Houghton Primary School

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Home Learning - Wrens

This week's Home Learning:


Week beginning 25th September 2018

As explained on our main page, home learning for Wrens this term will focus on reading regularly- thank you for the splendid start- our reading team have been busy behind the scenes to keep up withe demand!

We are also focussing on listening carefully and explaining things.We are trying to use the word 'because', correctly pronouced, to help with this. Sharing a book can be an ideal opportunity to practise this so any help you can give with this will be beneficial. 



This week we have been talking about 'timelines' and things which have happened recently, a long time ago and will be happening in the future. The children have brought home a line on which they have marked 'now'. Please talk with them about an event which has already happened  ( e.g. a birthday, family event ) and something which hasn't happened yet. They can label the line and draw something which will help them talk about whatever it involves.The earlier event needs to be on the left-hand side but there is no need to worry about using an accurate scale. Discussing how far away in time things are would be really helpful. We are going to use these later in the term when we look at measuring time.

For week beginning 15th January 2018

The children have chosen one of the reading 'challenge' activites (which we sometimes use  in guided reading sessions) to bring home and share, and will need to use either their school reading book or a book of their choice to complete this task. These tasks are generally discussion based but could involve some simple write/draw  recording if they choose.The conversation about the book is the really important part and the idea is to make this a positive link between home and school,supporting the fantastic work which already goes on with home reading.We hope that this will be something to enjoy together.Part of the task is encouraging the children to become more independent and responsible for their own learning  but please ask if this isn 't clear enough!

We will start to look the following week at some of the 'tricky' words which Year 1 are expected to be able to read and spell- details to follow.







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