Purple Mash – children all have their own log-in details.
Elm Class becomes Hogwarts
Soon Year 6 pupils will be going to High School, where they will need to be organised and ensure they plan ahead to complete homework on time. To prepare for this, Elm have a homework timetable that takes them up to the end of term. You will receive a house point for handing your homework in on the correct day. Additional points may be awarded for extra effort and creativity. Paper and resources can be borrowed from school if needed – plan ahead and ask in advance so your homework is ready on the correct day.
Spellings: These are given out and tested every Thursday, and will be linked to our current teaching. It is expected that children will practise them at home at least three times during the week. The children will have ‘spelling menus’ which detail different ways of practising words. The words are chosen to extend children’s vocabulary as well as spelling ability, so children are also expected to find out what any unfamiliar words mean and ensure they can use them in a sentence.
Reading: Children are expected to read on a daily basis and record this in their home-school diary. We want to foster a love of reading, so this can be books of their choice as well as their school reading book and Bug Club. Kindles, e-books, magazines, comics, recipe books, newspapers and instructions all count. In order to develop vital comprehension skills, children also need to regularly talk about what they are reading with an adult.
- Parents Booklet: Preparing to Perform
- SATS How to Help Your Child
- Grammar Punctuation & Spelling Glossary