The following homework was sent home for the next few weeks –
The children have been issued with homework jotters today, and it would be helpful if these could be covered in wrapping paper or something similar to protect them.
If you need them, I can supply name labels for the front.
Staff are currently reviewing the Home Learning Policy, so rather than issuing new homework each week homework for the next 4 weeks will be as follows –
1. Reading will usually be heard on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in class. Reading to be prepared at home is written in the Reading Record, then some of that is heard and discussed in class.
2. At the moment we are revising spelling sounds in class, and spelling on weekly sounds will start and be issued as homework from the last week in September. The children are also working on Rainbow Spelling Common Words in class, and these should be practised at home weekly as often as required. Please see the lists and instructions in their Rainbow Common Words bag. Any words practised or tasks done can be written in the homework jotters.
3. Every child should have a Mathletics log in, and it would be helpful if you could support your child to log in and play at home. This can be played on a computer, or is tablet friendly on most devices. The log in is at the back of the Reading Record, and the children also use this in class. At the moment we are getting used to this online resource, so if initial work seems easy the programme will adjust it through time. I continually assess the children’s numeracy skills in class and will allocate tasks I believe are for their ability from time to time.
The children have been told that it is up to their parent/s how often they play Mathletics. Obviously the more they play the more confident they will be logging in and with the skills practised. I also monitor how they are getting on with the tasks completed. Please advise me of any problems logging in, or if your child does not have internet access on a tablet or laptop at home.
4. It will be helpful if the Rainbow Spelling Words can be kept in your child’s blue bag, as we use the lists in class and I will also check progress from time to time. Any written tasks practised in the homework jotter can be handed in on a Friday and will be returned by the Monday morning.
Later on when the children have been taught how to use Google Classroom homework tasks and other things can be posted for access at home. Until then, I will start to post homework information and other helpful information on the class website soon. Please could you sign up for email updates at www.edubuzz.org/gullanepsp3 if you have not already done so? Thanks!
I hope you find this information useful and please do not hesitate to contact me for any assistance.