Reading - We expect the children to read at least three times a week. They should record this in their school planners, on the yellow pages. We ask parents to sign this weekly. After finishing a book the children should log onto the accelerated reader website to complete a comprehension quiz to show their understanding of the text. Children should then record their score in their planner. Planners are only checked on Mondays by class staff.
Spellings - Children are given spellings to learn every Wednesday, these are stuck into the blue pages in their school planner. On the following Wednesday the children will be tested on these spellings on the pink pages in their school planner. The children should be practising their spellings throughout the week using, 'Look, cover, write and check.' They should do this on paper at home.
Log book tasks - One log book task is set approximately every term.
We were blown away with the effort and enthusiasm that the children put into completing their pyramids.
This covers most subjects and has a useful section with links to Maths and English games.
Again, this has resources for lots of subjects. Click on the subject you want and the age range. There are lots of great interactive games on this.
Various worksheets and activities available to print off.
Good for learning spellings in a different way. You can add your own spellings.
Have to register but this is free. A great website for picking books. Extracts are available and a range of genres. This is particularly good for finding texts for reluctant readers.
This is a direct link to interactive games.
http://www.wldps.com/gordons/Fantastic games - great for looking at methods studied in class.