There is be a weekly spelling test every Friday morning. The words to be learnt ready for the week can be found above.
Some of these words fall outside the work we do in class on spelling patterns. Your child should be able to spell almost all of these words correctly already and all of them by the end of the year.
Children will be tested each week and also throughout the year. It is important that children can utilise their spellings when it comes to their writing and will be tested randomly throughout the year.
We are having a “post pandemic disruption” focus on spelling across school this year, and so each week we will introduce you to a new strategy for you to use at home with your child, to help them learn their spellings.
This week’s strategy is called ‘Rainbow Writing’.
Write the word in a different colours several times.
(Use sharp coloured pencil crayons rather than felt tips if you can)
Maths homework will be set every Friday and is to be completed by the following Tuesday. Homework will be set via MyMaths.
In Maths, times tables play an important factor. Times tables should be practised regularly at home to further progress being made in school. It is essential that your child knows their times tables up to 12 x 12 and can recite both multiplication and division facts. For example, 1 times 7 is 7, 8 times 2 is 16 and 25 divided by 5 is 5, 81 divided by 9 is 9 etc. Also, see what rock star status they can achieve below!
It is expected that your child is reading every night either independently or to somebody at home. Please make sure that your child’s reading diary is signed every day to confirm that they have read.
Please click (here)for a list of questions you could be asking your child at home to develop their inference skills. These style of questions will help your child improve their ability to infer what the author is implying by thinking about what is not necessary stated in the text. For many of these questions, there is no right or wrong answer, however your child should be able to form reasonable suggestions and back it up using evidence from the text.
The children should have a copy of the reading response questions in their reading diary. However, if not, please click (here) for an electronic copy. We expect every child to be writing at least one response in their yellow diaries each week.