How to help at home:

Children need to be practising their handwriting. At school, we use the vocabulary ‘lead in’ and ‘lead out’ to join one letter to another . Letters written in cursive should be joined and parallel to one another. We use the terms monkey, giraffe and tortoise to describe the size and whether the letters sit above or below the line.

Times tables is a big focus at school too. It would be great if children were practising their times tables at home and begin to answer questions quickly without having to work them out. Children should have their TT Rockstars log ins (https://play.ttrockstars.com) and another great website for practising is (https://www.timestables.co.uk).

Please make sure children are learning and practising their spellings.

Thank you for your support.

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At the start of each half term the children will be given a set of challenges linked to English, Maths, Science and Topic we will be covering in class over the coming weeks.

There are 18 challenges in total. Some are quick to complete whilst others will need more time. Each half term children should complete at least 6 of the home challenges they were set.  Please can children complete 2 English challenges, 2 Maths challenges and 1 challenge from Topic and Science.

To motivate the children to work on their challenges at home we will be holding a ‘Showtime’ session every Thursday. Children will be given the opportunity to show off their completed challenges to teachers and other children in the class.