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Year 5 Home Learning

Below are a few details about Year 5 Home Learning. If you need any further help with what your child should be doing at home or how you can help, then please feel free to pop in and see us.



Spellings are handed out on a Monday. The children will have ten words to learn each week. Five words follow the rule that is being studied in class and the other five are catch-up or personal error words. The children need to copy out each word five times each day and, at sometime during the week, write five extended sentences for the rule words. Journals are due in on Fridays when there will be a review or test.



The children are expected to read at least four times a week. We encourage the children to read as often as possible (for 10-15minutes) to any willing listener! If your child is a capable reader then you might choose to discuss what you or they have read to explore their understanding of the text. We ask that they record when they have read at home. We also use their reading journal as a communication book between school and home. Please feel free to record any other books/magazines/comics etc.. your child enjoys to read. The children also have access to a library book of their choice. They have an opportunity at least once a week to change this book. 

Weekly Home Learning:

We set the same home learning across the year group. Home learning will usually be set on a Wednesday and is due in on a Tuesday. If for any reason your child is unable to complete their home learning, then please let their class teacher know. We ask that the children spend at least 30 minutes on this piece of homework. We ask that all home learning be completed using a HB pencil. Whenever possible, we would like an adult to sign the piece of home learning and would welcome any comments regarding how your child found the task. 

From time to time, short additional tasks may be set which link to the learning in class. This will normally be in the nature of collecting information in preparation for a task or questions for discussion at home to deepen understanding.


Thank you for your continued support

The Year 5 Team