This Topic's Home Learning
Accelerated Reader is now up and running and your child should have brought home a letter explaining the system. Children can now choose appropriate books which are tailored to their level and should read for at least 30 minutes three times a week. Once they have finished their book, they will then take a quiz on it once they are in school. If possible, it is still worthwhile reading out loud and the more you can talk to them about their book, the better: What has happened? Can you summarise the book? Were there any interesting words? How do you think the story is going?
Children in Key Stage 2 should know all of their multiplication tables (and related division facts) and be able to recall them quickly and accurately. There are some easy to use websites, apps and books which can help increase this knowledge but simply asking them to recite them, write them out or answer quick-fire questions (really easy to do on the move too!) We are also completing fortnightly arithmetic tests to check their understanding. These papers should be being brought home so that children can concentrate on improving one question type per week. Redo the question, alter the digits, find the errors to see if they can improve their knowledge.
Here are some suggested activities which the children could complete but any other additional learning at home is welcome so please encourage them to bring in what they have discovered or created.