Class 7 Literacy and Numeracy Homework
Each Wednesday, your child will bring home a maths and literacy homework book and a task from the book will be highlighted for completion. If there are any issues with homework, please come and speak to me so we can help. Homework Club is also available on Thursday lunch times.
These books have been purchased to support your child’s learning at home. Please help your child take care of their books. There will be a small charge to replace any lost books.
Homework books will be sent home on a Wednesday, to be returned the following Monday.
Weekly spelling lists are sent home on Fridays to be learned for a test the following Friday. Please support your child with these little and often rather than cramming the day before. The quicker something is learned, the quicker it is forgotten!
In addition to this, please ensure that your child reads every night. Reading aloud to an adult is even more beneficial for learning than reading alone so please try to make some time to read with your child.
Class 7 Theme and Science Homework
A theme related or science homework will be set for each half term.
This half term's science homework is to 'explore your local habitat'. Produce a grid of all the living things you find in your local habitat (invertebrates and vertebrates). Your investigation could take place in your garden, park or even whilst on a walk around Urmston. Perhaps you could include photographs of your findings. Don’t forget to include both plants and animals.
Whether the child is entirely independent or works alongside an adult, there is no right or wrong way to approach this activity. Working independently could foster resilience and their own creativity while working alongside a family member could have great social and emotional benefits.
Online Learning Activities
In a recent parent and pupil questionnaire, parents and pupils expressed an overall preference for the homework book format for homework. However, most responses also noted that online activities were enjoyable and provided an alternative learning style.
If you'd like to direct your child towards further activities to help learning, look at the links below for some suggestions:
Literacy games based on...
Times table facts and number bonds - very useful!
Space rocket shooting game - you can choose between lots of different learning objectives
Look here for more activities
Coding - this 'Hour of Code' website gives children access to a range of coding apps and activities to help build their programming skills and knowledge. Many of them are related to popular characters and games such as Minecraft or Star Wars.
Science and Eco
Re:think - website exploring environmental issues
ExpeRimental - ideas for science experiments that can be done at home
BBC Bitesize - science interactive games and videos related to KS2 topics