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Homework at the Juniors

Homework at Fernwood Primary and Nursery School – Junior Building

Recommended reading Lists are at the bottom of this information

 

Homework is important and will consolidate and extend learning concepts we are teaching at school.

Reading
Children will make the most progress in their reading when their reading is supported by an adult in a comfortable setting. Reading with your child every day will help develop their reading skills and in turn their writing skills. 

The guidance for Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 is listed below and can be found in your child’s organiser:

 

IMPORTANT! Reading at home in Y3 and Y4                                                           

Wonderful readers make wonderful writers!

A note on how best to support your child with their reading at home:

  • Please hear your child for between 5-15 minutes per night depending on their age/ ability

  • More fluent readers can read independently, then read to you to check comprehension and discuss the text – refer to notes on p20-21 as well the coloured phonics and top tips pages in your child’s personal organiser

  • Please log this in your child’s personal organiser each day

 

 

IMPORTANT! Reading at home in Y5 and Y6                                                           

Wonderful readers make wonderful writers!

A note on how best to support your child with their reading at home:

  • Please hear your child for between 10-20 minutes per night depending on their age/ ability

  • More fluent readers can read independently, then read to you to check comprehension and discuss the text – refer to notes on p15-18 of your child’s personal organiser

  • Please log this in your child’s personal organiser each day

Your child's personal organiser will record their reading and is a valuable means of sharing information between school and home. This should be completed daily.
As well as their weekly reading book, we encourage children to read a range of other texts (comics, reference books, magazines etc) to extend their learning and joy of reading whilst putting it into a meaningful context.

 

Spelling
Spellings will be set weekly. We encourage children to use the Look, Cover, Write, Check method for learning their weekly spellings.

 

Class homework
This will be set weekly by your child’s class teacher and will cover a range of curriculum areas. Occasionally more long term enrichment projects may take place.

 

Maths homework
This will be set weekly by your child’s maths set teacher. In addition, we advise regular revision of times tables and related division facts at home.

 

Remember- if your child finds difficulty with their homework – we are here to help and assist.

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