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In Earth Class the children are expected to take more responsibility for their own homework. They will need to be able to work to deadlines and make decisions about their work.

Maths

Year 5 – Formal maths homework is not set for Year 5. However instant recall of multiplication tables and associated division facts is expected.

Year 6 – Year six are set maths homework. This is not usually linked to our current classwork but is to keep skills sharp in the areas we are not covering.

Both Year groups benefit from regular mental arithmetic practise. Opportunities for this are all around us.

Reading

Reading is about so much more than just the words, enjoyment and understanding. Even if your child is a good reader please talk to them about their reading. Are they understanding what they are reading? Suggest books you enjoyed when you were their age. Read the same book as them so you can discuss it knowledgeably.

If your child is struggling with this vital skill then reading with them every day is important.

Long Assignment

Homework is usually in the form of assignments which they will be given a specific amount of time to complete it in.  The children will have to carry out research, make decisions on how to present their work and have it in on time!

Do not allow your child to simply cut and paste huge chunks of text from the internet! This is not good use of time and has very little positive impact on developing knowledge and understanding.

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