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 Wednesdays 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 strategies taught in school. They should do this on paper at home and make use of Spelling Shed (an online resource available to all pupils to support the learning of spellings set).
Log book tasks - One log book task is set approximately every half term.
English and Maths - One piece of either English or Maths homework will be sent home on alternate weeks. This will be set on a Tuesday and will be due in on the following Monday. If no homework has been completed the children will complete the outstanding homework during their lunchtime on Tuesdays.
Ms Spears' homework:
Please note, the children in Ms Spears' class have now been given two weeks to complete their homework. If your child has returned to class for one of their lessons, they should be completing the homework set for that lesson by the class teacher.
Logbook task 1
We had a range of fabulous ideas, designs and even models for our Autumn 1 task! Thank you for all your hard work! Take a look at some of the examples below.
Logbook task 2
Our second logbook task was to make a musical instrument that could change pitch. We were blown away by the creativity of the children. Take a look at some of the musical instrument that were created below.
Logbook task 3
Linked to our Geography based topic, 'Raging Rivers' the children were asked to create their own shoebox river dioramas. We were so impressed with the quality of the models and the language the children were able to use when presenting! Take a look at a selection of the models below.
Logbook task 4
To link with our art topic over the Summer Term we would like you to research an artist or illustrator.
Please use any of these links to access: Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and Accelerated Reader.
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.