Home learning provides crucial support for learning in school and we work in partnership with parents to ensure that homework is relevant, useful, manageable and also engaging and enjoyable. As well as helping children to embed key facts and skills, home learning is a great opportunity for children to share the amazing work they have been doing in school with their grown-ups at home.
Home Learning as practice of key skills
Practice of key skills at home need only take a few minutes a day but the impact it have on progress is huge. As a minimum we ask that children have the opportunity to complete the following at home each week:-
- Reading at least three times a week. This can vary depending on the age and confidence of the child. Children can practice and share their reading by reading out loud to an adult, or as children become more confident, they can record themselves in Reading Journals and maybe just explain key points about their independent reading to an adult. Time when an adult reads to a child is also crucial to promote a love of books.
- Number fact learning at least three times a week. Again this will vary depending on the age of the child but could include practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s in Key Stage 1, or could be learning timestables in Key Stage 2. Using Mathletics regularly will help children improve number fluency and speed up recall of key facts.
- Regular practice of spellings. Spellings are sent home weekly to practice.
Home Learning as enrichment
In addition to the practice of key skills, children also have the opportunity to choose a task each week from the Home Learning Grid in their Home Learning Books. Tasks vary from simple 1 point tasks ideal when time is tight over a week, to 5 point tasks which will take more time and provide children with an opportunity to show their creativity around the learning for the term.
Please click on the side bar to view the Home Learning Grid for each year group and please do contact your child’s Class Teacher if you have any questions regarding Home Learning.