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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

 

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.  

 

Help at Home - 19th June

 

Nursery

Help@Home: In Nursery the children are putting the days of the week in order.

At home sing the days of the week song or use stickers to help.

 

Year 1

Help@Home: This week Year 1 are learning about the life cycle of a seed. Ask your child to draw the life cycle of a seed as they thinks it happens.

 

Year 2

Help@Home: In Year 2 we are writing about Sports Week. Ask your child to tell you all about their sports week activities using first, next, and then.

 

Year 3

Help@Home:  In Year 3 we are divide quantities of objects. Use toys, food and socks to share objects between 2, 3 or 4 people. 

 

Year 4

Help@Home: Year 4 are making clay pots. At home go on a container hunt. How many different types of containers do you have in your home?

 

Year 5

Help@Home: In Year 5 we are learning about the life cycle of plants. Ask your child to draw how they think the life cycle happens. 

 

Year 6

Help@Home: In Year 6 the children are learning about marketing. At home listen to or watch some adverts. Talk about how adverts persuade you to buy a product?

 

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