Year 5 Homework

02 October 2015 – Practice Makes Perfect

Year 5 also have Practice Makes Perfect homework each week. Last week, lots of children didn’t complete their Mathletics tasks. Therefore, they had to use their playtime to do this. If homework cannot be completed for any reason or might be difficult to complete (due to technology being required), please tell me before the due date and efforts will be made to complete it in school.

This week’s Practice Makes Perfect is due on Wednesday 07 October.

To answer questions about data.

Look carefully at the data and use it to answer the questions.

02 October 2015 – Talk Time

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due on Wednesday 07 October.

Some people leave to go holiday and some people leave because they have to.                                                          


Lots of us like to go on holiday but some people are forced to move away from their homes. Why might people have to leave when others don’t have to? How would you feel if you were forced to move away from your home? Where would you go?

25 September 2015

This week’s homework is creative and is due on Wednesday 30 September.

I can create a Lego mosaic/model.

Whilst reading First News during guided reading, some of us spotted a competition we’d like to get involved in. The idea is to design your own Lego mosaic/model that commemorates the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch. The winner of the competition will have their model made in school with their whole class. So, for homework, if you want to be involved in the competition, design your mosaic to mark this historic event. If you’re not especially inspired or interested in the Royal Family, design a Lego mosaic or model that links to our Holidays Big Topic instead.

Check out the competition information for top tips for your model design and make sure it’s clear as we’ll send any entries off to be judged. (Information is in homework books and here).

Any homework not for the competition will be judged in class and displayed on our topic wall.

18 September 2015

In Year 5, we do a Practice Makes Perfect homework each week. Last week, you were assigned Mathletics tasks. This week we’re practising using conjunctions in sentences.

To use conjunctions.


Write whole sentences in your book using one of the conjunctions in the list to add more information.

18 September 2015

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due on Wednesday 23 September 2016.

To discuss holidays.

Over dinner one day, discuss the topic ‘Holidays’ with the people in your house:

  • What is the best holiday you’ve been on? (This might be a family holiday, a day out or even a school trip.)
  • Why do people go on holiday?
  • Where do people go on holiday and why?
  • Where would your dream holiday destination be?
  • What would you like to find out about in our Holidays Big Topic?

Talk Time homework – This involves a discussion topic eg ‘Should animals be kept in zoos?’ Children should make notes (even pictures, diagrams etc) ready to participate in a class / group discussion on the topic. Please make sure you write a comment about the Talk Time discussions in the homework books.

Top Tips: Turn the telly off! Sit around the dining table! Have a chat and share opinions and ideas! Children should talk with family, friends and each other. (Your child should write some notes in their Homework Books.)

11 September 2015

This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Wednesday 16 September 2015.

To create your own ‘Lost Thing’.

In our first mini-topic of the year, we’ve been reading Shaun Tan’s ‘The Lost Thing’. We’ve asked lots of questions to find out more about it:

What is the lost thing? Where has it come from? Who left it there? How does it feel to be left there?

Now, create your own ‘Lost Thing’ and think about these questions for your own design. You might decide to design and label an image or you could gather odds and ends from  around the house to make your ‘Lost Thing’ in 3D.

Creative homework. This involves a creative piece of open-ended work based around an ‘I can…’ statement eg ‘I can use research skills to find out about a country.’ ‘I know how instructions are used’ Only one rule: don’t use more than one page of A4 (unless your teacher says otherwise!). Content will be a balanced mix of subjects.

Top Tips: Be as creative as you like! Chat about ideas with your child: Could the homework be in the form of a poster, a letter, a comic strip, some writing, a PowerPoint…? Could it use photos, drawings, foldout ‘extras’ on the page…?

10 July 2015

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

 I can share my views about health.





















This annual questionnaire has been compiled in consultation with our school council and 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 15 July.

03 July 2015

I can complete a diary about my lifestyle.

This includes what snacks they eat, how much they exercise do and how long they spend doing different activities. The homework has come from Mrs Taylor, who leads health in our school – it doesn’t take long to fill in and is used by local government to understand what children’s lives are like and how healthy they are. The diaries remain confidential and personal information will not be discussed in school if children don’t want to.

26 June 2015

The homeworks this week are both Practice Makes Perfect.

The first is an English homework. Children have a section from the Alice in Wonderland book. Their task is to rewrite this text as a script. Children should remember to include stage directions to tell the actors how they should say something or how they should move across the stage.

The second homework is a Mathletics activity which checks children’s understanding of angles. They have to compare and estimate the size of angles.


19 June 2015

The homework this week is creative.

I can show and explain what a half is. 

In maths lessons this week, we’ve been learning about fractions. For their homework, I’d like children to prove to me that they know what a half is. To do this they must also think about what a half isn’t. They should show their explanations in any way they like: annotated diagrams, pictures, photographs, videos, a story.