Parents

On this page you will be able to find information about helping your child with their homework, reading, and links to useful websites where you can help your child extend, develop and practise their skills in Maths and English.

 

Calling all Reception Parents

Can you spare 5 minutes to complete the Booktime parent survey?
We would really appreciate it if you could click on this link to the Booktime parent survey
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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.

 

Reading 

Every child in school has a reading book which they take home every day to share with their parents or carers. We have recently updated our reading book collection and it now contains a wide range of exciting new books covering a vast array of genres and subjects.

In Reception it is hoped that children will share their book with an adult for 5-10 minutes. Children are encouraged to talk about the story, what is happening and why, what they think will happen next and whether they liked it or not.

In Year 1 and 2 it is hoped that children will read for at least 10 minutes a day with an adult. Developing their segmenting and blending skills along with their comprehension.

In Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 it is hoped that children will read independently with adults supporting where necessary, and discuss their reading with an adult.

After reading with your child please fill in the comments section in their reading record noting not only how they found decoding the words, but also what they thought about the book and any interesting comments showing their level of comprehension.

To download Mrs Donovan's phonics training powerpoint please click on the link below.

 

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.

Links to useful websites where children can practise their skills

Phonics Support

English Support

Whole School
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

Maths Support

Whole School

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username: newportpri

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Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2