Children are expected to read every day at home. You can hep your child by reading with them; sharing books you find interesting; discussing meaning of new words; talking about the different characters and predicting what might happen next. Children are encouraged to read different types of stories and non-fiction texts. By signing your child's reading record, the teachers can monitor how much is being read and the children will move onto a new book quicker.
Homework is set in different ways across the school. Please see your child's class page for more specific information about their homework tasks. You can help your child by setting time away from any distractions to help them concentrate. By getting into good habits with homework and reading, children will be better prepared for the demands of this as they get older and will be able to manage their workload when they get to high school.
Through 'Orbit' and 'Cornerstones' we aim to create fun and creative tasks for children linked to their learning in class. We encourage children to produce their work in an exciting way and to 'think outside of the box.' Children often produce quizzes, powerpoint presentations and 3d models related to their topic. We celebrate and share in pupil's success by holding a 'Homework celebration' assembly every half term so that pupils can share their efforts with other classes and so others can see all the good work happening across the school.
Take a look at the Fun & Games section of our website for links to education websites for children.