Homework will begin on the Monday of the
first full week of September.
For homework this week your child has the following:
Mental Maths: For this month only, each night
please do the corresponding sums
for that day of the week
from the Mental Maths textbook.
e.g. Tonight do the work for Monday.
To start with these sums are revision of 1st Class work.
Learning Spellings: will begin next Monday
For more information on the Plan for Learning Spelling
this year please check the following link:
Reading: For this week only your child will bring home a book
from the class library to read.
The Plan for Reading this year is here:
At the end of homework each day,
your child should get into the habit of paring
three pencils for use in class the following day.
In doing this your child is taking some responsibility
for their own learning. Preparing for school the next day,
like this, is a valuable habit to get into.
The children will also write down the homework they get
in their new homework notebooks,
but this letter is a ‘back up’ just in case they forget to bring it home.
At the end of September I will add learning tables to this homework.
Paired Reading also begins at the end of September.
School Policy is that homework in Second should take 20-30 minutes.
This week is a gentle introduction to homework.
After this week if homework is taking significantly less time,
and the work is well done, neat and presentable
you could note this in the homework notebook for me to see.
There are details of websites
and supplementary work that might be of interest on this blog.
For example: Supplementary Maths
For more suggestions click on the keywords ‘Educational Websites’
on the right of this page.
If homework takes significantly more than
30 minutes uninterrupted work,
please ask your child to stop
and sign their homework notebook to this effect.
If your child attends Learning Support
I would ask you to prioritise the work
given by the Learning Support teacher
as that work is carefully chosen by the LS
for your child’s specific and individual needs.
For the time, being homework will be very predictable.
This helps develop the ‘homework habit’
but can also help your child become
more and more independent when doing their homework.
Ideally by the new year your child should be doing
their homework independently.
To read some practical advice about homework
click on this link: Homework
Good presentation and handwriting
is an important part of the homework given.
Thanking you for your support and co-operation,