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Home Learning 


We believe home learning is a positive way to engage our parents and carers with the school curriculum and helps to ocnsolidate key skills that are taught in school.  By completing the tasks set, it provides the opportunity to:

  • Help all children fulfil their potential
  • For parents and carers to become more actively involved in the academic development of their children
  • Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Provide engaging and purposeful learning opportunities
  • Extend and consolidate work carried out in the classroom
  • Encourage pupils to develop responsibility, resilience and resourcefulness

In Reception, children regularly take home reading books to share with parents and carers.  On a weekly basis they also take home high frequency words to practise reading and spelling and words linked to phonemes that they are focusing on in class.

Children in years 1 to 6, are provided with a Home Learning Folder with activities to complete during the course of each half term.  These include:

  • A maths workbook (the expectation is that an exercise will be completed each week)
  • Spelling activity each week
  • Reading at least 3 times per week and recorded in the child's reading journal
  • A chosen activity selected from the cross-curricular Home Learning Grid.  This is an opportunity for children to become inspired and to be creative as they select a task based on their preferred learning style.

Each term a copy of the curriculum map is sent home to parents and carers with details of topics that children will be covering.  This allows adults t pro-actively engage with children about their learning.

Home learning grids for Autumn 2015-16

The latest home learning grids will be uploaded shortly.