Homework

Homework at Oak Hill Academy

At Oak Hill, all children are expected to complete basic skills homework for Reading, Spelling and Maths
each week; this homework is compulsory. Compulsory Homework will be set every Friday and should be completed. It will be checked by their class teacher every week. This homework is designed to support and develop your child with their basic reading, spelling and maths skills.  Children who do not complete Compulsory Homework will be expected to catch up in their own time (during playtimes or lunchtimes).

There is also the opportunity for your child to complete Enrichment Homework, which will be project-based and linked into the topic that they will be studying during that term.

Please remember to check your weekly email for any additional information.

Compulsory Homework

Reading:

All children are expected to read their school reading book (accelerated reader book), daily at home. Each year group will specify how long your child is expected to read for each day. Children in Years 3 and 4 will be expected to keep a record of the books they have read in their reading journals.

Spelling:

Throughout the year, your child will learn spellings taken from the National Curriculum relating to their year group.  Each week their homework will be to learn some of these key spellings to consolidate them effectively, so that they can use them in their writing. A dictation session will be given once a fortnight after homework spellings have been specified, to test your child’s application of the spelling rule.

Maths:

Every week all children will be expected to learn their times tables (the focus of these will change accordingly).  As well as this, if your child is in Year 3 or 4, they will be expected to complete activities each week on Mathletics (https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student).

If your child is in Year 5, they will be expected to complete activities on the Active Learn website that their class teacher will set for them. Go to: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

The children then need to log in using their school username and password. The school code is: rr7w.  Click on to ‘My Stuff’ and the homework that they have been allocated will be available. The children will have to complete Bronze, Silver and Gold homework in order to collect their coins.

Children in Year 6 will receive weekly compulsory homework for Reading, Maths and SPaG to consolidate their learning in lessons, in preparation for the KS2 assessments that will take place in May.

Enrichment Homework

Enrichment homework, although not compulsory, is designed to support and extend your child’s learning about topics that are being taught, each half term, throughout the year. In the past, the children’s projects have been displayed in and around our school and have brought our learning environment to life!

If your child completes their Enrichment homework, their project will be used to create year group displays in the corridors and parents will also be invited to come in for a special viewing of the project displays each term. Projects will be research and task orientated as well as encouraging fun and creativity. Teachers will guide project homework with weekly or fortnightly tasks, although every child is encouraged to be as creative as possible.

Children who complete every part of the Enrichment Homework in a half term will be rewarded at the end of the half term and celebrated in assembly. Any child completing every project throughout the year (6 projects in total) will receive a special award at the end of the year to reward their commitment and hard work.

Homework Club will be available one lunchtime per week to provide an opportunity for children who wish to bring their homework in and share any concerns with or ideas with a member of our teaching staff. If you wish to have any support with your child’s homework, please contact your child’s class teacher

All classes have available, optional, Maths homework based on learning from the week. We will be adding more tasks to Active Learn, please make sure that children complete these (the children should all know their log in details). The children have also been given their details for the Mathletics website too. Please encourage them to join in with these fun activities as they support the work they are doing in school, in particular their multiplications which will help with all their learning journeys. 

READING and EXTRA ACTIVITITY IDEAS IF YOUR CHILDREN WANT A CHALLENGE!

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading

www.lgfl.net

www.bbc.co.uk/schools

www.arbookfind.co.uk/ - To find out what level different books are at

www.wordsforlife.org.uk/7-11

www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/how-to-share-books/

www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/booklists/242/ - For 6-8 year olds

www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/booklists/243/  - For 9-11 year olds​

http://www.oakhill-aspirations.org/2881/reading-support-materials

Other sites for reading and phonics that might be useful

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/literacy

starfall.com

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

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