Home Learning is an important way of supporting your child to consolidate their learning in school. Regular practise of core skills, such as reading and arithmetic, helps children to develop automaticity in these areas, enabling them to apply them fluently and confidently. Additionally, home learning can help to develop the independence and positive study habits that are so important at secondary school and beyond.
In Year 5 home learning consists of the following:
We recommend that children read at home for 15 minutes every day. This could be independent reading, reading to an adult or listening to a story being read to them. We ask that children record the independent reading that they do in their reading records. These are checked weekly by the class teacher.
After reading a book independently, we strongly encourage children to complete a short online quiz on the book using the Accelerated Reading programme, which helps to support children's comprehension skills. Accelerated Reading can be accessed by clicking here.
Maths home learning is set weekly through the MyMaths programme that can be accessed by clicking here. These learning activities are short tasks that support the current learning in class.
We also encourage children to regularly practise their multiplication tables using Time Tables Rock Stars, which can be accessed by clicking here.
Spelling is taught regularly in class. In addition, we ask children to learn a small number of the Year 5 and Year 6 statutory spelling words each week. These words are listed on the Year 5 blog every Friday and tested in school the following Friday.
The full list of these spellings can be found here.
If you have any questions regarding home learning please contact your child's class teacher.