Homework

The aim of homework at Raddlebarn is:
• to be purposeful, intended to reinforce and support work undertaken in school
• to incorporate different topics and subjects
• to enable a range of skills to be practised
• to support children to become independent learners
• to share children’s learning with parents
• to develop good work habits and self-discipline for the future

Raddlebarn Homework Heroes

This week’s homework is all to do with Walk to School week.
The Homework Hero padlet is here.
The password has been sent to parents in a text message.
Remember to also put your name on your post if you would like to be in with a chance of winning Miss Lowry’s ‘Homework Hero of the Week’. If you post your homework on the padlet, your name will be put into a prize draw.

Once children have completed their homework with the family, why not share and celebrate it on the school’s Padlet page? We have made the Padlet password protected so that the content is safer – parents will receive the password via a text. If you lose the password, please ask at the school office.

Remember, homework is due in on a Wednesday, so Miss Lowry can choose her ‘Homework Hero of the Week’. Also, this term you can be entered into a prize draw every time you post on the school padlet.

See how creative you can be…

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PADLET how to guide

The Role of Parents

We ask for support from Parents for the children’s homework tasks. This will include:
• finding a good time and place for your children to do their homework
• helping your child log onto the their Bug Club and TT Rock Stars homework tasks
• discussing with your child what helps them to concentrate
• encouraging your child to ‘have a go’ on their own or with a family member
• supporting your child if they are stuck
• completing some of the Homework Hero tasks with your child
• being positive about homework tasks
• speaking to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about homework

 

Extra Opportunities

Alongside the Homework Heroes tasks set, we see homework as encompassing a wide range of other possibilities:
• reading with a parent
• a family visit to a local museum
• undertaking individual research for a project at the local library / on the internet.
• learning number facts (addition or subtraction facts / times tables )
• literacy activities, both written and verbal
• being an active member of a sports club or youth organisation
• going swimming

 

Online elements – English and Maths

Go Read – Children’s Digital Reading Record – has changed it’s name to BOOM READER but you can still log in using the usual way…
School code – 04567

Remember that your children’s log in details have been emailed.

Boom Reader – parent-guide-web

Boom Reader – parent-guide-mobile

Boom Reader pupils-guide

https://www.ttrockstars.com

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/raddlebarn

Charanga Music

https://charanga.com/site/log-in/

Charanga helpsheet

 

Other online resources for parents

For password, please contact the school office

 

It can be seen from this list that homework can be a two way process. School sets tasks to be done at home, but are delighted to learn about children’s success in other aspects of their lives and will seek to recognise this in school. Homework should not be a chore, and we want children to see it as an extension of their learning. There may be occasions when some tasks are more challenging or difficult than usual as homework plays a positive role in providing challenge and raising a child’s level of attainment. We also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development.
Thank you for encouraging and supporting your child with their homework each week.

Raddlebarn Virtual Library

Welcome to Raddlebarn’s Virtual Library – we are sad that our actual library is not open at the moment but creating a virtual library has certainly cheered us up. Feel free to browse around and choose any book to read or listen to – all you have to do is click on the book cover in the library and it will direct you to the website to listen or read. Enjoy!

Raddlebarns Virtual Library

Homework Heroes – Family Focus

Our homework approach is family orientated and engages children in a variety of ways – please see details below.

Previous Weeks

10 May – Board Games
3 May – Perseverance

26 April – Saving our Libraries
19 April – Raddlebarn Bake Off

12 April – New Topic
22 March – Build the Power
15 March – Science week
8 March  – Story Book Boxes
1 March – Topic
23 February – TTRockstars
2 February – Safer Internet Day

26 January – Big Garden Bird Watch
19 January – Martin Luther King Day
12 January – New topic
15 December – design a game
8 December – Jumper designs
1 December – Favourite Subject
24 November – Festivals
17 November – Antibullying Week
10 November – New Topic
27 October – Global Goals
20 October – Wear it Pink
13 October – Global Goal
6 October – National Poetry Day
29 September – National Vegetarian Day

22 September – Mental Health
15 September – Travelwise

8 September – New topic, new year!
21 July – Summer Reading Challenge

14 July – Dreams and Aspirations
7 July – Clean Air Superhero
30 June – Maths Week

23 June – National Bring Your Dog To Work Day
16 June – Country of the Month – France

9 June – This half term’s topic
2 June – National Gardening Week
19 May – One World Week
12 May – Walk to School week
5 May – Country of the Month – Thailand

21 April – Raddlebarn Bake Off

28 April – Topic
24 March – TT Rockstars
17 March – Great British Spring Clean
10 March – Country of the Month – Pakistan
3 March – Topic
17 February – Country of the Month – Brazil
10 February – Children’s Mental Health Week
3 February – Global Goals

27 January – Big Garden Bird Watch
20 January – Chinese New Year
13 January – Australia Day
6 January – New topic

9 December – Winter traditions

2 December – unique talents
18 November – Antibullying Week
11 November – Road Safety
4 November – Topic
28 October – Diwali
14 October – World Food Day

7 October – Black History Month
30 September – Keeping Fit
16 September 2022 – Reading
9 September 2022 – Topic

18 July 2022 – Commonwealth Games
8 July 2022 – Art Week
1 July 2022 – Wimbledon
24 June 2022 – French Festival of Music
17 June 2022 – Clean Air Day

10 June 2022 – Cannes Film Festival
27 May 2022 – The Queen’s Jubilee

20 May 2022 – The Big Plastic Count

13 May 2022 – Walk to School
6 May 2022 – Favourite Number
29 April 2022 – Topic Focus
1 April 2022 – Transient Art
25 March 2022 – Endangered Animals
18 March 2022 – Raddlebarn Bake Off

11 March 2022 – International Women’s Day
4 March 2022 – The Masked Reader
18 February 2022 – Timestables
11 February 2022 – Children’s Mental Health Day
4 February 2022 – Safer Internet Day
28 January 2022 – National Story Telling Week
21 January 2022 – Martin Luther King Day
7 – 14 January 2022 – Big Garden Bird Watch
17 December 2021 – Well Earned Rest!

10 December 2021 – Football Mascot Competition
3 December 2021 – Festivals

26 November 2021 – Board Games
19 November 2021 – Road Safety Week

12 November 2021 – World Kindness Day

5 November 2021 – Fireworks Night

22nd October 2021 – Autumn

15th October 2021 – World Food Day

8th October 2021 Black History Month

1st October 2021 – National Poetry Day

24th September 2021 – New Topic

17th September 2021 – Reading

10th September 2021 – Time Capsule

16th July 2021 – National Picnic Month

9th July 2021 – Art Week

2nd July 2021 – Reflection
25th June 2021 – Shakespeare Day

18th June 2021 – Father’s Day

11th June 2021 – Bike Week

28th May 2021 – World Environment Day

21st May 2021 – Elmer Day
14th May 2021 – Walk to School Week
7th May 2021 – Screen Free Week
30th April 2021 – Bake Off

23rd April 2021 – RSPB Wildlife Challenge

1st April 2021 – Easter Egg Garden

26th March 2020 – New Logo

19th March 2020 – Red Nose Day

12th March 2020 – Mother’s Day

18th Dec 2020 – Break

11th Dec 2020 – World Human Rights Day

4th Dec 2020 – Festivals

27th Nov 2020 – Switch Off Fortnight

20th Nov 2020 – Road Safety Week

13th Nov 2020 – World Kindness Day

6th Nov 2020 – Remembrance Day

23rd Oct 2020 – United Nations Day

16th Oct 2020 – World Food Day

https://padlet.com/raddlebarnhomework/worldfoodday

9th Oct 2020 – World Mental Health Day

https://padlet.com/raddlebarnhomework/health

2nd Oct 2020 – Black History Month

https://padlet.com/raddlebarnhomework/blackhistory

25th Sept – Reading

Here is this week’s homework link https://padlet.com/raddlebarnhomework/reading

18th Sept – Great British September Clean

https://padlet.com/raddlebarnhomework/keepbritaintidy

11th Sept – Topic

https://padlet.com/raddlebarnhomework/newtopic