Year 5 Homework

23 September 2016

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 29 September.

Some children are consolidating our learning about relative clauses:

I can use relative clauses.

Other children are recapping some previous learning:

I can spot squashed sentences.

23 September 2016

This week’s Mathletics homework should be completed by Thursday 29 September.

Score 1000 points on Mathletics. 

Children could complete this on Live Mathletics or by completing other activities.

16 September 2016

This week’s second homework is Mathletics and is due on Thursday 22 June.

You have been assigned two Mathletics tasks.

Children should log on to Mathletics and complete the tasks.

Once again, if you experience any problems logging on to Mathletics please come and see me. If the problem cannot be resolved, children will be given time on a Wednesday lunchtime to complete the activities

16 September 2016

This week’s homework is creative and is due on Thursday 22 September.

I can show what I know about the world we live in. 

This serves as a reflection on our recent mini-topic, ‘Where in the world?‘ In class, we discussed several ways in which children could respond. They could:

  • go for a walk using a map and make a short video-diary about how they used their map skills
  • identify physical and human geographical features in the local area
  • discuss Britain’s role in the world (we are small but influential… is that a good thing?)
  • create a song to help people remember key facts like continents, oceans, countries, counties and capitals.
  • make a weather report to show their knowledge of climates around the world

Plus many more. Last week, our homework was fantastic! Keep it up, Year 5!

09 September 2016

This week’s second homework is Mathletics and is due on THURSDAY 15 June.

You have been assigned three Mathletics tasks.

Children should log on to Mathletics and complete the three tasks (they are related to our learning this week).

Once again, if you experience any problems logging on to Mathletics please come and see me. If the problem cannot be resolved, children will be given time on a Wednesday lunchtime to complete the activities.

09 September 2016

In Year 5 and 6, children receive two pieces of homework each week. This allows them more opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning outside of the classroom. Inside your child’s homework book is a parent/carer guide – it would be useful for you to have a quick read of this.

This week’s creative homework is due on THURSDAY 15 September.

I can show what makes a good learner. 

This is a great opportunity for us to think about what we can do in class to make us successful learners. In class, we discussed several ways in which children could respond creatively:

  • a board game
  • a video
  • a comic strip
  • a poster
  • a 3D piece of art
  • an interactive quiz

There are other ways, too. The key point is that children are able to show the characteristics of a good learner through a creative response. I can’t wait to see them.

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