Year 5 Homework

Homework Books

We will be providing children with homework books this year. Homework will be based on what the children have been learning that week or may be an opportunity to investigate an upcoming topic. If you have any comments or concerns, please can you write on their current piece of homework or come into school and see us.

We hope this will help to keep you aware of what your child should be doing at home. If for some reason your child has not been able to complete their homework please let us know. On some occasions (e.g. during performance practice) there may not be any homework set.

Homework will be set on a Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday. If a homework is late and not accounted for then a ‘late’ mark will be given out. Two ‘late’ marks result in that child losing their break time.

Reading records will also be going home so that children or parents can record any reading that the children do at home. These do, however, need to be in school on a Tuesday for us to check – we would hope that your child could manage to read at least 3 times during the week. We can also use these books to record our own comments about your child’s reading.


Spellings are sent out at the beginning of each half-term and will be tested each week on a Friday. We will be using Spelling books this term. The children will have a spelling lesson on a Monday where they will record ‘rules’ or ways to help them learn the letter string. These books will be sent home for the children to learn their spellings and will need to be returned on a Friday for the weekly test. Spelling tests will be recorded in the back of the Spelling book so that you can see how your child is doing each week. Spellings are conducted through dictated sentences; normally only 6 spellings (picked at random, or new words using the same letter string) will feature.