We have a new learning platform for spellings, Spelling Shed.
Hopefully the children will have come home enthused about practising their spellings and logging on to see how many honey pots they can earn by being an accurate speller! Each class have been set their spellings as a homework assignment and they should practice these as often as they can through the week. I have asked teachers to give extra honey pot rewards to those children in their class who are putting in that real effort with practising at the weekends or going the extra mile during the week. Your children should also be able to talk to you about their progress on Spelling Shed and whether they are an egg, larva, drone, worker bee, soldier bee or royal bee, depending on the number of points they have accumulated. I know we already have some royal bees in some classes, which is fantastic! Keep reading and practising those spellings!
When your children are practising at home, take a look to see whether they are working as an egg, larva, drone, worker bee, soldier bee or royal bee as this will give you an indicator of how hard they have been working and how accurate their spelling has been. Look to see if they are awarded extra honey pots for their weekend practice too!
Teachers are setting weekly assignments for spelling and you should be practising as much as you can during the course of a week. I know that you are not able to do your weekly hive (tests) at the moment, but you could write down your spellings at the start of the week and then get someone in your family to test you on them at the end of the week. You could then message your class teacher on Teams to let them know how you have got on. They would love to hear from you! It’s really important that you keep up your spelling practice whilst you are at home.