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Primary and Nursery School

Mrs McKenna (Head of Year), Mrs Lockeretz, Mrs O'Connor,

Mrs Gaffar and Ms Challacombe

Welcome to the Year 5 Home Learning Page


For Home-Learning, we want to encourage Year 5 children to be creative and to ensure that they explore the world around them through a range of interactive and innovative ways.


At the start of each half term, a home learning gird with 8 tasks will be pasted in the children’s home learning books. Tasks 1-3 are compulsory and should be completed weekly, tasks 4-8 are optional. However, these optional tasks are really fun and engaging activities that will allow your child to explore topics with more creativity, so they are highly recommended! This may also open up a dialogue with yourselves and your child about the topics they are covering in school.


If you have completed a task, please evidence this in your Home Learning book. There is a home learning tracking grid at the start of the book where you can sign and evidence that work has been done. In addition, this could be by printing off pictures, pieces of writing, drawings or even sticking in a train ticket from a trip to see a famous landmark!


If you've done something really special on the computer or have made a video you can send this to us via ClassDojo!


As an incentive, stickers will be awarded to children each half term depending on how many tasks they complete. Diamond is the top award for completing all 8 tasks and 2 challenges!


When reading we encourage year 5 children to use inferring and predicting skills to develop their understanding. It is also important that we encourage our pupils to express their views and opinions about different texts they are reading and make comparisons to text they've already read. We also encourage sharing a book with your child, we find that even the most 'grown up' children still enjoy listening to a story! The children can then complete a Battle of the Books activity to keep them on track to read 50 books by then end of the year.


We continue to encourage pupils to have a rapid recall of multiplication facts which will enables them to calculate more efficiently.


The Year 5 team look forward to seeing what amazing things the children come up with on their home-learning journey!