Welcome to Dragonfly 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. The Big Write and maths homework that your child brings home will be connected to something that we are learning or about to learn in the classroom.
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 in both classes receive various rewards for reading at home. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books and records will need to be in school every day. On the weeks that children to not have a talk homework, we will often set reading comprehensions as English homework to encourage children to gain a deeper understanding of what they read. This will be given to them in their homework folder.
Maths homework will be given to the children once a week. The sheet will be in a homework folder. Homework will be checked every week and house points given to children who have completed it.
Spellings will be set on a Friday for both classes. Children will be tested the following Thursday. They are expected to practise their spellings at home. This can be done by way of a test or using ‘Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check’. Sheets will be given out and spellings will be copied into their reading records weekly as well.
Talk Homework for the ‘Big Write’ will be set on alternate Fridays and needs to be completed for the following Friday. The children need to discuss their ideas for the writing task with someone at home and write down some key words to be used during the big write on Friday mornings.
Homework projects may be given out for half term holidays.