St. Michael's CE School
Working Together For The Good Of All
“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”
Homework & Helping at Home
Homework is an integral part of a child’s learning. We encourage the children to extend their school work at home and engage in Maths (times tables/arithmetic) and English (spellings/reading/phonics). This page is intended to support the learning at home and we encourage parents to share some resources with their child(ren) and support them at home. Pupils are expected to do a short amount each day but to make sure that they have a suitable rest from school work over the weekend.
What homework to complete?
Pupils are set their homework online and expected to complete short amounts each day but to make sure that they have a suitable rest from school work over the weekend. These are:
Times Tables (Times Tables Rockstars)
Maths (Mathletics) - these are task(s) that are completed rather than daily but there is a "play/live" area for mental maths practice.
EYFS are provided with slightly different homework via the class teacher.
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Helping with school work at home
Supporting with reading is one example where the home-school partnership is vital in the development of each child and by hearing children read, developing a love of books and reading for pleasure with them makes a big difference to children’s educational and social well-being. We use a validated systematic synthetic phonics schemes (SSP) to teach reading and phonics and the attached link gives parents advice on how to support their child: Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revisited
Reading to an adult or paired reading is another example where reading for pleasure can take place. We encourage the school community to take time out to read aloud both at home and school for a sustained period of time and to discuss the books and celebrate what they are reading. Please also click on this link to find out how you can help your children with reading.
Please find attached our spelling support document.
Please find attached a grammar glossary link to support you with any terms you may be unsure of.
Please find attached the Wandsworth Calculation Policy which is a very useful document to help understand the methods the children use in Maths.
Times tables Rockstars
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
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My Activity Passport
Giving young people the opportunity to try new things and develop new skills can be hugely beneficial. It can help children to grow in confidence, expand their understanding of the world around them, or introduce a hobby or passion that could last for years to come.
This is why the Department for Education has published this passport of enrichment activities. This passport is there to offer ideas and inspiration.
This is a good opportunity to involve your children in their studies and to help make the activities part of everyday learning at home. Working with pupils and parents to draw up your own list will help ensure everyone is engaged in the process and will help make the activities relevant to pupils and the community they live in.
The passport identifies opportunities to benefit the local community, including through social action. We know that engaging in social action can help pupils build self-confidence, project planning and communication skills.
It can build the belief that they can make positive changes for themselves and others. Activities could be focused on promoting the well-being of others or helping the environment. For example, ‘making a film’ could be linked to a cause they care passionately about or raise awareness of a local social issue.