Homework (including optional home learning)

Infant School Home Learning

Homework should be enjoyable, build on children’s learning and also be something that enables a parent to share in their child’s learning.

At the Infant School we give the children in Reception home learning tasks to complete, and these are shared via tapestry every week.

Years 1 and 2 have home learning folders and books that come home weekly, generally on a Wednesday. The folders may have resources in to help them at home with the tasks.

Every week there is optional home learning activities that are an ‘I can’ statement, and they can then decide how they complete the task, and how they present it.

Below is the core home work we would like every child to complete weekly.

Reading

To support your child with becoming a confident reader we would like each child to read to or with an adult at least three times every week. If you read a story to your child and discuss it, add this in too. Please also ensure you are asking those questions to develop your child’s skills and abilities as a reader. Please write a note in your child’s reading record, which will be checked by their teacher every week. Please ensure reading records are in school every day.

Children who have read at home will be awarded dojo points: 1 point if they have read 3-4 times, 2 dojos if they have read 5 or 6 times and 3 dojos if they have read 7 times or more.  If children haven’t read three times they may need to do this at another time.

TT Rockstars and Numbots

Each child in years one and two have log ins for this from October 2019. It would be beneficial if your child could do 20-30 minutes of independent work on this each week.

Purple mash spelling/maths games

Each child in years one and two have log ins for this from October 2019. It would be beneficial if your child could do 20-30 minutes of independent work on this each week.

 

Junior School Home Learning

Homework should still be enjoyable, build on children’s learning and also be something that enables a parent/carer to share in their child’s learning or to work more independently ready for the next stage of their education.

There are optional home learning activities on the bottom of the curriculum newsletters which are emailed half termly direct to parents/carers. These are also on this page.

Below is the core home work we would like every child to complete weekly. Please note Year 6 have separate homework books provided by the school, where they will have designated activities to complete to ensure they support the learning that has taken place in school.

MyMaths

There is an expectation that children will complete 30 minutes of independent MyMaths at home each week. This does not need to be done at once, for example it can be broken into three, 10 minute slots.

Times tables

Children will have access to Timestable Rockstars, an online platform to practise their tables. In Key Stage 2, children are expected to become confident in knowing their times tables in a random order. Practice and repetition are the main ways to learn, and Timestable Rockstars makes this enjoyable and adds an element of competition.

Reading

To support your child with becoming a confident reader we would like each child to read to an adult at least three times every week. Please also ensure you are asking those questions to develop your child’s skills and abilities as a reader. Please write a note in your child’s reading record, which will be checked by their teacher every week. Please ensure reading records are in school everyday.

Children who have read at home will be awarded dojo points: 1 point if they have read 3-4 times, 2 dojos if they have read 5 or 6 times and 3 dojos if they have read 7 times or more.  If children haven’t read three times they may need to do this at another time, which may include lunch times.

Spellings

Please look at the list of spellings shared with you by your class teachers. Children are expected to learn and spell these spellings in the independent writing so it would be beneficial if your child could do at least 20-30 minutes of independent work on these each week.

Curriculum News and Homework

We always try to keep you informed about our learning and what’s going on in school by sending home our topic webs, curriculum plans, information letters and texts, but if you’d like a reminder of what’s being taught each half term here’s our current Curriculum Plans. From Spring 2 2019 our homework tasks are shared at the end of these documents for Reception to Year 6. If you would like any more information about our curriculum at either school please contact your class teacher or either school office.

Reception

Reception

With these ‘information for parents’ booklets, you will find a plan to show the big picture of the work Reception children will be doing each term. Please share this with your child and try to get your child to answer a few of the questions each day.

Autumn 2 2019

Reception Autumn 2 Topic Web

Autumn 1 2019

Summer 2 2019

Summer 1 2019

Spring 2 2019

Spring 1 2019

Year 1
Year 2