Homework

We recognise that learning happens both inside and outside of school.  We hope that through your child’s Tapestry account, as much learning as possible can be shared between home and school.

We aim for our children to enjoy sharing learning experiences with you and offer a broad range of homework activities.

Reading

Reading at home makes a real difference to children’s progress in school.
We have a broad selection of levelled books for your child to read.  We aim to send home books that your child can decode independently. Children keep the same book for one week. This supports them to read for decoding, then to read again for fluency and a third time for understanding. Reading this book at home with family members will further increase your child’s confidence.

Ideally, every child will read a little at home every day.  Please make a note in your child’s reading record book each time they share their book with you.

We also send home a library book weekly. This is for you to read to your child in order to promote a love of reading.

Maths

To support learning in Maths, every child has been provided with a subscription to Mathseeds. Through this fun, engaging interactive site, the children can practice and enhance their core maths and problem solving skills.

The lessons are motivating, keeping the children engaged, with rewards which will make them want to come back for more! Mathseeds can be accessed through a computer or a tablet.

Mathseeds link – mathseeds.co.uk

By using Mathseeds we hope that homework can be a fun way of learning, supporting the development of positive attitudes towards completing regular homework.

Phonics and Spelling

To support the teaching of phonics, children in Reception have a phonics overview.  These are sent home weekly and contains the phonemes and tricky words  the children have been learning in school.
Please encourage your child to share their overview with you and practise recognising and using the letter sounds in their reading and writing.

For more information on how to support your child at home with spelling, please see our ‘Supporting Spelling Parents’ Pack’ below.

Foundation Subjects

Great ideas for extending learning at home can be found on our Curriculum Maps (Curriculum Section). Some of these ideas will also be shared on Tapestry for you to enjoy.

For some children receiving additional support, other homework activities may be recommended.  These will be discussed on an individual basis.

You can find online games to play on our Learning Links page. These games will help you to practise your skills in English and Maths.

Further Links

Spixworth Spelling Parents Booklet 2021

Literacy Terms and their Meanings

Spixworth Infant School

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