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My Maths Home Learning tasks

Don't forget! You now have your login details (sent home on a letter) for 'MyMaths' to access the home learning set. This will be set every Tuesday, and the task will end the following Tuesday afternoon. Please see your class teacher if you have any problems accessing the site. 


Spring Topic Words- Awesome Earth
Please see the attached vocabulary list for our new topic. This list is part of a new initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language.


Year 5 class reps:

Sycamore- Ms Darkin & Mr Aldred

Chestnut - Mr Jones


Year Group Timetable:


Indoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut


Home Learning and Reading Records due

Spelling assessment

Outdoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut


Forest School- Chestnut


Home Learning and Reading Records out

Daily Mile

Homework Club


Wake up, Shake up

Forest School - Sycamore


Please ensure that PE kits are in school everyday due to clubs and PE commitments.


Calendar/ Key dates

Friday 5th April - Spring Concert

Friday 5th April - Last day of Spring term

Monday 22nd April - Easter Monday, no school

Tuesday 23rd April- Summer term begins

School Diary

Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.


Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 20 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books must be brought into school every Tuesday to be checked.  We encourage children to write a reflective comment at least once a week when returning their Reading Record book to school. Children should share their opinions, inferences and/or predictions about what they read. Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. Children may also borrow books from the Junior Library. 

Year 5 Recommended Reading
The following link is  a recommended reading list for year 5 students.  These books are suitable for 9-10 year old readers and encompass a wide range of genres and text-types as well as catering for all ability ranges.

Year 5 Recommended Reading List

Helping your child with reading 

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 2


Key words/Spelling

Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week.  

This week’s spellings: 

Spellings are updated every Tuesday and assessed the following Tuesday.

The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are a mixture of words learners frequently use in their writing and those which are often misspelled. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, however with enough practise and resilience we know you will get the hang of them! 

Year 3 and 4 Word List

Year 5 and 6 Word List

Children have the choice to practise and learn either List 1 or List 2 words. The choice is theirs!

Spelling words

List 1

List 2


















Ideas to help with spelling

Look Say Cover Write Check


Times Tables

You can print your child's times tables challenge to practise at home.

Times Tables Challenge


Creative Home Learning

This term our Creative Home Learning is connected to our topic 'Awesome Earth'. Projects are due into school the week beginning Monday 25th March.

Spring Creative Learning List


This week's homework:

Grammar - Pages: 44-45

Maths - Pages: 16-17 

'My Maths' set task


Learning this week:

English-  Comparing and contrasting The Highway Man poem

Maths - Maths workshops and Problem solving

Learning next week:

English- Mountain poetry

Maths - Time


Learning Tree

Y5 Spring Learning Tree