Home Learning

Home learning consolidates and reinforces skills and understanding in English, mathematics and other curriculum areas, and provides opportunities for parents/carers and children to work together.

Year-group-specific home learning in available on the year group pages – accessible via the Parents page.

This page provides more general information and tips to aid your child’s learning at home.


Reading and writing

Please support your child to read daily and keep a record of their reading in their reading journal. The reading journals are usually checked weekly by your child’s class teacher or teaching assistant.

If you would like to encourage your child to do some extra reading at home, suggest they have a look in our Book Corner for some inspiration as to what book they could read next.

If your child is in Reception to Year 2 why not join Oxford Owl.  It is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading.  You can even download free e-books.

Trips to your local library will help your child foster a love of reading.

Our Handwriting policy may help you in supporting your child develop a cursive script.


Mathematics

In addition to your child’s weekly set home learning, supporting them to learn the multiplication and division facts up to 12×12 will benefit them greatly. As a guide:

  • In Year 1, children are taught counting up in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • In Year 2, children are introduced to multiplication, division facts and repeated addition for numbers 2, 5 and 10
  • In Year 3, children learn multiplication facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables
  • In Year 4, children learn the multiplication facts for the 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables. This is a ‘completing’ year
  • Children are expected to be confident in all their times tables (up to the 12×12) by the start of year 5. Their rapid recall of multiplication facts and ability to apply these facts to multiply and divide larger numbers continues into year 6

Mathletics offers exercises for children to rehearse their times tables in fun ways. Other websites include:

Our Maths Basic Skills outline and Calculation policy may provide further assistance in you supporting your child with other aspects of mathematics at home. Our Standards for Mathematics outline end-of-year expectations for each year group.


Project-based home learning 

We provide project-based home learning in the form of Take-Away Tasks. Each term, we send home six tasks – which link to your child’s Context for Learning. These tasks are designed to develop a range of skills and to promote engagement between parent and child. These are available for download on the year groups pages – accessible via the Parents page.

Why not help your child develop their scientific skills at home? We have developed a range of fun and home-friendly science experiments for you. Let us know how you get on!

Expectations (Standards) for each year group for Science and other areas of the curriculum are available for download.


Thank you for your support with your child’s home learning: it really makes a difference!