September 2017

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Homework

Infant School Home Learning

Homework should be enjoyable, build on children’s learning and also be something that enables a parent to share in their child’s learning.

In the Infant School we give the children from Reception to Year 2 homework activities as home learning and each child has a home learning log/book. Every week they are given an activity that is an ‘I can’ statement, and they can then decide how they complete the task, and how they present it.

Reading

To support your child with becoming a confident reader we would like each child to read to or with an adult at least three times every week. If you read a story to your child and discuss it, add this in too. Please also ensure you are asking those questions to develop your child’s skills and abilities as a reader. Please write a note in your child’s reading record, which will be checked by their teacher every week. Please ensure reading records are in school everyday.

Children who have read at home will be awarded dojo points: one point for reading three times, two points for reading five times and three points for reading seven times.

Maths Whizz

Each child in year one and two has access to maths whizz. It would be beneficial if your child could do 20-30 minutes of independent work on this each week. Dojo points will be awarded for this.

 

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Reception Home Learning
‘All About Me’ Topic Autumn 1
Year 1 Home Learning
Animal Life Autumn 1
Year 2 Home Learning
Medieval Norwich Topic Autumn 1
Year 2 Autumn Term 1 Spellings

Junior School Home Learning

Homework should still be enjoyable, build on children’s learning and also be something that enables a parent to share in their child’s learning.

We appreciate that there are lots of things we ask parents to support their child with, and some can be time consuming and not always have a direct benefit to the children’s learning and progress. We also appreciate that children have other interests and hobbies outside of school and family time is precious.

To support your child we will have our core set of homework for all children on Maths Whizz, spellings and reading, and there will be optional creative home learning for those children that wish to complete it. :

Maths Whizz

There is an expectation that children will complete 30 minutes of independent Maths Whizz at home each week. This does not need to be done at once, for example it can be broken into three, 10 minute slots. This will be checked by the class teacher every Monday for the previous week and Dojo points will be awarded.

Times tables

Children will have a weekly times table quiz every Monday on the times table they have been asked to practise. This will be shown in their home learning book as well. Your child will not be quizzed on their times tables in order, so they must be confident in knowing their times tables in a random order. They will also have a set amount of time to complete their quiz, so speed is important too! Practice and repetition are the main ways to learn, however, here are some ideas to help your child develop their times tables skills.

Get your child to make ‘sticks’ of numbers; for example, if they are learning their 3x table, they will need to make a stick of 3, one of 6, 9, 12 and so on. They can then point at the correct stick as they count up in threes. Seeing the numbers as visual quantities will help to embed the correct sequence in their minds.

Playing games is also a useful method. You could write each times table on a piece of card and have the answer separately. The children will then need to match these up. Once they are more confident, time them with a stopwatch. See if they can try to beat their own record each time they do it!

Reading

To support your child with becoming a confident reader we would like each child to read to an adult at least three times every week. Please also ensure you are asking those questions to develop your child’s skills and abilities as a reader. Please write a note in your child’s reading record, which will be checked by their teacher every week. Please ensure reading records are in school everyday.

Children who have read at home will be awarded dojo points: one point for reading three times, two points for reading five times and three points for reading seven times.

Spellings

Please look at the list of spellings inside your child’s home learning book and practise them regularly.

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