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Sticky Sheets at Anson Primary School

Homework at Anson is never dull. Sticky Sheets allows the children to make choices, engage with a topic and get help from their family! It's about collaboration and independence at the same time!

Help At Home

 

We are not a school that sends home lots of homework for children to complete. The children work very hard in school and when they get home there should be a balance between being a child and revisiting their skills.

 

So at home, instead of worksheets, we would love you to;

 

  • give your child the chance to read each day (10 minutes is fine)
  • read stories to your child (three short stories before bedtime goes down a treat)
  • cook with your child (preparing a meal, operating the microwave or weighing and measuring are great opportunities for learning mathematics)
  • buy bread and milk (or other basics) on the way home from school. Doing this in person at the shop using loose change is great 'real life' mathematics
  • have fun. Playing games, taking turns, watching TV together and dressing up are great ways to support your child
  • write shopping lists, keep diaries, write letters and invitations to inspire you child to write

There are lots of ideas on our 50 Ways to Learn publication. This is available on the school website by clicking the image below. 

 

50 Ways to Learn 

 

 

 

 

This year we are using the text messaging service to send home, 'One Big Thing'. This is one thing that your child will be learning in school and one way you could help at home. This is much more effective than one worksheet for every child. You can make it hands on, fun and engage your children in their learning. 

 

Of course, some year groups still have other homework. Our Sticky Sheet Homework runs for all the children in Year 3 to Year 6. Children in Year 4 must know their multiplication tables by the end of Year 4, so they can expect weekly tests. We ask for some year groups to work on phonics on a weekly basis. We have also built a complete mathematics resource at www.mathsathome.lgfl.org.uk which gives you practical ideas to help your child with their maths at home. 

 

However, with all work at home, it only works if you are part of it and children are enjoying it. Rigorous homework, in our professional opinion, will create more conflict and not support learning.

 

So watch your phone. Every Monday, we'll send home a text message letting you know what your children will be learning in the during the week. Just see if you can help at home.  

 

 

 Anson has been busy working with the London Grid for Learning building resources to support parents at home. Maths at Home has 200 videos to help you understand how we teach maths at the school. Grammar Explained has 80 videos explaining grammar terms for parents. 

 

You will need your child's LGfL USO (username and password) to access the resources. 

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