Home Learning

Reading at Home

We ask parents/carers to read with their children as often as possible – this would ideally be on a daily basis but we would hope that it would be at least three times a week.  Reading with your child should not focus solely on the book they bring home in their book bag; we encourage you to share a range of books together and make reading to them a part of your everyday routine, too. When you listen to your child read, please make a brief written comment in the Reading Record books.  More advanced readers may choose to write their own comments in the reading record book or note down the meaning of new vocabulary they have encountered! Children in Reception are given key words to learn on a weekly basis.

Parent / Carer Reading in School

We are always delighted when parents, carers and grandparents come into school to read with children – if you have any time to spare then please let us know. Parent helpers are also instrumental in helping our library to run smoothly, so if you would like to get involved, please do let the office know.

Home Learning

Children in Reception (Dolphin Class) are given a ‘WOW book’ when they begin school.  This book provides them with a forum to record something special they have done at home before sharing it with the rest of the class.

Year 1 (Penguin Class) and Year 2 (Puffin Class) receive topic-based home learning activities. These are generally open ended and the children can choose how to respond and present their ideas.  Penguins will often have a Phonics activity as part of their home learning to reinforce the work being done in school; this can be completed online but we are always able to give paper copies to those who need them.  All children regularly take home Maths games to enjoy with their families and we encourage children to spend time talking about their learning from school at home.

Homework Provision Map

A group of parents recently formed a working party with me to review our homework provision. I met with them, staff and the School Council and am delighted to say that we decided unanimously upon a few simple changes that we have already implemented. Home learning offers children the chance to share what they are experiencing at school with their families; a range of age appropriate tasks are set on a regular basis – please see our provision map for more information.
Kate Turner
Headteacher
Autumn
Spring
Summer
  • Reading book (when appropriate)
  • Key words
  • WOW book
  • Library book
  • Reading book (when appropriate)
  • Key words
  • WOW book
  • Library book
  • Reading book (when appropriate)
  • Key words
  • WOW book
  • Library book
  • Maths games
Autumn
Spring
Summer
  • Reading book
  • Phonics activity (fortnightly)
  • Maths Games
  • Library book
  • Percy Penguin
  • Reading book
  • Phonics activity (fortnightly)
  • Maths Games
  • Library book
  • Percy Penguin
  • Reading book
  • Maths Games
  • Library book
  • Percy Penguin
  • Research activity – suggestions of optional activities that could be done to support the learning in class
Autumn
Spring
Summer
  • Reading book
  • Maths Games
  • Library book
  • Research activity – open ended tasks related to the current topic will be suggested for the half term
  • Reading book
  • Maths Games
  • Library book
  • Research activity – open ended tasks related to the current topic will be suggested for the half term
  • Reading book
  • Maths Games
  • Library book
  • Research activity – open ended tasks related to the current topic will be suggested for the half term
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