Home Learning - Summer Update
Following the intensity of home learning during lockdowns, we gave the children a few weeks to transition to a normal working week at school.
After the easter break, we have been uploading a piece of home learning each week for children to complete on the Google Classroom. This can be printed and be completed on paper if you have any access issues at home. Please ask your child to request a paper copy or contact your child's class teacher for this to be arranged on a weekly basis.
Children use their log-ins from school to access the home learning.
We set this on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday.
There will always be at least 3 pieces of work for the child to-do set by the year 5 team.
In addition to this work, school have set an expectation that children will read a minimum of 4 times per week at home which will be checked by the year 5 team on a Friday morning. Please ensure that reading records are definitely in this school on this day.
How can I help my child in Year 5?
Continue to hear your child read, practise times tables, help them with homework and talk to them about their day.
Encourage them to take responsibility
Just like in school, give your child some independence and responsibility for their learning at home. Here are a couple of ways you can start giving them some responsibility at home:
- Make them pack their own bag for school so that they get into the habit of thinking for themselves about what they need and what they will be doing that day.
- Allow them to make mistakes. If they forget their homework, make them tell the teacher themselves (they learn more quickly from their mistake and they are taking responsibility for it too).
- Get into the routine of doing homework at a set time each week if possible. By all means help them, but make sure they make their own decisions about presentation.
If your child is not very organised, then taping a list by the door or to a lunch box works well, as does getting equipment ready the night before.
Another simple thing that you can do as a parent is to be a good example. Never say: 'I was no good at spelling at school!' Never tell your child: 'Go to Dad and let him help you with your maths because he is better than me.' Children need adults to show them that learning is fun, relevant and enjoyable — and difficult sometimes. Does it matter if you don’t know the answer? Of course, it doesn’t. Instead, look it up together and show that you want to find things out too.
Take it easy
Finally, remember that even in Year 5 your child will still need some down-time playing outside or reading a much-loved book. Let them be silly. Let them dress up. Play board games together.
Please ensure that your child wears appropriate School PE Kit on the following days:
Trinity - Tuesday and Friday
Peace - Monday and Tuesday
Forgiveness - Monday and Friday.
White T Shirt
Black or Navy Tracksuit bottoms/shorts/leggings/skirt
Black or Navy Tracksuit top/sweatshirt
Trainers (with appropriate ankle support)