KS1 Home Learning Programme
Parents are requested to spend 10 minutes a day listening to their child read. Each child will have a RWI Phonics book and a RWI Book Bag book matched to his/her Phonics group to read at home. Children in the Literacy and Language groups will bring home a book matched to their ability, which will be changed once completed. When practising reading skills, it is important to focus on using correct phonics sounds, and to encourage fluency, pace and expression. It is also important to talk about the book using our READ acronym to support comprehension and understanding.
We encourage every child to be read to daily, as this will expand his/her knowledge, vocabulary and enjoyment of reading.
Every child will have a Reading comment book. Parents are requested to use these to note when they have read with their child, along with any comments if necessary. A stamp will be put in a child’s book when they have read with a member of staff.
- Continue to practise phonics sounds laid out in home books if needed
- Continue to practise reading real and alien words using a variety of phonics skills
Spellings will be set on a ‘Look, Cover, Write’ style sheet via the English Homework Folder. These are expected to be practised regularly. Children will be tested on a two-week cycle, a return date will be on the sheet provided.
English homework will be set as either a project, or a sheet of activities, one to be completed each week and handed in on a Friday. The children will have an English Homework folder for homework to be stored and transported in between home and school.
Maths homework will be set weekly via Mathletics. In addition, children will be expected to practise:
- Number bonds to 10/20
- Times tables
- Complete any corrections from their weekly 3 minute challenge test (made up of a list of quick recall mental maths questions)
Teachers may choose to set projects for the children to complete when they feel necessary; these would relate to something they have been focusing on in school.