Home Learning - Reading, Spellings and Times Tables
Home Learning - Reading, Spellings, and Times Tables
Be Prepared: "Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel." Amos 4:12
'Home Learning' time is invested on the core skills as follows:
We firmly believe that teaching a child to read is one of the most important things we can do for your child, throughout their school journey. We teach children all the basic skills needed to enable them to read independently.
We want your child to love reading – and to want to read for enjoyment. This is why we work hard to make sure children develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.
In school, we teach the children to read through our Guided Reading and English Lessons; however, we also encourage 'Reading for Pleasure' in lots of different ways. We have an amazing and well stocked school library, we offer independent reading time, whole class reading books, Book Clubs and our Reading Buddy Scheme
Encouraging your child to read at home is so valuable, sharing a book, comic, magazine (or any age-appropriate reading materials) with them makes such a difference. It shows how highly you value reading.
We encourage you to listen to your child reading and also read to your child, as this will help to build their language and vocabulary skills, increase concentration and develop creativity.
Our guidance for reading at home:
We encourage you to listen to your child reading for at least 5 minutes each day, or as many times as you can each week.
Your child will bring their school reading books home, alongside a reading record book. We ask you to make a note of when your child has read to an adult at home in the reading record, this can be listening to your child reading their school reading book or any other reading they have done with an adult at home. In Year 3, this may be as simple as helping your child with their decoding skills whilst reading; up to Year 6, where help can be given at home to check inference, comprehension and develop a bank of adventurous vocabulary.
Our school has a subscription with 'Active Learn - Bug Club' to offer a range of online e-Books that your child can access at home as well as at school. We really want to encourage you to use this resource as much as possible. Click the link below to find a guide on how to use Active Learn.
Your child can log in using their user name and password, which they have been given at school.
- Child’s Name – Minnie Mouse
- Username – mmouse
- Password – Pupil1
- School code – mcjs
Please follow the simple steps to logging on. If you have any problems with accessing the e-Books, please let us know.
Our Reading Challenge!
We started a reading challenge at Mundy Juniors to help encourage our children to become passionate readers, and to encourage their development and broaden their reading choices. We offer 'Book Worm Awards', where badges and certificates are awarded to the children for reading a range of different types of books / genres and for the number of books they read.
Please find information about the scheme below.
If you have any questions please call in at the school office.
We are very proud to report that we have extended our reading challenge for children who have achieved their Gold Book Worm Award!
Every child has a set of 5 personalised spellings to learn weekly. The children have their own 'Super Spelling' booklet of spelling words in school, which they progress through by correctly spelling their 5 weekly words. You can access these spelling booklets below:
After the children have completed all of the 'Super Spelling' booklets, they move on to our 'Rainbow Spelling Challenge' and then our 'Dictionary Challenge!'
Our school has a subscription with Times Tables Rock Stars, so your child can practise their times tables in a fun way! Click the link below to find a guide on how to use TT Rock Stars.
Mirodo: Year 5 & Year 6
Your SPRING Mirodo Home Learning is now available - CHECK IT OUT!
Mirodo is our new online home learning resource and it is up-and-running! Login to complete the TASKS set by your teacher. You can also build your knowledge about any topics in the 'Practice' or 'Lesson' areas of the website. Remember, if you complete your tasks = coins and gems to spend on your avatar! There is also a 'Mindfulness' area too, helping you to learn some useful techniques to relax
Website: Mirodo Education - Mirodo Education
We hope this makes sense and we thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning at home.