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


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:






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.  



X 7,8,9

Home Learning June 23rd 2016

spellings 1

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


  1. expensive
  2. extortionate
  3. discounted
  4. bargain
  5. accumulate
  6. contribute
  7. squander
  8. currency
  9. income
  10. earnings

Tricky words:

  1. pronunciation
  2. accommodate


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Halving large numbers.


4758 ÷ 2 = 2379

X6 & X8 Doubling decimals.


5.9 x 2 = 11.8

X7 & X9

Home Learning June 10th 2016


  1. believe
  2. receipt
  3. ancient
  4. society
  5. ceiling
  6. seize
  7. receive
  8. efficient
  9. deceive
  10. science
  11. sufficient
  12. foreign
  13. feisty
  14. neighbour


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
convert between different units of metric measure

E.g. 2.1km=2100m


2.9l = 2900ml




(Multiply by 100, then half the result.)

Add 4 digit numbers using adjusting.


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)

456-200= 256

(Now repeat taking away 3 as you have not taken away enough.)

256-3 = 253


You will have longer than normal to answer these questions.

Home Learning May 20th 2016


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, pronounced “KAHN-shuhs,” 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, pronounced “KAHN-shuhns,” 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).


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday


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


  • 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!


    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


Our spellings focus on the double up rule.

  1. recommend
  2. immediately
  3. community
  4. communicate
  5. excellent
  6. embarrass
  7. opposite
  8. accompany
  9. correspond
  10. aggressive


  1. surprise
  2. peculiar


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


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.)

Year 5 and 6 spelling list


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Number bonds to 1000 Fractions of Numbers X 7 Double and half whole numbers

Home Learning 22nd April 2016


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.


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!

  1. thought
  2. bought
  3. ought
  4. nought
  5. brought
  6. rough
  7. tough
  8. enough
  9. though
  10. although
  11. dough
  12. thorough


Mon Tues Wed Thurs


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


This week we are going to recap over some previously learnt spellings to check you haven’t forgotten.


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


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’?

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.


347 + __= 1000


Convert between know fractions, decimals and percentages.


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’).

  1. to happen – happened
  2. to wonder – wondered
  3. to abandon – abandoned
  4. to stutter – stuttered
  5. to listen – listened
  6. to chat – chatted
  7. to chatter – chattered
  8. to clatter – clattered
  9. to remember – remembered
  10. to whisper – whispered
  11. nuisance (year 5 tricky word list)
  12. attached (year 5 tricky word list)
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
X6 X7 X8 X9


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.

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