Home learning across the school.

Home learning in Willow Class:

Home learning in Willow Class will include games and activities that help to provide fun opportunities for the application and embedding of the maths, literacy and phonics learning that takes place each week.

Children are encouraged to read every night to help build their reading confidence and fluency. Reading books are changed every Tuesday and Friday, with an additional self-selected library book sent home at the end of each week. Please try to remember to always write in your child’s reading log which will help us to support their reading development effectively during lessons.

Maths and phonics packs will also be sent home each week with fun activities, games or challenges to complete. These are collected in and sent home each Friday along with a home/school communication book to record any notes or observations. We hope that these activities will provide children opportunities to not only ‘show-off’ and celebrate their achievements from the week before, but also offer family members ideas as to how they might help to introduce problem solving into everyday tasks for their children at home too.


Home learning in Holly Class:
In Holly Class home learning is sent out on a Friday and collected in the following Thursday. The home learning consists of an English challenge, a Maths challenge and a question related to our current topic for the children to research. In addition to this we like the children to read as often as possible and practice their weekly spellings that are tested every Thursday. Although it is fantastic to see all of the home learning challenges completed, this is not an expectation. The homework is always based around what we have been learning in class that week and the challenges often differ between interactive, verbal and written tasks.
The children have a really positive attitude towards their home learning and take great pride in it, often excited to complete the topic research question.
Home learning in Holl Class: 

Home learning in Oak class will always aim to be to be an enjoyable process. It is given on Fridays and due for return the following Thursday. Generally it will consist of a Math and English task, designed to further the learning and understanding on given topics that have been studied that week.

Spellings are sent home at the same time and children are expected to learn them each week ready for Thursdays where we can see how well they can remember them. These are in line with the National Curriculum expectations.

It is strongly recommended that children read regularly at home to an adult. In doing so, please ask simple questions about the story to help develop comprehension skills. Children could recall what happened and why they believe so. Why did the author choose to use certain words? Please remember to make brief notes in the reading record books which help us to support their development.

Home learning in Ash Class:
Homework is set on a Friday and will generally comprise of an English and Maths activity or task which is linked to the work we have covered during the week.  Children are expected if they are unsure or stuck to speak to Mrs Lemos on a Monday so that they can then complete the task in time for Wednesday.  Homework is due on a Wednesday.
Spellings will also be given on a Friday and will comprise a list of spellings together with a short spelling activity.  The children are tested on a Thursday, although they are also expected to try and use the learnt spellings in their writing too!  In addition, the children will be assessed during the year on the statutory Year 5/6 spellings, a copy of which will be sent home at the start of the year.
We do expect children to read regularly at home, both to an adult/carer as well as independently and ask that your child's reading record is completed to reflect their home reading.  Children are expected to comment on their reading - for example: likes, dislikes, questions, in their reading record, as well as how much they have read.  We would be grateful if you could support your child in this task.  
If you do have any questions regarding home learning in Ash class, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Lemos or Mrs Jones.


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