Home Learning Resources
Once again we are sending home our purple home learning books. Inside, you will find your child's targets. One chosen by them, one chosen by the TAs, and one chosen by the class teacher. It is vital that we continue to work together to ensure that your child is happy and confident with their learning and, we are filling any gaps ready for secondary school! The targets are areas where we have noticed gaps are should be worked on to help fill them.
A vital life skill! Please make sure that you are reading regularly with your child; using comprehension questions throughout and asking: "What do you notice about the author's use of vocabulary, structure and punctuation?" "Why do you think ____ decided to do this? What do you think that consequences could be?" Find out more about this by scrolling down below.
Spellings will be tested every Thursday and the Week 2's list has been glued in on the second page of the home learning book. I will soon add the full term's lists to the Term 5 page. These will be a mixture of high frequency words, spelling patterns and topics specific vocabulary. Please make sure that you are encouraging you child to learn their weekly spellings in a fun, creative way (please click here for further ideas).
The key to so much mathematical understanding! There is a great video found here that you can watch with your child. Then make your own chart, following the suggested guide in the review section of the video, and practice the strategies mentioned in the video.
We are reading a book called Artemis Fowl, a book which has spawned 8 sequels and a film (though the film is nothing like the book, so please advise your children watch it AFTER we read it if they wish or it may confuse them). There is an audiobook for this book available and can count as their daily readying 2x per week. You can find it here:
Home Learning Targets:
- Factors and multiples: video found here
- Prime Factors - video found here
- Times Tables: video found here
- F.a.n.b.o.y.s - video found here
- I.s.a.w.a.w.a.b.u.b - video found here
Mr. Culbreth's YouTube Channel: - found here
As always, please discuss with your child the importance of good presentation, handwriting, and thoughtfulness. Children are so perceptive and if their parents value home learning, they will too.
I strongly recommend that you keep home learning session short and frequent - 10/15 minutes every bursts as often as possible. Revisiting targets on a regular basis, with support and challenge is vital to sustained progress.
Thank you all for you continued support.
The following links and websites will be useful for tutorials, film clips, developmental questions and activities:
Home Reading Resources
Read for Enjoyment:
First News ihub:
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