For now, we would like children to focus on reading and spellings for their homework.
It is crucial for your child to read at home at least 3 times per week as part of homework. Please ensure that when you read with your child you date and sign the diary each time. A short comment how your child read would also be great.
Your child can move their faces on our reading charts once we have seen your date and signature. If they achieve reading 3 times or more, they will earn 1 house point at the end of each week. Please note they do not need to read 3 books; they need to just read with an adult on 3 separate occasions to get this house point. A few pages per day is enough.
In KS1 we recommend reading books 2 times to gain a proper understanding. Often children read a book without having any understanding of what they have read but can read the book confidently and with ease.
Therefore, the first time you read allow the child to focus on using phonetical knowledge to decode the words. The second time they read it, use questioning to ensure they have gained a good understanding. You could ask them what some of the vocabulary means, ask about character feelings, make predictions throughout and what happens after the book, explain their understanding of what has happened, summarise key events or ask them to give their own review of the book.
What can I do at home?
Should you wish to complete any additional work at home I have outlined some ideas below which would support learning taking place in our classroom. Please not this is additional, there are no expectations of this work to be complete. I have added some tasks in your Busy Things favourites which link to our current topics.
- Add/subtract a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number below 100. This can be done by counting on, a number line, drawing base 10, place value charts, using a 100 square etc.
- Add/subtract a 2 digit number to a 2 digit number below 100.
- Add/subtract a multiple of 10 from any number below 100.
- Find 10 more and 10 less of numbers to 100.
- Solve addition and subtract word problems.
- Research what life was like in Victorian Britain, how does this compare to now?
- Create a poster outlining ways in which we can keep our bodies healthy.
- Research a famous exploring and present your findings in an interesting way.
- Research how London has changed over time.
- Research different genres of dance.
- Talk to your family about what special celebrations/traditions you share together.
- Explore lines of symmetry.
- Recognise 2D and 3D shapes.
- Count sides/vertices on 2D shapes.
- Count faces/edges/vertices on 3D shapes.
- Make patterns with shapes.
- Count forwards and backwards from any number below 100.
- 2x 5x and 10x table.
- Partition the same number in different ways i.e. 44=40+4, 30+14, 20+24 etc
- Write a letter using the correct format.
- Checking back your work and making improvements such as adding interesting adjectives.
- Extending sentences using and, or, but and because.
- Research your local area, what was it like in the past? How has it changed?
- Research Thurnby Court and its impact on our village.
- Go on a habitat hunt, can you find any microhabitats?
- Research a continent, what is it like to live there? How is it different to where we live?
- Continue to improve ball skills, rolling, receiving, throwing overarm and under arm, catching and stopping a ball.