# Homework

## 13 November 2020

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, our homework is Practice Makes Perfect: I can use Times Tables Rockstars.

As a school, we sign up to Times Tables Rockstars. Many of our children already use this resource to practise their times tables. However, lots of us don’t. We think this is a great way to practise times tables – those children who play it regularly are definitely quicker at recalling times table facts. This week, we’d like you to spend as much time using the website as possible. Can you play everyday? Can you set a target for coins and smash it? Can you challenge other people in a duel?

Homework should be completed by Thursday 19 November 2020 and will be reviewed / celebrated in class.

3,4EV – emmamccormick@spherefederation.org & vickyrichardson@spherefederation.org

If your child is in 3,4N or 3,4E please send emails to both teachers.

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mrs Hogarth

This week, our homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

Children should log onto TT Rockstars and practise their times tables. All children already have a login for this site. We have also attached the login to this page. This week, we would like all children to visit the site at least 4 times and play the Garage option – we recommend the 3-minute option. The times tables have been set by the class teachers and are appropriate for each child. If you fancy a different challenge, maybe try the Soundcheck option, but you have to be very speedy! The Arena option is also fun; you are competing against your classmates.

The link for TT Rockstars is below:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Enjoy and keep rockin’

Homework should be completed by Friday 20 November 2020 and will be reviewed / celebrated in class.

marklindsay@spherefederation.org

sarahhogarth@spherefederation.org

benfreeman@spherefederation.org

Times tables

This week, you should focus on revisiting the 9 times tables. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12th multiple. Link your knowledge to the number facts you know, for example 9 x 100 or 0.9 x 10. There will be a multiplication test on Friday 20th November.

## 13 November 2020

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

We have signed up to Numbots – a great app and website for practising addition and subtraction facts.

Login using the same details you use for Times Tables Rock Stars and have a go. See how many levels you can complete. Email your class teacher if you need those login details.

## 06 November 2020

Posted on Friday 06 November 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, our homework is Practice Makes Perfect: I can use expanded noun phrases.

You should complete the worksheet you were given in class to practise using expanded noun phrases. We’ve been learning about them this week and have produced some super writing. We’d like you to consolidate this learning at home. If you’re unsure what an expanded noun phrase check out this guide from BBC Bitesize (all links are accessible through the Year 3,4 section on the homework page).

Homework should be completed by Thursday 12 November 2020 and will be reviewed / celebrated in class.

3,4EV – emmamccormick@spherefederation.org & vickyrichardson@spherefederation.org

If your child is in 3,4N or 3,4E please send emails to both teachers.

## 06 November 2020

Posted on Friday 06 November 2020 by Mr Lindsay

Practice makes perfect

This week, the children have been trying to sell useless items such as a rusty wheelbarrow or a rundown car. We’d like the children to choose an ordinary household item and try and sell it using expanded noun phrases, which interest the reader.

An expanded noun phrase uses a determiner, adjective and noun. They can also be expanded using a preposition.

Example:

this vintage, midnight blue classic with a luxurious leather interior

You might choose to write a paragraph, create a poster or even make an advert.

Times tables

This week, you should focus on learning the 7 times tables. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12th multiple. There will be a multiplication test on Friday 13th November.

## 06 November 2020

Posted on Friday 06 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

Choose a poem. Copy it into your homework book. Try to read the poem every day to learn it by heart. If you want to, you will be able to perform your poem to the class.

Here are some ideas:

## 16 October 2020

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020 by Mr Freeman

Creative

Last week in our geography topic, we were learning about climate zones and biomes across the world. For your homework, we would you to use your creative brains to create your very own biome! Here are some points to think about:

• What would the climate be like in your biome? Where would your biome be located?
• What animals might live in your biome? Think about the characteristics of the animals you choose, and whether your biome would be appropriate for them.
• What else might be in your biome?

Spellings
Next week, we would like children to continue focusing on adding prefixes to words. Children can practise the list of the words below, in preparation for a test on Thursday 22nd October 2020.

inactive
incapable
impossible
immobile
irresponsible
irrational
illegal
illogical

Times tables
This week, you should focus on revisiting the 8 times table. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12th multiple. Link your knowledge to the number facts you know, for example 8 x 80 or 0.8 x 10. There will be a multiplication test on Thursday 22nd September.

As the homework books are still not allowed to return to school, please feel free to email any photos, presentations or any other evidence of homework to your class teacher.
marklindsay@spherefederation.org
sarahhogarth@spherefederation.org
benfreeman@spherefederation.org

## 16 October 2020

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, our homework links to our Living & Learning statement and is Talk Time: I know that mental health is important.

Increasingly, we hear about the importance of mental health. Talk at home about different ways to help mental health. This might include restricting screen time, getting enough sleep, and taking time – even just five minutes – as a family to relax and recuperate after a busy day.

Homework should be completed by Thursday 22 October 2020 and will be reviewed / celebrated in class.

3,4EV – emmamccormick@spherefederation.org & vickyrichardson@spherefederation.org

If your child is in 3,4N or 3,4E please send emails to both teachers.

## 16 October 2020

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 22 October.

As we are reaching the end of the half term, we wanted to use this opportunity to see how much you’ve learned during our Science unit:

I can share what I’ve learned during ‘Living things and their habitats’.

Here a couple of ideas that might help you to get started:

• a poster with animals in one particular habitat or animals in different habitats
• a collage of photographs that you take in some habitats near you
• tell a story about some animals in their habitat on a comic strip
• search for a template online or create your own
• a series of food chains with arrows to show the transfer of energy

## 09 October 2020

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mrs Hogarth

Whole school homework

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 the online survey with your child and comment at the end. Please submit before Thursday 15 October.

Scholes : https://forms.gle/ET9wbcij9QDU8MT77

If you need a paper copy, please request one from your child’s class teacher. The link will be on your child’s Homework page.

Times tables

This week, you should focus on revisiting the 4 times tables. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12th multiple. Link your knowledge to the number facts you know, for example 4 x 100 or 0.4 x 10. There will be a multiplication test on Friday 16th October.