Pupils will be given tasks to complete in Mathletics. The tasks will usually be related to our learning in maths.
Mathletics homework tasks will be set on a Monday and should be completed by the following Monday.
Pupils should try to get at least 1000 points a week. They can do this by completing the set tasks and playing live Mathletics.
Mathletics can be accessed via the website or the App for mobile devices and tablets.
Spelling homework is set on a Friday and your child's test will be on the following Friday. There are three spelling groups, your child will be told which group they are in. We follow a scheme and teach the spelling patterns and rules in school. There is a certain order in which we teach the spellings, so your child may find some weeks easier than others. If your child does well in their weekly spelling tests and applies the spellings correctly in their written work, we will consider moving them up a group.
Your child will take a spelling list home each week. Children can practise their spellings using the online game in J2Blast - SpellBlast (in Hwb's J2Easy application). Pupils will be shown how to access their spelling list in the game.
Your child's spelling list is in Google Classroom in Hwb.
Here are some hints and tips to help your child learn their spellings:
1. Use each word in a silly sentence. The sillier the sentence, the more memorable. Underline the spelling word in each sentence.
2. Paint your words onto paper, write them in water with a big brush onto the outside wall of the house, or write them on the ground with coloured chalks.
3. Make a mini-dictionary. Sort the words into alphabetical order then write them out with a definition next to each one. For a challenge, see if you can also say whether each word is a noun, verb, adjective etc.
4. Make a word search with your words and list them underneath.
5. Write out the letters in the words with different coloured felt-tips or pencil crayons.
6. Write each word and incorporate it into a silly picture. For example, if one of the words is ‘thumb’ draw a hand with the word itself instead of the thumb.
7. Play hangman with a partner, using your words.
8. Say it as it is spelled.
9. Look, Cover, Write, Check.
10. Work out which words you are finding hard, and focus on learning those tricky ones.