Homework should be consolidating what we have been learning in class; hence it should not take too long to complete. If your child finds the homework difficult please do not hesitate to let me know or leave a comment in their planner so that we can focus on working on those skills some more at school.
To start the year homework will consist of 3 pieces - a maths or SPaG task, a comprehension activity, spelling list and times table practice or application. Please find details of your child's homework on the website if you are unsure of what it is your child needs to complete.
Homework should be handed in by Wednesday. The spelling and times table test will be on a Thursday.
Please also encourage your child to read, then question them on what they are reading to ensure they have a good understanding of the text. Across both years 5 and 6 we are having a bit of a competition to see who can race around our Readopoly Board - completing a different reading challenge on each space. This aims to help encourage daily reading as well as the incentive to try reading books they would not necessarily normally pick straight away (including both fiction and non-fiction text types).
Easter Holidays Homework
As next term is the final run up to the SATs, I have attached the website (http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5) where you can find past papers of the different tests. If you would like your child to complete more practice papers during the Easter break I am happy for you to download these resources and I will mark them after the break. However, if you feel it would be more beneficial to see the mark scheme yourselves they are also available on the website.
Please encourage your child to complete something over the two week break and I would love to see the scores they achieve on the first week back. If your child would prefer to complete a written task, they are more than welcome to write a short story or find a picture online that they like and write a short description. Otherwise I have only sent home the new Homework Takeaway Menu – some of these tasks remain the same as they have not been completed by many and offer a range of opportunities to explore the subjects within them. This is also due to us continuing with both the Mayan and Changing Materials topics next term.
Thanks for your support, enjoy your breaks!