In Year 5, our Maths homework is a page a week from the Year 5 Maths Practice Questions. These books have already been handed out. The pages selected give the children the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge from their learning in class.
In this first term, we would like your child to spend no longer than 10 minutes on each of the following pages:-
- Page 3
- Page 8
- Page 6
- Page 7
- Page 9
- Page 5
- Page 4
If they are struggling with any of the questions, please let us know either by seeing us in the yard, your child telling us or by emailing a member of the Year 5 team.
Times Table Rock Star
It is important that your child is able to quickly recall all of their times tables up to 12 x 12. A fun way to practice this is to go on Times Table Rock Star. Each child has their own log in details (user name and password). If they don’t know them, again please let us know. Throughout the year, we will be setting challenges for your child to complete.
Every Monday the Year 5s are given 10 new spelling words to learn. They will look at spelling patterns, such as different prefixes and suffixes, as well as homophones and challenge words. Later on in the week, children will have the opportunity to quiz each other on them before having a weekly spelling test each Friday.
So that your child can practice their spellings at home, please look at the spellings for the appropriate week below.
Now that the children are settling back into school, we will be giving them a test to work out their reading age. Using this information, the children will select a book from the appropriate reading colour band. As a school, we encourage children to read at least 3 times a week.
School reading books
School reading books can be taken home but only on a limited basis. Children should bring their books in on a Monday to change. These returned books will be stored for the required time before being returned to the shelves. In the meantime, your child will be able to select a new book and their reading diary can be completed.
At the moment we are asking that reading diaries are not returned to school. So in order for us to monitor their reading at home, we are asking you to email your child’s teacher once a week on a Thursday to let them know how many times they have read at home to an adult or older sibling. We will then turn this into house points.
If your child needs additional reading practice or completes their reading book, they can also access online books using the following link:
Then they’ll go to MY CLASS LOGIN
The logins are:
There is a wide range of books for the children to select and enjoy reading. All of which are suitable for their reading age and ability.
Again, please let us know how they are finding this or if there is a particular one which they have enjoyed.