Parents

On this page you will be able to find information about helping your child with their homework.

Safeguarding

Isle of Wight Local Safeguarding Children’s board website www.iowscb.org.uk  which has a wealth of resources for parents including how to keep your child safe online and also www.net-aware.org.uk which gives a review of Sites, apps and games and whether they are age appropriate. If you are concerned about a child- the number to call is : 03003000117

Homework

In Reception pupils are expected to read with their grown ups for around 10 minutes a day. They also have phonics and maths homework on alternate weeks to complete.

 

Year 1 and Year 2 have alternating Maths and English homework each week.

 

Years 3,4,5,and 6 receive Maths and English homework each week and will also receive occasional topic based homework.

 

Questions to really get your child thinking!

The table below is being used by our staff to encourage questioning that requires more complex thinking - next time you are helping your child with their homework, why not give them a try!

 

 

 

is

did

can

would

will

might

Why

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who

 

 

 

 

 

 

What

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where

 

 

 

 

 

 

When

 

 

 

 

 

 

How

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Create questions by using one word from the vertical column and one from the top row. The further down and to the right you go, the more high level and complex the questions become. For example 'Why is Biff sad?' is a simple question in that it only requires literal retrieval from a text to answer it, whereas 'How might Chip help cheer Biff up?' requires more imaginative thought.