Homework can be broken down into daily, weekly and longer term activities. Homework can have a huge impact on the progress and confidence of your child and we really appreciate your support with this.
Every day your child should bring home a reading book and a reading record.PLease encourage your child to read independently for at least 15 minutes and record what they have read in their reading record. This will be checked regularly and your child will be praised for their efforts. Children love showing off their reading skills to an adult, so please try to make the time to listen to your child read, or read together. A few minutes a day spent practising spellings and times tables will really help prepare your child for weekly tests.
The children are expected to spend at least 60 minutes using Maths Whizz each week. http://www.whizz.com
This should be broken down, eg 4 x 15 minute sessions or 3 x 20 minutes so that they get the most benefit. We will send home half termly reports to show how your children are doing. Certificates are awarded each week to encourage effort and progress.
Twice per term, your child will bring home an extended homework project, which is intended to encourage them to show some learning in a creative way. These tasks will be published on the website and the children will get a clear deadline. Time will be set aside for the children to present what they have done to the rest of the class. This homework could involve other members of the family and is intended to be a fun way for children to learn outside the classroom.
Download the instruction sheet for the current homework below: