Homework will be given out weekly on a Friday to be handed in and returned by the following Wednesday. The homework will consist of English, Maths and potentially a topical research project. Children will also be given a spelling sheet to practise, which will be tested on Fridays in class.
HOMEWORK GUIDELINES FOR YEAR 5/YEAR 6
The quantity of homework in Upper Key Stage Two builds on what has been set in Lower Key Stage Two
and begins to prepare the children for their transition to high school.
Reading: Pupils need regular reading sessions.
Encourage your child to: decode unfamiliar words themselves; use expression and ask them questions about their reading.
Parents are encouraged to comment in the child’s reading record book, shared by all adults involved. It is also useful to read books to your children - modelling expression and asking questions about the book.
Your child may also be given reading comprehension questions – these are most important and they help them with inference and deduction – an area of reading that a lot of KS2 children can struggle.
One task/ nugget (Grammar/Punctuation/Comprehension sheet/ On-line task) will be sent every week on Century Tech.
10-15 current words will be set by your child’s teacher. The spellings will be tested in class. At home, you may wish to spend time with your child individually learning and testing the spellings.
Tasks/ Nuggets will be sent home each week on Century Tech. If you are struggling to access Century Tech please let us know and we can sort it.
TIMES TABLES: Each week children in year 5/6 are expected to learn or revise their tables. They should revise how their times tables can support their knowledge of other facts e.g. 40 x 60 and 0.5 x 7. This can be done on TT Rockstars. Children should access TT Rockstars at least twice a week. Little and often is the key for TT Rockstars.
Research and/or preparation
Teachers may ask children to find information or items to bring into class. Children may also be encouraged to ask parents questions or discuss issues with parents. This research/ preparation homework will be clearly explained by the class teacher and a print-out explaining the task will be sent home as well.
Occasionally- to be returned following teacher guidance