This term, due to schools closing during the lockdown period, it is vital that children focus on the fundamental learning skills of reading, spelling and times-tables recall. Practising these key skills will help the children to succeed and flourish. If we can focus on these key skills, all other areas of their education will see the benefit. Please see the activities outlined below, which can be used as homework activities this term. An optional enrichment activity can be found weekly, at the bottom of the page if you would like to extend your child’s home learning.
Activities for Reading
- At least 10 minutes of daily reading of their school book (this should be recorded in their homework diary).
- Discuss the text your child is reading, questioning their understanding. Advice on how to read effectively with your child can be found here: https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/one-dot-com/one-dot-com/uk/documents/Learner/Primary/Primary%20parents/Pearson_EnjoyReading_03.pdf
- Access Bug Club online, and answer the variety of interactive questions based on the eBook they are reading.
Activities for Spelling
- Practise your child’s weekly spelling list, which can be found on the spelling section of your child’s class page, on the school website.
- Practise the Year 6 Statutory spelling list, which can be found on page 100 in the school homework diary.
- Use the Spelling Shed app weekly to encourage your child to practise at home through the fun games available.
- Practise your child’s weekly spellings both verbally and in written forms.
Activities for Maths
- Use the Doodlemaths app weekly to encourage your child to practise the key skills in numeracy.
- Use the Doodletables app which is a fantastic online tool that children can use to practise and learn their times tables up to 12 x 12.
- Use Education City and find a game based on a topic your child is unsure of, or have worked on in class that week to build on their understanding.
- In addition to this, under the ‘Maths’ section of the Education City site, there is a ‘Times Tables’ tab which contains songs and games your child can play to improve their times tables knowledge.
Homework for 11th December - 18th December
Please make sure that you have finished the plan for your 3 topics for your president speech. You need to bring this into school with you on Monday to use in our English lesson.
For maths, I am setting you some work to complete over Christmas. However, as I know many of you may not want to do work over the festive period, I am setting it a week early so you can get ahead if you wish to! This work will be on Google Classroom and you will have received an invite to your gmail account to join. Please watch the video and then complete the worksheet. There are 5 videos and 5 worksheets to complete. All 5 sheets will need to be completed by Monday 4th January. If possible, please print the worksheets to write on. If this is not possible, please lay out your work clearly on a piece of paper with the questions numbered and bring these with you into school on the first day back after Christmas for us to go through.