A homework task that is relevant to the children's learning in school is set each week. The conversations that you have with your child about the tasks set are very valuable. Homework is an opportunity to deepen their understanding or sometimes to prepare them for something new they will be learning in class, and will either be an English or maths task. The homework task is stuck in the homework books and this is taken home on a Friday. Homework needs to be returned by the following Wednesday morning please.
I have spoken to the children about the expectation of work presentation being the same as in any other lesson. These include the date underlined with a ruler, a ruler used for any lines being drawn for a task, clear finger spaces and always clear presentation.
Please feel free to practise your child’s spellings on the page where they have been stuck in. If you feel a comment is useful, then please make one. Please also make sure that the Homework book is in your child’s book bag every day, so we can reinforce spelling skills in school.
In class we talk about the kinds of things we should be doing at home to help our learning in school. These include:
- counting to 100 and trying to do it backwards as well as forwards,
- counting in 2s, 5s, 10s, and 3s,
- reading our books aloud everyday to a grown-up and remembering to ask if there is a word we don't know the meaning of.
- if we want to practise writing, to do it the way we have been shown (there is a link to the handwriting style we use on our class page),
- playing after school and having fun,
- having plenty of sleep so we are ready for learning every day.
Online interactive maths activities are available on Sumdog.
Oxford Owl has some great books that are free.