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Half-Term Homework…

Here is a reminder of your homework for February half-term.

Learn and practice your 7x or 14x tables, you have been told which ones you should be doing.

There are loads of ways to do this. You could use the DoodleMaths app (see blog post here) the 10 minutes a day app (see blog post here) do an online search for ‘times tables practice’ or use the BBC Skillswise game. Or, and this is crazy I know, but if it works for you write them down on a piece of paper and read them. Keep reading them. Over, and over. Ask someone to help you practice by reading them out in random order.


Subordinate clauses.

Remember, a subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb. It needs to be attached to a main clause because it cannot make sense on its own. See examples below. A video of a man talking about subordinate clauses can be found here.


Active and Passive voice.

Using active voice for the majority of your sentences makes your meaning clear for readers, and keeps the sentences from becoming too complicated or wordy. When using active voice, the subject performs the action noted by the main verb. See examples below.

A video of a man drawing squirrels can be found here.


Improper fraction to mixed number.

The excellent ‘Maths520’ (if you don’t already subscribe to or use this channel then I recommend you do) has a great video here.


Read every day and improve reading speed and comprehension.

Do you really need telling? If you’ve literally got nothing to read (!) then click here try the BookTrust for online stories or click here to find a list of buildings nearby that are full of books you can borrow for FREE.


Learn the 3 different spellings and meanings of “their” “there” and “they’re” and write 5 sentences for each one showing the correct application.

So that’s fifteen sentences in total. Here are a couple that use all three.

They’re over there talking with their friends.

They’re going to a party at their friend’s house and can’t wait until they get there.

A video of a woman explaining it in more detail can be found here.

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