Y5 Homework

A strong partnership between home and school is vital for your child to succeed.

To help your child progress in English, it is very important that you continue to hear and/or question your child regarding reading every night, even if you feel they are fluent. The most important aspect of reading at this age is the understanding of what has been read. Discussing the text, the characters, the language and what your child feels about the book is very beneficial. In many of the inside covers of the books there are suggested ideas for discussing what has been read.

In mathematics, you can help your child by discussing the day-to-day mathematics that are part of everyday life; shopping, time, measuring weight, length and liquids. A child in Year 5 is expected to have rapid-recall of all their multiplication tables and related division facts to 12 times 12; this can be practised at home.

Monday – Word Investigation

Tuesday – Maths – Mathletics

Wednesday – Maths – linked to material covered in class

Thursday – Grammar or Punctuation task

Friday – Topic related activity


Please make sure that your child completes all their homework and that it is of a high standard.

The reading book pages you have heard should be noted in the homework diary and initialled each night.

There is space in the diary for any messages you wish to send to your child’s teacher.


Your child should have a login to the school website where discussion tasks will be set on a regular basis.  Children can create their own blogs in a supervised area.  All the teachers can see what the children are discussing and anything inappropiate will be flagged up.


Also, children should have a Mathletics Login.  Tasks will be set on this website to aid the mathematics curriculum.


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