Home Learning

Home Learning

Home Learning is set through our chosen learning platform called ClassDojo. Children can log into ClassDojo and access their Home Learning by using the QR code found in their reading record book or via the link sent home to parents. Here, they can either complete their tasks via ClassDojo, submitting it to their class teacher once completed or the task can be completed on paper, a photograph can be taken of it and then uploaded to ClassDojo.

The amount of home learning to be completed is as follows: 

Reading

Children are requested to read five times a week with at least two times being to an adult at home.

To support children with their reading materials, children have access to the eLibrary and The Day Explorer.

eLibrary

Children have allocated times to visit the library to borrow 2 reading books each week. If children require additional learning materials, they can access the eLibrary with their username and password, where they can borrow from a brilliant selection of age appropriate texts for all year groups.  It also has a selection of audio books. To access the Westfields Junior School eLibrary, either download the ePlatform app (by Wheelers) or go to https://westfieldsjun-hantssls.wheelers.co/ search for Westfields Junior School and use the log in and password provided by the school.  The app can be adapted to suit specific requirements such as dyslexia or visual impairment.  For more information, please speak with your class teacher or Mrs Colyer.

The Day Explorer

In addition to the eLibrary, children can also access the Day Explorer which is an online current affairs site for children provided by Hants SLS.  It explains the news in a way that children can understand and broaden their knowledge.  It includes articles, cartoons, points for discussion and looks at all aspects of the curriculum in relation to the news.

Click here to access The Day Explorer

 

Spellings

Each Tuesday, children will have a spelling lesson where they will learn a specific rule or pattern and then they will complete activities in class in their spelling booklets. Through the week, children should visit the Spelling Shed website three times to complete the tasks and activities set in order to learn their spellings.  In children’s reading records, children will have their spelling record which contains lists of weekly spellings as well as a range of additional spelling activities that children can complete. Children will be tested each Monday and after children have completed their weekly spelling tests, they will highlight the words they spelt correctly; any words spelt incorrectly can be practised again.

Link to Spelling Shed

 

Spelling Records

Grammar and Punctuation

On a weekly (for Years 5 and 6) or fortnightly (for Years 3 and 4) basis, children will receive an English task which is mainly based on consolidating work in class on grammar and punctuation. These tasks will be uploaded onto ClassDojo, our learning platform and paper copies can be requested.

Maths

MyMaths

On a weekly (for Years 5 and 6) or fortnightly (for Years 3 and 4) basis, children will receive a Maths task which will consolidate learning in class. Children can access this via MyMaths using their log in information found in reading records. Children are set tasks and they should click the “revise first” icon in order to practise the concepts before completing the tasks. Our expectation is that children achieve a minimum of 80% accuracy for the tasks set. These home learning tasks can be done more than once to allow misconceptions to be addressed by the child and allow them to continue to practise and develop their confidence and speed.  For any child who cannot access “My Maths” online, paper copies can be requested.

Link to MyMaths

TT Rock Stars

Each week, children should be logging onto TT Rock Stars (using their log in information found in their reading record book) and practising their multiplication tables.

Link to TT Rock Stars

Year 6 Revision