It is generally agreed that some form of work at home is desirable for all primary age children. Home learning gives children the opportunity to reflect on, consolidate and apply their learning. It also gives parents the opportunity to get involved and get an insight into the learning that takes place in school, linked to the National Curriculum.
These are the home learning expectations for the classes:
Years 5 and 6 Daily reading – please hear your child read as often as you can and write this in their reading record book.
Spelling and timestables – this will be put on Teams on a Thursday, to be completed by the following Wednesday. Spellings are tested at an age appropriate level.
Weekly Maths or English – this will alternate each week for terms 1 and 2. It will be put on Teams on a Thursday, to be completed by the following Wednesday. A topic menu will also be put on Teams at the beginning of each term. This will give the children a range of choices of activity. The aim is for them to complete 3 of their choice by the end of term. This can be uploaded to Teams in the last week of term, or when the children complete the tasks throughout the term.
For Hedgehogs home learning, the children will have a piece of 'practise' (a skill we have been working on in school) for home learning each week. This will be a mixture of English, Maths and topic, put on Teams on a Thursday, due in the following Wednesday. There will also be spellings and timestables given weekly, again put on Teams on a Thursday, to be completed by the following Wednesday. The final piece of each term will be a 'prime' piece. This will be something to get the children ready for their next step in their learning. Again, these will also be uploaded to Teams every Thursday and due in the following Wednesday.
For Butterflies home learning, the children will be given a piece of work each week to practise something we have been learning that week. This will be a mixture of English, Maths and Topic and will be put on Teams on a Thursday, due in the following Wednesday. We will also be sending out weekly spellings to be practiced which will be made up of tricky words learnt in phonics that week.
Alongside all of this, please do hear your child read, whatever their age as often as possible, ideally at least 3 times a week. All of the children have got reading record books; we ask that parents sign in their book whenever you hear your child read, or they read to you. We will do the same in school. Thank you for doing this.