Guidelines for parents and carers
Homework is an important aspect of education and we are grateful for your part in helping your child understand this and for giving appropriate help in the way it is managed.
Should you feel that you would like to comment in any way regarding tasks set, or if there seems to be a mismatch of timing in the completion of them, which is causing concern, please write a comment in your child's planner, or mention it to the class teacher personally.
We appreciate your continued support and involvement.
Mathletics and Spellodrome
The online homework set will be geared to the individual needs of the child and we recognise that there will be differing home circumstances. Your guidance, though, is vital and we ask that a suitable place for work, and assistance if required, be provided.
Teachers will set an appropriate number of Mathletics tasks that will vary in time and reflect the ability of the child, alongside setting an appropriate time expected for the children to spend on Spellodrome. These activities, alongside their daily reading will ensure progression.
If your child is particularly enjoying Spellodrome or Mathletics and wishes to spend more time online, we would, of course, be delighted with any additional tasks and activities they undertake. Once they have completed the task set, any additional time spent online is at the discretion of the parent.
All children are expected to read to an adult, outside of school, 5 times a week and have this recorded in their planners (See page 6 of planner). Planners will be monitored weekly. In addition, children will be heard read at least once a week in school by their teacher or assistant teacher. It is vital that during these times, both in and out of school, children have opportunities to discuss their reading, commenting on vocabulary, making predictions and giving opinions. Children who read regularly to an adult make more progress than those who do not.
As part of our commitment to reading, we have worked with Hampshire Library Service to give all children access to an online library. Follow the link to access eBook platform and log in with your username and password: http://nhcs-hantssls.eplatform.co/
Every child has a unique username and password to access the site and borrow books.
A tutorial on how to use the online library is available below.