Homework 22.9.20 Housman

This week we are working on our times tables by playing games online.We have looked at all these resources today in class.

You can stick to your year group or swap around. Please work on revising 5x and 10x table but move on to any other tables if you wish.

Your next test will be on 29.9.20 and will be a mixed 5x and 10x table test. Please look at your child’s test from today which they have brought home and help them with any facts that they don’t know.

If you can’t access these resources please continue learning table facts using the ideas that were sent home last week.

Y3 Please go to Timestables.co.uk

Start by following the 5 step plan for the table that you are learning. Find ‘Learn Your Tables’ and choose the times table that you want. This takes you through a table slowly in many different ways. At the end you can do a test and get a diploma.

Also try the ‘Timestable Memory Game’ and ‘Timestable Rally’

Y4 Please go to Mathsframe.co.uk

Go to Resources and Multiplication. Find ‘Multiplication Timestable Check’

Go to ‘Adjust Difficulty and tick the table or tables that you want to work on. You can change the amount of time you have to answer. Try to get a better score each time.

Also try the game ‘Marlon’s Maths Mission’ and ‘Multiplication Miner’

I hope you enjoy these activities.



Homework 15.9.20

Every Tuesday we will be having a very quick times table test in school.

In the week we will have explored all the multiplication facts but we would like you to help your child practice so that they can recall the answer as quickly as possible.

This week I am sending home a sheet which describes different ways to learn how to recite their tables and a poster with all the times table facts.

This week we are consolidating the 5x table.

Y3 have a sheet to complete and Y4 need to complete the 5x table puzzle 2 sheet.



Confirmed Covid Case

Darwin Class advice following the confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The family received the positive test result on Sunday 13th September and Darwin class parents were notified on the morning of Monday 14th September that their child must not attend school.

Based on the advice from the health protection team, schools must send home those people who have been in close contact with the person who has tested positive, advising them to self-isolate for 14 days since they were last in close contact with that person when they were infectious. This means that pupils and staff from Darwin class must not return until Tuesday 22nd September.

  • Household members of those contacts who are sent home do not need to self-isolate themselves unless the child, young person or staff member who is self-isolating subsequently develops symptoms. If someone in a class or group that has been asked to self-isolate develops symptoms themselves within their 14-day isolation period they should follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. They should get a test, and:
  • If the test delivers a negative result, they must remain in isolation for the remainder of the 14-day isolation period. This is because they could still develop the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the remaining days.
  • If the test result is positive, they should inform school immediately.




Weekly update 11.9.20

Housman class have had a great first full week back! We are so impressed with their behaviour and attitude towards their learning.

We ended the week with an outdoor adventure session in our conservation area. The children built dens, made bridges, created animal homes and showed their fantastic team working skills. We plan to use the conservation area each Friday afternoon so it might be a good idea if they can bring some clothes in that you don’t mind them getting dirty.

A brilliant end to the week!

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs Brotherhood and Mrs Vaughan

Illness and Covid-19

Information about illness and COVID-19

It is inevitable at this time of year that children will develop coughs and colds. Unfortunately, the symptoms of COVID-19 mimic so many other typical childhood illnesses that it may be hard to tell whether the infection is or isn’t coronavirus. We are therefore advising parents not to send their children into school if they are unwell in any way at all. If a child displays symptoms whilst at school, it is crucial that they get a test as soon as possible.

We do appreciate that there will be disruption as a result of this and we will do our best to minimise the impact of this on pupils’ education. Government guidance states that a child who is self-isolating will be marked as an ‘x’ on the register and this does not affect their attendance record.

For more information please see information below.

Infection response



First Day

The children have been excellent today. There has been lots of information to take in regarding new procedures and we will keep reminding the children if they are at all unsure (it will take time!). Please can children ensure they have full PE kit, named water bottle, healthy snack, coat and change of shoes for the field. 

Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Housman Class Teaching Team