Each term the children have a topic homework grid where they can choose to complete any of the tasks, it is recommended that the children try one activity from the grid each week to extend their knowledge and understanding of the learning for that term. The activities have been chosen to be fun and engaging and lots of children from Sapling class have already brought in an amazing selection of homework pieces from our last topics!
Spelling and word knowledge are key components in the process of learning to read and write. The game aspect of Spelling Shed ensures children are engaged and eager to practice their spellings regularly. The low-stakes games, quizzes and reward systems ensure that children find spelling fun. Any opportunities you have to encourage your children to play along at home would be extremely beneficial!
Each of the children doing spellings in Sapling have been provided with their own spelling shed login for home so that they can access the games based on their spellings each week and the list that each group is working on and the Spelling Shed web page can be found below.
During Year 4 the children will participate in a Multiplication Test Check, the purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It helps us as a school to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.
It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions and each child will have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. You do not need to do anything additional to prepare your child for the check, however if you would like to practice with your child at home that would be extremely helpful. In school we will using Times Tables Rock Stars to support the children with daily practice of their times tables, each week concentrating on a different times table or consolidating previously practiced times tables. Each child will have their own login that they will be able to bring home.
At the end of the year, Miss Mars will share your child’s score with you, as they would with all national curriculum assessments. There is no pass mark for the check.