I hope the children, (and their parents/carers!), are enjoying the home learning activities sent out in their home learning books. They only need to complete one but feel free to do more if they are keen. The activities are designed to extend upon the learning they have been doing in school in a fun way. I have asked that the outcomes from the tasks are returned during the week beginning 9th October so that we have time to share them before the end of term.
They will bring home a similar grid of activities in term 2 and each term throughout the year.
Some of the children have told me that they are busy learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home as well as in school. This is so important for their progression. Below are a couple of websites with fun times tables games to play as a way of practising further.
We have a spelling test each Friday and the children seem to be doing well with these. It's lovely to see all the different ways in which they have been practising.
Another idea is to create a poem using all of the words. This helps the children to also consider the meaning of each word by giving it a context. When we test them it is by putting each word into a sentence.