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Autumn 2017

Parents/Guardian of children in Year 5


Y5 Homework Arrangements

We believe that homework helps to reinforce the children’s understanding, knowledge and skills and to strengthen independent learning.

The continuation of the Homework Diaries enables us to:

  • provide another channel of communication with the class teacher

  • give parents a clearer idea of homework tasks and completion/return dates

  • help your child to take greater responsibility for his/her learning and progress


    Homework Diary Arrangements


  • The homework diary must be brought to school each day

  • Every day please take time to check to see what tasks have been assigned

  • Please sign in the space provided for parents

    1. to acknowledge that you know what your child needs to do

    2. to confirm that the tasks have been completed.

  • Staff will be checking through diaries every Monday to assess whether you have acknowledged the homework that has been assigned and it has been completed.

  • Use the space provided to write a comment about your child’s reading progress.

  • Children will be tested on spellings and times tables every Friday in Year 5. Results will be available for parents who wish to see them.


    The homework tasks are:

  • Reading book/ text work daily
  • English (may include a written extract, sentence level work, grammar work or comprehension)
  • Maths mental work e.g. multiplication tables
  • Written maths work
  • Occasional science work
  • Additional work sent home for foundation subjects
  • Spellings


  1. a general rule 30 minutes per evening is suggested as appropriate for Year 5 children although this could be spread over the week/weekend.
  • The homework diary, homework books/sheets should be kept safely and if possible carried to and fro in a book bag that may be purchased from the school office.
  • We are sending home a copy of the homework timetable so that you are able to keep track of the children’s home learning.


Yours sincerely


Ms Shaw, Miss Waters

Year 5 Class teachers


Y5 Homework Timetable


Day given out


Day to be Returned


45 mins daily


Reading records to be in school everyday

Homework Diary

Daily in case of correspondence between teacher and parents

Children to log all homework assignments for parents to check





Grammar work;

Long/short writing; Comprehension;




Mental Maths





General arithmetic


Times tables/Problem solving




Topic/ Science

When required

Web based research



On set date


Half term begins on Monday 23rd October.