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Topic Homework


Please see (on the tab below) the topic homework choices for 'London'- our final topic of the year. As explained on the document, children will pick only one project to complete and present in the week beginning 19th June. The presentations given for our spring topic (Ancient Egypt) were superb so I cannot wait to see what is produced this time!

February half term

Although it is not usually school policy, I have given the children some work to complete during the half term (maths, reading and planning a story they will write in school next half term). They do not need to spend an excessive amount of time on these activities (little and often is best) but I feel it would be beneficial to keep their minds 'ticking over' during the break from school. Indeed, it would be a great shame if all of their hard work lost momentum so far on in the school year. Thank you for your continued support.

Topic homework

Our topic homework is on 'Ancient Egypt' and pupils will pick one idea to work on and then present in the week before half-term. Last year, the quality of work varied hugely and we expect that pupils are able to discuss and present to the class confidently and see this as part of the preparation.


Weekly homework

As discussed at the Welcome Meeting, pupils will usually receive one piece of Maths homework and, on a separate day, one piece of English homework. These will usually be due in on the following day and need take no more than 30 minutes.



Research shows that the most beneficial homework is reading aloud to an adult, discussing texts and sharing books (you read a page- I read a page). This helps not only their decoding (word reading) and understanding (comprehension) but also expands their vocabulary which then helps their writing. I will check reading diaries on a daily basis where possible.



Spelling expectations are in the front of each spelling book and remain unchanged from Year 5.