Homework help for parents
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Years 1 and 2
Your child is expected to read each night. Reading should be evidenced in the yellow reading records that your child is provided with. Please include the date, how many pages they have read and sign their reading records. This will be monitored by the staff in your child’s class and changed when your child has finished the book. Reading is so important to our children that even reading just a couple of pages per night can make a massive difference to their progress. Children are now reading online using the Oxford Owl reading programme, however if your child requires a paper book to read, please inform the class teacher and school will provide these for you.
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Your child will be expected to read each night and complete weekly spellings that are sent home, we also expect your child to access Reading Plus or Lexia and TT Rockstars regularly throughout the week. Reading should be evidenced in the yellow reading records that your child is provided with. Please include the date, how many pages they have read and sign their reading records. This will be monitored by the staff in your child’s class, books will be changed when they have been read. Reading is so important to our children that even reading just a couple of pages per night can make a massive difference to their progress.
Supporting your child with Phonics at home- KS1
Please click the link below to find out about our phonics scheme that we use in school.
Please click the links below to support with the pronunciations for the different phonics phases
Below you will find the link to access your child's e-book. Their log-in details are on your child's home reading book
Spellings are sent home weekly, your child is expected to practice and learn them in the books provided. Spellings are linked to year group expectations and it is important they are completed weekly. There is a weekly spelling test and retest for those children who need further practice.
Reading Plus is an adaptive literacy solution that improves fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, stamina, and motivation. This website keeps up with your child's reading skills and, as such, knows when to challenge or support your child. Teachers have a log in and can track usage and where further support may be necessary. It is a fantastic resource and really easy to use. In KS2, it is expected that your child logs in at home and completes some activities each week.
Lexia is a focused and comprehensive literacy learning programme. Through a singular focus on literacy and lots of interactive, child-friendly activities, Lexia helps more learners read, write, and speak with confidence. Not all pupils have a Lexia account, but if your child does, these activities can be completed at home. This programme is used from Years 2 to 6. In KS2, it is expected that, if your child accesses Lexia, that they log in at home and complete some activities each week. This could be completed instead of, or in addition to, their Reading Plus.
Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)
Times Tables Rock Stars is a maths programme that takes all the worry out of learning times tables and has a proven track record of boosting children’s fluency and recall in multiplication and division. This programme is very popular amongst pupils and helps boost key number skills. It is used from Years 1-6 and all children have individual logins. In KS2, it is expected that your child logs in at home each week to practise their multiplication and division recall.