Curriculum News - Summer Term 2021
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This year children will be given 2 pieces of English homework (1 comprehension and 1 SPaG) each fortnight. This will be given out on the first Monday and will be due in on the following Monday, allowing a week for the books to be isolated and then marked.
Maths and spellings will also be given out on Monday and will be due in the following Monday. Spelling tests will ordinarily take place on Monday morning.
If there is a legitimate reason why homework cannot be completed then please write a note. Similarly, if your child is spending too long on their homework you can stop them and let me know how long they have spent working on it. In Year 6 we suggest that children spend around 45 minutes per subject in order to properly consolidate their knowledge.
When completing maths homework on mymaths children should aim to spend an equal amount of time on each activity - they should not spend the whole 45 minutes on one activity trying to achieve 100. It is not necessary for the children to get a score of 100, although this is desirable as it signifies that the children have mastered this particular skill. However, if the children manage less than 75 I ask that they come to see me and I can go through the skill with them.
With Quizlet homework, the children must complete the learn, test and spell mode for their particular set of spellings. We believe that this provides a more enjoyable way to practise the spelling of a word, as well as helping to embed the meaning of the word in the children's long-term memories. They do not need to complete any other mode, but they can if they wish.