Home Learning (due 13th November)

  1. Please read your book and have DIAL questions ready for the chapters you have agreed in your groups
  2. This week you have a 100 word challenge on the painting below. it doesn’t need to be a compete story! Concentrate on what you see in the painting and think about which skills you can show off! You can bring your writing in on a USB, email or hand write your compositions.

Nighthawks, 1942 by Edward Hopper

Nighthawks, 1942 by Edward Hopper


Hot write task

Alex Honnold Free Climb


Your homework task this week is to write a short piece of description, in the first person, based on this film/image; for this piece of writing, stick to the order in the ‘hot write’ grid below:

If___; then___. Time/Manner/Reason/ Place, _____ Statement; details
ed/ing/ly, _______ Although/Despite____,____ Embedded Clause ___,___,____
SO3 _______, _______ and ______. ?! Elipses _____ …

PS – don’t try this at home (the climbing bit!)




Week 3 Spellings, homework & 100 word challenge #2

Spellings – This week all your spellings are adverbs, they will be tested on Thursday 5th October.

Purple – unexpectedly, anxiously, hesitantly, diligently, obnoxiously, unnecessarily, optimistically, ferociously, unbearably, jubilantly 

Red – enthusiastically, urgently, patiently, potentially, sedately, vaguely, viciously, partially, jovially, intensely 

Green – kindheartedly, jealously, fatally, sharply, officially, immediately, eventually, optimistically, valiantly, vaguely

Blue – excitedly, eventually, immediately, urgently, rudely, scarily, doubtfully, easily, noisily, officially


Timestable Rockstar – To complete the 10 sessions on garage over the weekend.

Maths Passport – To continue to practice your maths passport targets

Reading – To continue to read and share your book at home.

Maths – To complete your short/ long multiplication sheet (Due Wednesday)

100 word challenge – To use the picture below to inspire your 100 words, remember to reread your writing, challenge yourself with your use of vocabulary and punctuation and to be original.
You may want to think about the following questions to get yourself started…

How would you describe the buildings? What do you notice about the water? Who is the person in the boat? Do they know what’s beneath them? Do people walking on the grass at the top know that the buildings are underneath the ground? How do people get to this place? Who lives here?

Easter Homework

Year 6
Maths – Complete your 10 for 10 arithmetic and reasoning booklets over the Easter. As I said in class this homework will hopefully keep you going over the Easter break, with just 10 minutes of maths everyday, please don’t spend any longer or worry if you miss a day.

Year 5/6

Reading – You should all have your reading books at home with you (if not choose a new book from home), once you have completed the book over the Easter I would like you to discuss the following with your parents. Please could your parents then sign your home school records to show that you have completed this.

  1. Can you summarise the plot of your story?
  2. Which character do you like the most and why?
  3. Which part of the book made you laugh? cry? feel scared?
  4. What time period is the book set in and how do you know?
  5. Who is the most important character?
  6. Who would enjoy this book? Who wouldn’t?
  7. Is it like any other books that you may have read?
  8. If the author was to write a sequel, what would happen?

100 word challenge

As I explained in class I would like you to really focus on the content of your writing with this 100 word challenge. Please choose a 1, 2, or 3 star (oooooh) criteria to write to, not forgetting to think about the brief too.

Task – use the picture and these questions to help you

  • How does The Imaginator work? What goes in and what comes out? What’s creating the sparks? Does it need electricity to function? Write an explanation of how it works.
  • Who made The Imaginator?
  • Who does this one belong to? Why is it here?


1 star – ly/ing/ed opener, fronted adverbial, conjunctions (FANBOYS), brackets, comma

2 star – A relative clause, embedded clause, semi colon, question mark,

3 star – Short sentence for effect, range of clauses, hyphen, semi colon, power of three

Homework and 100 Word challenge

Spellings – To be tested on Friday

Y5 – attendance, avoid, avoidance, nuisance, accountancy, importance, inconsistency, vacancy, reassurance, expectancy,

Y6 – crumb, succumb, silhouette, wreckage, wreath, lamb, knight, thistle, device, devise, practice, practise

Maths – This will be given on Monday but here is 4 ’24 challenge’ cards for you to try and complete by Tuesday. Remember you have to use all the numbers, how many times can you complete one card?

100 Word Challenge – To be completed by Friday

To use the following words within your 100 words: Hard Beautiful Brown Worried Camera

Please remember to read and edit your writing before you send and as always try to challenge yourself.

Homework & Spellings

Spellings – To be tested on Friday 24th March

Y5 – confidential, essential, residential, substantial, torrential, infancy, truant, blatant, peasant, reliant
Y6 – deceive, perceive, conceited, deceit, protein, seize, diesel, hygiene, pierce, retrieve


Y6 – Maths arithmetic homework (30 mins) – Due Wednesday 22nd March

Reading comprehensions (1 hr) – Due Wednesday 22nd March

Y5 – Maths sheet- Due Wednesday 22nd March

100 Word challenge – Friday 24th March

Use the picture below and think about the following questions before writing your 100 words.

  • What happened to the moon, clouds and stars?
  • How did it happen?
  • How are the animals involved?
  • What time of year is it? How do you know?
  • How might the moon be returned to the sky?

Spellings and 100 word challenge

Spellings – I was very impressed on Friday with the effort that the majority of the class put into their spellings, please can we have the same effort this week.

Year 6 – queuing, recognition, recommended, relevance, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm, signature, secretary, shoulder

Year 5 – disqualify, identification, justify, purification, solidify, disappeared, disbelieve, disorganised, disapproval, disregard

100 Word challenge

To use the following words within your 100 words, please ensure that you edit your work and also think about…

  • Adverb openers
  • Range of punctuation (“;,-!?”)
  • Powerful vocabulary
  • Variety of sentence lengths (short sentences for effect)

Remember your 100 words can be written in a style of your choice, it could be a letter from a loved one, a police report, a chilling story, or a rhyming poem, it is up to you!

The words to include are: steel, victorious, tearful, adjacent, mauve