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2018 - 2019

Monday 21st January - Friday 25th January

English: complete the sheet using the correct co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

Spelling: learn to spell words using hypens - learn the rule to help you. 

Maths: practice your times tables by playing the games on TT Rock Stars. Can you be top of the leaderboard by Friday? 

Monday 14th January - Friday 18th January

English: complete the next Grammar Hammer please. 

Maths: complete the addition / subtraction revision. GO FOR 100% ACCURACY!

How resilient are you? Have a go at the 'True or False' questions. Have fun! 

Friday 30th November - Friday 7th December

Spelling: learn the rules for contractions. There will be a spelling test on Friday. 

Grammar: complete the next Grammar Hammer. 

Maths: this is our last week's trial for Times Table Rock Stars so practice, practice, practice! 

PSHE: emotional wellbeing and mental health is really important. Use the mental health advent calendar and complete each daily activity 

Contraction Word Mat

Wellbeing Calendar

Monday 19th November - Friday 23rd November

English: complete Grammar Hammer 7 please.

Spelling: plural practice. Complete the games on Education City please. Play a minimum of 5 GAMES please. 

Maths: play the set games on Times Tables Rock Stars (the link is in the 'times tables' section). Make sure you've got the correct school name (search for ST9 0BN or Wetley Rocks). Practice! Practice! Practice! 

Monday 12th November - Friday 16th November

English: complete Grammar Hammer 6 please. 

Spelling: learn to spell the next 5 words on the Yr5/6 list (amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached). Write each of the words in a sentence (you can write more than 1 in each). 

For an extra challenge, can you add a fronted adverb (for how, where, when) and a conjunction (and, but, so, or, because, until, which, when, before, after).  Without thinking, the ancient, amateur boxer climbed into the ring and fought the heavy weight champion - it was apparent that he was not going to win this one!

Maths: complete the BRONZE, SILVER / GOLD challenge on Education City.      HAPPY HOMEWORK smiley

Friday 22nd October - Friday 9th November (half term)

Spelling: revise all the words we have covered so far: silent letters / 'ough' words / words with the suffix 'ible' or 'able' / homophones. Rememeber that for some words, you need to know their meaning; for some you need to know the rule; and for some you need to know the tricky bit. 

English: complete the next Grammar Hammer (check 5). 

Maths: your challenge is to beat your times table score from last week. The first person to get a maximum score within the 5 minutes time will win a special prize! The only way to improve your times tables is practice, practice, practice! Spend at least 30 minutes on the Education City times tables games. I will be checking to see how much you've done! 

Complete the times table sheet as quickly as you can.

Come on Year 5 let's smash this! smiley


Monday 15th October - Friday 19th October

English: please complete the grammar hammer sheet (check 4) and the activities about homophones. 

Spelling: learn this week's spellings please (homophones). There will be a test next Monday. 

Maths: complete the times tables questions. 

Monday 8th October - Friday 12th October


Play the games on Education City please. The games this week focus on: 

1)  the use of 'it's and its'. Remember that 'it's' is short for 'it is'.

2) identifying fronted adverbs 

3) Finding information in a text. 


Learn this week's spellings please. The 'hot task' will be on Friday. 


Spend at least 30 minutes on the Times Tables games on Education City. Focus on just a coupld of times tables until you can say them without working them out! :) 

Monday 1st October - Monday 5th October


Grammar Hammer: complete challenge 3 please. 

Spelling: words with silent letters. There will be a 5 word 'hot task' spelling test on Friday. I've set some Education City games to help you practice. 














Maths: ordering numbers. Please complete the BRONZE, SILVER, or GOLD challenge which have been set on Education City. 


Monday 24th September - Friday 28th September

Spelling: this week's focus is words with the 'ough' letter string. There will be a 5 word test on Friday but NOT the same words as Monday. 

Grammar: complete Grammar Hammer 2 please. Research any questions you're not sure about. 

Maths: have a go at solving the maths challenge 'Twenty One' (HINT: use post its or piece of paper to make some numbers cards 1 to 13 and move these around / think about combinations of numbers that make 21).

PHSE: we are all special, important and unique. Complete the 'I am unique' sheet please. 



Monday 17th September - Friday 21st September

Spelling: use the spelling strategies we've learned about in class to learn this week's spellings. Remember that to be a successful speller, you need to practice little and often! We will have a progress test (hot task) in Friday's english lesson. 

Grammar: compete the first 'Grammar Hammer'. You might need to research some of the questions. 

Maths: we're revisiting our place value skills from Year 4. Play the games that have been set on Education City pleaase. 

Time Tables: I have set LOTS of Education City games which will be available for you to use as and when you need to practice the times tables you need to work on. 

You will need your homework books in school on Friday please. 

2017 - 2018

Monday 25th June - Friday 29th June

For this week's homework,

1) please use the text map to learn the model text for our newspaper article. Can you pretend you're delivering the news and 'report' it to people at home.

2) practise the song for the school production (words are on the Year 6 page).

Thanks smiley

Friday 15th June - Friday 22nd June: 

School production: Please learn the words for our song for the school production (Hee-Haw). The words can be found on the Year 6 class page. Many thanks. Year 5 will be 18th century villagers / farmers this year. 


- There will be a 10 word revision spelling test on Monday. 

- Learn the text map for our model text based on the Three Little Pigs. Pretend you are a newsreader and present it to someone at home - the better you can do this, the better your writing will be. Have fun! 

TEXT MAP - paragraphs 1-4

Monday 11th June - Friday 5th June

Literacy: learn this week's spellings please. There will be a test on Friday. Complete Grammar Hammer 12 please. 

Numeracy: complete the Education City games (shape / nets / multiplication facts)


Monday 4th June - Friday 8th June

Spelling: learn to spell the homophones please. There will be a test on Friday. 

Literacy: write each homophone in a 'wow' sentence - show off all of your skills! We will be looking at these in class on Friday. 

Numeracy: complete the revision game on Education City. Complete ALL games please. 


Friday 18th May - Friday 25th May

Grammar: complete Grammar Hammer check 11. Research any questions you're not sure about please. 

Spelling: learn the words that you spelt incorrectly from the cold task (words ending with ibly / ably).

Numeracy: complete both Education City games - there are learn screens to help if you need them. 


10mm = 1cm / 100cm = 1m / 1000m = 1km

1000g = 1kg

1000ml = 1l (litre)



Friday 11th May - Friday 18th May

Spelling: 5 new words will be given on Monday after our 'cold task' spelling test. There will be a 'hot task' spelling test on Friday. 

Literacy: Grammar Hammer 10. Research any questions you're not sure about. 

Numeracy: There are a number of learn screens to watch which will explain converting decimals to fractions / percentages / decimal place value. If you're not sure, watch these to improve your knowledge. 

Complete 3 games. There is a BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD challenge. 

Collective worship / PHSE: how are you an 'earth keeper'? How can we help to control / limit the use of plastic? Our ideas: don't have a plastic straw with a drink / refill a water bottle from the tap / re-use shopping bags / choose products which use less plastic. Let's try and be 'earth keepers' together! smiley


Friday 4th May - Friday 11th May

Spelling: learn the next 5 Year 5/6 words from the cold task spelling test.

Literacy: Grammar Hammer 9 (please do not stick this in)

Numeracy: Fractions / decimals Education City games. Choose a challenge (Bronze, Silver or Gold). Complete 3 games please (you can do more if you want to!) 

smiley Have a lovely, long weekend! 

Monday 30th April - Friday 4th May

Spelling: learn the 5 'tious' words. 

Grammar: complete check 8 Grammar Hammer.

Numeracy: choose a Suduko challenge / times table challenge - how fast can you complete the grid?

Friday 20th April - Friday 27th April

Spelling: learn to spell the 'cious' words that you got wrong in the test. There are 2 Education City games for 'tious' and 'cious' words. 

Project allotment: research how to grow potatoes. We will be planting next week. Create a mini information text / fact file about potatoes. Use at least 5 examples of relative clauses (which, who, whose, that) and parenthesis (extra information in brackets) in your fact file. 

Numeracy: various Education City tasks have been set. 

Have fun! smiley


Friday 16th March - Friday 23rd March

Numeracy: go through your Assertive Mentoring sheets with someone at home please. A new Sumdog competition has started today - let's try and win! smiley

Writing: compete the relative clause assessment please. 

Reading: complete the reading activity on Education City. 

Spelling: spend some time as many days as possible learning the next 5 spellings (correspond - desperate). Ask someone to test you to see what you've remembered. 

Friday 9th March - Friday 16th March

Numeracy: complete at least 2 out of the 4 challenges on equivalent fractions. A is the easiest and C is the hardest. 

A: Fish with Manu    B: Choc a Block    C: Button Bashers

Spelling: play both games to revise spelling suffixes (cian, sion, tion / ful, less, ly). 

Writing: play the games to practice using commas correctly for embedded clauses / parenthesis. 

Friday 16th February - Friday 2nd March

Spelling: Learn the next 10 words (category to convenience). 

Reading target: 25 minutes daily reading engage time!

Computing: complete the online safefy colour code activity. Think about how online experiences make you and others feel. Please do not stick this in your book. 

Numeracy: Have fun completing the Sudoku puzzle. There's a choice of easy or challenging!

Friday 2nd February - Friday 9th February

Literacy:  this week is a reading focus. Our class reading average is 23 minutes. Can we get it up to 25?

Numeracy: spend as much time as you can practising your times tables to get them faster! We have our times tables challege next week. Play the games on Sumdog or use the link below. 

Friday 26th January - Friday 2nd February


- Please complete the Accelerated Reader survey. Link: Yr 5 / Accelerated Reader.

- There are a variety of games on Education City which cover a range of skills. 


- Revise statistics using the Education City games.

Friday 19th January - Friday 26th January

Spelling: Learn the next 5 words off the Yr 5/6 spelling list (available - bruise). Learn the spellings from last week if you did not do this. Revise plurals by playing the Education City games. 

Numeracy: go through your Assertive Mentoring sheets please. 



Friday 12th January - Friday 19th January.

Collective worship: discuss with someone at home whether you've been Christened or Baptised. Discuss why this happened and what it means to you and your family. 

Literacy: learn the text map for our persuasive text: "The Monstrous Mummy App". Practice saying the text and perform it at home for someone. 

Spelling: learn to spell the first 10 words from the Year 5/6 list (accomodate - attached). Remember highlighted words were correct in the test).

Numeracy: can you solve the magic square problems, and make your own! Some pupils have times tables as a target (anyone who is not scoring 110 in the times table challenge). I've set Education City games for these pupils which will last all term. 

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Monday 8th January - Friday 12th January

Literacy: complete the sheet about co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions. 

Numeracy: complete the place value activities on Education City. 


Friday 8th December - Friday 15th December

Numeracy: we are entered into the National Sumdog competition which starts today! Remember that accuracy is super important as you only have 1000 questions!

Spelling: the year 3/4 spelling test will be next Tuesday. 

Grammar: complete the Education City on relative clauses / relative pronouns. 

Friday 1st December - Friday 8th December


- continue to learn the spellings from the Year 3/4 list. There will be a test before Christmas and we'll be moving on to the Year 5/6 list after Christmas. 

- Plural revision (adding s / es / ies / changing y to i). Play the games on Education to revise making words plural. 

Numeracy: go through your Assertive Mentoring maths sheets please. 


Friday 24th November - Friday 1st December

Maths: take part in the SUMDOG competition. Answers the questions really carefully!

Literacy:  complete the Education City tasks please (verb-subject agreement / identify the subordinate clause (the clause that doesn't make sense by itself) / homophones / noun revision). 

Spelling: revise adding the suffix 'ible / able' (Education City). 

Friday 17th November - Friday 24th November

Numeracy: use the link to play the factors / multiples game. Challenge someone at home! If you want to play the 'biggest chain challenge', my score to beat is 39 smiley

Complete the Education City game on prime numbers (numbers with only 2 factors: itself and 1).

Literacy: complete the Grammar Hammer sheet please. Research any terms you're unsure about. 


Friday 10th November - Friday 17th November

Spelling: please practice and learn to spell the words from the Yr 3/4 list in column 3. 

Grammar: complete the Grammar Hammer task. These will be stuck into your literacy books. 

Numeracy: go through your assertive mentoring sheets. Practice / investigate any questions you got wrong. 

Times tables: spend some time playing the games on Education City / Sumdog to improve your times table challenge score. 

Friday 3rd November - Friday 10th November

Numeracy: complete the games on Education City for factors and x 10,100,1000. 

Spelling: complete the tasks for words ending in 'ible / able'. Practice the second column of the Year 3/4 words. 

Writing: complete the sentences using the given conjunctions (words that link 2 clauses). 



Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November

Spelling / literacy: find the words with silent letters, practice any you can't spell and write each word in a sentence. Extra challenge: use a fronted adverb and a conjunction eg As the autumn sun set, the courageous knight fell off his horse and ended up in a knot, as a result he cried until sunrise. 

Geography:  draw your island on the grid; use symbols to add features and list where these are using 2, 4 or 6 figure grid references. Write your Eastings along the top of the grid, and the Northings down the right hand side. 

Numeracy: spend 30 minutes practicing your times tables on Education City or Sumdog. 

Half term homework:

Keep up the times table practice please. 

Complete your Christmas card art project. 

Happy half term! smiley

Friday 13th October - Friday 20th October

Spelling: complete the Education City tasks on 'ough' words and words with silent letters. 

Numeracy: complete the rounding games on Education City. 

Monday 9th October to Friday 13th October

Spelling: we have been learning the 'ough' letter string. Can you make your way around the word maze! There will be a spelling text on the first column of the Year 3/4 words on Friday. 

Writing:  we will be writing an information text about a fictional animal this week. Talk to someone at home about your animal and complete your planning grid. Can you remember the different ways to start a sentence? I can't wait to read your fact files!


Go through your Assertive Mentoring weekly challenges and discuss with someone at home where you've gone wrong. Can you correct any answers? 

Our times table scores are getting better and better! Keep practising using the games on Education City. 


Monday 2nd October to Friday 6th October

RE: complete the word search 'The Good Shepherd'. 

Numeracy: complete the sheet on ordering numbers. Choose A, B OR C. 

TIP: to find a halfway point, add the 2 numbers together and divide by 2. 

Literacy: spend 5-10 minutes each day practicing the Year 3/4 spellings - choose 5 more words. Test yourself on the words you learned last week to see if you can still spell them. 

Complete the activity for using it's (it is / it has) and its.

Friday 22nd September to Friday 29th September


1) Practice your times tables using the games on Education City. 

2) Complete the 'ordering numbers' challenge on Education City. There are 4 levels of challenge: numbers up to 999; numbers up to 999,999; numbers up to 1,000,000; and decimals with 3 decimal places. Choose your challenge!


1) Ensure that you are reading regularly at home. 

2) Spend ten minutes each day practicing the spellings from the Year 3/4 word list. 

3) Play the games on Education City to revise the use of apostrophes. 

Have fun smiley


Monday 11th September - Friday 15th September


Times tables are really important for success in maths. Practice your target times tables on Education City. These games will be available for the whole half term. Your target is to improve your score / time.

Don't forget that Sumdog is still working and and topmarks are great sites to use. Have fun!