Home Learning in Amazon Class
Children will receive regular weekly home learning in Maths, Reading and Spelling.
They may also be given additional projects or tasks to support a class topic or other area of learning, so please check their home learning diary regularly.
We place great emphasis on the standard of presentation of work in school and parents should also encourage children to pay careful attention to this when completing their written homework.
What books can they read?
Children are able to choose a book that suits their level of reading from the bookshelves in class. We like to encourage of love of books and reading so children are welcome to bring in books from home or the library to read in class.
What is the purpose of the reading diary?
It is a record for teachers, parents and pupils to record children’s progress. Children will be heard to read at least once a week (individually or in a group) by the teacher or other adults, who will note this in their reading diary. There may also be a comment which may be linked to your child’s reading targets, next steps or progress. We ask that you try to hear your child read 5 times a week and then record in the diary. Children may also record reading activities in their diary as well as filling in reading challenges such as Readathon, Readingo, Summer Reading Challenge etc.
How can I help my child?
Some questions you could ask to extend their understanding are: What was the character like? What was the best part? Explain how the author made the character seem angry, sad…? Can you invent a new title? Can you predict what will happen next? Can you tell me what you think about..? What evidence can you find to support your opinion? Could the story be improved? What word could you use instead? Would you recommend the story?
Should I still read to my child? YES!
Research has shown that reading aloud to children of all ages helps them develop their writing skills. This is because it helps pupils develop their knowledge of language and story structure. It can also give them access to texts that may be too complex for them to read aloud. So we would encourage parents to continue enjoying and sharing stories.
A weekly reading comprehension will be sent home for children to complete.
Your child will be given weekly spellings to practise and this may be done in a variety of different ways. Spelling practise and activities are to be completed in the children's Home Learning Diary.
Maths Home Learning involves games or activities to learn and quickly recall number facts. Children in Key Stage 2 will be given a times table booklet which we use to record progress and let you know which facts to work on with your child. Your child will be tested on these once a week. To support the learning of tables your child will be given a login and password for Rockstars which is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Click on the link to access: https://www.ttrockstars.com/login.
Children will also be given a weekly task usually linked to the topic taught in class that week. This gives the pupil a chance to consolidate and apply their learning. This will be given on a sheet and kept in their maths folder.