Houghton Primary School

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Home Learning - Kingfishers

This week's Home Learning:

13th -  20th October 2017

Thank you for the lovely posters about Meerkats! The children have been so proud of their work. We will put them up on display and in a class book on Meerkats.

This week, please work with your child to create an A4 poster on the audio book that they have been listening to over the last week (see last week's homework). Help them to create a poster which includes drawings as well as some sentences about what they have enjoyed about it... perhaps about their favourite characters, events or settings. I can't wait to see what they have been listening to! Please hand in by Friday 20th October.

Please give your child the opportunity to use Mathletics this week. It is another opportunity to explore the site and to engage in some of the online games and activities. We will be setting specific Mathletics homework after half term.

Thank you for helping your child to have their reading book and reading diary in school every day. We are reading every day after lunch for 20 minutes and therefore it essential that the children have their books to hand. We will help the children to change their books at this time too. Please continue to read with your child at least 4 times a week at home. Even 10 minutes at a time will help. It has been lovely to see some children making great progress in their reading in school over the last fortnight thanks to the support they are getting at home. Every minute spent sharing a book makes a difference!

We continue to assess the children for spelling which is taking time as we are doing it individually. We will use this information to ensure that the children are given appropriate home learning for spelling after half term.

6th October - 13th October 2017

Work with your child to find out 5 or 6 facts about Meerkats and present them on a poster which they can bring to school and share with the group. We would like them to be able to talk about the facts on their poster. We will put their posters up on display or in a 'class book' for others to share and enjoy. Please bring into school on Friday 13th October

20 minutes reading at least 4 times during the week. This could include you reading your child's reading book aloud to them and them listening and following the text as well as them reading to you.

The children in Kingfishers Class love listening to stories. Alongside your child's reading book I ask that all children in Kingfishers listen to an audio book, preferably with the text in front of them so that they can read along with the book while listening to it. This enables them to access books that may be at a higher reading level, supporting their reading development without the worry of having to read out loud. There are lots of e-books available on YouTube. e.g. Roald Dahl audio books, Dick King Smith audio books, Horrid Henry books etc. Audio books can also be borrowed from public libraries in St Ives and Huntingdon.

For mathematics this week I'd like the children to be really confident in counting in 2,s 5's and 10's up to 100. There is a great resource on Youtube called 'Workout and Count - skip count 2's, 5's and 10's - count backwards' by Jack Hartman. It gets the children to count as well as exercise! It's just 4 minutes long and will get the children active and counting. If they can do it a few times during the week it will help them to get number fluent and confident. It would be great if you could do it with them! The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yUC1NCFkE

Thank you for your continued support.











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