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 below and choose either list A or list B. Children will be encouraged to research the meaning of any words they don't know, 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. Children now have their Oxford Reading Buddy log-in details. There are lots of really good quality texts with a range of challenging and engaging quizzes. These can count as reading at home, so please include these when signing reading records.
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 TT Rockstars app.
Term 4 Spellings
Term 3 Spellings
You will see some challenging vocabulary in this term's spelling list. One of the English objectives for Y5 is to find and check the meanings of new words using a dictionary. Please encourage children to look up the meanings of words they are unfamiliar with. We will explore the new vocabulary in class, alongside practising new spelling patterns and rules and are constantly encouraging children to expand their range of vocabulary in their own speech and written work.
Oxford Reading Buddy (23/1/20)
If you've been having trouble logging on to ORB recently, could you please try logging in again in the next couple of days to see if the problems have been resolved. I've sent several emails and they've got back to me to say that they've made some updates that should have improved access. Any feedback would be very welcome. Thanks.
Over the Christmas holidays, children need to read two books online on Oxford Reading Buddy and complete the associated online quiz. We hope you all have a great Christmas break!
Please could each child bring in a large, baking potato at the beginning of week 3 next term (w/c 20.1.19.) Thanks.
Oxford Reading Buddy - please complete one quiz before next Friday. Think carefully about how you answer and don't forget that you can refer back to the book.
The mild, spicy and hot worksheets are all within the same document. Please choose one, or more, and complete and return by Wednesday.
This week's home learning is below - negative numbers - however can all children also return their moon/lunar diaries next week too. Home learning deadline is Wednesday as usual. Thank you!
Optional Home Learning 15.10.19
Yesterday, on Radio 4, British astronauts Tim Peake and Helen Sharman were interviewed on The Infinite Monkey Cage about their experience on the International Space Station. The children have been so enthused by their work about the ISS this week that they might be interested in listening to it. It's available on the Radio 4 website or you can follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009b04 .
Starting this Friday, 11th October, we would like all children to track the lunar cycle. Please, can you draw a picture of the moon every night for 28 days.
Y5 Spelling list - Term 2
Y5 Spelling List Term 1