Homework Y5/6

Homework Instructions     Most of the homework tasks are ongoing throughout the term. The topic task is due near the end of term – Friday 16th December.


This list has a selection of topic based vocabulary that the children will be exposed to across the term. Please discuss these words with your child.

Mercury                                 Meteor

Venus                                      Meteorite

Earth                                      Solar system

Mars                                       Galaxy

Jupiter                                   Universe

Saturn                                    Gravity

Uranus                                    Orbit

Neptune                                 Rotate



As is included, in the Reading and Spelling Journals, these are the focus sounds for this half term.

Lists 1, 2 and 3  – ough (e.g. fought)

List 4, 5 and 6 – common words

List 7 – ant, ance, ancy (e.g. observant, substance, hesitancy)

List 8 – ant, ance, ent, ence, ency (e.g. tolerant, tolerance, innocent, innocence, decency)

List 9 – ent, ency, ence (e.g. frequent, frequency, confidence)

List 10 – ant, ance, ent, ence (e.g. assistant, assistance, obedient, obedience)

List 11 – able, ably (e.g. adorable, considerably)

List 12 – able, ably, ible (e.g. changeable, tolerably, legible)

List 13 – able (e.g. dependable)


The focus for home learning in Year 5 and 6 this term is times table facts. All children must learn all the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and to identify inverse division facts that relate to the multiplication calculations (e.g. 3 x 4 = 12, so 12 ÷ 4 = 3).  Children need to know these facts by heart so that they can recall them quickly and in any order.
Mathletics can be used to support this at home. Children can go on ‘live mathletics’ at any time to practice their mental skills and additional tasks will occasionally be set to support learning in class.

Reading at home with your child is incredibly important. Children should be reading every single day to apply their skills, to broaden their ability to use inference and to examine the language choices that point to the author’s intentions. It is important to question your child about the text to check they understand what they are reading.
In addition to their class reading book, we will allocate Bug Club books regularly. Your child should read this book but not answer the questions accessed by clicking on the bugs. We will visit these questions in class during Guided Reading.


Complete a moon diary to show the different phases of the moon you have observed each night (moon diary on separate sheet). Once you have completed the pictures, write about why the phases appear the way they do. You could go online to write an explanation of the moon’s orbit around the Earth and how it affects how we see the moon.

my moon diary