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Class 3 Work at Home 2

Class 3 Work at Home 1

Think quality, not quantity. Remember that the process of doing work and the learning that takes place is equally, and often more important, than the end product. Remember how we tackle written work at school: think, consider your targets/success criteria, plan, write and read, read and write, reflect and review, redraft / edit, check your targets.

Focus on maths and English. Read every day.

Year 6

Enjoy tackling the Maths and English Practice SATS Papers. Do not rush; there is no need to work under test conditions with limited time. Benefit as much as possible from the papers… 

Focus on a particular question paper or group of questions within a test.

Work with an adult to check your answers. 

Analyse and discuss questions and answers as appropriate. 

Investigate different strategies to answer questions in maths.

Make notes to remind you of significant learning points.

If appropriate have a go at the Advanced Level Papers.

Year 5

Work through the Reading Comprehension and Maths booklets.

Focus on a particular exercise or group of questions.

Work with an adult to discuss questions and answers as appropriate.

Investigate different strategies to answer questions in Maths.

Make notes to remind you of significant learning points.

Year 5 and Year 6 – Choose a selection of the following:

  • Produce a non-fiction booklet providing information on a topic of your choice. Choose any subject/topic that interests you.
  • Write a story.
  • Create an anthology of poems or write a song.
  • Write a review of a parent’s car. Investigate car reviews. Interview a parent to gather information. Alternatively, review something else of your choice.
  • Produce a newspaper article about our current situation (or invent a newsworthy idea for your article).
  • Write a short play with a moral message.
  • Collect information on a person of your choice (anyone from anytime) and write their biography. Perhaps focus on a particular aspect of their life. If this does not appeal, imagine you are 65 years old and write your autobiography.
  • Invent and make a board game. The game should involve some maths.
  • Study an Ordnance Survey map, either 1:50000 or 1:25000 in scale. Practice your four and six-figure grid references. Invent ten questions about the map involving the use of grid references.
  • Revise the procedure for calculating the area of a square and rectangle. Remember what the ‘perimeter’ of a two dimensional shape is. Carefully draw some squares and rectangles and calculate their area and perimeter. Use cm squared paper. Try a compound shape.
  • Investigate the method for calculating the area of a triangle. Carefully draw some triangles and have a go. Use cm squared paper. Experiment with equilateral, isosceles, right-angled and scalene triangles. Take care when measuring the height of your triangles.
  • How do you calculate the area of a parallelogram or rhombus? Which is the easiest method?
  • Work in metres to calculate the area and perimeter of a room.
  • Practice using a protractor to measure angles. Focus on acute and obtuse angles.