Click the link below to see our homework policy…
… or scroll down to read some advice for helping your child at home.
Reading is an everyday skill and is at the heart of our Ash Green Curriculum. Reading together at home is one of the easiest and most important ways in which you can help your child to become confident and fluent. As you share books, you are helping to improve your child’s reading skills – showing them just how important reading is! We have a range of diverse books to support your child’s reading in school and this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and book genres, including fiction and non-fiction.
Our ethos for reading is:
- To encourage all children to enjoy reading and see it as a pleasurable leisure activity – not a chore!
- To provide children with the skills necessary to read a range of text types for pleasure and for information.
- To encourage children to be competent and confident readers, children need to have access to a range of reading experiences.
All of our children are given a home school reading diary at the start of each academic year. It is school policy and a weekly expectation that all children read 4 times a week at home to an adult or older sibling. Teachers track and monitor this on a daily basis to ensure that all children are receiving the opportunities to read broadly and widely, both inside and outside of school. Any child who does not meet this weekly reading expectation is offered the opportunity to read to an adult in school in order to catch up. In Key Stage 2, Reading Heroes provide daily reading opportunities both inside school and outside on the playground. You will see them lurking around in their super-hero capes! Miss Worthington also offers a Key Stage 2 Reading club every Friday lunchtime for any child who has not met the weekly reading expectation for that academic week.
To further support your child’s reading at home, take a look at some of the ‘reading for pleasure’ booklets that can help your child find their own magic in reading:
At Ash Green, we use ‘Spelling Shed’ as an online and interactive tool that all children can access from home. Our children love ‘Spelling Shed’ as it brings the fun factor to spellings. All children have an online username and password which can be provided from their class teacher, should they lose it! Each week, spellings are set online by the class teacher for children to access either in school or at home. Children can earn ‘honey pots’ and rewards, pushing them up the leader board and encouraging friendly competition between them and their peers.
Children each have their own Spelling book to record spelling opportunities and to ‘show off’ their spelling strategies. Spellings are dictated and taught in school at least 3 times a week and all children are tested weekly.
For more information on our Spelling Scheme and expectations, please see our spelling policy below.
In order to support the teaching and learning of Mathematics in school we have purchased the Abacus Maths programme. It is a toolkit that has been written for the new Primary Maths Curriculum.
To help children make sense of and practise their maths, Abacus provides a combination of games, interactive activities, pupil videos and pupil worksheets, focused around an interactive pupil world where your child can earn rewards and personalise their learning.
Each week you child will be allocated a homework game by their Class Teacher. There are different levels of difficulty. If the task you are allocated each week is consistently too hard or too easy then make your teacher aware of this so that they can adapt the activity.
To log into the pupil world:
- Go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
- Enter your login details and click “Log in”.
Year 6 Parents
Click the link below to see our year 6 Parents’ Information Evening: