Homework should be brought into school every Friday, so we can share our amazing talents with each other. The children are trying hard to achieve their 30 points to gain a well deserved award for their home learning. Please remember though that points can only be awarded if the content and presentation meet expectations of the school.
Children should read daily to a grown up, at home, for at least 10 minutes a day, please may I ask you to regularly sign their reading diary as evidence of this (reading 5 times a week will automatically earn the children homework points). As a class we are all striving to reach our 75 plus reads, so not only will the children be rewarded for their efforts, but the more reading material they are exposed to, will show an improvement in their use of language in developing their writing. Please remember your child should not only be reading the words on the page, they must be able to understand what they have read. Please encourage them to talk freely about their book and ask them lots of questions. Children are also expected to then log onto Accelerated Reader to quiz themselves about the book they have read. We are trying hard to improve comprehension and understanding.
Spellings are taught and reviewed in school every day. With regular revision of spelling strategies and key words, a deep understanding of vocabulary and spelling strategies can be developed. In KS2 spellings will not be sent home and there will be no weekly spelling test. Instead, 2 new words will be introduced and 6 words will reviewed every day. This method of low stake testing and regular revision is proven to lower stress and improve memory for spelling and in turn make children become better spellers.
Accelerated Reader/ TT Rockstars
Your child will be expected to access TT Rockstars (KS2) and Numbots (KS1) weekly. Also, dependent on the size of the book, quiz on Accelerated Reader weekly.