In Fox class, children are expected to write down what and when they read at home (whether this is a school book or a book from home, or even the newspaper or a magazine!). The children are aware that this is their responsibility, now they are in Year 5!
All they need is a parent's signature for each read (or a bracket around the weekly reads and one signature if this saves time)
The children will be given X10 spellings each week that link to the spelling rule taught during school time. These will be tested every Friday morning.
(Below are the National Curriculum spelling requirements for both years 3&4 and years 5&6)
A test of ALL of the National Curriculum spellings will be carried out each term, after which the children will be given a fresh highlighted sheet to show their progress throughout the year of the ones they have got correct!
Every two weeks, each child will choose X10 of the spellings that are not highlighted on their own personal National Curriculum sheet, additional to their X10 weekly spellings. Every two weeks when tested, the children will highlight the spellings they got correct on the sheet in their homework book.