been asked to comment and sign their reading record too. If they have finished their book, have a look at the Reading ideas page for follow-up activities.

 - Practise their tables and related division facts. We are currently revising all of the x tables and their related division facts.

 - Practise their spellings. We are currently revising the Year 3/4 Spelling list and the spellings are the following:

  • material
  • medicine
  • mention
  • minute
  • natural
  • naughty
  • notice
  • occasion
  • occasionally
  • often
  • opposite 
  • ordinary
  • particular
  • peculiar
  • perhaps
  • popular
We have also included some from our Vocabulary bank this week:
  • developed
  • forged
  • devoted
  • recruitment

In our efforts to broaden the children's vocabulary, we are also encouraging them to try and apply these words in their day-to-day language (where possible!). 

We have given the children a book to do any homework in. The children are allowed to decorate their book in a theme of their choice. There will be a prize next week for the most creative designs!

Week beginning 17th September 2018
 
Children have been asked to do the following:
 
- Read their reading books - 10 minutes a day. Reading records will be collected on a Tuesday. Please try and read with your children and sign their record at least once a week! They have been asked to comment and sign their reading record too. If they have finished their book, have a look at the Reading ideas page for follow-up activities.

 - Practise their tables and related division facts. We are currently revising our 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 x tables and related division facts.

 - Practise their spellings. We are currently revising the Year 3/4 Spelling list and the spellings are the following:

  • February
  • forwards
  • fruit
  • grammar
  • group
  • guard
  • guide
  • heard
  • heart
  • height
  • history
  • imagine
  • increase
  • important
  • interest
  • island
  • knowledge
  • learn
  • length
  • library

In our efforts to broaden the children's vocabulary, we are also encouraging them to try and apply these words in their day-to-day language (where possible!). 

Week beginning 10th September 2018
 
Children have been asked to do the following:
 
- Read their reading books - 10 minutes a day. Reading records will be collected on a Tuesday. Please try and read with your children and sign their record at least once a week! They have been asked to comment and sign their reading record too. If they have finished their book, have a look at the Reading ideas page for follow-up activities.

 - Practise their tables and related division facts. We are currently revising our 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 x tables and related division facts.

 - Practise their spellings. We are currently revising the Year 3/4 Spelling list and the spellings are the following:

  • continue
  • decide
  • describe
  • different
  • difficult
  • disappear
  • early
  • earth
  • eight/eighth
  • enough
  • exercise
  • experience
  • experiment
  • extreme
  • famous

In our efforts to broaden the children's vocabulary, we are also encouraging them to try and apply these words in their day-to-day language (where possible!). 

 The children have also been playing this game at school to help broaden their knowledge of the counties of England. So far, their class score is 46/48! Have a go and see how many you can get! :-)

https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/englandgeocounties
 
Week beginning 3rd September 2018
 
Welcome back! Children have been asked to do the following:
 
- Read their reading books - 10 minutes a day. Reading records will be collected on a Tuesday. Please try and read with your children and sign their record at least once a week! They have been asked to comment and sign their reading record too. If they have finished their book, have a look at the Reading ideas page for follow-up activities.

 - Practise their tables and related division facts. We are currently revising our 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 x tables and related division facts.

 - Practise their spellings. We are currently revising the Year 3/4 Spelling list and the spellings are the following:

  • accidentally
  • actually
  • address
  • answer
  • appear
  • arrive
  • believe
  • bicycle
  • breath
  • breathe
  • build
  • busy
  • calendar
  • caught
  • centre
  • century
  • certain
  • circle
  • complete
  • consider

In our efforts to broaden the children's vocabulary, we are also encouraging them to try and apply these words in their day-to-day language (where possible!). See how many accidentally appear in your busy calendar - it's certain you will be surprised!

 The children have also been playing this game at school to help broaden their knowledge of the counties of England. So far, their class score is 46/48! Have a go and see how many you can get! :-)

https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/englandgeocounties