Flipped Learning

Children are encouraged to watch flipped learning videos before and after lessons to help with their learning. The children have been given their new Google usernames and passwords written in their Personal Organisers and have joined the ‘Optimistic Orion’ Google Classroom page. Please check Google Classroom for the latest piece of homework and to access links to websites and videos! 


We expect that every child in Orion will read with an adult at home at least 3 times a week…more would be fantastic! Please sign this in your child’s P.O. (Personal Organiser) in the diary section, on the date that you have read. This is checked on a weekly basis.


Children are set spellings weekly and tested the following week. Homework for this consists of completing 2 sheets that are glued in to their spelling books which are taken home with them. Children are also expected to complete their set assignment on Spelling Shed at least 3 times for that week. The child with the most attempts on Spelling Shed for their assignment, will be the Star Speller for that week!

Times Tables

Please practice times tables with your child on a weekly basis. It is vital that your child is able to instantly recall all their tables by the end of Year 4. Start with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, then move onto the 3, 4 and 8’s. Little and often is the best way to learn these!


The class may be given Study Ladder log in details. For extra challenge, have a go at the set activities on Studyladder.