Mr Cruse

Class Teacher

Herons is home to Year 5 & 6 children. Our amazing teaching assistant is Mrs Cavill.
Homework for Years 5 & 6

In the final one or two years of primary school, homework will play an important role in practising topic areas that have been covered in school, as well as giving you, as a parent/carer extra insight into what your child has been learning. It will be set on Tuesdays and put into a homework folder that will be sent home in your child’s bookbag. Homework needs to be returned by the following Monday. Any homework not completed will need to be completed during their own time during the school day. A small prize will be rewarded to those children who have completed all the homework set throughout the term, including reading regularly at home, at least 3 times, which must be recorded in their reading diaries. Each week homework will be clearly explained to the children, however in the event of any confusion, please don’t hesitate to ask.


An important part of your child's homework is learning their weekly spellings. These will be given out every Tuesday and tested the following Monday. These are related to the Year 5/6 statutory list and focus on specific spelling patterns or word families.

Reading is vital in supporting your child with their learning at home. Please ensure your child is reading at least 3 times a week and that it is recorded in their reading diary. Don't forget this is also important when collecting reading bands. Reading helps develop a variety of other areas of the curriculum including developing vocabulary and spelling. 

Thank you for your continued support with homework.
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To reinforce topics covered in class, your child will also be sent home a maths activity. All work sent home has been covered in class and completing this will help with consolidation.

Every two weeks a piece of English will be sent home to complete for the following week. This will be linked to a topic area that has been covered in school and will often be related to reading comprehension, punctuation and/or grammar.

We always like the children to be engaged and excited about the topic work that they cover in school. Each half term a project will be set to be completed over a 4-week period. Your child will have a choice of projects to complete related to their current topic. They will then choose the one that appeals to them the most.