Y5 Home Learning
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in on the following Wednesday. Please use pencil for maths work in your books and date every piece of work. Parents - feel free to initial any work that children may have needed a bit of support with. This will help us to see if there's anything that they have struggled with. Children can come and see us at any time to clarify expectations or to go over the task if they're unsure. Thank you for your support with home learning.
Each week, children will need to look at the Year 5/6 spelling document above and choose either Spicy or Hot spellings as well as the three key words for the week to learn. We encourage children to research the meaning of each word, but will not be expecting any written homework for spellings. Children are welcome to show what they have done to learn their spellings if they wish to record this. For example, pyramid writing, spell-me-doodles, graffiti walls etc. We will explore these strategies further in school.
The biggest impact you can have on supporting your child's learning and progress at home is to read with them regularly. We would suggest aiming for at least three or four times a week, even if this is only for a brief 5-minute session. Please engage your child in as much talk about books as you can, asking them questions about what they have read and exploring any puzzles of questions that arise from the books they read. Although they are becoming much more independent in their reading at Y5 age, they still love being read to. Do have a look at our list of recommended reads as a guide to the level of books that the average Y5 child should be aiming to read, and do come and see us if you have any questions.
Our weekly homework tasks will focus on a maths activity that will support and consolidate the learning that we have been doing in school. Children can choose from Mild, Spicy or Hot level. We'll mark this together in class each Friday. Children will also be asked to spend a few minutes a day practising their tables using our new TT Rockstars app.
Y5 Spelling List Term 6
Apologies for adding the home learning to the website slightly later than usual. Next week, we have our third and final maths assessment of the year which will include all of the areas we have studied in Year 5. The questions are underpinned by the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.
Therefore, we would like all children to practise the written methods for the four operations - two examples per operation will be fine.
Remember to challenge yourself; you could show an example of adding decimals or multiplying fractions or dividing to two decimal places.
17/05/19 Home Learning
For home learning this week we would like all children to familiarise themselves with the above play script, entitled Greek Choral Theatre. We will be allocating parts next week.
All children have taken home their seeds to make daily observational drawings on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
10.05.19 Home Learning
As well as completing their maths activity we would like children to nurture their seedlings, transfering them into some soil now that their leaves are unfurling. If they would like to keep them to continue to grow at home, then please do so. Otherwise, children could bring them back into school to plant in our Y5 area in the school garden.
Spelling List Term 4
01/03/19 Home Learning
This week, we would like the children to attempt as many of the arithmetic questions as possible. There are 25 questions in total - they are split into groups of 5 but please feel free to attempt all or as many as you can.
14/2/19 Home Learning
Spelling List Term 3
Home Learning 24/1/19
Home Learning 10/1/19
Children will be consolidating their understanding and fluency of the standard written method for multiplication. Choose your level from the activities below. There's no need to print out the questions as you will need to record the calculations clearly in your book - not on the sheet please.
Home Learning 21.12.18
Over the Christmas holidays, we would like all children to write a final draft letter using the work they have completed in school (children have already written a letter regarding the environment in their books and a copy will be sent home so they can complete this work) and to bring in an addressed envelope with a stamp attached so they can send their environmental letters to the person or company of their choosing.
Year 5 have been extremely enthusiastic about this idea and it would be great to give this work a real purpose by sending, and hopefully receiving, a letter.
Home learning 14/12/18
Home Learning 07/12/18
The home learning worksheet this week includes the mild, spicy and hot challenges. The Fluency section is mild; the reasoning section is spicy; and the problem solving is hot.
Home Learning 30.11.18
Next week in our science and topic work we will be looking at packaging of chocolate and confectionery and considering its environmental impact. As an alternative kind of packaging, we'd like to make our own biodegradable bio-plastics. This week's home learning task will be to prepare some potato starch ready for the lesson.
Take one large potato and grate it. No need to peel it.
Put all the potato gratings into a sealed jar or bottle with approximately 500ml of water and shake vigourously for a couple of minutes.
Leave it so that the potato starch settles at the bottom. This is what you need to bring into school. Try to transport it carefully so that you don't disturb it too much, although if you do, it will settle again once it's in school. Don't forget to label your jar or bottle.
What can you find out about the impact of plastic waste on our environment. You can do some research and jot down some brief bullet points. Alternatively, if you want to present your learning in a more creative way, feel free to prepare something to share with the class.
Home Learning 16/11/18
Please complete a character profile for your story writing next week. Use the writing frame provided ('Character description' - below). Remember - your character needs to have one particularly bad trait that leads them to a sticky end in your chocolate factory adventure. Have fun.
Term 2 Spellings
Spelling list Term 1
Home Learning 25/10/18
Make some observations of condensation and evaporation in and around your home. Take a photo or draw a picture. Write some notes to explain what you've observed. If you can, explain what is happening to the water molecules as they change from a liquid to a gas state. Be specific with your vocabulary. Try to find three or four examples. Make sure you're working safely - check with an adult!
Home Learning 28/9/18
Use the numbers in the document below to compare pairs of numbers. If you print them out and cut them up then you can compare more easily. If you want or need to make the task easier, chop off one or two digits at the end of each number so that you're working with smaller value numbers.
Your task is to choose two numbers to compare and record them in your book with either the < or > symbol between them to show which is greater or smaller.
Extension: find the largest and smallest difference between two numbers.
Home Learning 21/09/18
Home Learning 14/9/18
Use three dice to make a HTU number. (If you haven’t got dice at home, you could use these online dice: https://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/maths/tripledice.html)
Record your number clearly and round it to the nearest 100. Write each answer clearly :
e.g. 567 rounds to 600. Do at least 10 examples please.
Use four dice (or you could use this random 4-digit number generator: http://numbergenerator.org/random-4-digit-number-generator)
Round each number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. Set you work out clearly.
e.g. 4725 rounded to 10 = 4730
4725 rounded to 100 = 4700
4725 rounded to 1000 = 5000
Do at least 6 examples please.
Home Learning 7/9/18
This week, Year 5 need to look at the Year 5/6 spelling document above and choose either Spicy or Hot spellings as well as the three key words for the week. We encourage children to research the meaning of each word, but this week will not be expecting any written homework.
We would like all children to practise the Year 5 KIRFs for Autumn. The KIRFs are found in the maths folder within the Year 5 pages.
EDIT - apologies to all parents. I have updated the home learning expectations above as the initial information and spelling sheet did not fully correspond. We will be completing a spelling test on Friday so all children will have time between now and then to practise either the Spicy or Hot spellings. Homework books will be provided for all children asap. Apologies for the delay.