Larch Class

This week as we start the final term of the year, we are giving a Maths and English Year Group Pack that covers all the objectives for the whole year. This pack is set out in a familiar way as it is similar to the school assessments we do three times a year with the same company HeadStart, which is the reason we have chosen this - supporting children with its familiarity.
 
As we have not been able to teach in the usual ways since the 23rd March, and as some concepts - particularly in maths  - are harder to present and teach online, you will find some of the content will not have been covered, yet this year. Please do let them try as they may be able to use what they know to help them; they may be surprised and proud that they can do it anyway using what they already know to help them. Do be reassured that on return we will - as we always do - teach to the needs of the children so any areas they find hard, or have not fully understood or secured, we will be planning to support once back in school (this, or the next academic year.)
 
The year group pack is only a guidance to the year your child completes. If you feel that a previous year group pack would be better for your child - please do not hesitate to use that. It does not necessarily mean your child is not working in their age group; but possibly that their confidence may need re-building and that the section in the booklet may not have been taught. 
 
We hope that you enjoy the testing of your understanding, knowledge, are not daunted by areas you find trickier and see it as a  working it out as a challenge not a problem. The answers are also provided in a separate document so you can mark your work and where you find there are errors - compare the answer and ask: 'Mmmmm! Where did I go wrong? Can I rethink this to get that answer?'
 
Once classes do come back, there will be an assessment to help us continue to focus the teaching on areas your child need as their needs are the starting point of all we do - emotionally, socially and academically.
Sumdog
You may already be aware of Sumdog (www.sumdog.com) but if not, it is a fantastic interactive maths app and website that most children really enjoy using as they learn by playing games.
 
I have created a login for each child - see the document below - so your child can start learning straight away without fussing about signing up. Some challenges have been set if you want to jump straight into it.
 
I will keep track of progress on the Sumdog website.
 
 
Enjoy!