Homework - 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 their knowledge deeper and challenge them further.
At Holy Trinity we use a reading system called Accelerated Reader. With this, the children do an initial assessment to provide us with their starting point. This then correlates to colour-coded books that the children can choose that match their reading ability.
Children are encouraged to read every night with an adult, talk about the book they are reading and record it in their reading record books.
When a book is completed, an Accelerated Reader quiz can be completed using the link above. The quizzes are made up of comprehension questions on the book and are designed to test how well the child has understood what they have read.
Here at Holy Trinity, we have wonderful rewards for those who read! 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!
Maths tasks to complete at home are set via Mathletics.
Sometimes we will set tasks to give the children a head start (pre-learning), other times we will set tasks to help the children to consolidate on what they have learnt that week.
Tasks will be set weekly, so please ensure your child logs on to complete them.
Once tasks are completed, your child will have access to various Maths games and online worlds all designed to help consolidate their fundamental Maths skills.
Times Tables Rockstars - Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)
Times Table knowledge is essential for success in many areas of Maths, particularly with fluency.
Here at Holy Trinity, we use Times Table Rockstars to help with this. It is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised, as well as providing a fun format to learn from!
Please ensure your child logs on to practise.