Homework is designed to ensure that children can have the opportunities to overlearn the skills they have been taught in order to ensure that learning becomes embedded. It also gives parents an insight into what your child is learning, the progress they are making and how you can help them at home.
There are three main areas that will always help and support a pupil’s learning, and their impact can never be underestimated:
number bonds: e.g. 7 +  = 12 and  – 8 = 3
times tables: e.g. 8 x  = 56 and 63 ÷  = 9
mental arithmetic: e.g knowing that 21 + 26 is the same as 26 + 20 + 1 OR that 500 – 498 = 2 as 500 is only 2 more. This is so that children do not rely on a written calculation to think through a calculation
place value: e.g. that 30 is 100 times larger than 0.3 and 6 in 34,068 has the value of 60
understanding the structure of a fraction: e.g. that 3/8 means 3 parts out of 8 and is equal to 6/16
phonics: knowing the sounds that different letters can make e.g. y, e, ea and ee can all make the same sound as in happy, athlete, meal and cheese
fluency: e.g. the speed that a child can read at with accuracy and expression
inference: “reading between the lines”. What information can be assumed or guessed based on the evidence provided? What job does a man with muddy boots do?
Love for reading: having amazing texts read to or with them to develop their imagination
depth of vocabulary: e.g. understanding the meaning of the words/phrases that they hear and read
Encouraging your child to read is a vital part of their education. A useful list to work through with your child could be the '100 books to read before leaving primary school'. This may be something they enjoy working through. To read more about this, please see this link at the bottom of this page.
Writing Spelling common exception words:
what, when, which, much, today, said, here, does, they, some, was, people, because, only, every
In school, the teachers use a visual calculation policy when teaching maths. This shows the journey children take in their learning in maths. The calculation policy shows how the 4 operations are taught in school.