Our Early Years classrooms are for ages 2+. This age group is working on developing their fine and gross motor skills, that are gaining independence, and developing their social skills through play.
From September 2020, homework is now set and submitted using google classroom.
To support parents to use google classroom with their children, we have created the following guides.
If you have any questions about using google classroom please email Miss Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spellings and Homework Grids
As part of their homework, the children are asked to learn spellings, write spelling sentences and complete half termly ‘home learning grids’ for their homework. This enables children to practice a wide range of skills at home and to share their learning across the curriculum.
Each week, feedback is given on the work completed on the homework grids, through google classroom. The spellings and sentences are also looked at by the teachers and this information is used to inform teaching and learning in the classroom.
For more information about our homework system, please read the information letters below:
We all know that reading is a fundamental building block for every child to be a successful learner.
At Kenilworth we promote reading through a whole school Reading Rock Stars initiative – every child that reads five times a week is entered into ‘The Mysterious Bag Of Names’ for the chance to win a prize. At the end of each half term the children that have made it into the bag every week are also rewarded – this half term we invited the 51 children that were in the bag every week to a film night after school. They had a fantastic time watching an adaptation of the classic text – Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter.
As part of our home-school agreement, we ask every parent to hear their child to read a minimum of five times per week. This commitment to reading from parents and guardians ensures that all children are given the opportunity to succeed.
Further Home Learning Opportunities
At Kenilworth, we know that we are incredibly lucky to work with such a supportive group of parents who always wish to encourage their children in their learning. Please find below a list of useful books and websites that can support you to help your child at home.
If you are looking for a selection of books to support your child, we recommend the CGP workbooks. They can be found in all good bookshops and are available on shopping websites (e.g. Amazon) or direct from the CGP website https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/. These books are tailored to the 2014 National Curriculum and give good explanations of the topics.
Phonics Play (Phonics Games – EY/KS1)
Purple Mash (Computing, English, Maths and Cross Curricular Games/Activities) Log Ins to follow
BBC Bitesize (English) (KS1)
BBC Bitesize (Maths) (KS1)
BBC Bitesize (English) (KS2)
BBC Bitesize (Maths) (KS2)
Academic Skill Builders (Literacy and maths games) (KS1 & KS2)
Crickweb (Literacy and maths educational games) (KS2)
KidsSpell (Create your own spelling lists & games) (KS1 & KS2)
Fun Brain (Maths, reading and spelling games) (KS1 & KS2)
Learning Games for Kids (Spelling and word games) (KS1 & KS2)
PrimaryGames.com (Spelling rules, incl. vowels, blends, plurals etc) (KS1 & KS2)
ICT Games.com (Look, cover, check game) (KS1 & KS2)
ManyThings.org (Aimed at ESL students but includes useful spelling & vocabulary games) (KS2)
Spelling City (Vocabulary and spelling interactive activities, printable worksheets, games) (KS2)
Keeping Children Safe Online
Keeping safe online
http://parentinfo.org/ This website was developed out of a partnership with CEOP and The Parent Zone and has lots of good eSafety advice.
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ Here you will find eSafety tips, advice and resources to help children stay safe on the internet.
http://www.childnet.com/ – An organisation working directly with children and parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ – The Child Explotation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and writtend specifically for children and young people, parents and carers.
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ – Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been designed by the children’s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
http://www.bullying.co.uk/ – One in fve young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site give advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
https://www.internetmatters.org/ – Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.