Each week, the children should be reading at least five times. This can be independently or to an adult at home. Remember to record the reading that has been done at home in your reading record and an adult should sign this. When the children read 5 times or more, they receive a star on the class chart - the class with the highest percentage of readers that week wins the reading challenge. Upon receiving their star, they will also be entered in to a KS2 raffle which takes place weekly. Reading records will be checked on Fridays.
Adults - You can support your child with their reading at home and maximise the impact that this has by doing the following things with them:
New Vocabulary: Each time your child comes across a new word that is unfamiliar, you can discuss this with your child. It may be that your child comes across this word whilst they are reading independently, but encourage them to note it down and then to talk to you about it afterwards. You could look up the meaning in the dictionary, ask your child to write a sentence using the word and even keep a list of these words and regularly ask your child the meaning of each one.
Summarising: Ask your child to summarise what they have just read - e.g. Can you tell me what has just happened on this page? What are the most important events that have happened in the chapter you have just read?
Your children will be set some tasks on Mathletics to complete which will be based on what we have been covering in maths lessons in class. Log into your account on the following link to complete this:
If you experience any problems with logging onto Mathletics, please let me know or contact Mathletics.
Every week, the children will be allocated 20 minutes to complete on Times Table Rock Stars. This session will focus on a specific times table - and the related division facts - and can be completed at any point in the week by logging onto your account at home. To benefit the most from this, a few minutes each day should be completed. Please see the website below or can download the Times Table Rock Star app.
You will be given a list of spellings on a Monday which will be tested in school on the following Friday. These spellings will either be words that are based on the rule or pattern that we are learning in class that week, or will be taken from the Year 6 common exception word list. You should practise these words at home each week in preparation for a test each Friday. Some examples of strategies that can be used are; pyramid write, vowel write, draw write and rainbow write. Have a look at the document below, to help you remember the strategies:
Optional Home Learning
In addition to the tasks above, you may wish to complete some additional work at home to deepen your understanding of our current topic, however the above tasks must take priority.
There are a range of tasks that you may choose to complete throughout the term. Remember to bring them into school once you have completed them to share with the rest of the class.