Homework in Sycamore class has several purposes:
- consolidate learning from the class
- provide the opportunity for ‘pre-learning’ in preparation for learning
- provide the opportunity to extend independent skills
- prepare the children for homework tasks at secondary school
We are currently using our online, personalised Maths package – Maths Whizz. The children are expected to invest 25 minutes per week in Maths Whizz at home and we will aim to match this time at school. Maths Whizz is set to mirror the topics we are studying in class to provide pre-learning and consolidation opportunities. If you are having trouble accessing Maths Whizz at home, please see Mrs. Hughes as soon as possible.
During the Spring term the children will also have practise SATS papers so that parents and pupils can familiarise themselves with the layout, questioning style and content.
We have an English Homework Booklet every half term. You will find our latest booklet below. The children will be set their homework task every Wednesday– 30 minutes are set aside to discuss the tasks, go through any writing frames and answer any questions there may be. Any prompts will be given out or can be found below. English homework is due in every Wednesday.
As the children move into Upper Key Stage 2, we are encouraging longer, independent writing tasks and we expect the children to spend around 40 minutes on each task. It is really helpful if you can find time to discuss the writing task with your child, giving them the opportunity to consolidate and explore their ideas.
If your child is struggling with homework tasks, please speak to us as soon as possible. Don’t let ‘homework’ become a battle ground…there are many ways we can encourage children to take responsibility for their learning as they prepare for life at secondary school.
During the Spring term the children will also have practise SATS papers (Reading & SPAG) so that parents and pupils can familiarise themselves with the layout, questioning style and content.
Autumn 2018 Part 1:
Giant’s necklace – story
Autumn 2018 Part 2:
Here is an example of fantastic instructional writing by one of our Y6 pupils:
In the Summer Term, we focus on a Speaking & Listening project. The children have 5 weeks to prepare a presentation to the class: