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Maylandsea Primary School

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Kingfisher Class

Miss Balmer is the class teacher

Welcome to Kingfisher Class

Homework is obviously the best way for you to support your child at school. Reading with them regularly (at least three times per week), talking to them about their writing (talk homework) and helping them with their spellings and times tables are essential. The literacy and maths homework that your child brings home should 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. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books and records will need to be in school every day. Children have also been allocated a large number of books on their ActiveLearn account via ‘Bug Club’.


Maths and English homework will be given to the children on a Thursday and needs to be returned on a Tuesday. The children have a folder for each subject and the homework should be completed in these folders unless otherwise instructed.  Sometimes the English will be Science or Topic based. We will also set homework via Sumdog and ActiveLearn on occasions. If Internet access is a problem then please speak to your child’s teacher so we can make other arrangements.


Spellings will be set on a Thursday and the children will be tested the following Thursday.  Children are expected to practise these 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 every Monday.


Talk Homework for the ‘Big and Little Write’ will be set every Friday and needs to be returned on a Friday. The children need to discuss their ideas for the writing task with someone at home and briefly write down some of their ideas to act as an aide memoire on Friday mornings.


Reading, spelling and homework activities will be monitored every week and the children will need to catch up on any homework that is missed.

Kingfisher Class - Information Booklet