On this page, we have information about the Year 5 curriculum, home learning, PE days and useful websites for both parents and children.
Home Learning in Year 5
Regular reading at home should be a priority for home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to an adult or to themselves for 10-15 minutes at least 3-4 times a week in order to develop their fluency, give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words and to check their understanding through questioning.
We strongly recommend that you read aloud to your child as well at some point. This will develop their understanding and overall enjoyment of reading. Reading to your child has a huge impact on their progress.
We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every Monday in school and practise it throughout the week. These weekly spellings will be set on Spelling Shed for the children to practise at home and will be tested on the Monday.
Times Table Rockstars will continue to be accessible at all times. Please engage with this fabulous website as often as you can. Battles will commence shortly!
A maths or an English task will be set each week. These will be given out on a Monday and should be returned to school by the Friday of the same week.
Once a term, we will set home learning from one of the foundation subjects.
The Accelerated Reader Program works by identifying a child’s ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) which is a selection of books that will not only match their ability, but will also challenge them and develop their vocabulary.
Each child takes an online comprehension test in order to determine their ZPD.
Children will be directed to choose books from the class library that fall within this range. When they have ﬁnished the book, they will take a short, electronic quiz that assesses their understanding. It also enables teachers to closely monitor individual reading progress and ensure that children are selecting books that are challenging enough to meet their individual needs. Teachers will have meaningful discussions about a child’s reading: what they have learnt and how we can help them to develop.
Children are encouraged to read books linked to the school's AR award system which monitors the challenge, quizzes as well as number of words children are reading.