Homework

Welcome to the Year 5/6 homework page.  Homework is handed out every Friday and it is expected to be returned on the following Wednesday.

All children in Year 5 and 6 will complete one page of their mental arithmetic book for their maths homework each week. English homework will also be given, which will be stuck into their homework books. Homework is due in on the following Wednesday. If children would like some support with their homework in school, they can attend homework club on a Monday or Tuesday lunchtime in the library. Most homework will be marked together, to deepen children’s understanding.

Year 6 will also be given science revision homework.

Year 5 will continue to be tested on their SMIRF targets each week if they have completed all of their times table and division facts up to 12 x 12.  Year 6 will need to continue to practice their SMIRFs, as these key skills will be applied throughout lessons, however they will not be formally tested.  Daily multiplication and division recall activities will be completed.

Spellings – are to be practised regularly at home. The children will be a given a list of 10 words each week and are expected to write each of them into a sentence. Children will also be given other activities during their weekly SPaG lesson to help them learn their new words at home.

It is expected that children spend at least 30 minutes a night learning their new spellings, SMIRF targets/times tables and read a wide variety of text types.

Websites to Support Learning

Times Table Rockstars is an amazing website to support children with learning their times tables. All children in KS2 have an individual log in to access the website.

Sumdog is a fantastic tool to support children with times tables. The children also have access to Sumdog Spelling, which can be accessed on the home screen when they log on.

Hit the Button is also a great website to help children to learn their times tables and other key number facts. If you have an iPad, there is a fantastic Hit the Button app. Alternatively, click on the photo below to play: