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22 Oct

Year 5 | Homework & Spellings

by Miss Crosby & Miss Addison


There are 3 tasks set on PurpleMash this week for the children to complete by Wednesday 3rd November.

Below is the list of spellings that the children need to learn by Friday 5th November when they will be tested. The children have a long list of spellings but they are the spellings from Autumn 1 which the children have already learnt but found tricky. They will be tested on a random 10 of these; not them all!

Here is a link to their spelling games: https://www.educandy.com/site/resource.php?activity-code=bfd04

22 Oct

Year 4 | Year 4 homework - Who are Africa's inspiring queens?

by Mr Carruthers & Miss Dhanda

Well done for a wonderful first half term in Year 4! Do make sure your week off includes a little work, but plenty of rest and play.

This week, our monarch Queen Elizabeth has been to hospital because she was poorly. We quite often hear a lot in the news about the movements of our Queen, and other British kings and queens before her. But did you know, other countries, like Africa, have a history of kings and queens too?

Your homework for this next week, is to watch this video and find out about African queens

  • Who are Africa's inspiring queens?
  • What are they famous for?
  • Which African Queen's inspires you and why?

Email us your thoughts to:

Mr Carruthers acarruthers@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk or Miss Dhanda adhanda@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk

Arithmetic and spelling practice

Please practise using the spelling techniques we have showed you. Spelling practise also includes using the words in sentences once you know how to spell them.

22 Oct

Year 1 | Talk Homework

by Miss Bennett and Mrs Cain

Talk homework, spellings and maths homework will be on the blog every Thursday.

Please complete the work at home and post us a comment on the blog or you can email a picture of the work.

Miss Bennett, Mrs Cain and Mrs Chatterton

1CC - kcain@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk 

1SB - sbennett@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk 


Next half term in school we will be learning about the history of toys.

Over the holidays we would like the children to talk with an adult about their favourite toys, how are they different to the toys we have today? 

 You could talk about the toys, share photos you have from when you were younger or play together with any toys you still have. Below are some pictures of when I was younger and some of the toys I played with to get you started. Are they the same as yours?



You can then draw a picture or take photos and send it to us, or write a comment on the blog.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Miss Bennett and Mrs Cain


21 Oct

Year 6 | Half Term Homework

by Miss Porter and Mr Hughes

Well done to you all on a fantastic first half term in Year 6!  We have been really impressed with all the hard work that you have put in and everything that you have achieved during lessons.  We have set you some homework to do during your week off school:

Purple Mash

1)  Maths: Multiplying 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers

2)  Maths: Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

3)  English: Do you know how to punctuate direct speech?

4)  Engish: Spelling quiz

5)  Science: Digestive system labelling activity


Over half term, we want you to practise your spellings for the first round of Spelling Olympics!  Practise the blue set of Spellings so that you are ready for the quiz after half term!

Times Tables

Keep practising your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars: Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)  Will anyone be a Rock Hero by next half term?


Remember to read for at least 10 minutes every day during half term.  When you read, record it in your yellow Reading Record book so that you receive Dojos when you return to school!

Remember that you can get in touch if you have any questions.

Miss Porter - jporter@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk

Mr Hughes - ghughes@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk

Have a lovely half term holiday!  Make sure you relax and get some rest too so that you come back refreshed on Monday 1st November!

Miss Porter and Mr Hughes 😊 😊

21 Oct

Year 1 | Numeracy Homework

by Miss Bennett and Mrs Cain

Talk homework, spellings and maths homework will be on the blog every Thursday.

Please complete the work at home and post us a comment on the blog or you can email a picture of the work.

Miss Bennett and Mrs Cain

1CC - kcain@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk 

1SB - sbennett@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk 

This week, we have been practising number bonds to 10 in Numeracy.

For your homework, we would like you to practise ordering numbers by playing a game on top mark.