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Our new scheme is online based and uses educational games to motivate pupils to improve their spelling, punctuation, grammar and maths skills. It is a personalised programme which monitors and guides the pupils as they work. Sumdog creates progress reports within its unique learning engine and gets to know each pupil, leading them through the standards and reporting their progress to their teachers. The skills which the pupils will be working on are aligned to the National Curriculum and are broken down into manageable steps. As the pupils work their way through the different skills, they are rewarded with their own ‘pets’, which motivates them to progress through the areas they are learning about.
Your child’s teacher will set challenges and assessments each week for pupils to complete and these will focus on the skills that have been learned in class that week. We will be introducing Sumdog to the pupils in school and we hope they will be excited about being able to access this engaging scheme at home in place of written homework. Pupils in years 4-6 have already had some experiences of Sumdog to learn times tables facts.
As a result of this, we will be moving away from pupils completing their homework in books and all homework will be based online. Pupils will still be expected to complete their homework by the Tuesday of each week in KS1 or the Monday of each week in KS2 and this will be checked by their teacher. The next challenge will then be set on the following Thursday (KS1) or Wednesday (KS2) with a deadline set for the Tuesday/Monday of the next week respectively.
Sumdog can be accessed on many devices such as desktop computers, laptops or, alternatively, there are apps available for iPhone, iPad and Android.
In preparation for this move to online homework, we are encouraging pupils to experiment and play with the new system and complete the placement trial over this week, to prepare them for it to be used full time from next week. Therefore, no work in the Homework books will be expected to be completed from now onwards.
We welcome your feedback during this time of change and appreciate your continued support.