October to December Information

Homework in Primary 5 – 2018/2019


Reading at home will be reading a book of your child’s own choice, not necessarily a novel, to develop “Reading for Pleasure”. We will continue with the school Reading Challenge, which was a great success last year.

In P5, we recommend that your child reads for at least 15 minutes four times over a full week.

It is important to note that this reading is part of their homework and is not optional. Homework will be followed up in class with discussions, book recommendations, etc.

Once a term reading homework will be internet research, usually topic based, to be used in class.


The focus of Maths home learning will be on mental agility, following mental maths agility guidelines set out for this stage. Your child will be given a different task each week, linked to work they are doing in class. We would ask that an adult supports them to practise that task several times during the week.

Once a month, there will be a written maths activity, revising different aspects of maths and numeracy covered in class. Your child will complete this task in a squared homework jotter, which will be marked in school.

Health and Wellbeing

There will be a Resilience home learning task linked with each new topic, so four times over the session. There will occasionally be a discussion activity linked with our Rights Respecting Schools work.

Your child will bring home a Homework Diary and a squared maths jotter.

We would appreciate if these could be covered

Please sign the diary and jotter.

Thank you for your support,

The P5 teachers.

P5 Maths homework.

Dear parents/carers,

As you are no doubt aware, our maths home learning this session is focussing on mental agility and so we will be sending home some ideas and examples of work your child can do based on current classwork. We would ask that you support your child by helping them practise regularly.

At the moment in P5 we are working on multiplication and division calculations. Knowing their tables will help the children manage to do these quickly and accurately. This week we are asking the children to practise their 7X table. This fun fortune teller might help to reinforce that, as well as all the other methods of learning off by heart.

You can also access some fun online games at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

and https://www.timestables.co.uk/

P5 teachers