Spellings will be given to children in Years 1-6 on a weekly basis and tested in class. The spellings set are all in line with the Year Group Expectations as outlined in the appendix of the National Curriculum (available below for your reference). Spellings will include words following a spelling rule for that week, and also be made up of High Frequency Words or those on the Word List for particular year groups.
Spelling Appendix – National Curriculum
For some children, they might be working towards the age related expectations for their particular year group. With consultation from the child’s class teacher and the SENCO (Mrs Darby), separate spellings if appropriate might be given.
Please find below the spelling lists by year group:
All children have access to a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books in school which they can take home to enjoy. Books are grouped to allow children the chance to improve their reading skills in line with the expectations of the national curriculum, both allowing them to enjoy but also develop their reading abilities. Children are encouraged to share a book with an adult at home on a frequent basis (five times per week) and the support of an adult can really help develop the children’s understanding and approaches to reading. This should be recorded in their reading diaries which will be periodically checked by class teachers.
On this document you will find bookmarks which can be used when sharing a book with an adult at home. The questions get progressively more challenging and will really help develop the comprehension of the text.
Children have access to the online learning website called MyMaths (http://www.mymaths.co.uk/). Children will be provided with a username and password by their group teacher for access to the site which has a wide range of activities. Their teacher will set them online homework activities on this site which they can complete and these are marked online. Teachers then can track the progress and provide extra help if needed. The website also has games and revision guides which can be used to help with their maths understanding at home.
Across the school, home learning projects are set in order to further engage and develop the children’s understanding across a wide range of topics. Often, the projects take a cross curricular approach and children are encouraged not to work independently, but alongside their family members when creating their home learning project.
Please see the current home learning projects for 2017/2018 below:
Phase 3 Autumn Term Home Learning Project