At Greenside we believe that home learning is an opportunity for students to further explore the learning that has inspired them in class and to create enthusiastic, independent learners.
Reading at home should be an enjoyable activity for all and we try to foster the idea of reading for pleasure through our Reading Tree at Greenside and by offering various reading challenges at home. We follow the National Curriculum spelling lists as part of the weekly home learning in all year groups and follow this up with weekly spelling tests and spelling bees across our GGL Federation academies. These spelling lists are included on our website.
Most classes receive their home learning assignments on the same day at the start of the week and hand it in the following week. To help Y6 prepare for the life at secondary school, they receive a single piece of home learning each night to be handed in the next day.
We are always willing to support students with time and a space to complete home learning tasks at Greenside before or after school should they need it.
As well as reinforcing and extending our students’ Reading, Maths, spelling and grammar knowledge through home learning, we also like to provide regular creative challenges that allows the students, and the whole family for that matter, to produce something artistic linked to themes running through the whole of Greenside.
At Greenside ICT is also an integral part of our learning experience and this is mirrored through our home learning provisions.
Students are able to challenge themselves against the rest of the world through our Mathletics programme where they complete assignments to gain points and rise up the rankings.
Our students’ fluency of times tables is absolutely fundamental to their ability to tackle both arithmetic and reasoning problems. Therefore we give our students the chance to become a “Rock Star Legend”in Times Table Rock Stars!
Below is also a selection of websites we have found useful for home learning and are always looking out for other interesting ways to continue learning beyond the classroom.
Greenside Student Maths Leaders
These Maths Movies have been created by our Greenside Student Maths Leaders. They thought that they might be helpful for our families to understand how we teach certain concepts and the language we use, but also for our students to use in or out of school.
Y3 – Addition: Expanded Column Method with Exchanging by Ariadne.
Y4 – Addition: Column Method with Exchanging by Ariadne.
Y1 – Make 10 and then… by Ariadne.
Phonics – Little Wandle – Letters & Sounds
Please follow this link to see how to pronounce the different sounds your child will use in phonics sessions.