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Year 5 Homework

Year 5's Homework Timetable



Page from Rising Stars Maths book (due following Monday)


Multiplication tables




Page from Rising Stars SPAG book (due following Thursday)


Topic - this research does need to be brought back into school to share and help shape the topic work that the children complete (due Monday.


Spellings - tested the following Friday.




Year 5's Summer Homework Challenges


Over the summer, I would like you to complete some homework activities in order to make sure that you are ready to face the challenge of Year 6. The homework that you bring back to school on our first day in September will help me to find out how well you work, how much effort you put in to your homework and how creative you can be.


The first part of your summer homework challenge is to read something every day. I have given each of you a workbook to log your reading activity in. As i've explained to you in class, there are activities for you to complete on the inside of the front cover - complete as many activities as you can. For each activity that you complete, you will receive points (as indicated on the activity sheet) - there will be a prize for the student with the most points in September and there will be a prize for the student who has given the most effort to completing their activities. I am looking for you to be creative, present your work beautifully and read as much as you can this summer - it really will help you to be ready for Year 6!


The second part of your challenge is to complete your Year 5 Rising Stars Maths and SPAG books. I know that you've been working hard over the past few weeks to complete the pages but I want you to dedicate some time over the summer to making sure that the whole book is finished. If you need help in completing the pages, you can always visit the mymaths website (login:holdenclough and password:three) or you could have a look at grammaropolis. We'll be using these websites quite a lot next year so it would be a good idea to practice using them over the summer.


Your third summer challenge is to have some fun! Go outside, play games, spend time with your friends and families and have a good rest so that you're raring to go when September arrives.


Good luck with your summer challenges, I am looking forward to seeing what you've produced on our first day of Year 6 and i'm looking forward to being your teacher! 


Miss Jarman

Message to parents and carers - it has become apparent that we need to really work on our times tables in Y5. This is in terms of times table knowledge, fluency in saying our tables and speed of recall of random multiplication facts and the related division fact. Children need to be able to say their times tables all the way through (saying the whole calculation e.g. 'once two is two, two twos are four, three twos are six..' etc. as opposed to just counting in multiples 'two, four, six...' etc. The reason this is important is so that when they have to recall a random multiplication fact they can do this with ease and don't have to go through all the multiples. It also helps with using the inverse and knowing the related division fact.) The children then need to be able to answer random times tables questions and finally, they need to be able to use that knowledge to give the related division fact. So if they know that 6 x 7 = 42, then they also know that 42 ÷ 7 = 6 and

42 ÷ 6 = 7. Speed of recall is important - we are aiming to have the answer in under three seconds! Please can you find some time, maybe five minutes a day, to help your child and test them with some times tables questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Topic homework: given Friday 5th February and due Monday 8th February

After Miss Jarman's horrendous drive to work, battling her way through a traffic jam caused by a sink hole in Charlesworth, we were a bit curious about what causes sink holes and why they just suddenly appear.

Given that we are currently studying about the water cycle, I'd like you to see if you can answer these questions; what can you find out about sink holes? Why do they appear so suddenly? Can you find some images of sink holes?


Remember - this will be shared in Monday's lesson with our Y6 friends so make sure you have something to contribute!

Spellings given 5.2.16 to be tested 12.2.16


Group 1: decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear


Group 2: independent, tolerant, reluctant, confident, persistent, consistent, permanent, significant, assistant, relevant


Bonus topic words: (with a sinkhole theme!) drainage, depression, concave

Spellings given 29.1.16 to be tested 5.2.16


Group 1: calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle, complete, consider, continue


Group 2: partial, crucial, potential, special, substantial, artificial, influential, essential, confidential, initial


Bonus topic words: Yangtze, atmosphere, vapour

Homework given 29th January and due in Monday 1st February - create a quiz about The Water Cycle so that you can test the Y6s on Monday afternoon. Aim for 5 - 10 questions and ensure you have a separate answer sheet! Involve parents and carers and try and include a range of questions so that some are multiple choice, some are short answers and some will require a longer answer.


Remember - you also have an ongoing homework to work on your speech!

Homework given 21st January, to be brought back Monday 25th January and shared with Years 5 and 6 in our afternoon lesson together. (Please ensure that this homework is completed and brought in as it will be used in the lesson). Your task is to write the opening paragraph of your speech, thinking about how to engage the listener and the effect you want to create for your audience. Remember that what you write is designed to be heard, so at home, practise reading it out loud and involve parents and carers.

Spellings given 15.1.16 to be tested 22.1.16


Group 1: precious, spacious, gracious, cautious, suspicious, atrocious, pretentious, conscientious, delicious, vicious


Group 2: believe, bicycle, breath, breathe, build, busy, business


Bonus topic words: Seine, Thames, estuary

Public Speaking Homework due Monday 18th January 


'If you could meet anybody from history. Who would you want to meet and why?'

This weekend, I would like you to have a think about who may be the subject of your speech. Choose three people that you think would be interesting to meet and find out what you can about them. Create a mini fact file about each person that you can share with others in your Kagan team on Monday.

Spellings given 8/1/16 to be tested 15/1/16


Group 1: accident (ally), actual (ly), address, answer, appear, arrive


Group 2: fiction, invitation, intention, admission, expansion, conversation, physician, electrician, beautician, politician


Everyone will then have a go at these bonus topic words: tsunami, reservoir, Mississippi

Homework Project: Major World Rivers due Monday 11th January

ENGLISH- Key Words/ Spellings/ Grammar

Maths- Times Tables/ Weekly Maths Tests

Maths Prompt Sheet - Work being covered

DO NOT send your child into school if they have any ONE of the following symptoms: (1) A HIGH TEMPERATURE (this mean they feel hot to the touch on their back or chest) - (2) A NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH (this means coughing a lot, for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episode within 24 hours) - (3) A LOSS OR CHANGE TO SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE (this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal)