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Year 5 Maths 14.1.21

Year 5 Maths 13.1.21

Computing: If you finish all your tasks you could practise typing: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. See how quickly you can type this sentence five times. It's a brilliant sentence to be able to type quickly since it includes each letter of the alphabet and so tests your knowledge of finding a wide range of keys. Google: BBC Dance Mat Typing. It is a wonderful programme that can help you learn how to touch type.

Year 4 Science 11.01.21

P.E. 8.1.20 Finish off any lessons you've not yet completed and re-energise with some P.E.

Year 4 and Year 5 English 08.01.21 Paragraphs

Year 4 Science 7.1.21

Year 4 and Year 5 English 7.1.21

Maths 6.1.21. Please use TT Rockstars to help you practise learning your Times Tables. You need to know all the answers to questions asked in a random order. You might also like to look up and try the Times Table game called: 'Hit the Button' on Google.



Spelling for 6.1.21

Good morning!


Task: Write about your Christmas holiday. Include the words: before; during;  while; after that; next; finally.


Remember: If you begin a sentence with an adverb of time a comma immediately follows. For example:


On Christmas Day, before breakfast, everyone came downstairs excitedly. While the first stocking was opened, the oven was put on to cook hash browns. Perhaps an odd choice, but my family find them to be delicious and we smile while the scent wafts through the house.


After opening stockings, the phone began to ring and we took and made calls to family members. 


Next, it was time to open the big, shiny presents. During this time, my wife filmed the children seeing their gifts for the very first time. Their grins are one of the key ingredients to a happy Christmas in my house.


Before lunch, we thought about how fortunate we are to have each other and our health. It was a wonderful dinner but simplified - containing just roast potatoes, gravy, pigs in blankets and some vegetables.


Finally, it was time for pudding - yule log. My boys ended up with it all over their face. Happy times.


It was a great day that ended with some new stories: Hairy Maclary. Brilliant!




Year 5 Maths, January 6th 2021

Year 5 Maths January 5th, 2020

Year 4 and Year 5 English 5.1.20


Our P.E. days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Children should come in dressed in their P.E. kit.


If you can, please encourage your child to keep in school their own set of coloured, felt tip pens.


Your child is allowed to wear ear defenders in most lessons. Some children are using these to help them to focus.


Please practise learning the spellings on the tailormade list and those that are on the Year 3-4 and 5-6 National Curriculum lists.


Please look up words of which you are unsure of the meaning in a dictionary.


Comprehension Reminders

For all comprehension activities (not just this piece), where possible (e.g. retrieval or inference questions) underline where you found your answer and write the question number next to it. Circle that number. This is to encourage you to prove where you found your answer and not rely on what you can remember from the text. It also increases your likelihood of being accurate which is very important when you have to copy words or phrases from the text.


If the questions is worth two marks, make two points. Always try to justify. Use the word ‘because’ a lot. Hint: I think that ___________because _____________________.




Use the tips and questions on reading that were given to you in a booklet to help you to improve your reading and understanding.

Work for children in Sapphire who are self-isolating

Homework Schedule


Spelling homework is set on a Monday and is marked the following Monday.


Maths and Reading Comprehension will be set on alternate weeks. These tasks will generally be set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. Year 4 Maths will be set on a Thursday and due in the following Thursday.


Please keep practising reading every day.






Daily timetable for home use

What Sapphire will study during Autumn Term