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Children can choose which activity they want each day - they must cover each one once a week.

Once a task is completed, the children need to ask an adult to date the box for that task.  Once a row is complete, the chidlren will have earned some free-time.  This will be gven in school and will be a choice of classroom activities, such as: computer use, drawing, free-read, relaxing.

Times Tables

Coverage for the children is:

Y2: 2, 5 and 10 x tables

Y3: 3, 4, 8 and 50 - with the idea that they already know their 2, 5 and 10 x tables.

If a child does not know a time table, there is little point moving on.

I find that children want to show me that they know their 11 x tabkes, but they cannot recall 2 x 6.

It is imortant that we embed each multiplication fact at the right time for the child.

The children can learn their facts in vaious ways: online games, games with the family, rote learning.

Any learning towards the goal is valid!

 

 

Spellings

Spellings will appear here every  week.  They will be discussed in class and then the children can practise them at home.

Overexposure to words and spellings is a sure-fire to recognise how they look and will help narrow down the possibilities of the letters and sounds which go towards making them.

Recognition of how a word looks and sounds will also help when the children come to spelling other words - patterns are key.

Reading to someone

READING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN GIVE ANY CHILD!

Please listen to your children read.  Encourage and praise this activity.  

Even if you have a child who you see as a strong reader, it is still important for them to show-off and practise this skill - it gives it worth.

being able to read will make their learnng much easier and the world less scary.

Reading should be a fun activity and not a chore.  I know that it can be a struggle at home.  Try not to make the children see it as something that they have to do and try to make it something they want to do.

If a child is not in the right frame of mind to read then I would suggest not forcing them.  This could create a barrier.

 

Be Read To

Please read to your children.  This activity allows them to really listen to a story as it removes all of the other jobs they have when reading. 

If a child hears you read a word then they will hear what it is supposed to sound like.

You may have done it yourself when reading a word or a name.  You have your own idea of what you think it should sound like and then you hear someone else say it another way and you begin to question yourself.

If the children hear unfamiliar words or they want you to clarify the story for them, then they can.

Again, this time should be cherished and should be special, fun and important.

 

Free Choice

A chance for the children to celebrate their successes over the week.  Give them ownership of what they'd like to do.  

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