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 eight 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 once each day and, at sometime during the week, write five extended sentences for the rule words. There is also a different spelling activity each week. Journals are due in on Fridays when there will be a review or test.
The children are expected to read at least five 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.
In addition, a mental arithmetic book will be going home after the October half term for the children to complete as we would like to spend this half term embedding the methods. This will be handed in weekly. Should you or your child have any concerns or queries about any of the tasks, the please don't hesitate to ask your class teacher in plenty of time. We anticipate that some of the questions may be challenging. If you help your child with a question, we would appreciate and 'H' in a circle to indicate this. This can then be addressed in school. Finally, your child will receive three homework projects to complete throughout the year. We will send this homework later on in the term.
Finally for this half term, there is a times table project. Details of this are attached below.
Thank you for your continued support
The Year 5 Team