Top education researchers tell us that homework is has the biggest impact on pupils when it requires children to rehearse and practise key skills which they have learnt in school. Our home learning strategy is based on this and encourages all pupils to take part in the following activities at home.
Supporting your child at home with Reading
‘Reading one picture book to your child every day introduces them to 78,000 new words every year!’
Your child will be given a book in their book bag to take home with them to read. This book is suited to their reading ability and reading age. They have chosen this book from the library according to their Accelerated Reader level. Please encourage your child to read their school book, alongside any other reading they do at home when reading for pleasure.
Please log what your child has read in their reading record and ensure that it is sent in to school every week.
Click on the link below for more top tips on reading at home. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/tips-and-advice/reading-tips/
Struggling for reading material? You can find 50 videos of Costessey staff reading their favourite books by clicking on the You Tube link above.
Supporting your child at home with Maths
Times Tables Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master the times tables!
Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise times tables at home. The children will work on this in school as well each week. This will encourage fluency in multiplication facts, prepare them for the Y4 Multiplication Check and help with many others areas of the maths curriculum.
Click on the link below for a parent guide to TTRS.
Click on the link below to access TTRS.
Supporting your child at home with Spelling
Each week, your child will be issued a new list of spellings which are based on the National Curriculum Spelling Lists. The spelling patterns we teach can be found here:
We use ‘Spelling Frame’, which allows your child to practise their spellings using games. Children can choose to practise a set of words or take a test. If they choose to practise they will see the word broken down into syllables and will then be given a series of activities to help them to memorise the spelling. The activities develop increasing independence. If your child then spells the word correctly they move on to the next word. If they make a mistake they repeat the process to help them to learn the word. If your child chooses to be tested they receive instant feedback. If they make a mistake they are shown the correct spelling and given a series of activities to help them to remember.
Click on the link below to access Spelling Frame.
Home Learning Rewards
Each time your child reads or completes an activity on Spelling Frame or Times Table Rockstars, they will be entered into Mrs Lawson’s raffle ticket draw to win a prize, this is drawn in our weekly KS2 celebration assembly. The more activities you complete, the bigger the chance you will win!