Spellings: In Year 5, children will be given the opportunity to choose their own spellings based on the phoneme of the week. Every Thursday, they will write these down on a piece of paper to take home and practise, and then they will test each other every Wednesday. They will be given some time in school to practise as well.
Reading: Children are expected to read at home daily (at least 4 times a week), either independently or with an adult. Children will be asked to keep track of their reading in 'Reading Journals' (which they have not been given yet). More information will be given to children when they arrive.
Maths: Maths home learning will be set on a new platform: MyMaths.
Brain Builders: these will be set once a term, based on a topic we are covering in school. Children should be able to complete the Brain Builder tasks independently.
Homework (except reading!) will be non-compulsory. If the choice is TV/video games and homework, we would love for you to chose homework. However, we would much prefer children outside, playing sports, Brownies, Scouts, spending time as a family, cooking, visiting famous landmarks, outdoor experiences, etc.
If you would like extra homework, we would be happy to recommend books/resources to buy or websites to use. If you have any questions/ concerns, please contact me via the school office!