We are currently asking that home learning time is invested on the core skills as follows:
This should be done for 5 minutes nightly, which is to be recorded by an adult at home in the children’s reading record. In Year 3, this may be as simple as helping with decoding skills whilst reading; up to Year 6 where help can be given at home to check inference, comprehension and glean a bank of adventurous vocabulary. Stamps are given for each time
of reading (up to 2 per day – once in the morning before school, once in the evening after school) on the reading chart inside the front cover of the reading record. Upon completing a chart, a certificate is awarded in our Celebratory Collective Worship. These then also feed into our Book Worm Awards where badges are awarded for a number of books read.
Every child has a set of 5 personalised spellings to learn weekly. In school, every child has their own booklet of spelling words, which they progress through by correctly spelling their 5 weekly words, before moving on to their next 5 words.
Each child has been given a Superhero training booklet. They work through training exercises until they feel ready to ‘battle’ a known superhero using their times table facts, as well as associated divisions.
Homework is to do your own style of training to prepare for each level.
Along their journey to become a superhero, they cover:
Batman – 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Hawk Girl – 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.
Thor – all former times tables, as well as 6, 7, and 8’s.
Black Widow – all former times tables, as well as 9, 11 and 12’s.
Superman – division facts for all times tables.
Catwoman – place value calculations, using times table knowledge.
Ironman – Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.
Wonder Woman – Use times table facts to complete fraction, decimal and percentage calculations.
We hope this makes sense and we do thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning at home.