From year 2 upwards, children are expected to complete a piece of Maths and a piece of English home learning once a week. This enables parents to see what their children have been learning about that week as well as giving the children an opportunity to consolidate their learning at home.
English Work-a-Books: The children will be asked to complete a ‘Practising Language’ task. The expectation is that children will complete parts a) and b) of the ‘Practising Language’ activity. If they wish to challenge themselves further they can also complete part c). Set tasks will be written in the back pages of the Work-a-Book where there is also lined paper for your child to make any notes. ‘Thinking Tasks’ will be set on occasion so please take note of the exact tasks written in your child’s book.
Maths Work-a-Books: The children will be asked to complete a ‘Practise Exercise’ where they will have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt. Where possible, the Maths activities will be linked to what the children have been learning in school so it is a good opportunity for them to consolidate concepts already covered. The expectation is that children will complete parts a) and b) of the ‘Practise Exercise’ activity, although if they wish to challenge themselves they can also complete part c). Set tasks will be written in the back pages of the Work-a-Book where there is also squared paper for your child to make any jottings they may feel necessary. ‘Thinking Tasks’ will be set on occasion so please take note of the exact tasks written in your child’s book.
Please note that the children will also bring home books to practise number facts and spellings.
Parents can support their children by reading with them each night and discussing the books they have read. Parent forums are held throughout the year to help support parents with home learning.
The children work very hard at school during the day so we want to keep home learning simple and easy to manage. The concept of ‘little and often’ works best, and can have a great impact.
Home Learning Projects
Occasionally your child will be given a home learning project to complete, which is a great opportunity to get you and your child talking about their learning. These projects are intended to be fun and to extend your child’s learning beyond the classroom. If you have any questions about projects or any aspect of Home Learning, please speak to your child’s class teacher.