Home Learning describes work which is set to be completed outside the school timetable and represents an extension of the learning activities provided and organised through the school curriculum.
It is a direct way of more closely involving parents in their child’s education and gives pupils the opportunity to practise at home the tasks done in class. It also helps children to become confident and independent in their learning, which will help throughout their time at school, and in adult life.
The most important way to support your child at home is by reading together daily but we accept this is not always possible. We would like the children to read at least 5 times weekly and if they achieve this they will receive a reward at the end of term. All children are provided with a reading record, which you are encouraged to complete whenever you hear your child read.
Children in Reception/Key Stage 1 and 2 have weekly spellings sent home. From Y2 the children are asked to learn their times tables.
Teachers send home class letters at the beginning of each term with details of how you can support your child at home. All children are given targets and these are shared with parents at parents’ evening.
Every child also has a Times Tables rockstars account, where they are expected to practise their times tables at home every week. Teachers check this in school.