Year 5 & 6

Homework Expectations:

Reading – Pupils need to aim to read at least 5 times a week at home and achieve at least 3 signed signatures from parents/carers.  For every 10 signatures the children receive in their reading diary this will be recorded working towards a reward for their hard work.  Sharing a story with your child is important no matter how old they are.

 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) – Children will receive a weekly GPS activity. This will not be differentiated for year groups but will link to the learning in class.

Spellings – Lists will be distributed on a Monday, and children will have a week to learn them before being tested the following Monday.  For children that do not achieve at least 5 spellings, they will have to practise these words during a Monday lunchtime.

Maths – A homework task will be set each week that links to the learning in the Maths sessions.  These tasks will be tailored to a child’s abilities.

Children are expected to know their times tables up to 12×12 by the start of Year 5.  These must remain part of their weekly homework if they do not yet know all of them.

Homework Project – Each term children will be asked to make a choice from a set list for their homework project. These tasks are a chance for children and parents/carers, friends and family to showcase their creative skills working in partnership to produce a final product for display in the school hall.

Year 6 SATs preparation – Year 6 children will receive an additional piece of homework at the start of Spring 1. This will support the build up to SATs and will consist of a reading comprehension. Furthermore, as previously mentioned, to prepare our Year 6 children for secondary school, any child that does not complete their homework task at home will do so during a lunchtime.