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In Year 5 English homework is set on a Thursday and handed in by the following Monday. Please ensure that all work is completed to the high standard of presentation and content we would expect in the classroom.

Year 5 Literacy Homework


There is no formal homework set this week, but we would like you to look at the back of your planners at the THINGS I CAN DO BEFORE I LEAVE AMHERST pages and check you have achieved some of these. We would also like you to research some key places in London in readiness for our whole school book after the holidays. 

Buckingham Palace

National History Museum

Tower of London

Camden Market

Paddington Station

The Shard and The Gherkin 


Please complete two pages of MA unless you are told otherwise by your class teacher. 

In Year 5 children are required to complete 2 MA tests per week, unless told otherwise. This will be set on a Thursday and handed in by the following Tuesday at the latest. It is imperative that all corrections are completed before starting a new test. However, if your child is struggling to correct these, they should feel free to ask his/her teacher for any help required. 

Termly Spellings

Please find below the spellings for Year 5 for this Autumn Term. We would appreciate if you would spend time helping your child to practise these using a variety of spelling strategies. Autumn 1 spellings will be tested in the week beginning 14/10/19 , Autumn 2 spellings will be tested in the week beginning 9/12 /19 .

Autumn 1

father apparent
believe community
rough identity
excellent vegetable
possible tolerant
confident immediate
soldier vicious
twelfth changeable
language advise
definite draught

Autumn 2

morning thorough
explain mischief
tough rhyme
persuade special
curious precious
assistant observation
familiar substance
programme dependable
bargain adorable
system referred