You will no longer hear us using the term homework! We now focus much more on pre-learning instead. This is because pre-learning has a greater impact on your child's learning and progress! By giving your child the opportunity to delve into the next week's learning in advance, they are able to gain greater understandings and ideas before we have even started! This allows us to take them deeper and challenge them further.
You will notice in their big red books, your child will get a sticker detailing the pre-learning task for them to focus on. This is set on Friday's and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday at the latest.
We do still provide an optional list of fun and interactive tasks related our topical learning. These tasks are provided purely to give ideas, for those who would like to do some extra. This will not be marked, but is welcomed to be shared in class.
To accompany pre-learning, we also ask that the following are completed weekly:
-A spelling task. A small list is provided on the same sheet as their weekly words. Pupils can choose one task a week to help to further embed their learning of the weekly words. Spellings are differentiated according to pupil's needs, please check their big red books carefully!
-Mathletics. 2 or 3 tasks are set weekly that again are in-line with pre-learning. The theme of the tasks set, will cover what is coming up in our next week's learning giving pupils a chance to get ahead and practise the skills needed for those lessons.
-Above all, the most important task, is to ensure children are reading for at least 10 minutes a day. This should be written into their reading record, dated and signed by an adult. Pupils work towards achieving 50 reads (reward = a free book), 100 reads (reward = a bronze badge), 150 reads (reward = a silver badge), 200 reads (reward = a gold badge) and 250 reads (reward = a headteacher's badge) throughout the year, so everyday counts!
Remember a read does not have to be a complete book! As long as it amounts to the minimum of 10 minutes a day, it counts!
We have recently sent home your child's mid-year assessments. Please do spend some time going through them with your child to help them learn fro their mistakes and to use those mistakes as opportunities for growth.
Below you can find the mark schemes to help assist you with that.