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Oak Class

Teaching Team: Miss Mercer, Ms Swannell and Ms Edmed

oak@st-barnabas.kent.sch.uk

Dear Oak Parents/Carers,


We are so excited to welcome all pupils back to school this week. We are writing to inform you of the home learning provision that is in place for your child this year so that we can work together to best support your child while at school and at home. Please read the following information carefully and do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher directly if you have any questions or queries.


Here is the diet of home learning activities that your child will now receive in Year 6:


· Weekly Learning Update: Each week we will publish a weekly learning update on Google Classroom. This will keep you updated on your child’s main learning activities for the upcoming week.


· Reading: Regular reading has a positive impact on a child’s comprehension and writing skills. For this reason, we are asking students to read for a minimum of 25 minutes a day. They can comment on what they have read in their reading journal which will be checked weekly. The children are responsible for changing their own books if they are reading from the selection of class books.


· Spelling: There will be a spelling test each week on a Wednesday. Children will be given a list of words to take home to learn but they can also be found on Google Classroom. Spare copies will also be pinned on the homework board in class.


· Times Tables: A times tables test will take place every Thursday and children will identify which times table they need to practise. Times tables are linked to almost every aspect of the maths curriculum and a secure recall of all tables up to twelve makes a huge impact on their understanding of each topic, so we would really appreciate your support. Just a couple of minutes practise a day or a few quick-fire questions as you are cooking dinner can make all the difference. If you require any practise sheets or other materials, please don’t hesitate to ask.


· Maths and English: Homework will be handed out on a Monday and will be due by the following Monday at the latest. They will receive one piece of maths work and one piece of English, which could be reading, writing or SPAG focused. Google Classroom has been set up for this year’s homework to help with homework getting ‘lost’ or damaged. Your children have been shown how to log in, in our ICT lesson and should all be able to access their accounts. However, we advise that they check this out at home at the beginning of the week to give us a chance to help with any issues. Paper copies will be given to any children that do not have access to a laptop or tablet at home and there will ALWAYS be spare copies pinned on the homework board in class for anyone that loses theirs. We expect EVERYONE to be completing their homework and will ask anyone who does not bring it in on time to complete it during break or lunch time. They will be receiving a lot more homework when they move onto secondary school and we feel that in Yr6 it is important to get into a regular homework routine.


If you have any questions or queries relating to any matter discussed in this correspondence or indeed any matter relating to your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact us via the class email address.
 

Many thanks for your continued support,