St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Y5's homework page.

Please check your child's pink homework book where you'll find homework instructions on a sticker. 

Maths and Spelling homework will be sent home on Friday and Guided reading on Monday.

All homework needs to be completed and brought in on Thursday.

Reading MUST be done otherwise you will be stuck in the lesson and you'll fall behind in your learning.

Please remind your children to ask if they are stuck before the due date.

Homework help will be shared on this webpage to help support learning.

 

Starbooks reading challenge:

I have challenged the children to do their reading homework every week to receive a star stamp in their homework books.

If they achieve enough loyalty stamps over each half term, they can use these for a Starbooks treat.

This is like the loyalty card scheme to get a NO HOMEWORK PASS that can be redeemed after the New Year in the Spring term.

If your child struggles with reading, then they are allowed to read the class book with an adult or older sibling.

So let's get reading!

 

Homework help for Maths:

Rounding numbers:

 

We have used this rounding rhyme below to help instruct us on how to do this. Below is an example of how we use this in class.

 

         

63 rounded to the nearest 10 =   

Find the number in the Tens which is 6 (I ask the children to circle it), look next door in the Ones and it's a 3 (I ask them to underline it).        5 or higher add 1 more doesn't apply as 3 is less than 5, 4 or less let it rest applies because 3 is less than 4 so I let the 6 (that you circled) rest.  Numbers in front - there aren't any in this example, numbers behind zero's your name so we change the 3 to a 0.  The answer is 60.

 

68 rounded to the nearest 10 =

Find the number in the Tens which is 6 (I ask the children to circle it), look next door in the Ones and it's an 8 (I ask them to underline it).        5 or higher add 1 more applies as 8 is higher than 5, so I add 1 more to the 6 (that you circled) which is 7.  Numbers in front - there aren't any in this example, numbers behind zero's your name so we change the 8 to a 0.  The answer is 70.

 

If rounding to the nearest 100, do the same but you find the number in the hundreds column and circle it, look next door into the Tens and underline it.  You either add 1 more to the hundreds or let it rest.  Tens and Ones change to 00's.

Rounding to the nearest 1000 would be the same method, you find the number in the Thousands and circle it, look next door at the Hundreds and underline it.  Depending on this number you either add 1 more to the Thousands or let it rest.  Change the Hundreds, Tens and Ones to 000s.

Always check answers by asking yourself where the number would be on a number line and which 10's, 100's or 1,000s is it closer to.