Home Learning

Home Learning

The aim of the daily homework is to provide children with the opportunity to practise new skills learnt in the day and consolidate knowledge.    

  • Through regular practice, children improve their ability to problem solve becoming better at making links with all areas of maths and they pick up new ideas quickly in order to move on more readily to the next steps of learning
  • Provides the teacher extra assessment opportunities, where individual children’s understanding is confirmed allowing for further explanation and addressing possible misconceptions.'

Reception to Year 2:

Impact diaries are sent home with activities that are designed to encourage parents to work with their children. This gets sent home once a week and a parent / teacher dialogue is recorded in the diary about how the child coped with the activity. Towards the running up to SATs in the summer term, Year 2 teachers set daily homework of focused SATs style questions.
Year 3 to Year 6:
Homework consisting of 3 or 4 questions relating to the learning of the day is sent home daily. These then get checked the next day as part of a whole class activity or group discussion.

We value the supportive role parents play and encourage links between home and school. We aim to:

  • Involve parents as much as possible in their children’s language development by encouraging them to read with their children, listen to them read and discuss what they have read, and use a school reading diary to encourage the link between home and school
  • Encourage and welcome parents help in listening to children read in school and find their help invaluable


We aim to:

  • Support and encourage pupils’ learning in language by offering opportunities for them to practise skills in their home environment
  • Encourage children to read as much as possible at home. Books are selected to go home in book bags in both schools
  • Set spelling activities according to ability and consolidate or extend work covered in class – spelling rules, spelling words and sentences
  • Additional language work may be offered, or work sent home to be finished, e.g. writing
  • Set phonics activities to help the children learn and practise their letter-sound correspondence for both reading and writing



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