Welcome to Deer Class
Homework is obviously the best way for you to support your child at school. Reading with them regularly, talking to them about their writing (talk homework) and helping them with their spellings and times tables are essential.
Our new homework format is explained inside the new homework books; we hope you will find it easy and pleasant to use.
Reading: Children need to read at home with an adult at least three times a week. This reading should be recorded in their reading records and signed by an adult. In addition, they should be encouraged to read independently as much as possible. When reading with them it is helpful to ask them questions on what they have read to check their understanding and develop their inference and deduction skills. Children receive various rewards for reading at home. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books, diaries and spelling log books will need to be in school every day.
Maths homework will be given to the children once a week. It will be My Maths or a worksheet. Homework will be checked every week and team points given to children who have completed it.
Spellings this year are being addressed using the Read Write Inc system. The children are enjoying using this at school and they all have a log book to use to practise their spellings at home. This can be done by way of a test or using ‘Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check’. The class dojo has a link to a super online spelling program.
Talk Homework for show off writing is listed in the front of the homework books. The children need to discuss their ideas for the writing task with someone at home and write down some key words to be used at school.