Learning at Home

‘Excellent progress is made in reading as, alongside learning the skills to sound out letters, very good activities help pupils easily comprehend what they read.’

Ofsted 2010

Homework activities are set weekly for the children in each year group. The tasks are shared with parents through a weekly information sheet which also gives details of curriculum coverage in each year team during the coming week. Other suggestions for activities to support learning at home, such as suitable websites, are also shared.

We have a wide range of take home fiction and non fiction books in our take home library and all the books are colour coded so that the children can easily select books that are appropriate for their level of ability. Mathematics homework is focused on the development of key mental maths skills.

All children have free access to Espresso, an online learning resource that provides support for learning in school. In order to access the site, parents should contact the school to obtain a password and Acceptable Use Agreement.

This is the recommended programme for learning at home:

Year R
Daily: Phonics 5 minutes, reading 10 minutes, problem solving reasoning and numeracy 5 minutes.

Year 1
Daily: Reading 10 minutes, spelling 5 minutes, mathematics 5 minutes.

Year 2
Daily: Reading 10 minutes, spelling 5 minutes, mathematics 5 minutes.

We have included some extra resources below regarding maths and reading.

Maths Reception 1 Maths Year One 1 Maths Year Two 1
Maths Reception 2 Maths Year One 2 Maths Year Two 2
Maths Reception 3 Maths Year One 3 Maths Year Two 3

Top tips for reading at home with your child.

Helping your child with maths.

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