This week for homework there is a My Maths task involving practising times tables ready for our multiplication and division unit of work which lasts about 3 weeks. Below there is also additional practice for times tables if you would like it (not compulsory!). Topmarks is another great site to use for practising times tables against a timer. And below there is also a set of Spag questions to complete. Each will more Spag questions will be uploaded. The answers are also there but these are the answers for all the questions (this week it is questions 1-13 only).
As always, any problems please do let us know.
This week we would like the children to continue practising their times tables and improving their knowledge and recall speed. TTRockstars is a great place to do this! You can also use a pack of cards - just choose a times table you want to practise and whichever number is on the card you turn over, multiply it by the times table you're practising. You could then time yourself to see how quickly can you can through a whole deck of cards!
There is a task on MyMaths to complete helping you to practise your understanding of short and long multiplication (which we have been practising in class also) and there are some more Spag questions below. Spag is part of the curriculum, as I am sure you already know, and forms part of the end of Year 6 SATs and is also part of the English section of the Kent Test. Answering these types of questions will support your child to improve their knowledge.
There is also a list of terminology for Maths and English below which will help with ensuring your child understands the terms mentioned in tests/lessons. And you can have a peek too to check they're right!
Firstly, apologies regarding last week's My Maths task which I set the wrong date on - oops! Last week's task and this week's task will be open from Thursday 19th through to the 26th January, if you would still like to practise multiplication. This week's task is linked to practise of short division (bus stop method).
Below there is also another set of Spag questions to have a go at, with the answers so that you can mark as you go. Any problems or concerns please do come and ask.
This week there is a My Maths task linked to multiplying fractions which we are covering in school this week. So some extra practice on this will help secure your child's knowledge.
For Spag homework there are the next set of questions below, with answers so that you can see whether you got the questions correct or not.
Next week on Friday we plan to make our Scribble Robots as part of our DT project this term. We will spend the whole morning dedicated to this and most of the resources have been ordered and have arrived in school in preparation. However, please could we ask that your child brings in 3 (working!) felt tip pens of the same size (preferably) for their scribble robot by Friday of next week (3rd Feb). Any colours will be fine, they just need to be working felt tip pens otherwise the scribble robot won't be doing any scribbling! Many thanks for your support on this.
For homework this week, please find below the final set of Spag questions with answers. If you have been completing these each week, you could add up your score. There are 50 questions in total so this will give you a good indication of how well you are doing with Spag. For Maths this week, I am attaching 3 different worksheets (1 star = easiest; 2 stars = medium level; and 3 stars = hardest). You can choose your level however if the sheet you are trying is too tricky, then choose a lower level one or if the level you choose is too easy go for a harder one. The answers are within the attachment too so that you can mark them and see how well you are doing. Remember when multiplying mixed numbers (or mixed fractions) you partition the mixed number into its whole and its fraction, and then multiply them separately with the integer (whole number). Finally, put both those answers together! Good luck!
No homework for the half term! Please spend it resting and doing lovely activities with your family and friends. Have a wonderful half term