Contact Us

Telephone:
01946 372656

Emergency Mobile:
07872 181619

Email:
admin@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk
head@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk

Postal Address:
Lowca Community School,
Lowca,
Whitehaven,
CA28 6QS.

Homework

Research has shown that listening to your child read is a very significant feature in promoting and supporting their progress in school.

When supporting young readers please

  • Talk about pictures.
  • Encourage your child to use their finger to point to the words as they read.
  • If they get stuck on a word remind them to break the word into sections and “sound” out letters then try smoothing them together.
  • If the word is tricky to sound out e.g. “laugh” ask them to “read on to the end of the sentence” and this really helps them develop context skills.
  • Once they’ve worked out the new word, really praise them and ask them to go back and re-read the sentence…”now you’ve cracked the code on that tricky word” and again praise your child’s success.  At the end, talk about the story.  It’s a lot more fun and enjoyable, if this happens in a comfy, quiet place with the T.V. off.

Having fast recall of number facts is like having a calculator in your head and helps the children solve numerical problems and more easily acquire mathematical concepts.  Playing card games like pontoon are a good way to practice adds and takeaways within 21.

Support

We ask for you to support your child’s learning by reminding them to complete their homework which is:

Read aloud to an adult each school night and answer the question the adult writes down, then the adult will date, comment, and sign the book. Write out a set of spellings each school night in their books.

Yrs. 1 and reception, practise the phonics and spellings in their purple books, Yrs. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, practise their times tables in their books.

Your child can also have fun playing and learning on line. Here are the instructions for how to get on to their sumdog and spelling shed accounts.

Spelling shed

Type ‘spelling shed’ into the google chrome search box and click search.  In the top right click on ‘sign in’ option, select the ‘play a game’ option.  Next, enter your username and password which can be found inside the front cover of child’s yellow reading journal, now you can play and learn on your device!

Sumdog

Type ‘sumdog’ into the google chrome search box and click search.  Next, select ‘sumdog’ (if more than 1 comes up it’s the option with https://www.sumdog.com>user>sign –in underneath it).  Next, enter your user name and password which can be found inside the front cover of child’s yellow reading journal, then click on ‘log in’.  Now you can play and learn on-line.