Homework Tips for Literacy
It has been shown that parental involvement in a child’s learning is very important. Even by the age of eleven the influence that a parent can have on their child’s learning is greater than 50%. i.e. the school is less than 50%. Below this age, the influence the school has is even less compared with that of parents. With this in mind we have started to have “Open Classroom” sessions in each class where parents are invited to come and join their children us to learn about different aspects of the curriculum and see it action. We hope that through this, parents can gain more insight into how their children are doing and in particular the approach the school has to the different ways children do learn things in school. In this way parents can feel more able to help their children with any work they may be doing at home.
Below are some tips that we feel might help parents when working with their children at home.
Here are some tips to guide the way:
Becoming a good writer has to be one of the main aims of academic education. It forms such a vital part of life skills and the more help the early writer can have the better.
Things to Do at Home
Writing for real purposes is rewarding, and the daily activities of families present many opportunities for purposeful writing. Involving your child may take some coaxing, but it will be worth your patient effort.
By becoming an active participant in your child’s education as a writer, you will serve not only your child but other children and youth as well. You have an important role to play, and we encourage your involvement.
As children get older their need for sustained concentration and ability to write at length becomes ever more important. The “Big Write” helps us as a school to focus on this aspect of children’s writing. Before every Big Write and indeed most story telling or writing we ask the children to take part in talking homework. We believe that talking about writing should always come first as if you can’t “Talk It” you probably will not be able to ”Write it.” Please see the big write section of the web site for more details.
Below is a link to other phonic based games you might like to try with your children:
Further information is available on the website under Parents > Phonics and Reading.
As the children get older they move on to more independent reading and we use AR reading to help motivate and record how this independent reading is going. Please follow this link to find out more about AR reading.
The parents web site for AR books can be found Here.
Where to choose books:
Below is a link to help with the grammar test at the end of year 6