Year 5 Homework

01 July 2016

As you know, we have had to close school tomorrow, 01 July, as the water is being 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 with 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.

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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?

17 June 2016

This week’s creative homework is due on Wednesday 23 June.

I can show what I know about the EU referendum.

We’ve learnt lots about the EU referendum this week resulting in some fabulous debates. There were convincing arguments for both the vote remain and the vote leave campaigns. In any way they wish, children should show what they know about the EU and the upcoming referendum. They may choose to express an opinion on which way they feel people should vote, or they may wish to remain neutral and offer both sides of the argument.

Here are some ideas to get you going but, as usual, I’m sure the children will have much better ideas of their own:

  • Create a campaign leaflet to go through people’s letter boxes informing them of the debate.
  • Write a speech convincing the class to vote one way or another.
  • Create a voting booth that the class can cast their votes to.
  • Generate a quiz which tests our knowledge on the EU referendum.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

 

10 June 2016

This week’s whole school homework is creative and is due Wednesday 15 June:

Why does money matter?

In our recent Money Matters themed week, we considered spending, donating, saving and getting money. Take a look through the news section and class news pages to remind you about the week.

Your child is required to show their understanding of money in a creative way. Ideas could include:

  • a game
  • a poem
  • a song
  • a quiz
  • a letter
  • a comic strip
  • a script

10 June 2016

This week’s Talk Time homework is due on Monday 13 June to be used during an Relationships and Sex Education lesson.

Identify somebody who you would consider to be a role model. Bring in a picture and be prepared to discuss who they are and why they’re your role model.

We’ll be talking about ourselves and how our emotions change during puberty. Identifying a role model is part of making sure we maintain a positive image of ourselves, thinking about how we can use our role model to do this.

Summer Half Term

In line with our Homework Policy, there are no homework tasks or spellings to learn next week because it’s the Summer half-term holiday. Of course, there are plenty of ways to help your child continue learning: get reading, go places, talk lots!

Have a happy and healthy holiday.

20 May 2016

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect homework is due on Wednesday 25 May.

To be able to use semi-colons in a list.

For many of Year 5, this is a new skill that we’re trying to become more confident with. The children have been given a sentence with a three part list in it. They should expand each part of the list adding description which may need extra commas (particularly if they’re using two adjectives). When re-writing their list with this extra detail, they’ll then need to use semi-colons to separate the parts in the list instead of commas and commas would just make the list confusing.

When I went out for tea, I had starters, mains and desserts.

When I went out for tea, I had delicious, puffy dough balls smothered in garlic butter; sumptuous steak which had been fabulously cooked and had crispy chips on the side; and a mouth-watering, rich chocolate pudding that oozed gooey caramel as you stuck your fork in it – yum!

I want the children to have a go at changing their lists so that they need semi-colons. Think about adding adjectives and using relative pronouns (which, that, when, who), ‘ing words and ‘ed words to add detail after the noun as well as before.

20 May 2016

This week’s whole school homework is creative and is due Wednesday 25 May:

I understand rights and responsibilities.

This half term, our SEAL theme has been Rights and Responsibilities.  We’ve been learning that if we have rights, we also have responsibilities. Children have been considering the following rights and responsibilities.

  • I have the right to learn and I have the responsibility for my own learning.
  • I have the right to play and I have the responsibility to play fairly.
  • I have the right to express an opinion and I have the responsibility to respect the opinions of others.
  • I have the right to be safe and I have the responsibility to make safe choices.
  • I have the right to be healthy and I have the responsibility to make healthy choices.

Your child is required to show their understanding of rights and responsibilities in a creative way. Ideas could include:

  • a story
  • a poem
  • a song
  • a poster
  • a letter
  • a comic strip
  • a script