Year 5 Home Learning

Homework and resources to support learning at home

Homework resources

If your teachers need you to follow up your classwork, prepare for your next lessons or practice what you have learnt at home, they will let you know and post reminders in Microsoft Teams. you will be able to find all the resources you need there.

If you find yourself at home because your family is self-isolating or in quarantine because of the Covid-19 pandemic, your teachers will tell you how you can follow the work they are doing in class. But you may also find it useful to try some of the activities that we set for home learning during the lockdown. These activities are all suitable for your current year group, so we've left them up here.

Oak Academy

If you need some work to do at home and you cannot find enough to keep you busy in Teams or on this page, you can find fresh lessons every day in the Oak Academy. These lessons may not be the same as the ones happening in your class, but it's all good stuff, and perfect for your Year group. They have three lessons a day - English, Maths and Something Else - to keep you busy.


In Year 5 we expect children to be challenging themselves by chosing from a wider range of genres. We encourage children to write reviews of the books they have read, using the Year 5 Reading Challenge questionnaire.

Children should spend some time reading for enjoyment every day. Reading out loud is still really important, not so much to test if they can read the words, but to help them understand with they are reading and to share their thoughts about it with someone else.

Reading to children is also really important and enjoyable, even when they are fluent readers themselves.


Children are used to making a note in their log book of words they need to learn. While they are at home, they can still do this, even though they may not have their logbook. If they have to look up a spelling when they are doing some writing, or if they come across an interesting word when they are reading, they can make a note, and choose a few words each week to practice.

Words you should know by the end of Year 6.

The National Curriculum expects children to be able to spell all of these words by the end of Year 6. Why not try and get ahead while you are in Year 5? Don't try to learn them all at once: check off the ones you can already do, and choose a few at a time to learn and practise at home.


Times Tables

By the end of Year 4, children should have learnt all of their times tables to 12 x 12. Keep practising in Year 5 until you can be sure you are fluent in all of them. You should be able to recall of your tables facts quickly. This will save you so much time when solving mathematical problems.

We expect children in Year 5 to be regularly rehearsing their times tables as part of their homework routine. This is particularly important if there are some tables that are not yet fluent. Make a note of the facts that you find it harder to remember - there probably aren't that many of them.

Helpful resources

Get links to helpful resources for Year 5.