Writing: narrative (story development, characterisation, settings); non-narrative (ordering sentences, paragraphs)
Grammar and Punctuation: word classes (i.e. verbs, nouns, adjectives etc.); conjunctions; prepositions; formal and informal English
Reading Comprehension: inference and deduction
Mathematics: problem-solving strategies
History: The Railways - a theme from British history
Religious education: Buddhism
'Homework' is usually a case of catching up, continuing with or finishing off work that is being done in class. It is essentially a means of ensuring that the extensive content of the National Curriculum is covered by every child. Keeping up with homework helps to prevent a child from falling behind. Homework is most frequently set at weekends, but it may also be required during the week.
Every child has a homework diary and it is his or her responsibility to record what needs to be done. If a particular homework cannot be completed, I am grateful for a note to this effect in the diary.
Spellings, multiplication tables and IXL online are elements that can be practised at home even without my having specifically requested that children do so.
Click on the icon above to see details of current homework.
IXL is a commercial website to which the school began subscribing in December of last year. It offers children in Class 3 the chance to practise and refine their skills for both Grammar & Punctuation and Mathematics. The website can be accessed from any computer; it only requires that the child knows his or her log-in details. I provide lists of activities that correspond to the work which is taking place in the classroom at the time. (Owing to the extent to which I anticipate the number of lists will increase during the months ahead, this facility has been afforded its own sub-page.) Click on the icon above to see current and recent lists for both subjects.
For any parent who wonders what might be a good, yet straightforward, means of supporting a child at home, this is it.