Home Learning

Homework activities – Summer 2015

Catch Me Reading Competition parent letter

Summer poetry competition

Home work schedule

We have reorganised the homework for this year and put together a list for each year group. Further information will be available at the parent meetings and via the class newsletters however it is useful to know what to expect, especially in KS2. Learning Logs are used for open-ended tasks which allow the children to put their responses in a way they choose, for example using pictures, ICT etc. This half-term we are trialling ‘take away’ homework to provide more pupil choice. Children will bring home a ‘menu’ of homework activities and they then decide which to complete each week.

Currently everyone has the following regular activities:

Reading – everyday

Times tables/counting – everyday

Spellings/word activities –weekly (mainly KS2)

Phonics – weekly Rec/KS1

In addition to this each year group will have their own homework:

Reception – this will be sent out once the children are in school full time.

Year 1

Learning Log activities will be sent home starting at the beginning of October.

Year 2

Phonics activity books will be sent home in the next two weeks for weekly practice.

Learning Logs with ‘take away’ homework weekly (sent home Thursday, to be completed by Tuesday)

Year 3

Learning logs – topic based cross curricular research – Fortnightly

Takeaway homework – Maths and English but could include cross-curricular – One piece set on Fridays and due in every Wednesday

Year 4

Learning logs – topic based cross curricular research – Fortnightly

Takeaway homework – Maths and English but could include cross-curricular – One piece set on Fridays and due in every Wednesday

Year 5

Learning Logs ‘take away’ homework (English/Maths or topic based) set on Fridays, to be completed by the following Wednesday.

Year 6

Maths homework – weekly

English – ‘take away’ homework

Science – as necessary

3 mini projects with the theme of Greeks set over the term

 

Curriculum Changes from 2014.

Booklet to explain the key changes – New National Curriculum

Shorter version of the key changes – In brief Curriculum changes for 2014

Phonics

Phonics leaflet – A guide for parents.

 

We are often asked about different activities to support children at home.

Here are a few simple ideas which might help!

  • Take your child shopping and get them to count items in the trolley or total up the money
  • If you are doing cooking, get them to help you measure the ingredients
  • Take a number walk on the way to school or the park by trying to find different numbers in the environment
  • Make a timetable for the week and talk about the different things you do at the different times

Useful websites.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

We have also put some website links on our pupil pages in Maths.

 

 

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