09 November 2017
Following on from recent conversations I have had with some parents; I would like to write to you and give you a bit more information about the work we are doing with pupils and how you can best support them at home.
Each week, your child will be given a set of spellings to practise at home. We will already have worked on these spellings in school but we ask that you help your child to practise these at home. The list of spellings will be stuck into the home/school link book. Children will then be given a test on these spellings ( Saturn on a Monday and Earth on a Friday). The results of the test will also be recorded in the home/school link book.
Learning multiplication facts are also part of the homework for Year 3 and 4 children. Not all pupils will necessarily be working on the same multiplication tables, as different pupils learn these at different rates. The tables your child is working on will be recorded in the home/school link book. Pupils will be tested on Friday’s. Once your child has mastered one of the times tables, they will then be given a new one to learn. However, do please keep re-visiting previous times tables learnt. Sometimes pupils will be tested on a mixture of the different tables they have learnt so far. This stops them from forgetting them!
Reading of course is of crucial importance. Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Children who read 5 times a week and have their home/school link book signed by an adult, will be rewarded with a star.
Teachers will, from time to time, give other pieces of homework in order for your child to practise key skills which they have been learning. Information about these tasks will be written in the home/school link books.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child’s homework, or indeed about any aspect of their schooling, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. The best way to get in contact is to telephone the school office, who will arrange for the class teacher to give you a call back. Alternatively, write a note in your child’s home/school link book or see your child’s class teacher at the end of the school day.
Mrs Helen Taylor