OUTDOOR LEARNING SESSIONS
Everyday can now be an outdoor day - please take every opportunity you safely can to be in the outdoors - use chalk on the floor for maths, take your reading book into the garden, do some planting or weeding, make something out of natural things (and send me a photo!). Talk about what you can see, learn the names of your local flora and fauna - this is all great learning - it doesn't have to be in books!!
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.
Key Facts for maths: add and subtract fractions.
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.