Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Homework Helpful Hints

Dear Parents, this week is the beginning of our homework routine (Week 4 ). Your child should have their blue pocket folder with this week's words cut up. They need to spell these words each night either orally or writing them down. They move the words to the next pocket which represents Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

They should also have their  Think Mental Maths book each night starting at Unit 2 on page 7 and doing a day each night : Day 1- Monday, Day 2- Tuesday etc. Please do not do Day 5- Friday at home as this is done in class as an assessment each week. It also allows me to see if the children are able to do it on their own. Thank you to the parents that are marking the Mental Maths. I would still like your child to hand in their book each day for me to sign and keep a check on their progress.

Finally your child should be reading for 5-10 minutes each night. If they are reading a novel then it will not need to be changed as regularly. The books are being scanned in each day and scanned out which is wonderful. Thank you for your support in this area. If you have any questions regarding the homework please do not hesitate to contact me.

Your child will become much quicker at doing their homework and a lot more independent by the end of Year Two.

Kind regards,
Paula Murphy