Each child will have a homework passport. Children are expected to carry out the following:
- Daily sharing a story an adult, supported by the lending library
- Knowledge Organiser of key facts for children to go home termly
- Passport activity (Phase lead is responsible for completing this)
Each child will have a homework passport. Homework will be given on a Friday and is expected to be returned by Wednesday the following week. Children are expected to carry out,
- Daily reading sharing a story (which will be logged in their reading record)
- Read Write Inc Handwriting
- Numbots (online)
Numbots is a fun online game allows children to practice their numbers or times tables quickly and in an engaging and safe manner. Each child will be provided with their own log in. Do not worry about times tables until children begin to learn the multiplication symbol towards the end of year 1.
Reading badges will be given out once children have enough reads and recorded on the reading rocket sheet in class.
Reading To Your Child
Everybody loves hearing a story and this is excellent bonding time for you and your child each day. Apart from that, it allows children to hear and understand words and stories above their own reading level, which can be much more interesting than early reading books! It introduces far more complex words than they would hear in normal conversation or could read for themselves. Hearing this language improves phonic scores, spelling and story writing. Hearing stories can also improve stamina and listening skills in class. Hearing a story is often a relaxing activity and can help calm an active child before bed. We will send home a sharing book in your child’s book bag, but books they enjoy at home or from the library are equally good!
Reading To An Adult
This skill will develop as your child moves through reception. Once your child is in Ditties, your child will start to bring books home to practice their blending skills. Before this please extend your story time, there is no point asking a child to practice reading if they do not yet have the phonic skills to read.
Reading to an adult allows your child to practice the mechanics of reading. They will bring home a book at their current reading level which they need to practice. A child will need to read the story at least 3 times to be able to read and understand it confidently. Your child will need to ‘sound out’ words at the beginning using their phonics, this will become quicker as their reading progresses. Try prompting your child with the phrase ‘special friend, fred talk, blend’ if they are stuck on a word. Try to remain patient! If your child is really struggling, try reading the story to them first or talk to their teacher/TA. It is important that they are heard read, so you can correct them if they are wrong.