Homework will be handed out on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. It will comprise of an English or a Maths task. A homework overview is inside both front covers so that you can see which pages need to be completed.
Maths - will consist of an arithmetic test consisting of around 30 questions. Some children might find some of the content challenging given the fact that the questions reflect the expected standard of a child at the end of Year 5. The children should spend 30 minutes completing the arithmetic test. It is not expected that they spend longer on their Maths homework; however, if they want to then this should be encouraged. The homework questions will be marked together with the teacher in class.
English - will consist of spelling-related and vocabulary-building tasks. As with the Maths, please spend 30 minutes and stop when the time is up (unless you wish to continue). The English pages for homework will match the Homework Overview - please do not complete any additional pages other than the ones set. As much as possible, the spelling/homework tasks will support and reinforce the weekly spelling lists.
Home Reads/Spellings/Times Tables - alongside this English and Maths, please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week (and sign their homework diary) - 'little and often' makes a huge impact on children's reading. Equally, please help your child to learn their weekly spellings and times tables for their Times Table Rockstars (their new Maths target).
Again, if you have any questions, please pop in and see us.