Benhurst Primary School
Weekly Overview
Year 5

This page provides parents with an overview of what the children are learning about in Maths and Literacy as well as outlining their current homework.

If there are specific on-going issues with any aspects of your child’s homework, please contact their class teacher directly to discuss the matter further.


WEEK BEGINNING:
November 13 2017
YEAR GROUP:
Year 5
LITERACY GROUP:
Stormbreaker
NUMERACY TOPIC:
Multiplication

Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed.

Please support your child read by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!


Maths Facts tested on: November 21 2017
Group 1

To know the multiplication and division facts for the nine times table.
Group 2

Group 3


Spelling tested on: November 21 2017
Group 1

school
seen
should
sister
some
sum
take
than
that
their


Group 2

innocent
innocence
consequent
consequence
magnificent
magnificence
intelligent
intelligence
frequent
frequency







Group 3


Project
We would like to invite the children to take part in a half termly project which they should undertake in addition to their reading and learning their spellings and maths facts.

The children should choose a minimum of one task per section or more if they wish!

Children will be awarded a certificate upon the completion of their project.

Be a writer!
Write a short spy story with you as the main character.
(Minimum of two A4 pages.)

Write an application letter to be a spy. What features do you have that would make you a great spy? Explain in great detail why you are the best person for the job and why you want it.
(Minimum of 1 A4 side, including all the features of a formal letter).
Write a report of a spy mission that you have completed. Remember to focus on thoughts and feelings.
(Minimum of 2 A4 pages).
Be a detective!
Research three famous spies and create an illustrated factfile for each.
(Minimum of 3 A4 pages with subheadings).

Research different methods that have been used for sending secret messages and create examples of these.
(Minimum of 3 A4 pages with subheadings).
Research the Enigma machine. What was it and what was its importance?
(Minimum of 2 A4 pages with subheadings and illustrations).
Get creative!
Design and make a spy gadget. Be as imaginative as you can.
Create your own spy code and write a secret message. Present it in an interesting way
Design a costume for a spy, complete with gadgets. Annotate its features fully.

Additional information on our learning this week

The final deadline for all homework projects is Friday 8th December 2017. They need to be written in pencil or handwriting pen which has been provided. Homework projects can be completed in books or as loose leaf pamphlets, demonstrating a high level of presentation.