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Tuesday 20th September 2022 

Today your child has been sent home with resources to help with their homework. Please read below the expectations for homework for Year 5 and Year 6. 

This includes, a statutory spelling list for Year 5 and 6, your child's TT Rockstars login and a handwriting prompt sheet. Children are encouraged to develop their own style of handwriting in Year 6. However,  if your child cannot write in cursive format yet,  please encourage them to use the pre-cursive prompt sheet to help with their handwriting and presentation. 


Year 5 and Year 6 – Children will receive homework covering other areas of the curriculum and their work will begin to require more concentration and self application than it would in lower years in school.  Reading should increase to include regular sustained periods so that children develop the habit of ‘getting into a good book’. (Reading a few pages every few days inhibits this). Although fluent readers are likely to be reading independently by this age, parents/carers still need to hear them to read out loud to develop their fluency in harder text types. Developing readers will still need reading support on a daily basis.


Practice and learn all of the Spellings from the year 5 and 6 word list. These will be sent home at the beginning of the year and will be available to download from your child’s class page.


In Maths, children will receive support work for the learning they are doing in class. Children may also receive practise test papers near the time of their SATs to help them become familiar with the test format. By year 5 and year 6, it is expected that all children should have fluent recall of their times tables and continue to build this by accessing Times Tables Rockstars. Children forget them if they are not used, so a regular (daily if possible) quick and short tables quiz would help your child retain what they have learned.



If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of the Year 6 team. 

Thank you, 

Miss Benbow smiley