Year 5 & 6 Homework

16 July 2021

Posted on Friday 16 July 2021 by Nicky Russell

This week, I know how to make healthy choices is the Talk Time homework.

As a continuation of our physical health and mental wellbeing learning in Living and Learning, and having reflected on our own health, we now want to explore healthy choices we can make.

At home, you could talk about the healthy choices you could make for:

Next week, each class will share what choices we can make, reflecting on whether they want to adopt any of the choices shared by their classmates to improved their own health.

09 July 2021 – Times Tables

Posted on Friday 09 July 2021 by Mr Mills

Continue to focus on all the times tables. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12 x 12. Here are a few examples of the kinds of questions children could be asked and the type of questions children could be practising in addition to the times table facts:

0.6 x 4

40 x 50=

56 ÷ 8 =

280 ÷ 2 =

09 July 2021

Posted on Friday 09 July 2021 by Nicky Russell

I can share my views about health

Each year, we ask you to complete a short health questionnaire.  Your views can help us to become happier and healthier.

Parents/carers: please complete this survey with your child and comment at the end. Please submit before 16 July 2021.

If you need a paper copy, please request one from your child’s class teacher.

02 July 2021 – Times Tables

Posted on Friday 02 July 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, we will focus on all the times tables. Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 07 July 2021. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12 x 12. Here are a few examples of the kinds of questions children could be asked and the type of questions children could be practising in addition to the times table facts:

0.6 x 4

40 x 50=

56 ÷ 8 =

280 ÷ 2 =

02 July 2021

Posted on Friday 02 July 2021 by Nicky Russell

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I know the key vocabulary from our Design and Technology topic.

We’re in the middle of our Design and Technology topic, the children should have now come across most of the following vocabulary:

Y1,2

• design – a plan or drawing showing what something will look like before it is made
• design criteria – the things a product must have to be successful
• design brief – a description of what a new product should do
• base – the bottom part of an object; the part on which something rests
• evaluate – to decide, after careful consideration, how good or bad something is
• structure – a combination of materials and/or parts to create a 3d shape
• stable – something that is unlikely to fall down or collapse
• freestanding – something that stands up by itself
• plan – to think about and decide how you’re going to do something

Y3,4

• product – something that is designed and made to be sold
• function – the purpose of something
• design process – the series of steps that need to happen for a product to go from an idea to a finished product
• design criteria – the precise features a product must have in order to be successful
• prototype – an early sample or model of a product used to evaluate a design
• component – a part that combines with other parts to make something eg a machine or a piece of equipment
• annotated sketch – a detailed sketch labelled with notes (eg dimensions, materials)
• exploded diagram – a drawing that shows the individual components or parts of a product and how they fit together
• mechanism – a number of parts or components working together, usually as part of a machine

Y5,6

• design process – the series of steps that need to happen for a product to go from an idea to a finished product
• design criteria – the precise features a product must have in order to be successful
• cross-sectional diagram – a drawing which ‘slices through’ an object to see some of the features inside
• computer-aided design (CAD) – a way of drawing on a computer to visualise designs and simulating them to see how they work
• innovative – a new or original idea about how something can be done
• sustainable material – obtained from renewable sources and do not damage the environment when produced
• dimensions – measurement of something in a particular direction, eg height, length, width
• aesthetic – pleasing in appearance
• reinforce – to strengthen or support

Discuss these words together:

• Can your child explain to you what they mean?
• Can they use any of them in a sentence?
• Can they suggest how some of the words link together?
• Can they tell you about the learning in school which linked to a certain word?

Next week, each class will reflect on this topic vocabulary and what they have learnt this half term. Prepare your child with explanations of as many words as possible.

25 June 2021 – Times Tables

Posted on Friday 25 June 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, we will focus on all the times tables.
Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 01 July 2021. Make sure you have a very quick recall
of the multiplication facts up to the 12 x 12.
Here are a few examples of the kinds of questions children could be asked and the type of questions
children could be practising in addition to the times table facts:
24,000 ÷ 6
60 x 80
63 ÷ 9 =
280 ÷ 4 =

25 June 2021

Posted on Friday 25 June 2021 by Nicky Russell

This week, our Talk Time homework is I can say something good about myself.

Our Living and Learning lessons focus on being positive about ourselves this week. Often, we find it easy to suggest what we’re ‘bad’ at or how we could improve. Sometimes, it can be more difficult to talk about the good. Ask your child what they think is good about themselves, making sure they know we can be positive about ourselves without being boastful.

Next week, each class will celebrate what they’re good at, recognising that we all have positive contributions to make.

In addition, your child has a pupil diary to complete which is linked to the My Health My School survey the children will be completing soon. They have a number of aspects of their daily routine to keep track of: having breakfast; snacks and drinks consumed; and exercise taken. The children are going to start their diaries on Saturday 26 June and finish them on Friday 02 July (so homework is not due until Monday 05 July). We’ve gone through how to complete the diary and children should ask if they’re not sure through the week.

18 June 2021

Posted on Friday 18 June 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, we will focus on all the times tables.

Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 24 June. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12 x 12.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of questions children could be asked and the type of questions children could be practising in addition to the times table facts:

24,000 ÷ 6

60 x 80

63 ÷ 9 =

18 June 2021

Posted on Friday 18 June 2021 by Nicky Russell

This week, Talk Time homework is I know what consent is.

Our Living and Learning lessons focus on consent this week. It’s important that our children understand what consent it and that they have the right to give or not give their consent in many situations.

For a child, there are a number of situations in which they can choose whether or not to give consent:

• having their photo taken
• sharing their work with others
• playing a game
• sharing personal information with friends

Talk to your child about when they have the right to choose whether or not to give consent and why they might choose not to in some situations. We will discuss this in class throughout the week, highlighting situations where giving consent is required.

Children have the right to change their mind.

11 Jun 2021 – Times tables

Posted on Friday 11 June 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, we will focus on all the times tables.

Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 17 June 2021. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12 x 12.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of questions children could be asked and the type of questions children could be practising in addition to the times table facts:

24,000 ÷ 6

60 x 80

63 ÷ 9 =

280 ÷ 4 =