Next week’s homework

Topic homework is to continue to make and bring in a model of a solar system.


Practise your times tables by completing the additional sheet (Collect from class teacher).

Complete your Mathletics challenges!

GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling):

Put the following words into sentences.

Amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached.

Next week’s learning

In writing, we will continue to read through ‘Cosmic’ looking further into how our characters have found themselves in their predicament.

In maths, we will be focusing on products of 4 digit x 1 and 2 digit numbers using various multiplication methods. Make sure you practise your times tables for at least 15 minutes a day to support you with this.

In topic, we will be looking at the shape of the Earth and how this links in with our solar system.

This week’s learning

In topic, this week we have been learning about the space race and the history of events within space. We also ‘trained like astronauts’ and learned how fit an astronaut has to be to go into space.

In writing, we have completed a character profile on one of the main characters from our new text ‘Cosmic’.

In maths, this week we have been learning about factors, multiples, prime and composite numbers.

This week’s stars of the week:

Franklin: Jesse

Armstrong: Marley

King: Navote

Wonder: Angel

We have loved seeing your fantastic solar systems!

Keep bringing them in throughout this half term.

This week’s homework

Topic: Your Topic homework for this half term is to make a model of the solar system.


Draw the bar models and calculations for the following problems

  1. Astrid has 3,452 red smarties and 1,346 orange smarties. How many smarties does Astrid have? Ash has 3,216 smarties. How many more smarties does Astrid have?
  • Astrid has 1,623 paintbrushes and buys another 84. How many paintbrushes does Astrid have? Ash has 1,042 paintbrushes. How many more paintbrushes does Astrid have?

c) Use the questions above to help you write 2 of your own problems and answer them showing your bar models and calculations.

GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling):

Choose 5 ‘ough’ words to define.

Eg. Bough, enough, though, thought, rough, cough, bought, drought, tough, although, dough, plough, sought, thorough, brought.  

Next week’s learning

Next week, in writing we will be looking at our new book ‘Cosmic’. We will be diving deep into the story and getting to know the characters and settings within the story.

Next week in maths we will be looking at factors and multiples of numbers as well as investigating prime and square numbers. Practise your times tables to help you with these.

In topic we will begin to look at ‘Lost in space’ finding out what it is like to be an astronaut and finding out about space travel.