Home Learning

Homework is an important part of a child’s education.
It offers opportunities to develop particular skills, and involves parents in the learning process.
 
However, many valuable learning experiences are available for children beyond the school day, and we believe that children should have time to develop their social skills and pursue their own interests, whether through organised clubs or in less formal situations; the demands placed on them should therefore not be too great.
 
Aims:
  • To reinforce and practise skills and knowledge learnt at school.
  • To promote parental involvement in children’s learning.
  • To develop independent learning skills.
Supporting Learning at Home.

The parent guides and links below have suggested ideas, resources and activities that you can use at home to support your child's progress:
Summary by Key Stage 
Foundation Stage Year 1 and 2
In the Foundation Stage, weekly overviews will be sent out telling you what the children will be doing in class and an opportunity will be given to parents to send in a WOW star for the child’s learning journal based on that area of the curriculum.
  • In the Autumn Term meetings are held with parents to give them some guidance on ways in which they can support the development of their child’s reading and phonics.
  • Word wallets will be sent home with sight vocabulary to learn once the children are in school full time.
  • Children are encouraged to share a book with an adult most evenings: this could be a book from school, Bug Club, home or the library.
  • Initially the adult will generally be reading to the child and talking about the book with them; later children will bring home books without words that they can share and talk about and then books with words and sentences that they can read to an adult.
  • Parents are asked to complete the child’s reading record after each session and are encouraged to continue sharing a range of books with their child.
  • Mathletics is available to practice and consolidate learning.
In the Autumn Term meetings are held with parents to give them some guidance on ways in which they can support the development of their child’s reading and phonics in Year 1.
  • The class link up will inform parents before the start of the new term / half term what the topic will be and encourage pre learning or research.
  • Phonics/spelling homework to practice a spelling rule or pattern and asking for 3 quality sentences to be written.
  • Word wallets may continue.
  • Children are encouraged to share a book with an adult most evenings: this could be a book from school, Bug Club, home or the library.
  • Parents are asked to complete the child’s reading record after each session and are encouraged to continue sharing a range of books with their child.
  • Mathletics is available to practice and consolidate learning.
  • Spring term extended project related to several curriculum areas.
 
 
 
 
 
Year 3 and 4
Year 5 and 6
Daily reading of a variety of genre.
  • Bug Club.
  • Phonics/Spelling homework will be set individually on a weekly basis.
  • Starz will be used in school and can be accessed at home throughout the year.
  • Mathletics is available to practice and consolidate learning.
  • Autumn term extended project related to several curriculum areas.

 
Daily reading of a variety of genre.
  • Bug Club.
  • Spelling homework will be set individually on a weekly basis.
  • Starz will be used in school and can be accessed at home throughout the year.
  • Mathletics is available to practice and consolidate learning.
  • Any additional revision or practice activities that the teacher feels is appropriate.
  • Summer term extended project related to several curriculum areas.