Melling Primary School

Year 5

Homework expectations


Please find below the homework expectations and routines for a Year 5 child:


Times Table Rockstars - 15 minutes EVERY day. Logins are on your child’s reading records.


Reading – EVERY day for 15 minutes. This MUST be recorded in their yellow reading record. Reading records are expected to be brought into class, every single day.


Spellings – Children will be given new spellings every Thursday, in their red spelling practice book. This is to be brought in EVERY Thursday. We expect children to practice writing out each word in their spellings list a minimum of 4 times each week.


Mathletics – Two pieces of Mathletics homework will be set every Wednesday and will be expected to be completed by the following Wednesday. Logins are on your child’s reading records. The login for Mathletics is the same as it is for Readiwriter.


Readiwriter – The new set of spellings will be added every Thursday in line with when their new spellings go in their red spelling practice books.


Google Classrooms – There will be one piece of homework set on a Monday for Friday and then another set on Friday for Monday. Logins are on your child’s reading records.


There may also be extra pieces of homework given out, in addition to the ones above.


Thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs Jones and Mr Fawcett


Week 1

Wow! We are so impressed with how well the children have managed to get back to our 'new normal' at Melling.  A huge thank you to all our Y5 parents from the Y5 staff, for all your co-operation, patience and understanding during these times. The children looked super smart in all their fresh uniforms and we cannot believe how much they've grown over the spring and summer! It has been so lovely to welcome everybody back and we are very much looking forward to next week.


Reading books will be sent home next week.  Please return the books only when they need changing - they will need to be quarantined before going back into the reading scheme.  No need to send reading books into school for children to use in the day, they will be heard read in school using school copies of books.  Reading records do need to be sent in on a daily basis so that we can keep count of home reads and record children's reading in school.  Please remember, children need to be reading at the very least 3 times a week - daily is ideal if possible.


Please remember to send a healthy snack to school each day as well as a named bottle of water.

Welcome back to school!!


Mrs. Jones, Mr. Fawcett and Mrs. Edgar would like to wish you a warm welcome back.  The Y5 classroom is all ready and we are excited to see your lovely smiling faces tomorrow.


Start time: 8:40am        Finish time: 3:00pm   

Drop off and pick up at the playgroup gate.


If you are arriving at school or going home by yourself, your parent needs to have filled in the Arrival/Departure permission form below and emailed it to school.


P.E. days: Wednesday and Thursday

Please come to school in your outdoor P.E. kit and a pair of trainers on those days.