Dear children and families
We have been thinking about homework and how we can make it more interesting for all of you. We have decided the following:
DAILY – SPELLINGS Reception – Children will have 6 tricky words to learn Years 1 to 6 – will have spellings to learn during the week ready for their test. Access to spellings is online (initially these may come home as a hard copy). Juniors may have spelling keyrings. Year 1 – will also have sounds to learn in their phonics book. Please use this link to the spelling homework site.
DAILY – MATHS You will be expected to practise your times tables throughout the week which will help you with practices and tests at school
READING You will all, of course, be expected to read every evening and make sure your reading record is filled in. These are checked regularly by staff.
WEEKLY – MATHS You will be given a practice maths task to do (complete with the answers so that you or someone at home can mark the questions). These will often be number based to act as consolidation. This task will not be marked at school but will be stamped once you have returned it.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU NEED TO SPEND A MAXIMUM OF 30 MINUTES ONLY ON YOUR MATHS TASK. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED IT IN THAT TIME, CONTINUE WITH IT THE FOLLOWING WEEK.
HALF TERMLY You will be given an assignment such as those we have done in the past (design a seed; paper dinosaur task, make a space back pack, design a poster, volcano project etc) Some of these tasks can be done in a variety of ways according to your interests and strengths. Details will be given to you with your class’s half termly task.
We hope that this will allow you to work with other family members and friends in an enjoyable way. You will receive a curriculum letter for this term and some teachers may choose to send out additional information. If you are unsure about anything, please ask your child’s class teacher.