We will initially focusing on reading and spellings this term. You will need to make sure you are reading regularly at home each week (at least 3 times) and practising your spellings (at least 3 times). You need to be reading a mixture of fiction and non-fiction texts. The more you read, the more this will help you with vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, grammar and writing. Reading is also fun!
Books can be borrowed from school and taken home to read, but must be checked out first with your class teacher. If these are lost, they will need to be replaced by your parents so look after them. You will not be in trouble if accidents happen, so please be honest if you misplace a book or it gets damaged. Reading Planet via the English page is an online option and this page also has reading recommendations: https://www.hardwickandcambourneprimary.co.uk/reading-recommendations/
Home-school spelling books (blue) cannot come into school yet, but these can be used at home to practise your word-lists. You can be tested at home and then move on a list. You will also be tested in school, but in your spelling jotter (red). All spelling lists can be taken home from school and are also available on the English webpage: https://www.hardwickandcambourneprimary.co.uk/spag-1/
Spelling Frame should be used at home to practise lists and rules. This can count as 1 (or more) of your 3 (or more) spelling activities each week. If we put any test lists on Spelling Frame, we will tell you first so you know you need to look for these. Meantime, use this resource to practice rules and homophones. We will add your 100 year-group words as lists of 10 as soon as we can to help you.
If you would like to independently research our current topic - A Passage to India - we will continue to share your work via our Year 5/6 home-learning board. Ask your teacher if you’d like some websites to help you gather facts for any independent topic-project of your own.
You need to regularly at home at least 3 times per week. Reading recommendations (fiction and non-fiction) can be found on the English page. There are some books attached below as additional suggestions that link to our Tomorrow's World topic. You do not need to record what you have read, but you do need to make sure reading is happening regularly at home. You could ask your parent or a sibling to read to you, or you could read to them! Books can be borrowed from class libraries. These need to be returned to classroom quarantine boxes once finished. You can bring in books from home to read, provided these remain in school until finished. If you ever don't know what to read next, please see your teacher. You can also find online books (Reading Planet) in the Reading section of Home-Learning Suggestions on the English page as well.
Tomorrow's World Reading Suggestions
You need to complete 3 of your 30 spelling activities each week in your blue home-school spelling book. This book needs to be handed in each Monday to your English teacher and will be returned to you each Wednesday. If you would like your parent to test you at home on these 100 words, please ask them to sign and date the list tested. You can then get your next list from the envelopes in your classroom.
You need to use your individual log-in to access Spelling Frame to practise spelling rules taught in school each week. You need to do this at least once each week and more often if you find spelling a challenge. Please see your teacher if you are having trouble logging on, or don't know which spelling rule to practise.
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary
There will be no weekly tasks set until later in the school year. If you would like to remind yourself about these skills, you can investigate what is on offer on the English page e.g. in the SPaG section, there are a number of grammar power-point files (similar to those used by your teachers in school) that might help you better understand your grammar learning. There are also some grammar quizzes that you can complete for extra-practice in the SPaG section of Home-Learning Suggestions on the English page too.
Maths homework will be handed out by your maths teacher each Wednesday. This needs to be handed in to maths teachers in the following Monday. Sheets will not be copied to this page, but sent home as hard-copy. Sheets need to be kept together using the treasury tags you have been given. Only your current sheet is to be handed in each week. To help with the meaning of any unfamiliar maths terminology, we have attached a maths dictionary link for you:
You also need to keep practicing your times tables every week. To help learn these, you can use your school login for Timetables Rock-stars. Some children have also recommended Squeebles that you might like to try:
No weekly topic-related homework tasks will be set. If you would like to carry out other curriculum subject projects, or activities of your own choice, at home we will celebrate your extra effort in school via our year-group display boards, school web-pages and/or give you an opportunity to share via 'live' performance. If you are interested in geography, the following websites might help you with extra learning at home.