This Topic's Home Learning

The children should be working on their 'Rainbow Spellings'. Please make sure that they are practising them regularly so that they are confident to move up during the next round. If they (or you at home) feel that they are ready to move onto the next colour, they can collect it from class - just make sure to keep revisiting the previous colours and the spellings on the back.

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?


Multiplication Tables:


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.  


 Home Learning Activities:


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.

Over the next 3 weeks we will be learning about 'Animals and their Habitats' as our science topic. 
This topic will cover:
- Classifying different living things.
- Understanding the difference between mammals, insects, birds and amphibians.
- To understand the life cycles of animals in these groups.
Activities at home:
- research their own animal
- watch videos of how certain animals change during their life cycles (there is some great footage of time lapse photography).
- Go for walks and look at how the environment is changing - both animal and plant life.
- Create a presentation on their animal.
- Look at using Scratch to create an animal quiz, a game looking at how animals change. 
Any electronic work they produce can be sent to
Above are examples of the homework brought in by the children.