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It is vital Year 5 & 6 children read frequently: progress on the Accelerated Reader programme will be monitored weekly, with in-class time allocated daily for independent reading, reading to an adult and end-of-book quizzes. Daily time will also be allocated to investigation-based spelling work and practice. In addition, the children should ensure regular practice on TTRockstars, which will help with multiplication tables.


In addition, homework will be set as follows:

Tuesday: multiplication tables tests

Thursday: Maths homework to be completed before/by the following Tuesday.

Thursday: Grammar homework to be completed before/by Tuesday of the following week.

Friday: spellings will be tested (see lists below); reading records will be checked and progress logged; reading homework (class text) may also be assigned.


Additional pieces of homework may be set for the whole class or individual children as required.


Please ensure you have a homework diary or notebook in school at all times to record tasks and deadlines.


Spelling lists: spellings will be tested every Friday morning

Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Statutory Word Lists:

Have you tried these different strategies to help you practise and learn spellings?