Learning at home
Learning at Home
At Lane End, reading will be the main expectation of work to be completed at home. Being a good reader is the key to making great progress in all areas of learning: sentence construction, spelling, understanding of different text types and character/plot development in writing; questioning a text and understanding pieces at a deeper level; being able to engage with all manner of subjects; reading expressively and to an audience - crucial for public speaking...
Other Learning opportunities at home
If you wish to support your child's learning in other ways too, you will have information about the areas of learning your child will be focusing on in class, explained in the curriculum newsletters that come home every half term.
These can also be found on the class page, under each topic heading icon. For example, you could work with your child to find out more about the history, geography or science topics that they are learning about.
Also your child’s teacher will on occasion set extra challenges, for you to try at home and they might ask you and your children to send pictures to the parents email - to share your experiences.
Nearer to the end-of-year SATs tests - Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May 2022 - we will be printing out revision packs for your child to take home with them if they choose to do so. The children will mark these themselves by taking home the answer booklets (and NOT cheating!).
You can also print off (or access online if printing at home is not an option) past SATs papers eg by typing something like 'KS2 SATs 2013 reading paper' (see screenshot below); you can then print off/access the mark scheme yourself by googling the mark scheme to match the year of the paper you chose. These past papers can be used in various ways: your child could use them as extra practice of all manner of reading questions/SPaG concepts/maths word problems etc by working steadily through the paper as and when with no particular time limit; or they could stick rigidly to the timings (written just inside the cover of the booklet they would be writing in) so that they get used to working swiftly but accurately as pacing themselves is proving tricky for numerous children at the minute (this typically improves over the course of the year).