Year 5 Homework

Have a happy and healthy holiday

It’s the summer holidays at last, so there are no homework or spelling activities. Enjoy the holidays instead!

Does your child spend less time outdoors than prison inmates? A survey suggests three-quarters of children do, as the time spent playing in parks, woods and fields has shrunk dramatically due to lack of green spaces, digital technology and parents’ fears.

Research shows that playing outdoors promotes social skills, improves vision, reduces stress, increases attention span and provides vitamin D.

15 July 2016

This week’s whole school homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.

 I can share my views about health.

This annual questionnaire helps us to find out pupil views on some of our key health issues at school. Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.

The questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Wednesday 20 July.

15 July 2016

This week’s Talk Time homework will be discussed on Wednesday 20 July.

How can Miss Rushbrooke make Year 6 enjoyable, productive and even better than Year 5?

As I have the pleasure of teaching the class again next year, it would be great to have some top tips from the children for what I could do to make their final year at Moortown a great one. I’m hoping for some realistic suggestions about how we can have fun – not just have break all the time! And how I can help them learn even more than they have this year.

  • Is there anything in particular you’d like us to learn?
  • Has any learning been particularly enjoyable – we could do something similar next year.
  • Are there any suggestions for what the classroom should look like or have in it.
  • Do you think there are any different ways we could work that would help us to be more productive?
  • What have you liked this year that you’d want to continue?
  • Is there any thing you haven’t liked this year and you’d like it to stop?
  • Could we do more or less of anything?

There is always room for improvement and – I hope the children would agree – I’m always keen to hear how they’d like things to be and will adapt what I’m doing if I think it’s a good idea.

08 July 2016

This week’s spellings have been chosen by the children from an end of year test we did, identifying those which we’ve made mistakes on or find more difficult.

Think about what other spellings are similar to this: adding ‘ed‘, ‘ing‘ and any homophones that we might get confused with.

Spellings will be tested on Friday 15 July.

  • marvellous
  • interfere
  • sincere
  • comb
  • secretary
  • accommodate
  • stationery
  • category
  • confidence
  • suggest
  • island
  • reasonable
  • relevant
  • dough
  • physical
  • principle
  • essential
  • compliment
  • proceed
  • environment

08 July 2016

For our Talk Time homework, we’re focusing on next week’s SEAL theme.

I can make a healthy change.

Think about what changes you could make next week which will help you to be healthier and write down some notes to help you discuss this in class.



08 July 2016

This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Wednesday 13 July and is an exciting national competition. wonderlab

Think about how you can present this creatively and we’ll be having a look at everyone’s and then we’ll need to decide which one of our class’ work we want to enter into the competition.


01 July 2016

As you know, we have had to close school on Friday 01 July – Shadwell Lane had its water turned off.  For that reason, and because two classes are out of school today, there hasn’t been chance to set homework or spellings for this week.

Even though there is no set homework or spellings, please remember there are lots of things that the children can be doing to reflect on their learning from this week.

Again, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the school closure.

24 June 2016

This week’s Talk Time homework is due on Wednesday 29 June.

I can cope with an unexpected change.

This is our SEAL statement next week as part of our Changes SEAL theme. Discuss – perhaps over dinner – what unexpected changes might happen to people and suggest ways we can deal with these changes calmly and confidently.

We’ll be discussing this in our circle time next week so don’t forget to write a few notes to focus your discussion in class.

24 June 2016

I can complete a diary about my lifestyle.

The homework this week involves completing a health diary, for the next seven days, to use when completing the online My Health My School survey.  This will take place in school over the next few weeks.


Questions include what snacks they eat, how much exercise they do and how long they spend doing different activities.  The data is used by local government to understand what children’s lives are like and how healthy they are.

The diaries and the survey itself remain confidential and personal information will not be discussed in school if children don’t want to.

Please support your child to complete the diary as accurately as possible and return the completed survey by Monday 04 July.

17 June 2016

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect homework is due on Wednesday 23 June.

To experiment with vocabulary for effect.

We’ve been practising using a thesaurus in order to expand our vocabulary this week, making sure that we check the meaning of words and that we know how to use them in a sentence.

I’m asking the children to find ten new words that they wouldn’t normally use in their writing but are more ambitious choices for them to remember in the future. For each word, they need to be able to explain what it means (this could be verbal rather than written down) and they need to have written it into a sentence.

As an extra challenge, see if you can find all ten words and their meanings without using the internet. It is an undeniably useful resource, but how else can we learn new things?