Homework/Parent Involvement

                                                                          All parents and carers are equally valued as part of our school community. Children’s learning is improved when we
work in partnership. We therefore believe in close cooperation with all families and in regular consultation between the home and our school. 


The Government expectations for attainment have risen over the last few years and in order to help your child reach Age Related Expectations, we set two lots of homework each week, one in Maths and one relating to English; this could be a reading comprehension or spelling punctuation and grammar activity. This has worked well and helped increase the percentage of children achieving the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. The homework will be followed up in class so it is essential that your child completes this at home in order to keep up with what they are learning in school. Spellings will also be sent home weekly. 

Homework will be set on once a week and is expected to be completed the following week. Due to Covid 19, where possible, we aim to set homework online. This is to limit the amount of paperwork coming home and returning to school, therefore reducing the risk. We will provide alternatives for those where working online is not an option. 

We have signed up to The ‘Spelling Shed - which is a spelling platform designed by a team of Primary School teachers. It is built with primary school pupils, teachers and parents in mind and aims to make spelling fun for children. It works in a similar way to Times Table Rock Stars and each class and the school have a league against schools nationally and internationally. This can be a huge incentive to pupils. The programme is free for computers, however, if you want to access using an app you would need to pay a small additional cost. For more information, see the attached link.

Under the National Curriculum, children should know their times tables by the end of year 4. We are working very hard at this in school but we need your help. Please  help your child by practising their times tables at home. TT Rockstar is a great online resource to help children learn their times tables. A user guide on how to use TT Rockstars can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 

Other online resources include; 
  • Samlearning 
  • Hit the button                  

                                 
                      


There are many other apps that can be downloaded onto tablets and phones.  If you do not have access to a technology, please speak with your child's class teacher as we have many resources in school. 

This year, we are working hard to promote children's love for reading. Learning to read and reading for pleasure go hand in hand. You can help your child by encouraging them to read or by reading with them at home ever night, for at least 10 minutes.  Reading aloud to your child can be one of the most enjoyable parenting experiences. We hope that you and your child create many loving memories as you explore books together. Sharing a book together with your child is time for binding, relaxing and gives you the opportunity to escape into another world with your child. Reading for pleasure will help develop your child's vocabulary, communication, concentration, empathy and imagination. It is a well-known fact, that good readers make good writers. 

How can you help your child enjoy reading?

  • Take time to look together at the words and pictures in a story. 
  • Take turns to read. 
  • Stories can be shared with the whole family so why not invite siblings or other family members to join in.
  • Sit close together when sharing a book. 
  • Don't be afraid to use funny voices - It's a great way to make your child giggle.
  • When you talk to your child about what is happening in a book, give them plenty of time to respond. Try to ask questions that do not require just a yes or no answer. For example, ask them what they think will happen next or how a character may be feeling. 

Reading Diaries 

We ask that you support your child by listening to them read every night for at least 10 minutes. A Reading Diary is given to each child at the start of a new academic year to record what they have been reading each night and return to school for signing the next day by their teacher.  Children can select a reading book from school to bring home along with their diary, however due Coronavirus we will be sending them home in a zippy plastic wallet which needs to be used to return the book and diary the next day. 



As well as helping your child with and making sure they do their homework, there are other ways you can help your child. These include. 
  • Make sure that they attend school on a regular basis. 
  • Be aware of and talk about what they are learning.
  • Show an interest in your son/daughter’s work and results they produce. 
  • Stress the importance of doing well at school.
  • Try to give a feeling of a ‘can do’ attitude and a growth mind-set. 
  • Get them to reflect on their experiences. 
  • Let your child see, if possible, you reading and writing. 
  • Try to have books around. 
  • Finally, talk to your child about school life.

If you need any help, or have any questions, please come and see us. Either catch your child's teacher before or after school or make an appointment via the school office. 

 
 





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