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Homework expectations in year 5



The expectation is that children read every night for about 30 minutes.  This is to develop their reading stamina and concentration.  It is really important that children read age-appropriate books, as well as the books they might choose to read for pleasure.  We ask that an adult hears the child read aloud at least 3 times a week and signs the child's reading log.  



Every Monday, the children will be given a new fact to practise. They will be given ideas for how to practise throughout the week, and are expected to do so daily for ten minutes. This doesn't have to be written: it can be verbal with a parent signature. These books will be checked daily.



Each week, on Tuesday, your child will receive approximately 5 words which we have either come across while reading our class novel or will be synonyms. We ask that you have a conversation about the words and discuss how some of the words could be used in different contexts.  The child is given the choice of writing 3 sentences using one of the words in each sentence, or writing a paragraph using all of the words.  




Each week, on Friday, your child will be given up to 10 spellings to learn.  The spellings might follow a particular pattern or rule, or they could be commonly misspelled words from their writing. The children need to learn the spellings and write a sentence (compound and complex as well as simple) for each word demonstrating that they know what the word means. There are suggestions for different ways to learn spellings, and examples of all sentence types, in the front of their spelling books. 


Topic Homework:

Please see below for the topic homework choices for Ancient Greece