Welcome to Oak!
Helping at home and homework
The main task for children to do at home is times tables practice. Year 5 children will need to continue to know all times tables and related division facts. 'Hit The Button' is a great online game to practise all times tables. Your child has also been given a log in and password to Times Tables Rockstars. Please encourage and remind them to log in and practise regularly at home to speed up their recall!
Top Tip: Don't forget to check Seesaw for any maths homework you have been set!
All children have a fiction book to bring home. Please encourage your child to read for 15 minutes every night either to themselves or whenever possible to an adult, as this really helps improve their reading speed, accuracy, understanding of the text and vocabulary. Discussing the book with your child is also very important.
When you have read with your child, please comment and sign in their reading record, this will be checked by an adult in school each week. Each time they complete a book, the children will take a quiz on Accelerated Reader to check their understanding and to ensure they are reading at the correct level. Passing their quizzes will help them to move up the reading ladder.
Children practice spellings as part of their Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling learning. The children will bring home spellings each week to be tested the following Friday, these will usually be based on the sounds and spelling patterns they have been learning. We would be grateful if you could help your child to practice them.
A great question to ask your child is “What is the spelling rule for these words?”
Oxfordowl.co.uk has an extra practice zone linked to our spelling book, the activities are great revision.
Wednesday and Friday are our PE sessions. Children should come ready in trainers, black shorts or jogging bottoms, a plain white or House T-shirt and a jumper (as PE takes place outside). In addition, we complete a 15 min run session on a Monday, so please ensure children come in trainers.
Each week on a Friday morning, one child for a star of the week award and one child for a 3C award. These will also be mentioned on the newsletter.
Thank you for taking the time to read our news page, I hope you find it useful. Please do get in touch if you have any queries.
Miss K Bennett