Homework and Spellings

This page is designed to help keep you updated on your child's homework and spellings for the week. Children in Chestnut copy down their new spellings on a Monday, and are then tested on them the following Monday. Your child should practise their spellings at least three times over the course of the week and record their attempts in their pirate spelling book.
 
Homework is also given out on a Monday and is normally due back in the following Monday. A homework catch up session with Mrs Smith takes place during a Monday lunchtime for those children who fail to hand their homework in on time.
 
As well as spellings and homework, children are also expected to read in preparation for their guided reading sessions with Liz. Our sessions take place on a Friday and Liz will write in a child's reading record the expected number of pages to be read for the next session.  
 
Also, your child has been given log on details for Times Table Rockstars and we ask that they use this website at home to practise their times tables and improve their speed of recall. Children in Year 4 will take part in the National Multiplication Check in June 2020. 
 

Monday 2nd December ~ Monday 16th December 2019

Homework

Learning lines and song words for our pantomime.

Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘ea’ words

  1.        Sea
  2.        Dream
  3.        Meat
  4.        Each
  5.        Scream
  6.        Read
  7.        Head
  8.        Bead
  9.        Meant
  10.        Instead

Group 2 ~ creating adverbs

  1.        Truly
  2.        Duly
  3.        Wholly
  4.        Fully
  5.        Daily
  6.        Publicly
  7.        Dryly
  8.        Slyly
  9.        Shyly
  10.        Coyly

Group 3 ~ ‘ough’ words

  1.        Though
  2.        Although
  3.        Dough
  4.        Through
  5.        Breakthrough
  6.        Thought
  7.        Bought
  8.        Brought
  9.        Fought
  10.        Ought

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Monday 25th November ~ Monday 2nd December 2019

Homework

Learning lines and song words for our pantomime.

Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘e’ and ‘ee’ words

  1.        Me
  2.        She
  3.        We
  4.        Be
  5.        He
  6.        See
  7.        Tree
  8.        Green
  9.        Meet
  10.       Week

 

Group 2 ~ using the suffix ‘ly’ when the root word ends in ‘ic’ or ‘al’

  1.        Basically
  2.        Frantically
  3.        Dramatically
  4.        Magically
  5.        Tragically
  6.        Comically
  7.        Actually
  8.        Accidentally
  9.        Occasionally
  10.        Eventually

Group 3 ~ ‘cian’ ending

  1.        Musician
  2.        Politician
  3.        Electrician
  4.        Magician
  5.        Mathematician
  6.        Dietician
  7.        Statistician
  8.        Technician
  9.        Clinician
  10.        Beautician

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Monday 18th ~ Monday 25th November 2019

Homework

Spelling related activities  

Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘oa’ words

  1.        Goal
  2.        Coach
  3.        Own
  4.        Snow
  5.        Grow
  6.        Toe
  7.        Goes
  8.        Go
  9.        No
  10.       So

Group 2 ~ using the suffix ‘ly’ when the root word ends in ‘le’

  1.        Gently
  2.        Simply
  3.        Humbly
  4.        Nobly
  5.        Horribly
  6.        Terribly
  7.        Possibly
  8.        Incredibly
  9.        Comfortably
  10.        Probably

Group 3 ~ ‘tion’ ending

  1.        Intervention
  2.        Injection
  3.        Action
  4.        Question
  5.        Mention
  6.        Attraction
  7.        Translation
  8.        Devotion
  9.        Position
  10.       Solution

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Monday 11th ~ Monday 18th November 2019

Homework

To compete in the Times Table Rockstars ‘Rock Out’ challenge.

Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘ay’ and ‘oy’ words

  1. Play
  2. Way
  3. Stay
  4. Today
  5. Says
  6. Boy
  7. Toy
  8. Enjoy
  9. Annoy
  10. Royal

Group 2 ~ using the suffix ‘ly’

  1. Happily
  2. Angrily
  3. Lazily
  4. Easily
  5. Busily
  6. Greedily
  7. Messily
  8. Wearily
  9. Cheekily
  10. Clumsily

Group 3 ~ ‘ssion’ ending

  1. Expression
  2. Discussion
  3. Confession
  4. Permission
  5. Admission
  6. Transmission
  7. Possession
  8. Profession
  9. Depression
  10. Impression

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Tuesday 5th November - Monday 11th November 2019
 
Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘ng’ words

  1. Ear
  2. Dear
  3. Fear
  4. Hear
  5. Near
  6. Bear
  7. Pear
  8. Wear
  9. Tear
  10. Swear

Group 2 ~ using the suffix ‘ly’

  1. Kindly
  2. Quickly
  3. Safely
  4. Sweetly
  5. Strongly
  6. Bravely
  7. Secretly
  8. Finally
  9. Usually
  10. Rudely

Group 3 ~ ‘sion’ ending

  1. Expansion
  2. Extension
  3. Comprehension
  4. Tension
  5. Corrosion
  6. Supervision
  7. Fusion
  8. Conclusion
  9. Persuasion
  10. Suspension

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 ~ Tuesday 5th November

Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘ng’ words

  1.        Sang
  2.        Rang
  3.        Bang
  4.        Gang
  5.        Hang
  6.        Sung
  7.        Rung
  8.        Lung
  9.        Bung
  10.       Hung

Group 2 ~ homophones and near homophones

  1.        Berry
  2.        Bury
  3.        Brake
  4.        Break
  5.        Meet
  6.        Meat
  7.        Ball
  8.        Bawl
  9.        Fair
  10.       Fare

Group 3 ~ ‘sion’ ending

  1.         Division
  2.        Confusion
  3.        Collision
  4.        Revision
  5.        Inclusion
  6.        Invasion
  7.        Decision
  8.        Television
  9.        Erosion
  10.        Explosion

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

 

Monday 14th October ~ Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Homework

Homework this week is to research Charles Dickens, the author of ‘Oliver Twist’. Children are create a poster with the facts they find.

Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘sh and th’ words

  1.        Shall
  2.        Shed
  3.        Ship
  4.        Shop
  5.        Shut
  6.        That
  7.        Then
  8.        This
  9.        Thin
  10.        Thug

Group 2 ~ homophones and near homophones

  1.        Here
  2.        Hear
  3.        Heel
  4.        Heal
  5.        Main
  6.        Mane
  7.        Mail
  8.        Male
  9.        Knot
  10.        Not

Group 3 ~ homophones and near homophones

  1.        Medal
  2.        Meddle
  3.        Missed
  4.        Mist
  5.        Scene
  6.        Seen
  7.        Board
  8.        Bored
  9.        Which
  10.        Witch

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Monday 7th October – Monday 14th October 2019

Homework

Homework this week is to learn the songs for our Harvest assembly.  The lyrics and backing tracks are attached below.

Spellings

Group 1 ~ ‘ch’ words

  1.        Catch
  2.        Fetch
  3.        Rich
  4.        Such
  5.        Much
  6.        Chat
  7.        Check
  8.        Chip
  9.        Chop
  10.       Chug

Group 2 ~ ‘ur’ sound spelt using ‘ear’

  1.        Earth
  2.        Early
  3.        Learn
  4.        Heard
  5.        Earn
  6.        Pearl
  7.        Search
  8.        Unearth
  9.        Earl
  10.       Rehearse

Group 3 ~ words with ‘il and ir’ - prefix

  1.        Illegal
  2.        Illogical
  3.        Illicit
  4.        Irrelevant
  5.        Irresponsible
  6.        Illegible
  7.        Illiterate
  8.        Irregular
  9.        Irrational
  10.       Irresistible

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Monday 30th September – Monday 7th October

Homework

Homework this week is a worksheet recapping our maths work on writing, partitioning, ordering and comparing 4 digit numbers.

Spellings

Group 1 ~ sounds pelt using ‘sh’ and ‘th’

  1.        Bash
  2.        Mesh
  3.        Wish
  4.        Posh
  5.        Bush
  6.        Bath
  7.        Path
  8.        With
  9.        Moth
  10.       Tooth

Group 2 ~ long ‘a’ sound spelt using ‘ai’

  1.        Straight
  2.        Campaign
  3.        Contain
  4.        Brain
  5.        Faint
  6.        Waist
  7.        Claim
  8.        Praise
  9.        Complaint
  10.        Afraid

Group 3 ~ words with ‘im’ - prefix

  1.        Immature
  2.        Impossible
  3.        Imperfect
  4.        Immovable
  5.        Important
  6.        Immeasurable
  7.        Immortal
  8.        Impatient
  9.        Impolite
  10.       Improper

If you have any issues, please get in touch! 

Monday 23rd – Monday 30th September:

Homework

Homework this week is a worksheet recapping our grammar work on identifying verbs (doing or being words) and adverbs (words that describe verbs).

Spellings

Group 1 ~ sounds spelt using ‘ll’, ‘ck’ and ‘zz’

  1.        Well
  2.        Pull
  3.        Full
  4.        Wall
  5.        Buzz
  6.        Fizz
  7.        Back
  8.        Stick
  9.        Flick
  10.        Pal

Group 2 ~ long ‘a’ sound spelt using ‘ey’

  1.        Hey
  2.        They
  3.        Obey
  4.        Grey
  5.        Prey
  6.        Whey
  7.        Survey
  8.        Convey
  9.        Disobey
  10.        Purvey

Group 3 ~ words with ‘in’ - prefix

  1.        Inactive
  2.        Inaccurate
  3.        Indefinite
  4.        Infinite
  5.        Incorrect
  6.        Insecure
  7.        Incomplete
  8.        Inedible
  9.        Inability
  10.        Indecisive

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Monday 16th – Monday 23rd September:

Homework

Homework this week is to recap writing and reading Roman Numerals to 100.

Spellings

Group 1~ 'ss’ and ‘ff’ words     

  1.        Off
  2.        Puff
  3.        Sniff
  4.        Miss
  5.        Hiss
  6.        Less
  7.        If
  8.        Us
  9.        Bus
  10.        Yes

Group 2 ~ ‘ei’ or ‘eigh’ words

  1.        Eight
  2.        Eighth
  3.        Eighty
  4.        Weight
  5.        Neighbour
  6.        Vein
  7.        Veil
  8.        Beige
  9.        Sleigh
  10.        Freight 

Group 3 ~ Words with an ‘aw’ sound, spelt ‘aught’ or ‘au’

  1.        Caught
  2.        Taught
  3.        Autumn
  4.        Cause
  5.        Applaud
  6.        Naughty
  7.        Daughter
  8.        Clause
  9.        Astronaut
  10.        Author 

If you have any issues, please get in touch!

Monday 9th - Monday 16th September 2019
 
Everyone has the same spellings this week and they are the months of the year:
 
1. January
2. February
3. March
4. April
5. May
6. June
7. July
8. August
9. September
10. October
11. November 
12. December 
 
There is no English or maths homework this week, this will start next week. 
 
If you have any issues, please get in touch!