Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

 

Year 5 Homework Activities Spring Second Half

 

Below is an outline of the fortnightly written activities we would like your child to complete at home over the course of this half term. The idea is that you spend roughly 2.5 hours over a two week period on the activities. The written pieces are intended to be part of a mini-project linked to our topic of rivers. Approximately 1 ½ -2 sides of A4 should be a reasonable amount of work (additional photos and images may be attached to the writing). Please send each project page into school by the appropriate date, stuck into your child’s homework book (where applicable).

Date to hand in  completed homework

Task

 

 

Thursday 9th March

This half-term we will be studying the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.

 

Your task is to write a report about a real highwayman, e.g. Dick Turpin, Gamaliel Ratsey.

You need to find out: when and where they operated; what they did; how they died; any fascinating stories about them.

You may also include any images/drawing to support your report.

Thursday 23rd March

Celebrating World Book Day – together with our class focus on The Highwayman – I would like you to write a poem of your choosing.

 

Things you may wish to consider:

·         Will it tell a story or will it be a nonsense poem?

·         Will some lines rhyme?

·         Which techniques will you use: alliteration, similes, metaphors and/or personification?

Some useful sites for Task 1:

http://www.stand-and-deliver.org.uk/

http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk/greenwich/assets/histories/shooters-hill

http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/georgian/dick-turpin

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Highwaymen/

Some useful sites for Task 2:

http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/poetry-writing-lessons/

http://www.thepoetrytrust.org/images/uploads/pdfs/Toolkit%20for%20Teachers.pdf

(A more detailed document which may be useful for generating ideas and opening up discussions with your child)

 

Spelling and Maths Facts – Year 5

Spring Term Second Half 2017

*Note*: The IXL activity list for each group is not exhaustive – please feel free to tackle other activities within/beyond the year groups listed. IXL hosts a wonderful array to help ensure your children’s knowledge of the four operations is sound!

 

Date to be tested on

Spellings

Times Table Focus

IXL activity

Thurs 2nd Mar

 Commas - Statutory List for Y3/4

accident, actual, address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath, breathe

 

Capital Letters and Full Stops Statutory List for Y5/6

accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached

Circles – 7 times table

Squares and Triangles (both) -

Mixed times table test

Circles – Year 4, CC.1, CC.2

Squares and Triangles 1 – Year 5, U.16, U.17, Year 6, O.1

Triangles 2 – Year 6, F.2, F.15, F.17, O.1

Thurs 9th Mar

Commas - Statutory List for Y3/4

build, busy, business, calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle, complete

 

Capital Letters and Full Stops Statutory List for Y5/6

available, average, awkward, bargain, bruise, category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community

Circles – 11 times table

Squares and Triangles (both) -

Mixed times table test

Circles – Year 4, T.1, T.3, T.7

  Squares and Triangles 1 – Year 5, O.1, O.3, O.5

 Triangles 2 – Year 6, V.1, V.4, V.7, V.9

Thurs 16thMar

Commas - Statutory List for Y3/4

Consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear, early, earth, eight

 

Capital Letters and Full Stops - Statutory List for Y5/6

competition, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity, definite, desperate

Circles – 12 times table

Squares and Triangles (both) -

Mixed times table test

Circles – Year 4, S.1, S.6, S.7, S.8

Squares and

Triangles (both) – Year 5, N.1, N.2, N.5, N.11

 

Thurs 23rd Mar

Commas - Statutory List for Y3/4

enough, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, February, forward, fruit

 

Capital Letters and Full Stops - Statutory List for Y5/6

determined, develop, dictionary, disastrous, embarrass, environment, equipped, equipment, especially, exaggerate

Circles – 9 times table

Squares and Triangles (both) -

Mixed times table test

Circles – Year 3, S.8, S.9,  S.10

Squares and Triangles 1 – Year 5, Q.1, Q.2, Q.4

Triangles 2 - Year 5, Q.6, Q.7, Q.8

Thurs 30th Mar

Commas, Capital Letters and Full Stops - Selected spellings from this half term’s spelling lists (chosen by Miss Carroll).

 

Circles, Squares and Triangles (both) -

Mixed times table test

Circles – Year 3, V.1, V.6,

Squares  and Triangles 1 – Year 5, Q.6, Q.7, Q.8

Triangles 2 – Year 6,  AA.7, AA.10, AA.11

 

 

Spelling and Times Tables

Your child will participate in a spelling/times table test on the dates stated above. They will be tested on all words/tables; however, the order in which the words/tables are read out will vary from week to week.

Here are some suggestions to help your child learn their spellings:

  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Trace, copy and replicate – a similar process to look, say, cover, write, check but is about developing automaticity and muscle memory
  • Segmentation – splitting the word into its relevant phonemes
  • Drawing around the word to show the shape – making a clear distinction in size where there are ascenders and descenders
  • Drawing a related image around the word – linking meaning to tricky or technical words so that they become more memorable
  • Words without vowels – taking the vowels out of spellings and asking your child to insert them
  • Pyramid words – writing words out a letter at a time (and then reversing the process so that you end up with a diamond)
  • Clapping and counting to identify the syllables
  • Rainbow writing – using coloured pencils to highlight the tricky parts of a word
  • Saying the word in a funny way – for example, pronouncing the ‘silent’ letters in a word

 

Maths Homework Online – IXL

This year, children will complete their maths homework using IXL.  Children’s allocated homework will be based on their learning that week. The number of problems and skills to be practised will be set by the class teacher, along with a minimum pass mark (this is set at 80 in Year 5). It is expected that you supervise your child’s use of IXL, as completion of maths homework will be monitored weekly.

Individual login and password details for IXL will be distributed by the class teacher. It is advised that you keep these somewhere safe, but please do let the class teacher know if they are misplaced as soon as possible.