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Spring Term Home Learning Guide
This term the metacognition strategy we are learning about is bullet points. Bullet points are a useful tool to help us summarise knowledge and show that we have understood what we have read or heard.
We have devised some simple tips to help your child this term with this new strategy, so they can begin to understand the benefits of bullet points and how It can help them learn.
Bullet points are an excellent example of one of our reading vipers – It is about organising the important pieces of information into a bullet pointed list.
There are different ways to organise the bullet points. They can be done in one long list or can be organised under separate headings related to different areas within the topic. For younger children they might want to use pictorial representations of the topic, if this is how they learn best. If your children want to, they could also colour code the points that they find hardest or easiest to remember.
Bullet points are key words or phrases that will help you remember information you have retrieved. Each key word is a different bullet point and they are not written as complete sentences.
To help we have made a model of the bullet point strategy, to show what could be expected from a younger child. This model is about hedgehogs, a Year 1 theme from last term, but please remember to make your bullet points list using the new knowledge organiser and information sent home. We look forward to sharing your child’s home learning with them and thank you for your support.
A video explaining the new homework guidance can be viewed at: