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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Learning at Home

Home Learning Project Autumn 2

This term we are investigating colour and we would like all children to carry out a mini experiment at home. As this is a writing project, we would like this to be recorded with pictures, photographs and most importantly, captions, labels and descriptions. Please look at the science knowledge organiser to see the key areas we are covering this term. A letter has been sent home with a list of simple experiments that you can choose from, or you may want to do your own! We look forward to seeing what the children have achieved at home. Please bring completed work into school by Monday 10th December. Please see your child's class teacher if you need any help.


Daily Homework

The most important home work is sharing a book with your child daily. If your child reads at home please make sure that you record this in the home learning diary as children are collecting stickers each time they read. A full book mark will mean a visit to Mrs Lagares and a special treat! Some children have already started collecting their prizes.

Weekly Homework

Spellings – Tricky words/Common Exception Words

Some words just need to be learnt by heart as you can’t use phonological knowledge to spell them. Please make sure that you are spending time each week to practise at least 3 words. This will give your child so much confidence when writing. We will be re-testing these words half termly and feeding back on their progress. These words were handed out at parents evening and more recently in Year 1. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you need another copy.

Mental Maths

Year 1 – children should know the number bonds to 10 by heart, for example 1 + 9 =10, 2+8 =10 … Challenge – do you know all the numbers that make 20?

Year 2 – Children should know the number bonds to 20 and 100 by heart:  1+ 9 = 10, 1 +19 = 20, 10 + 90 = 100.

Challenge – how will the number bonds to 10 help you with these tricky additions? 61+29=?,

23 + 57= ?   

Please practise this little and often, in the car, waiting in a queue or even walking to school! We would like to thank you for your continued support.