In Class 5 the pupils are expected to:
- Read their school book or another book of their choosing every day at home for around ten to twenty minutes. During this time please discuss the way we read punctuation as well as words, how bold or italic words are read differently. Look for how advanced punctuation is used. For example, speech marks, brackets, commas, apostrophes etc. It is very important that adults discuss these things with their child as they are not likely to notice them on their own. Reading should increase to include regular sustained periods so that children develop the habit of ‘getting into a good book’. (Reading a few pages every few days inhibits this). Although fluent readers are likely to be reading independently by this age, parents/carers still need to hear them to read out loud to develop their fluency in harder text types. Developing readers will still need reading support on a daily basis.
- Children in Year 5 may be given more pieces of sustained writing to plan or complete at home. Children of this age should know what features make a good story, a good letter, a good report, a good newspaper article etc.
- Children will receive homework covering other areas of the curriculum and their work will begin to require more concentration and self-application.
- In Maths, children will receive support work for the learning they are doing in class. By year 5 it is expected that all children should have fluent recall of their times tables. Children forget them if they are not used, so a regular (daily if possible) quick and short tables quiz would help your child retain what they have learned. A great practice is TimesTable Rock Stars, check out the link at the bottom of the page.
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