It is important that all children continue to read to and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Children should read for fifteen minutes every night. Reading records must be signed by an adult to confirm that daily reading has been done. This should include the name of the book and the number of pages read.
If children have not read or forgotten to get their reading record signed, they will be asked to catch up with this reading at break times.
This year, we have introduced a new accelerated reader programme in Years 5 & 6 which encourages all children to engage with a wide variety of texts from the library. Children will then have the opportunity to answer mini quizzes based on these books, allowing them to further develop comprehension skills and understanding. Year 5 children are expected to take out and return books to the library during their designated guided reading sessions each week.
Homework is given out on a weekly basis.
Spelling homework will be set on Monday and is expected to be completed for Wednesday.
Maths homework will be set on a Wednesday and is expected to be completed on a Friday.
English homework will be set on a Friday and is expected to be completed on Monday.
The children will also be given Topic based homework to be completed in the learning logs during the year. This half term our research topic is Extreme Earth.
In addition to the set homework tasks, all children also have access to the 'TTRockstars' website. Children are challenged to learn their multiplication and division facts on their journey to becoming a 'Rock Legend'. Knowledge of times tables is vital as a foundation to all other maths learning.