At The James Oglethorpe Primary School we believe in teaching the whole child. We celebrate achievements and look forward to our children being passionate learners. You will find many of our achievements on our school newsletter – ‘The Friday Flyer’, as well as our facebook page and school blog.
As a school, we have subscribed to a wide range of online learning resources which we have bought to enhance children’s learning. Please do encourage your child to use these websites to support their learning. Children without internet access at home, need a letter from yourselves to let us know so that we can identify them specifically and they can then complete their online homework in school. Older children are encouraged to use the public libraries who offer free internet access. These resources are often used to set online homework. Your child will be given an on-line learning letter at the beginning of each academic year with their personal passwords. Please ask your child’s teacher if you do not have an up to date list of passwords.
My maths www.mymaths.co.uk
On my maths we set the children homework based around what we have been learning in class and we recommend that children in Year 6 use it as a revision tool to enable them to focus on the areas of maths where they feel weaker.
Children can log onto Mathletics and work through maths tasks based about the curriculum objectives we work on at school. The children may be set a homework task on here, but can also choose an area that they would like to complete. The children are awarded points for each correct answer they get, if the children get 1000 points or more in a week they are awarded a bronze certificate which you can print should you wish. Once the children have earned 4 bronze certificates they will be awarded a silver certificate; the silver certificates will be printed off by us and awarded to them during a whole school assembly. Ultimately, they can achieve a Gold award.
Through the mathletics website the children can also access Spellodrome, where they are able to practise spelling and spelling patterns that are learnt in class. Spellodrome also includes a live spelling competition which will help with both your child’s spellings and their keyboard skills.
Bug club www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
On bug club the children have a number of books that have been individually allocated your child by their teacher. The children should read the books and answer questions based on them online to support their development of reading and comprehension.
Spag.com (spelling, punctuation and grammar) www.spag.com
On this website your child’s teacher will set them an activity or test to support the children’s spelling, punctuation and Grammar objectives that they are learning at school. Once children have completed the test, they are encouraged to review their work to see where they have made mistakes. This is a good way for them to understanding their strengths and weaknesses and to learn from them before completing the next test. In the upper juniors, homework is set weekly and tests should be completed by Wednesday morning in order that we can go over any questions that have caused the majority of the class difficulties and where necessary, we can work with small groups of children if they are having greater difficulties. In lower juniors and key stage 1 you will be advised when homework is set on this site.
This is a site where children can learn foreign languages. As French is our chosen language to study, any work set will be in French, but children are free to learn other languages too. It is also really useful for children who are learning English as their second language.
Please do encourage your child to use these excellent resources.