Reception children will receive Maths and Literacy homework weekly. The homework will be given out on a Friday and must be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. The focus of the homework is closely linked to what your child has been learning during the week and will allow your child to apply the skills they have learnt in class. Sometimes homework activities will be added onto Tapestry to allow you to add to your child's learning journey. When this happens Reception staff will let you know via the communication boards outside of each classroom door.
Please note: Homework is part of our home/school agreement and must be completed each week. Class staff will be checking that homework is returned weekly.
At the end of each half term Reception and Nursery children will receive learning log work to complete over the half term holidays. Learning log tasks are an exciting and creative approach to homework and provide children with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and creativity. We ask that grown ups at home work collaboratively with children to complete these tasks.
In order to help children to succeed in Reading we expect that you will support your child to read for 10 minutes every night. This gives them the opportunity to practise and embed their reading skills. Children who complete daily reading with an adult often make more progress with their reading and comprehension skills than those who do not.
Please ensure you sign your child's reading record to show that they read their book. You could even write a positive comment about how well your child has read at home or tell us about what they enjoyed about the story. A grown up in class will check the reading record every day to make sure they have been signed. If this has not been done a sticker will be placed inside the record as a reminder for them to read.
Each child has a set of key words attached to the back of their reading record. Please practise these at home and encourage your child to identify these words when you are reading together. Children can use their phonics to sound out and blend some words to begin with however they will need to be able to read the words at speed and on sight. Some words (like, the, was) are tricky to sound out and so children must just learn to read them from memory. Once children can read the set of key words they will get a sticker on their key word chart in class and will receive the next set of key words. When children have achieved all 9 sets of key words they can exchange their sticker chart for a token to spend at the Bowlee book fair.
Thank you for your continued support with completing homework and ensuring your child reads at home every night.
Here are some links for websites you can use at home to support your child's learning: