Homework, times tables, number bonds and spellings
Children will receive one piece of homework a week; English, science or maths. Homework will be issued on a Tuesday afternoon and is expected to be back in the following Tuesday morning. This gives the children the whole week to learn their spellings and to complete the homework to the best of their ability. It is also expected that children read at home daily, and practice their number bonds to 10 and 20, and times tables regularly.
We have a number bond/times table test each Wednesday – please check the back of your child’s homework book to see which one they should be learning. The children will also have a weekly spelling test, set by their phonic or spellings group leader; these will be given out on a Tuesday, alongside the homework and will be tested the following Tuesday.
Websites to help with learning number bonds and times tables (from Miss Holliday)
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (All number bonds and times tables including division facts).
Remember to practice missing number calculations such as 100 – ? = 30 and ? x 4 = 20.
Sharing books at home with your child is essential in supporting them to develop the all-important skill of reading. Children should be using their phonic knowledge to help them read unknown words, as well as using the pictures and knowledge of the story so far to help them. Please note in your child’s reading journal when you have heard them read. The journal should travel to and from school with them as staff in school will also note in it after listening to a child read. If you want to talk in further depth about how to support your child’s reading at home, please see me. I look forward to hearing about the books children have read at home.
You might like to try the websites below for some online reading;
We will continue using Read, Write, Inc! for our phonics sessions this year. Please see the links below for phonics resources that you can use at home.
In this video, Ruth Miskin (the creator of our Read Write Inc! phonic scheme) presents information for parents regarding this approach to phonics and how to support children at home.
The Oxford Owl has lots of maths and English support games and activities to use at home.
I have listed several websites that have fun, interactive maths games that you may enjoy exploring at home.
The number pyramid one is my favourite!
Please encourage your child to write whenever they are interested in a topic. They might choose to write a diary entry about a fun family event or they might create an advert for a place or product they like.