Homework

Homework is a very important part of a child’s education and can add much to a child’s development and education. Children benefit greatly from the natural support of parents / carers and teachers in encouraging them to learn both at home and at school.

Homework is linked closely to the current learning in class and set weekly.

 

Reception Overview sheet giving information of literacy and maths learning for the week ahead

Frequent reading (please complete record in Reading Diary)

Phonics / tricky words and handwriting to practise

Family learning task

Key Stage 1 Frequent reading (please complete record in Reading Diary)

Spellings linked to phonics / tricky words and handwriting to practise

Maths task, including  My Maths

Family learning task

Key Stage 2 Frequent reading (please complete record in Reading Diary)

Spellings to practise

Maths task, including  My Maths and times tables

Family learning menu of tasks for each term (optional)

 

Useful Maths Websites

Useful Literacy Websites

 www.mathszone.co.uk  www.phonicsplay.co.uk
 www.topmarks.co.uk  www.talk4writing.co.uk
 www.mathplayground.com  www.oxfordowl.co.uk
 www.multiplication.com  www.grammar-monster.com
 www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths.com  www.booktrust.org/programmes/primary/time-to-read
 www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize//ks2/maths.com
 www.amathsdictionary4kids.com

 

Playing maths based games can be a great way to engage child in their learning of Maths.  These websites offer a range of maths based games. There are some game that are great for practising rapid recall of number facts and more specific tasks. Some also contain logic puzzles.

National Numeracy Parent Toolkit has a wealth of tips and advice for parents. www.nnparenttoolkit.org.uk

Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, tips and eBooks to help your child with maths at home.  www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths-owl/maths

Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3-and-11-years-old. www.maths4mumsanddads.co.uk/index.php

An explanation of the bar model. This technique can help the children understand a maths concept visually. It can also help children to visualise a word problem, allowing them to understand the question and apply their knowledge to help them solve it. www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-the-bar-model-method