The pupils will be given 3 pieces of homework per week.
1. Reading: This is the most important skill that your child can learn. Reading fluently and for enjoyment opens many doors both in their childhood and adult lives. Pupils should bring their reading book to school and home again everyday. They are expected to read a minimum of 4 times a week for 20 minutes. Ideally this would be daily, however I realise this is not always possible. Pupils who do not reach this target of 4 times a week will be asked to catch this time up during school.
2. Multiplication facts practice: Each pupil has been provided with a login to the TTRocks website. This is a fun way to practice multiplication facts. This should also be done regularly to increase fluency and speed of recall for each of the facts. The curriculum expectation at Y5 is that pupils will be able to instantly recall all multiplication and related division facts to 12x12.
3. Spellings: The pupils will bring home a sheet each Friday. This is also available below. This should be returned each Friday completed. This can either be by bringing the sheet to school or by uploading a photograph to the pupils seesaw account. Spelling tests will take place each Friday morning. Children who have brought their homework and / or gained a green score in their test will gain dojo points. Those pupils who do not bring in their homework and do not gain a green score will need further practice during a Friday playtime.
Learning At Home
During the parents' evening phone calls, many parents and carers expressed their willingness to complete extra learning at home with their children. Although our school policy is to keep homework set to the structure above, I appreciate that some parents want to make an extra effort to help their child progress and 'catch up' after the pandemic. My advice would be to look carefully at the curriculum map and use this to visit the library and collect books related to the topic. I have also included some links below to websites that can be useful in home learning and fun games to help education.
If you are unsure of the methods your child is using for calculating in Maths, please click the link below to explore our Calculation Policies, which give examples of how we teach your child.
Science Support for Pupils and Parents
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