In years 4/5 Writing is taught for one hour every morning and they have a half an hour reading session before lunch.
Each week the children will receive some english homework and have been given English Homework Folders. Their homework may be in the form of a SPAG activity (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) or it could be a piece of creative writing. Homework may be set online using the Active Learn/Bug Club website or it may be a sheet that will contained in their homework folder. The children's logins for Bug Club can be found on the front of their English Homework Folder. Homework is given out on a Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
Children are also given a reading book to take home and a reading record to track their reading progress throughout the year. They are then awarded certificates for any reading they do at home. Information about the different certificates can be found in the front of their reading record.
Within reading sessions at school the children will learn comprehension skills and look at different genres of text. Extra practice of comprehension is encouraged at home through the use of Bug Club and the questions sheets which can be found in the front of their reading records.
Each week as part of their homework the children will be given a set of ten spellings to work. Spellings are given out on a Friday and the test will take place on the following Friday. Below you can find information about spelling word lists appropriate to each band/year group.