At Albrighton Primary School, we believe that homework should allow children to consolidate and extend learning that has taken place in the classroom, whilst also providing opportunities to practise the
essential skills which enable children to learn effectively.
Our aim is that children will enjoy extending their learning, and sharing their successes by showing their families what they are able to do.
Homework is set on a Monday and is due in by the following Monday. It is important that homework books and sheets are in school on a Monday as we will go through them in class. Homework should be completed in an appropriate handwriting pen or pencil. Children should take as much pride in the presentation of their homework as they do in their school work. If children don't know what to do for their homework, they need to ask the class teacher for help or clarification as soon as possible.
LITERACY - The children have been given Year 6 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar books to work from for their literacy homework. On a Monday, they will be told which pages they are to complete for the week. They will be asked to write the date next to these pages on the contents page. Children should not complete additional pages in the books as these will form part of teaching and learning later in the year.
MATHS - Children will be given several tasks to complete. The activities will link to work recently completed in class.
SPELLING - This half term, we will be taking a slightly different approach to spelling. The children will be identify their own spellings to learn and they will be using a precision teaching style approach to test themselves on their spellings in school everyday. They will be using a wide range of strategies to commit spellings to memory. Children are encouraged to continue this practise at home using words that they have identified from the lists below and words that use the same spelling patterns.
CHALLENGE CARDS FOR PRACTISING SPELLINGS
These are the cards that we have been using in class to practise our spellings. You can print them off and use them at home.
Reading regularly at home will really help children to progress with their decoding and comprehension. It is also important that they have the opportunity to discuss what they have read with an adult. We would like all pupils to read at home at least 3 times per week. All pupils who manage to do this will receive 3 dojos for their hard work.