This post will be updated weekly so that you can have access to all of your spellings past and present.
Home Learning June July 1st 2016
Spellings:
This week we will practise tricky homophones:
profit: money that is made in selling things
prophet: someone who foretells the future
stationary: not moving
stationery: paper, envelopes etc.
wary: cautious
weary: tired
who’s: contraction of who is or who has
whose: belonging to someone (e.g. Whose jacket is that?)
draft: noun – a first attempt at writing something; verb – to make the first attempt; also, to draw in someone (e.g. to draft in extra help)
draught: a current of air.
Year 5/6 words:
relevant
stomach
leisure
necessary
Maths:
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Order decimal numbers smallest to largest.  Practise all tables facts
(strike action/ school closed) 
Times and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. 
X3,4,6. 
X 7,8,9 
Home Learning June 23rd 2016
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Converting between metric measures.  X6,7,8  Rounding decimals.  X,9,11,12  Converting fractions, decimals and percentages. 
Home Learning June 17th 2016
Spellings
 expensive
 extortionate
 discounted
 bargain
 accumulate
 contribute
 squander
 currency
 income
 earnings
Tricky words:
 pronunciation
 accommodate
Maths
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday 
Halving large numbers.
E.g. 4758 ÷ 2 = 2379 
X6 & X8  Doubling decimals.
E.g. 5.9 x 2 = 11.8 
X7 & X9 
Home Learning June 10th 2016
Spellings
 believe
 receipt
 ancient
 society
 ceiling
 seize
 receive
 efficient
 deceive
 science
 sufficient
 foreign
 feisty
 neighbour
Maths
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
convert between different units of metric measure
E.g. 2.1km=2100m 5600g=5.6kg 2.9l = 2900ml 
X12 
X50
(Multiply by 100, then half the result.) 
Add 4 digit numbers using adjusting.
E.g. 2998 + 4632 = 3000 +4630 = 7630 
Subtract 3 digit numbers using adjusting.
See below.

Subtract 3 digit numbers using adjusting.
Whatever you’ve done to adjust, you do again at the end.
E.g. 456 – 203 =
(Take away the 3 from 203)
456200= 256
(Now repeat taking away 3 as you have not taken away enough.)
2563 = 253
456203=253
You will have longer than normal to answer these questions.
Home Learning May 20^{th} 2016
Spellings
possible, possibly,
horrible, horribly,
terrible, terribly,
visible, visibly,
incredible, incredibly,
sensible, sensibly
Year 5/6 tricky words:
We are finding it difficult to spell the words and understand the difference between conscious and conscience. I have added a little information to help you.
conscious
Conscious, pronounced “KAHNshuhs,” means being aware of yourself or the world around you. It also means being sensitive to something or being awake, not asleep or insensible
conscience
Conscience, pronounced “KAHNshuhns,” is a moral understanding, an inner feeling, of right and wrong. If you were a cartoon, your conscience would be that little angel on your shoulder, telling you the right thing to do (and to ignore the little devil on the other side).
Monday 
Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday 
Friday 
Convert fractions, decimals and percentages.  X7 and X8  Fractions of numbers 
Out on trip so no mini test, but practise all times tables. 
X 3, X4 & X6 
Home Learning 13th May 2016
Spellings
 Our spellings this week include words with the ‘erred‘ spelling pattern with some other odd double ups included.
 referred, reference, referee
 preferred, preference, preferring
 transferred, transferring, transference
 interrupt, interrupting, interrupted
 necessary, unnecessary
 assistance, assistant, assisted, assisting
If you are unsure of the meaning of any of the above words, you must look them up. It would be great to see them used in your future writing!
Maths
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday x9 & x11 Improper fractions to mixed fractions and vice versa. Dividing any number by 4. (Half it and half again.)
Simplifying fractions to simplest form Convert between units of time. E.g. 18:55 = 6:55pm
Quarter to 5 = 4:45
Home Learning 6th May 2016
Spellings
Our spellings focus on the double up rule.
 recommend
 immediately
 community
 communicate
 excellent
 embarrass
 opposite
 accompany
 correspond
 aggressive
Extra
 surprise
 peculiar
Maths
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Half way between 2 numbers  Adding 2 numbers using adjusting.
E.g. 1998 + 2450 Adjust to: 2000 + 2448 = 4448 
X 6
& X 8 
Percentages of numbers.  Rounding to nearest tenth, whole number, 10, 100 and 1000. 
Don’t forget to read at home every night and ask somebody at home to sign your reading record.
Home Learning 28th April 2016
Spellings
This week, I would like you to go back to your year 5 and 6 words list and practise a 10 different words each night. There are 100 words and I understand that you cannot practise them all, therefore I suggest that you select the highlighted words first which you are finding tricky. I will select a different 12 words each day for our mini tests. (If you have lost your sheet, I have attached a new copy.)
Maths
Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Number bonds to 1000  Fractions of Numbers  X 7  Double and half whole numbers 
Home Learning 22nd April 2016
Spellings
This week you have the task of studying plurals, instead of a word list. We’ve discussed how nouns change from the singular (one thing) to the plural (more than one thing) in different ways:
 add s (eg clap – claps)
 add es (nouns that end in ch, sh, x or ss eg bush – bushes, match – matches, fox foxes, compass – compasses)
 drop the ‘f’ for a ‘ves’ (eg wolf – wolves, life – lives)
 no change (eg deer – deer)
 irregular (eg child – children)
Think of your own examples of words that follow these patterns, as well as other ways to make plurals. You will be tested on their ability to change from singular to plural and vice versa.
Maths
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday 
Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.  X6  Calculating fraction of numbers  X3 and x4 
Home Learning 15th April 2016
This weeks spellings are ‘ough’ words. Remember: past spellings, year 3/4/5/6 spellings and key words may turn up in your daily tests. Remember, to practise every night!
 thought
 bought
 ought
 nought
 brought
 rough
 tough
 enough
 though
 although
 dough
 thorough
Maths
Mon  Tues  Wed  Thurs 
Fri 
X 7 
Finding 10%, 20%, 5% and 1% of any number.  X 8  Rounding to 10, 100 and 1000. 
X 12 
Home Learning 12th April 2016
Spellings
This week we are going to recap over some previously learnt spellings to check you haven’t forgotten.
Maths
This week I will test you on all of your times tables, as well as questions involving changing between fractions, decimals and percentages.
E.g. 40% as a decimal is _______
Remember, you don’t only need to know how to spell the word, you need to understand its meaning and be able to apply it to your own writing. Try looking any words up in a dictionary or online that you are unsure of.
Home Learning 18th March 2016
Spellings:
This week’s words are all words with prefixes which change the word to mean the opposite of its original meaning. Can you think of anymore? Many of these words can be turned into adverbs by adding the suffix ‘ly’ when do you need to drop the last ‘e’ to add ‘ly’?
prefix  
ir  irreplaceable  irregular  irrational 
in  insane  inaccurate  inadequate 
mis  misunderstanding  mistaken  
dis  disassemble  disagree  
il  illegal  illegible  
im  impolite  immobile  impossible 
You need to know the meaning of each word as well as how to spell it.
Your daily tests will contain other words which you should already, including high frequency words, words from previous spelling test and words from your 3 and 4 spelling lists.
Daily Maths:
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Halving any number (including decimals.) 
Multiply and divide any number by 10, 100 and 1000.  Number bonds to 1000.
E.g. 347 + __= 1000 
X11 
Convert between know fractions, decimals and percentages. E.g. 2/5 = 0.4 = 40% 
Home Learning 11th March 2016
This week’s spellings all require ‘ed’ to be added for past tense and are words that we often make mistakes with in class (for example, by missing the ‘e’).
 to happen – happened
 to wonder – wondered
 to abandon – abandoned
 to stutter – stuttered
 to listen – listened
 to chat – chatted
 to chatter – chattered
 to clatter – clattered
 to remember – remembered
 to whisper – whispered
 nuisance (year 5 tricky word list)
 attached (year 5 tricky word list)
Mon  Tues  Wed  Thurs  Fri 
X6  X7  X8  X9 
X12 
Each day you will be tested to ensure you have been practicing at home. We will also carry out small exercises in class to help you secure these basic skills.