Each week the children are set homework on a Friday:
- Weekly maths activities are set on Mathletics (log-ins are glued into your child's homework book) due Friday.
- Spellings sentences should be written out once and then practised in preparation for a test on Thursday.
- Reading should be completed as often as possible. There is no longer a requirement to complete a reading diary but please enjoy talking to your children about their books and share stories together.
In addition to this, children have one piece of project homework linked to our topic which is due the second to last week of term. Please see below for suggested ideas!
Year 5 Homework – Stargazers
The new projects run for the second half of the Autumn term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.
Below are some ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.
- Keep a Moon diary over the course of a lunar month. Draw the shape of the Moon each night, finding out and recording the correct term for each lunar phase.
- Use non-fiction books, astronomy magazines and the web to find and record your own amazing facts about space. Create a space scrapbook using your facts and downloaded images.
- Visit your local library and search for space-themed books. These could be non-fiction, novels or poetry books. Write a review of your favourite to display in the library or in school.
- Imagine… an alien space ship has crashed landed in your back garden. Write your own story about what happens next. You may want to borrow ideas from space stories or films you know well. Remember to use powerful vocabulary to bring your story (and your alien) to life!
- So far, 24 astronauts have visited the Moon. Find out their names, download pictures and record interesting facts about them.
- Write a letter of application to the UK Space Agency to become an astronaut. What personal qualities or skills would you need to carry out this role?
- Write a film review of a space-themed film that you have watched with your family. Some great films to choose might be ‘Wall-E’ (U), ‘ET’ (U), ‘Star Wars’ (PG) or ‘Apollo 13’ (PG). How many ‘stars’ would you award your film?
- Teach your family the order of the planets in the solar system using your mnemonic. Then test them… Have they remembered correctly?
- Using non-fiction books and online research, find out the names of some of the best known star constellations. On a clear night, try to identify them. Draw diagrams of those you have spotted. Do you think the names they have been given suit them?
- Make a 3-D model of the solar system which displays all the planets in order.