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Supporting your child with homework/ revision

From January 2018, the children in Team Eagle have homework set from CGP question books. Each week they will have tasks to complete that will complement and reinforce the work done in school:

  • Click here to find when Year 5 homework is due.
  • Click here for Year 6 English information and here for Year 6 Maths information.

We understand that many parents may find it difficult to support their child with homework, so below are links to different websites that may provide information to help:

Maths

For mathematics, TTRockstars provides quick-fire practise of times table facts. This is available online or via a mobile app. Alternatively, Mathletics provides a range of activities children can complete for practise of key maths skills as well as having areas where they can read information/prompts to support revision. After logging on, select ‘Concept Search’ from the menu bar to the right hand side of the screen. You can then access either the ‘Animated Maths Dictionary’ to find definitions for mathematical vocabulary, or select the ‘Concept Search’ to find more detailed explanations. The activities on Mathletics also provide useful practice of key concepts and ‘Live Mathletics’ allows children to practice quick-fire responses to key number facts. Children should know their usernames and passwords for each site or have them stored in their Home-School Reading diaries.

 

Also, the BBC Revisewise website for KS2 contains a range of useful information and activities to support understanding and practice. Content is grouped into 3 categories: ‘Number’, ‘Shape, Space and Measures’ and ‘Handling Data’. Within each section, select ‘read’ to find guides to help explain key understanding.

 

Reading

Read Theory provides access to a variety of online reading comprehension activities. Children complete comprehensions to earn ‘knowledge points’. Also, teachers can assess the accuracy of children’s answers and use the programme to diagnose areas of difficulty.

 

Parents should note that as this is a website that provides free access to schools, it does not have the same level of restrictions/security settings in place as Mathletics/TTRockstars and it is possible that ‘pop-ups’ may appear, showing adverts to products that have been searched previously through the device.

 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Again, BBC Revisewise KS2 contains a range of useful information. 

 

This primary school website has also made numerous PowerPoint presentations available, each of which help to explain grammatical terms and vocabulary with examples and activities.

 

If you have any further queries or difficulties relating to homework in Team Eagle, please contact either Mrs Wilton, Mrs Wraith, Mrs Barnes or Mrs Howard.