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Home Learning 

 

Here is our Home Project for Summer Term 1

 

Spellings

These will be sent out on Fridays and tested on Fridays the week after.  I will send home a paper copy and also put these up on the website.

 

Maths

Bonds and multipliaction sheets - 99 Club - will be sent home on a Friday this term.  You do not need to return these - just practise them during the week at home -   we test the children on their speed of automatic recall on a Thursday morning as part of our Maths learning.

 

Weekly Learning Summary

A summary of our learning will be posted weekly on the website.

 

I will also point you to any further resources to support or extend that week's learning for those of you who wish to look at these.

Reading at home

In Key Stage 1 this is really an important way that you can help your child.  As they progress in their reading, so their access to the whole curriculum opens up.

We will send each child home with a reading book or books matched to their phonic ability and a reading journal during the first full week of term. After that, new books will be issued weekly on your child's guided reading day,  which will be written on their reading journal once groups start in Week 3.  Books will then be changed each week on this day, as long as they are brought in to school.  If they need changing more frequently, or if you forget to send them in on the guided reading day, they can be put by your child into the book change box at the front of the classroom in the morning and an adult will support with an additional change. Children will have a Reading Journal in which you can record their reading frequency, and any notes you like. We will write in the log when an adult reads with your child.

 Year 1 and 2  children should read with an adult every day if possible.  This might be sharing and talking about a picture book, an adult reading a bedtime story, or the child reading aloud from their school book or one from home that they can read fairly easily.  The  Reading Journal also contains a selection of reading-related activities to do regularly and a summary of common exception words that year 1 and 2 children should be able to read and spell correctly. The Reading Journal should be brought into school each day, but particularly on their Guided Reading Day.  

 

Spellings

In Year 2, Children will be organised into spelling groups according to their current ability.  They will be given up to 10 words, linked to their in-class phonics sessions or spelling teaching, to learn each week.  We will practise the spelling words in class using a variety of methods, and send home a Look/Cover/Say/Write/Check sheet for you to practise at home. Spelling tests will be on Thursday.  Spellings will be sent home in paper copy each Friday, but further copies  will be posted in the Home Learning section of the website.

For Year 1 children, we have now started the learning and testing of 5 spellings each week. 

For both years there are common exception words which the children are expected to be able to spell by the end of the school year.  These are attached below and any support you can give with these at hone would be greatly appreciated.  We work on these at school too. 

 

Maths

Year 1 and 2 children will now be bringing home a 99 Club sheet to practise each week.

Some weeks there will be optional Maths skills practice suggestions on the Home Learning sheet.

Later in Year 2, children will participate in Times Tables Rockstars to support the children with times tables. More information will be found in the Home Learning section of the website at the appropriate time. Each child will be given heir own TTRS log-in, in time.

Home Learning Project

At the end of each half term in Spring and Summer, we ask the children to make a presentation about an area of personal interest linked to our topic work.  In the past we have had posters, stories, home videos, powerpoint presentations, quizzes, models, cookery, art, music.  Please read the header at the top of the project suggestions sheet; the key point is that the child takes ownership of the project and achieves most of the work independently with a little help from a supportive adult. 

As well as the weekly suggestions for home learning, below you will find some general learning resources which you might like to try.

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