Homework at Blessed Mother Teresa's
As pupils move ever closer to Secondary school, we feel it is our duty to prepare them for the expectations of homework. Below you will find a guide for Year 5 homework. This gives you the task types and approximate timings to help you support your child.
The homework policy can be found on the policies page. If you have any concerns, please contact Mrs Woolley.
HOMEWORK GUIDELINES FOR YEAR 5/YEAR 6
(approximate guide time of 4 hours weekly)
The quantity of homework in Upper Key Stage Two builds on what has been set in Lower Key Stage Two and begins to prepare the children for their transition to high school.
Reading: Pupils need regular reading sessions.
Encourage your child to: decode unfamiliar words themselves; use expression and ask them questions about their reading.
Parents are encouraged to comment in the child’s reading record book, shared by all adults involved. It is also useful to read books to your children - modelling expression and asking questions about the book.
Your child may also be given reading comprehension questions – these are most important and they help them with inference and deduction – an area of reading that a lot of KS2 children can struggle.
Next Day- Planners will be checked weekly
One task (Grammar/Punctuation/Comprehension sheet/ On-line task) will be sent every other week to be shared with parent. This may be split into two smaller tasks.
10current words will be set by your child’s teacher. The spellings will be tested in class. At home, you may wish to spend time with your child individually learning and testing the spellings.
One task (could be split into two smaller sections) will be sent home. TIMES TABLES: Each week children in year 5/6 are expected to learn or revise their tables. They should revise how their times tables can support their knowledge of other facts e.g. 40 x 60 and 0.5 x 7. Key Instant Recall Facts ( KIRFS) are also sent home each half term.
Research and/or preparation
Teachers may ask children to find information or items to bring into class. Children may also be encouraged to ask parents questions or discuss issues with parents.
Additional or different Homework
Individuals such as SEND pupils may be given a different specific tasks to practise with parents. Where this happens, parents and the SENDCO must be consulted and informed. In Year 6, sometimes additional revision homework is set to help children prepare for their Key Stage 2 SATs
Occasionally- to be returned following teacher guidance