Helping Your Child At Home
Each child is given a homework book at the beginning of the year. This needs to be kept in your child's book bag so that it is available in school if needed. Books will usually be handed in each Wednesday and will be given back out on Fridays, but please check your book to check. It is important that books are handed in on the correct day so that new homework can be put into the book.
The homework your child has been given can be found by clicking the link:
The children are expected to read for 10 minutes at least five times per week at home. This includes reading aloud to an adult to increase and develop fluency. Sometimes the book will be from the school Reading Scheme, or it may be a Guided Reading text. In addition, they should be reading from their own choice of books from home or the school library, which can be used each Thursday. We love to hear about these! Please could parents sign Homework Diaries so that we know when or how often children are reading at home. The children also be given a reading task chart in their homework books to support comprehension. Their own ideas are welcome! As the children begin to bring in these tasks, we will add examples to the Children's Choice section of the website.
The children are expected to practise their maths skills (such as number bonds or multiplication tables) for 10 minutes daily at home. A variety of games are taught to the children and added into homework books to support this.
The children will be given targeted words or spelling patterns to practise or investigate. It is important to practise these regularly so that they are able to master them and use them accurately in their independent writing.
Occasional homework linked to current topics or special projects will be given occasionally. Information will be added to Homework Books about these projects.
Recognition for completed homework
It is important that the children feel their hard work at home is rewarded. With this in mind, children may earn 'blocks' on our class chart to show how much homework has been completed to the best standard. When 10 blocks are completed, children have a choice of reward!