Your child will be bringing a reading book home to share with you. It would be beneficial if you could continue to listen to your child read aloud, ask them relevant questions about the texts and record any comments in their school planner. The importance of reading at home cannot be underestimated and reading daily will help your child to further develop their literacy skills. Please ensure your child brings their reading book and planner to school every day.
Children will be awarded with a merit for each time they read at home. Each class will also be running a reading raffle every half term. If your child has read at home at least 3 times per week, and this has been recorded in their planners by an adult, their name will be entered into the raffle. At the end of each half term, one child from each class will be selected to win a prize.
Each week in school, all children will be taught a new spelling rule and expected to learn 10 new spellings linked to this rule. To accompany this learning in school, your child will receive the following weekly homework:
- A paper sheet with 2 tasks to be completed: look, cover, write, check and an activity such as a cross word.
- Online practise on Spelling Shed
Each week in school, all children will have a times table that they are working towards learning. These are set on an individual basis. Children are asked to practise these times tables at home and your child has a login for the Times Table Rockstars website to enable them to do this independently. If they select 'Garage' or 'Arena' mode, they will access only the times tables set for them by their Maths teacher.
Homework – Y6 will be getting homework regularly in readiness for secondary and support their learning. We also know that across the country, children and families struggled with the teaching and learning of maths during home learning and we want to help close some of the gaps that we have noticed from lockdown. Therefore, we will be giving the children weekly maths homework to complete alongside their reading, spelling and times tables. This homework will concentrate on essential maths skills and will support the children’s learning in school. We will give this out on a Friday and collect the following Friday so children will have a week to complete it. Support will be provided, if necessary, via Class Dojo. If the children are struggling to complete homework, we will ensure they have time within school day to complete their work.
Thank you for your continued support.