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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Year 5

Homework at Chesswood - key details:

  • Homework is issued each Friday for completion by Thursday the following week. 
  • Homework will be sent to children via their school Microsoft Office 365 account. Parents will receive a Schools Buddy notification.
  • Homework is now targeted at each child's needs, they may receive the following:
    • MUST - reading, spellings, maths fluency
    • SHOULD - IXL English and maths task
    • COULD - Further IXL, Knowledge Organisers, Life Skills
  • When completed, children tick their assignment to show their teacher that they have completed the homework.
  • Children have access to a homework book if needed, but most of the homework is monitored online.
  • Children can have a reading record, which will be checked at least weekly - this has a purple cover. 

If you have any questions about the homework, please don't hesitate to speak with your child's teacher.

Contact us

GENERAL YEAR 5 SUPPORT - thicks@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk
5AL Mr Light - alight@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk
5CL

Miss Laybourn - claybourn@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk

5EM Miss McConnell - emcconnell@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk
5HH

Mrs Hayman - jhayman@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk

Mr Hicks - thicks@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk

5ML

Mrs Lucas - mlucas@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk

Or visit Meet the Staff.

HOMEWORK TASKS

Some of the homework tasks can be found below - if you have been directed here from your Teams homework invite please check the headings below to make sure you are accessing the correct piece of homework.

English – Writing (Grammar and Punctuation)
SHOULD - 3 - Developing Writing
Book Review

Have you a read a good book lately?  Write a book review to help encourage other people to read the same book.  Your review should include:

A brief introduction to what the book is about – but don’t spoil the story!

The name of the book and the author.

What makes the book so great?

Who you think would enjoy the book – e.g. is it for anyone, children only, people who love animals.

Diary Entry

Pick an event or day recently that you would like to write about.  It doesn’t have to be a school day — it could be something from the weekend.  Write a diary entry talking about the day – you could include talking through the day in chronological order, describing what you did and how it made you feel.

Letter Writing

Write a persuasive letter to your new teacher to try to persuade them into changing something in school that you think would make things better. E.g. being able to wear P.E. kit every day or having an extra break-time.

Creative Writing Challenge 1 — Taking Flight

 

After being dropped off with his 'boring, old Grandpa' one boy's dismay is turned into a thrilling adventure through the power of a shared imagination, a 'Radio-Flyer' and a story telling Grandpa. When Dad returns will the fun be over? 

 

Your challenge - Describe one of the adventures in detail.  Start with the line, "I was travelling in the 'Radio-Flyer; when... "

Creative Writing Challenge 2 — 100 word challenge

Take a look at the excellent 100 word challenge website (https://100wc.net/) and take on one of their challenges. Or you could have a go at the example below.

Just write something - it could be a story, a newspaper report or anything you like - that includes the following prompt:

...we disappeared into the night...

Creative Writing Challenge 3 — 100 word challenge

Take a look at the excellent 100 word challenge website (https://100wc.net/) and take on one of their challenges. Or you could have a go at the example below.

Just write something - it could be a story, a newspaper report or anything you like - that includes the following prompt:

...but should I really do this?

The Difference Between Surprise, Shock and Suspense | Cogpunk Steamscribe

 

Maths Knowledge
SHOULD - 3 - Developing MATHS
Nrich: Consecutive numbers

Leapfrog investigation

NIM-7

Extension: If you enjoyed Nim and fancy something more challenging try Daisy.

Chicken grain fox puzzle

nrich: number pattern exploration

bidmaze

WIDER CURRICULUM AND SAFETY & WELLBEING
Could — subject specific knowledge
Subject Link Activity
COMPUTING

 

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for E-Safety.  See how much you can remember by attempting the E-safety game.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you.

DT

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for We are Chefs: Great British Menu.  See how much you can remember by attempting the key vocabulary and key knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you.

GEOGRAPHY

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for We Are River Guides.  See how much you can remember by attempting the games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you.

re

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for Islam.  Try to write down 3 key facts in your homework book.

science

Have a read of the Science: Space knowledge organiser.  See how much you can remember by attempting the key vocabulary and key knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you.

french

 

Practice French on Duolingo for 5-10 mins per day.  Contact your class teacher if you need your login.
could - life skills

Have a look at the resources below with an adult.  Write down key rules for road safety and fire safety in your homework book.

could - ixl

Vist IXL and see how many activities you can score at least 90 on.  If you can reach 100 - even better!  You shouldn't spend more than 30 minutes on any one task - if you are struggling with a task ask for help or move on to a different task. Click on IXL below to be taken to IXL.