We are reading 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson. It is a lovely book about a young girl who has to move to the Amazon to live with distant relatives. We have several copies in school, so children can read along, or even read ahead!
Homework Tasks, Reading & Multiplication Facts
Homework is an important part of school life and should help you to build confidence in key skills. In Year 5 we expect that you will be doing approximately 30 minutes per night. This is included in your regular set work at the moment, not extra!
Currently, our weekly homework schedule is as follows:
TTRockstars should be accessed daily if at all possible.
KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts): Times tables.
Alongside written tasks, it is essential that you should continue to read at home with an adult at least three times per week. Reading to, and with, others will help you to develop your understanding of the plot and characters of your story and will also help you to discuss the meaning of any new vocabulary that you might come across.
Daily practice of multiplication tables facts is also very important in year 5 as you're going to need these facts on the tip of your tongue to help you to complete more formal calculations in class. We recommend that you spend 5-10 minutes each morning, possibly after breakfast, practising. There are lots of ways that you can practise: singing, matching cards, writing them down, using a timer to beat your score or using an app on a tablet are all very useful methods.