Year 5 Homework

09 December 2016

This week we have two homework’s as normal (our final homework of 2016).

The first is Creative:

I can prove I use the 8Rs outside of school. 

This homework will help children to see that the 8Rs are useful for life in general and not just learning. They could respond in numerous ways:

  • make a collage of images showing them using each R for learning
  • make a short documentary in which they demonstrate how they use the 8Rs outside school
  • make a poster that promotes the application of the 8Rs to everyday life

These are just a few, simple suggestions. I’m sure you, and your children, will have a wonderful array of creative responses to this statement.

The second is ‘Mathletics‘:

Children should complete these 2 tasks. 

1. Bar model (X and ÷) – this is using the bar model to help children solve word problems.

2. Money problems: 4 operations with £ – these are all problems involving money.

Again, if you have any problems do not hesitate to contact me I will endeavour to resolve them. However, some problems such as technical issues may be beyond my control.


It’s easy to think your child is safe once they’re indoors. And it’s easy to think your child will always be responsible and safe online.

However, most older children and young people can be on-line, meaning they’re not quite so protected as you might think. And it’s easier than you think for a child to make a choice that they wouldn’t do in person.

Increasingly, we’re being told of problems on social networking sites. These include grooming.

The ‘zipit’ app is a download from Childline for iOS and Android. The app aims to help young people safely respond to requests for inappropriate images by sending back a ‘joke’ image. Using it might help your child maintain some credibility as well as staying safe.

02 December 2016

This week, as usual, we have two homeworks. Both pieces are due on Thursday 08 December 2016.

The first is Talk Time:

I can reflect on my start to the year.

This links to our current SEAL theme: The 8 Rs for learning. It is an opportunity for children to think about their own learning and their attitude towards it. In class, we reflect a lot on our learning and Y5 are very good at this. They are honest and are not afraid to admit to making mistakes: this will undoubtedly make them better learners in the future. I’d like them to be as honest in this reflection as possible. Is their attitude consistent across the day/week? Is it consistent across subjects? And most importantly, I’d like them to make suggestions for how they could improve. No matter what is said, this conversation should be positive as it should lead to improvements.

The second is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can show I understand word classes. 

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about word classes so far this year (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, articles) and this is a chance for children to show that they have remembered this learning.

Children have been given a sheet to help them show their understanding.

25 November 2016

The homework this week is a whole school creative homework. Because of the open afternoon next week, the homework is due in on Wednesday not Thursday.

I can show what I have learned in STEM week. 

This week, all our learning has been STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) focussed.

For this homework, we’d like children to reflect on their learning across the week and show off what they have learned. Your child could:

  • give an overview of the STEM subjects
  • do their own mini STEM project
  • be a scientist and conduct a science investigation
  • continue some of their favourite STEM week learning at home

25 November 2016

As usual, children will have two homeworks this week. One of these is Mathletics.

Score 100 points on Mathletics. 

Children can choose to score these points on ‘Live Mathletics’ or by completing activities (top tip: it’s quicker to score points on activities). I have asked children what they think is a reasonable amount of points to get and we all agreed that 1000 points was realistic, would improve learning and wouldn’t take too long.

Children should have completed their Mathletics activities by Thursday 01 December.

18 November 2016

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect homework links to the English learning we’ve done this week and what we’ll go on to learn for the next few weeks.

To be able to add detail to my writing.

Having learnt all about adding detail to writing in order to keep it interesting and make it descriptive, write the opening to a story using these techniques:

  • expanded noun phrases,
  • prepositional phrases, and
  • adverbs.

Don’t forget, you only use one page for a piece of homework and I only want the opening. We’ll then look at these together in our homework review. While your writing, think about what you’d like to write a full story on as this will be our English learning in the run up to Christmas.

18 November 2016

This week’s Talk Time homework links to Anti-bullying Week and the discussions we’ve had in class.

What is bullying and what can I do about it?

Talk to each other about what bullying is; it’s also important to talk about what bullying isn’t so that we can recognise when something is and isn’t bullying. Then, make sure that you know how to deal with bullying if you experience it yourself or see it happening to someone else.

Don’t forget to write a few notes to aid the discussion we’ll then have in class.

11 November 2016

This week’s spelling activity focuses on the use of apostrophes for possession (Annas brother) and for contraction/omission (I dont want to).

Each child has been given a sheet to help them practise using apostrophes correctly. Children should complete the activities by Thursday 17 November 2016.

11 November 2016

We have two pieces of homework this week, both due on Thursday 17 October 2016.

The first is Creative:

I can show why I love reading. 

In Year 5, we always talk about having a ‘love of reading‘. This homework is a celebration of this. We’ve discussed some ideas as a class and here’s what we came up with. You could:

  • interview members of your family about their passion for reading
  • turn your favourite book into a short movie
  • create a trailer for the film version of a book
  • cook a recipe from your favourite recipe book
  • write part of the prequel/sequel to your favourite book
  • create a poster to advertise your favourite book
  • create a fake interview with your favourite author

And, many more…

The second homework is Mathletics:

You have been assigned two activities: 

  • Multiply 2 digit numbers, regroup
  • Long Multiplication

04 November 2016

We have two pieces of homework this week, both due on Thursday 10 November 2016.

The first is creative:

Why is maths important? 

This a broad question and could be interpreted in many ways, hence the fact it’s a creative homework.

Children could:

  • Talk about how adults they know use maths every day
  • Research a key moment in history and explain why maths how maths played a part in this
  • Make a photo collage of examples of maths in everyday life
  • explain why maths is important

The second is using a program called IXL (it’s a bit like Mathletics). Each child knows their login and they should complete the activities relevant to them – the ones on their homework slip.

Some children should complete the following activities (click on the links or visit the website):

Other children should complete these activities:

Please note: a ‘run on’ is another term for a squashed sentence – your children know all about these!

If you have any problems accessing IXL please do not hesitate to ask me early next week.