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Home Learning - Eagles

This week's Home Learning:

Home Learning Journal:  There is no Home Learning this week as I know how busy you all are!

The children enjoyed sharing their games with each other and it was clear that their understanding of the concepts were good. A lot of effort certainly went into the making of the games.

 Due in:  

Return by: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. The children will need to complete the tasks by the following Thursday. If there is any problem with completing tasks due to computer problems the children can do the tasks in school.  

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. We will be looking at the x tables

  Mild Medium Spicy
X Table Challenge

Learning the x tables and with large numbers


9 x 12

120 = ___ x 10

12 x ___ = 48


Division facts relating to the x tables


1120  ÷ 12 =

___ =  240 ÷ 12

        ÷  12 = 15


fraction and percentage calculations using the number facts of the x tables


1/12 of  2400 =

___ = 2/12 of 360

1/12 of __ = 25

2/11 of  2400   = ____


Spelling: spellings for test on 15th December

  This week the children will be tested on words we have looked at this half term. This will include common year 5 words, hyphenated words, homophones and adding es and ies. This will assess if they have understood the spelling rules and patterns.

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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