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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

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Home Learning at Upton

'I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.' Albert Einstein

If Einstein was able to achieve merely through 'being curious' then perhaps we should all aspire to this!

Home Learning, or homework, is set for all pupils weekly. In key areas of English and Maths particularly, home learning gives your child the opportunity to consolidate things they have learned in class or continually develop key skills such as reading, spelling and times-tables.

Each week children will have homework in English and in Maths in addition to a Topic homework project that spans across the term  (see below).  The amount of home learning increases as your child moves through the school in preparation for their secondary school education.

In addition, many children and parents at Upton are very keen to access additional learning challenges in areas they enjoy. At Upton we set termly Optional Learning Challenges  in lots of different subjects for children to engage with if they wish. Each lead to some type of reward from the school to the child to congratulate them for accessing additional learning opportunities. The tabs on the left of this page lead to Optional Learning Challenges in differing areas of the curriculum. 

Within Maths, your child will be  given logins for our online homework portals in Mangahigh and MyMaths. Online homework is easy to engage with and means children can access it from phones, iPads or a computer. Each programme also provides explanations of the concepts needed for each piece of homework. The IT Suite is open daily until 5pm for parents (or grandparents) to work alongside their child in online home learning tasks.

For families who struggle wth homework for any reason, our Learning Mentors run a weekly homework club for children to attend. 

Strong communication between home and school is always essential. if your child is struggling with their homework in any way then don't be shy, contact their teacher as soon as possible.

 

English

Maths

Topic

Year 3

  • Reading (minimum expectation every child reads with an adult 3 x a week)
  • Spellings (weekly – text every Monday)
  • Multiplication Practice
  • MangaHigh or ‘My Maths’: tasks set fortnightly. Children are also able to access online additional learning through these platforms 

Termly Topic Learning Projects

Year 4

  • Reading (minimum expectation every child reads with an adult 3 x a week)
  • Spellings (weekly – test every Monday)
  • Fortnightly reading Comprehension or SPAG homework
  • Multiplication Practice
  • MangaHigh or ‘My Maths’: tasks set fortnightly. Children are also able to access online additional learning through these platforms 

Termly Topic Learning Projects

 

Year 5

  • Reading (minimum expectation every child reads with an adult 3 x a week)
  • Spellings (weekly – test every Monday)
  • Weekly Reading Comprehension or SPAG homework
  • Multiplication Practice
  • MangaHigh or ‘My Maths’: tasks set fortnightly. Children are also able to access online additional learning through these platforms 

Termly Topic Learning Projects

 

Year 6

  • Reading (minimum expectation every child reads with an adult 3 x a week)
  • Spellings (weekly – test every Monday)
  • Weekly Reading Comprehension or SPAG homework
  • Multiplication Practice
  • MangaHigh or ‘My Maths’: tasks set fortnightly. Children are also able to access online additional learning through these platforms 

Termly Topic Learning Projects

 

The biggest impact a parent can have on their child's education is to display a positive attitude and work in partnership with the school.

Check out some of links below to helpful home learning resources:

ENGLISH

MATHS

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website to help support children’s learning, both at home and at school

All pupils have a MyMaths login and homework is set for pupils using MyMaths

BBC Bitesize includes games and information aimed at primary school children

DK 10-Minute Times-Tables is a fantastic app for phones that helps pupils learn time-tables in order; out of order; and with division facts

ReadTheory is an excellent free Reading Comprehension resource. Parents simply need to create a login for their child following the simple instructions

Sumdog combines Maths with fun games for children.

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Not sure how to use a semi-colon properly? Confused about noun phrases? Grammar Monster is an excellent tool to help define difficult terms. 

TopMarks Maths Games are fun interactive way for children to learn and recall knowledge quickly

What's a determiner? How do you use the subjunctive voice?  Which is the subordinate clause? This excellent glossary  for parents at TheSchoolRun gives examples of all the SPaG terms we teach at school and examples of what they mean

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MANGAHIGH is an online learning platform pupils can access on phones or iPads in order to complete their homework The programme continually adapts the level of difficulty to scaffold your child.

 

SCIENCE

It's a jungle out there so scibermonkey collects all the best websites ... throws out the nuts ... leaving you with the pick of the bunch to go ape about science and swing through school!

 

Designed to stimulate the imagination about science and technology. Provides science resources for primary  school students

The internet provides a wealth of home learning opportunities.  Remember our IT Suite is open every day until 5pm for children and parents (or grandparents) to work alongside their child.

SUMMER HOLIDAY HOME LEARNING...

Summer Holiday Home Learning... Six weeks is a long time for children to be away from school. To prevent the holiday 'dip' we have a range of summer holiday learning tasks for your child to complete with you.  Click here to access the activities.

Remember the holiday in itself is a unique learning experience. Whether home or abroad; capture your child's inquisitive mind by responding to questions about the world around them!

Daily reading is always a good thing - whether it's books, poetry, magazines, comics or articles on the internet!! Try to keep 15 minutes a day for quiet reading and reflection time.

 

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393