Homework in Chestnut Class
Each child has a reading book, a library book of their choice and a reading diary. We ask that you try to read with your child for a short time daily. This doesn’t always have to be the child’s reading book, it could be a bedtime story too. Reading should be a pleasurable experience and talking about what you have read is an important part of the process.
The children are set weekly spellings to learn at home. These words are set on a Friday and discussed in our lesson, they are then tested on the following Thursday. We use a range of strategies to learn our spellings, these can be found in their spelling book.
This homework will vary throughout the year. It may involve learning number facts, times tables or playing games to consolidate the children’s learning from the week previous. This homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday.
Each term (6/7 weeks) the children will be given 4 projects that link to their topic learning. They choose one of these to complete at home with some support from home. The projects are as open ended as possible to allow the children to explore their learning in the way that interests them the most. It is expected that over the half term the projects will take approximately 2 hours in total.
Chestnut Class Topic Projects Autumn 1 2018