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Learning at Home

At Dore we operate a policy of Learning at HomeMost weeks there will be spellings to practise. We also strongly encourage the practice of mental arithmetic skills and daily reading.
  • Reading Records: Children in years up to and including Y4 have Reading Record books to encourage daily shared reading. Please add comments about any reading time you share reading time. 
  • Reading and Writing at home books: In Y5 and Y6 children each have a Reading at Home book and a Writing at home book. These should provide stimuli to inspire thinking about the texts they are reading and their own work as authors.
  • TASC Responses: We strongly encourage our children to follow their own interests, learning at home within the topics they are studying in school. The children follow the TASC approach choosing how to research and present their findings. This may be a picture, story, poem, powerpoint, model, poster, film. This work is celebrated in school and takes pride of place in the Learning at Home area in your child's class.
  • http://mashlogin.com/doreprimary/
    Purple Mash
    is our online learning platform, your child should have a user name and a password, if not, please ask their class teacher.
  • Junior Librarian is also available for your child to use online at home. 
  • We recommend using FirstNews as a brilliant way of practising reading and keeping up to date with world news all delivered at a child's level. This newspaper is packed full of articles, photographs, puzzles and much more. Your child also has the opportunity to contribute to the newspaper.
  • http://www.firstnews.co.uk/
    Each year in Spring we take part in the
    FirstNews Reading Challenge through ESCAL. Your child is encouraged to complete the Weekly News Challenge sheet and after a number of weeks earns an achievement certificate.
  • There are computer links to good learning websites in Kids learning.
  • Big Maths Challenge; your child will be involved in a weekly mental maths challenge in school, completing mental maths questions in a given time frame. The scores of each class will be totalled and the class that makes the most improvements each week will be rewarded with a special treat. Please support your child to practise these questions each week.
  • Maths Targets. There is a useful guide to Basic Skills in Maths at the bottom of this page. You will also find there Guides to Reading, Writing and Spelling.
  • Parents may also be interested in practising reading comprehension with children. Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs test a range of skills in the Reading Test. See the leaflet below. We recommend the Collins Series of 5 books if you would like to give your child practice in this aspect of their learning. This should not replace a daily reading slot. 
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