We aim to set homework for the children that we hope will be quick and fun activities to share with family members. Each week, we would like them to read at least one book, practise their handwriting (this term is number formation), and try to complete one or two activities on their homework bingo card. We understand that it will be easier to do this in some weeks than others though! Please let us know if homework becomes a problem.
Each child has received a zip wallet in their school bag. There is a reading book in the zip wallet and a guide for how to support your child's reading at home. Reading books will be changed every Monday and Friday but parents/carers can also come in between these days if they would like another book. Below is a guide to how say the letter sounds in phonics to help children when sounding out words they cannot yet read on sight - please no letter names yet! The phonics scheme that Kingmoor follows is called Read Write Inc. and there are some fantastic informative videos on this if you search this title on YouTube. Green folders will be sent home on a Friday so that children can practise their handwriting - this term on numbers - and show you how they can write them on the bottom half of the writing practice sheet they started at school. Please remind them of the sayings (printed at the top of the sheet) and aim for the correct formation even if the child's way of writing still looks recognisable! Folders need to be back in bags on Mondays if possible please.
Additionally, each half-term, children will be given a homework bingo card in the wallet full of exciting activities to complete with their families. This bingo card is designed so you can dip in to the short fun activities throughout the half-term as time allows.
We also like to celebrate children's achievements. The zip wallet contains a yellow home-school achievement book for both you and us to record your child's learning journey at home and at school: please let us know about how they get on with their reading and homework but also what your child has been enjoying doing and achieving at home and we will do the same at school. Hearts/stars have also been sent home in the zip wallet: these are for successes over the half term, for example swimming certificates, learning to tie a shoelace, setting the table independently for the first time etc. These will be shared in front of the class and then displayed on our wow wall in class - please do come in and have a look! Spiderman's amazing work wall is also there to peg up any work the children are especially proud of - whether completed at school or at home.
Little and often will really help! Please come in and ask if you are not sure of anything.
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