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Here is the homework menu for our class The children need to choose tasks that will benefit their style of learning and they need to do their best. Remember doing more than the minimum will earn an extra treat.

 Year 5 Spring 2 Homework Menu

Complete one piece of homework from each section and bring them in on Tuesday 28th March.

You will also need to meet your AR reading target by the end of term.



  • Design a new cover for the class reading book, ‘Beetle Boy’. Include a blurb (summary and recommendation) on the back.
  • Paint, collage or pastel a ‘Monet’ style picture of a landscape.
  • Make a mobile to show all the animals and plants in

  • Create a labelled, detailed diagram to show the body parts of an insect or spider.
  • Grow seeds or plants under different conditions (e.g. light, temperature, soil). Observe and record any changes. Ensure your test is fair.
  • Write a poem about a minibeast (real or imaginary).
  • a food chain.



  • Write your own opening chapter to a new book (eg Spider Boy,  Earwig Girl).
  • Use a shoe box to design and make a habitat for a minibeast of your choice.
  • Survey a small area of your garden or park and show all the different types of wildlife that you found, in a drawing, graph or chart.


The children are using the Accelerated Reader scheme, where children can quiz on each book that they finish to check their understanding. Children accumulate points for passing quizzes and a word count for the number of words read. Look out for our 'Star Readers' scoreboard in class where we update the children with the most books read, most points and most words read! If a child becomes a 'millionaire', where they have read 1 million words, they receive a prize! 

Year 5 Autumn 2 Homework Menu

Complete one piece of homework from each section and bring them in on Tuesday 13th December.



- Produce a poster that encourages people to grow their own food.

- Carry out some research to discover the impact of WWII on Taunton e.g. a local story.

- Create a WWII quiz with at least 12 questions.



- Secret codes were vital to all armies during the Second World War. Can you create your own? Can anyone break it? You can use symbols, letters, numbers or combinations of all three. (See for some ideas.)

- Create a timeline about the Second World War.

- Create a ration book which is as authentic as possible.



- Build a model fighter plane

Challenge: make it so it can fly!

- Create and cook your own recipe using ration-inspired food. You can either bring it into school and share it or take photos of you enjoying it at home

- Build a model of an Anderson shelter; try using original instructions to help.