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Home Learning - Eagles

This week's Home Learning:

Thank you for all the Summer Home Learning. I enjoyed looking at them.

Home Learning Journal:   15th September

As we are focusing on our reading at school we would like you to present information on a book you have read and enjoyed recently.

You could create a scene from the story; write a book review;make a model of a character; write a section of the story as a play or maybe design a new front cover with blurb- just be creative.

Return by:Monday 25th September

Reading: At least 20 minutes a day. Please ensure your children are bringing their book home to read. It is essential to both their comprehension skills and their writing that they read to enrich their vocabulary.

Mathletics: Log on to www.mathletics.co.uk to find your personalised homework

Times Tables:Every week we will have a times table challenge and the children will work through from mild to spicy to show their understanding. This week we are looking at the x3 tables

  Mild Medium Spicy
X Table Challenge

Learning the x3 table and with large numbers


9 x 3

36 = ___ x 3

3 x ___ = 48


Division facts relating to the x3 table


315  ÷ 3 =

___ = 527 ÷  3

3300  ÷ 3 =



fraction calculations using the number facts of the x3 table


1/3 of  636 =

___ = 1/3 of 3003

2/3 of 273 =


Spelling: spellings for test on 22nd September

In class we will be looking at the 'ough' spelling pattern

1. enough

2. thorough

3. rough

4. although

5. thought

plus 5 topic words to help in our class writing

6. oxygen

7. artery

8. exercise

9. circulatory

10. breathe


Year 5 Home Learning Overview

In Key Stage 2 we will be setting home learning tasks each week in reading, spelling and maths. Home learning tasks will be set on Fridays, posted on our class webpage. Please scroll down to see attachments at the bottom of the page.

Reading: Every day - at least 20 minutes

Spelling: One activity a week

Times Tables: One activity a week

Mathletics: Two or three a week

I will talk to the children about their ‘home learning’ each week so that they know what they are doing. Some time the activities will be revising a concept, sometimes the activities will be practising something we are currently learning, sometimes the activities will be extending their learning.

Reading: At Houghton Primary School we ask that the children read every day at home. Your child can read their book from school (usually their ‘Accelerated Reader’ book) or a book from home. If they read a book from home they may be able to quiz on it in school if it is on the Accelerated Reader system. We can check for them in school.

How much the children read each day will vary. Some children will happily read for an hour, most for less. We would like all children to read for a minimum of 20 minutes a day to build on the reading that we do with them in school. The children will record the books they have read in their Reading Diaries. There is nothing to ‘hand in’. I will monitor the children’s reading progress through their work with them in reading activities/lessons in school, through the regular structured ‘reading conversations’ that I have with children and through the children’s outcomes and ‘engaged reading time’ on the Accelerated Reader programme which I check weekly.

Spelling: I will be setting spelling as a home learning task each week. I will set 10 spellings and they will be a mixture of words based on the rule we have studied, topic words or statutory words. They do not need to ‘hand in’ any ‘work’ in to school. There will also be a challenge if they would like to complete it. I will find out how they have got on with their spelling home learning when they test them on spelling – usually on Fridays. I will send their marked test home so that you can see how they have got on.

Times Tables: I will set a times table exercise each week

Mathletics: I will set two or three activities a week which need to be completed by the following Thursday.

Home Learning Journals: Every fortnight we will set the children a task which they will have a week to complete. The work will come home on a Friday and they will be expected to return this by the date set.

We want the children to approach each activity in as creative a manner as possible. For example they could include booklets, lift out flaps, use collage techniques or computers to actually have fun and enjoy completing the work set in a way which interests them.

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