New year, new homework system

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Hi new Year 2 parents/carers and children. As we are trying to avoid cross-contamination of objects between home and school, we are now going to be uploading homework weekly on the blogs for you to access. In order for us to check the children’s homework, we have created individual Seesaw codes for the children, so they can scan their own code and take a photo of their homework to submit, and we will be able to see it in school. If you are unsure how how to use Seesaw, you can follow the steps on the sheet attached to the inside of your child’s reading record.

In year 2, we will be setting times tables and spelling homework through times table rock stars and spelling shed on a Monday and it will need to be completed by Friday morning ready for their test on that day. Your child’s work will then be checked by staff ready for new homework to be set the following week. The times table rockstars and spelling shed website are posted below as a link for you to access. Your child’s reading record has their personal log ins for these sites.

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

https://ttrockstars.com/

Reading Records:

As well, we will be sending home Reading Records for the children to keep at home for now. When a child has read at home, the reading record can be filled in as before, however, rather than sending the reading record back into school, your child can take a photo of their reading record (as shown above) showing us what they have read or leave us a comment telling us directly on the seesaw app. That way, we can continue to keep a log of who is reading at home for our Reader Leader award!

Reading Books:

For the moment, children will be choosing books, with the guidance from staff in school, within their class libraries, to avoid cross-contamination from different bubbles within the school. If your child brings a book home to read and finishes it, they can bring it back to school the next day and the book will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the class library. Your child can then choose another book to read at home. Of course, a child can also read a book from home too! As well as physical copies of books, we have also signed up to Oxford Owl where children can access lots of e-books to read online (we can give guidance of what level books the children should be reading via your child’s Seesaw page). Here are the log in details:

Oxford Owl – Phonics books:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

You can log in using this username and password by clicking on the ‘My class login’ button on the Oxford Owl site.

Username: birchreaders OR bonsaireaders
Password: books

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