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).
- Children will receive homework every Friday which include spellings to learn. For their writing, pick five of these spellings and write a sentence for each one. This helps children understand the meaning of the words they are learning to spell. These sentences should also be correctly punctuated and neatly written in their homework books.
- 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 Times Table Rock Stars, check the link at the bottom of the page.
Homework will be set every Friday and is due on the Wednesday. If you are unable to complete the homework, please contact me prior to the due date. Late homework may not be marked before new homework is set. A copy of the homework will be uploaded onto ClassDojo.
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