Homework and reading

Homework:

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 below:

To sign in with a Home Learning Code:

1.      Open the Seesaw class app.

2.      Tap “I’m a student”.

3.      Tap the blue “scan code” button and scan the Home Learning Code or type in your Home Learning Text Code. 

In year 6, we will be setting maths and English homework on a Monday and it will need to be completed by Friday morning. Your child’s work will then be checked by staff in school.

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 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. These will be making their way home to you over the coming weeks. 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 and Epic 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 if needed). 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: UKS2readers
Password: books

Epic: https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=Cj0KCQjwy8f6BRC7ARIsAPIXOjjY6YOiw3Wl-nbvohaMRFutAL1b6s8ja9TksAs-BJ-rP3wC4XLDOYAaAsE5EALw_wcB

class code: kcq3122

Children should then choose an appropriate reading book for the age.

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