Support

Support

To support your child, homework menus have been provided to show some simple and helpful tasks your children can practise at home to embed their learning. The children will have a hard copy to bring home with them but should they be misplaced, you can find a link at the bottom of the page to download another copy. Please monitor their homework; make sure they hand it in on time. If your child has not understood what they need to do, and you are unsure how best to explain, get them to ask their teacher as soon as possible.

Spelling

Every other week, the children will focus on different spelling patterns, taken from the national curriculum spelling appendix. These will be introduced to the children in class of a Monday morning and assessed on the following Friday.

In addition, the children will also receive 20 statutory spellings to learn over the course of a number of weeks. These spellings are taken from the year 5/6 statutory spelling list and will be tested on a Thursday morning. For the children to progress in their writing and meet age related expectations it is vital that they not only learn these spellings but understand their meaning. This ensures that the children will feel confident in using the words independently and embed them in their writing.

I will attach both the fortnightly spelling patterns and the statutory year 5/6 spellings below should you wish to browse them.

Maths

The children will continue to embed what they have learnt at home through weekly Mymaths homework challenges that will be set on a Friday and expected by the following Thursday. Times tables continue to be a key focus of ours and the children will be tested against their weekly tables targets of a Monday morning.

Reading

Listen to your child regularly and discuss the meaning of the text. Talk about why a character has acted in a particular way. Do they like the book? Why or why not? Talk about what you are reading as well. Read from a wide range of genres. To develop speaking and listening skills, encourage your child to explain things to you as clearly as possible. Question their explanation. These skills, along with reading, will developing your child's confidence as an effective communicator.

Thank you for your continued support.

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