St Michaels School Stewkley

St Michaels School Stewkley

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Home Learning

Homework - Please note: no homework is set over holiday periods.

READING

KS1:   Please read as often as possible with your child.

KS2:  It is expected that children will read at least 3 times a week at home. Please record this in the reading record.

Year 5 and 6: Each week the reading record books will be collected in. If your child has 3 signatures, he or she will be rewarded with an extra 5 minutes Golden Time. If your child has not read at least 3 times in a week, he or she will not receive this reward. Please find time to talk to your child about their reading book:

What has happened? What do you think will happen next? Why do you think the character did this?

Discuss unknown words in the context in which they are written. Can your child spell these words? Have a go.

Why did the author use this word here? What effect does it have?  Can you think of a better word to use?

How is this book different to the last book you read? Would you recommend this book and why?

SPELLING

Years 2 -6 will have weekly spelling homework. This might be a short list of words to learn or an investigation linked to spelling patterns and rules taught in school.

If your child has spellings to learn, they will be tested on an agreed day. Please check which day this is with the class teacher.

TIMES TABLES

Years 2-6 will regularly be tested on their times tables in school. Your support in reinforcing or learning times tables will be much appreciated.

 

LEARNING LOG TASKS: We introduced Learning Logs in September 2012 to allow the children to presenting homework in a very different and exciting way!

Each week children are given a task based on either maths, English or topic work. They can show their understanding by writing, drawing, cutting, sticking and making. Creativity and imagination is encouraged. Their Learning Log book is brought back into school the following week and shared with the class. 

Pupils are able to pick up ideas and tips for future work with fantastic work being celebrated in assemblies. Emphasis is placed on pupils producing colourful, careful and creative work but above all enjoying the process.

Year 2 will begin learning logs in the summer term. These will be given fortnightly.

Years 3 and 4 will be given learning log tasks every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.

Years 5 and 6 Children will be given learning log tasks at the beginning of a half term to be handed in no later than the end of that half term. There will be a choice of activities. Children will be expected to complete one a week. Therefore, in a five week half term , there will be five pieces of work completed.

WEEKLY LEARNING TASK

Years 5 and 6: A weekly learning task will be sent home in a homework folder every Friday. It is to be completed by the following Wednesday. This task might be a reading comprehension, writing, maths or science activity.


We recognise that some children do not have access to the internet at home. If you would like to complete the homework with your child at school you are welcome to use our ICT suite with your child between 3.30pm and 4.00pm on any day. Individual arrangements can also be made for our older children without internet access - please speak to your class teacher.

Do let us know if you feel the level of homework set is not appropriate- we are learning too!