Home Learning

All parents are encouraged to contribute to their child's development by providing a rich and varied home life with discussion between adult and child, using books, writing and drawing materials, imaginative and creative toys and a careful selection of television and programmes and use of ICT (including Google Apps and blogging).

The type and amount of homework set by teachers varies depending on the age and ability of the pupil.

Our current Homework Policy can be found here.

Reception Year – Barley & Chickpea Classes

Reading

Parents are encouraged to enjoy books with their children through reading to them, looking at books with them and helping them to recognise information signs etc. 

The children will have access to a variety of books-They will have an ORT book that goes home with them once a week, their library book and the books allocated to them on BugClub.

Phonics and Keywords

Children take home phonics sounds books, high frequency reading words and scheme books for them to read to an adult on a weekly basis.

Other activities

Towards the end of Year R, homework activities will be spellings.

School Library Service - Year R Recommended Reads

Year 1 – Oat & Maize Classes

Weekly activities

Reading, spellings and keywords.

Time allocation

Up to 1 hour per week

When?

Given out on a Monday.

School Library Service - Year 1 Recommended Reads

Home-based Learning Projects

Across the year the children will also be given three challenges related to their topic. The children can choose how to complete this challenge in their own creative way.

Term Set

Linked to Topic

Reason

Autumn 1

The Great Fire of London

Learning enhancement

Spring 2

Our backyard

Learning enhancement

Summer 1

Once upon a beanstalk

Learning enhancement

Year 2 – Corn & Wheat Classes

Weekly activities

Reading, spellings, Times tables (2s, 5s, 10s) and a weekly English or Maths activity.

Time allocation

Up to 1 hour per week

When?

Given out on a Monday and handed in the following Monday.

School Library Service - Year 2 Recommended Reads

Home-based Learning Projects

Across the year the children will also be given three challenges related to their topic. The children can choose how to complete this challenge in their own creative way.

Term Set

Linked to Topic

Reason

Autumn 1

Explorers

Learning enhancement

Autumn 2

Material Madness

Pre-learning for Spring 1

Spring 2

African Adventure

Learning enhancement

Year 3 – Poppy & Quinoa Classes

Weekly activities

Reading, spellings, times tables and a weekly English or Maths activity.

Time allocation

Up to 1½ hour per week

When?

Given out on a Monday and handed in the following Monday.

School Library Service - Year 3 Recommended Reads

Home-based Learning Projects

Across the year the children will also be given three challenges related to their topic. The children can choose how to complete this challenge in their own creative way.

Term Set

Linked to Topic

Reason

Autumn 1

Light and Dark

Pre-learning for Autumn 2

Spring 1

France

Pre-learning for Spring 2

Summer 1

Romans

Learning enhancement

Year 4 – Rye & Sunflower Classes

Weekly activities

Reading, spellings, times tables and a weekly English or Maths activity.

Time allocation

Up to 1½ hour per week

When?

Given out on a Monday and handed in the following Monday.

School Library Service - Year 4 Recommended Reads

Home-based Learning Projects

Across the year the children will also be given three challenges related to their topic. The children can choose how to complete this challenge in their own creative way.

Term Set

Linked to Topic

Reason

Beginning of Autumn 1

Amazon Adventure

Learning enhancement

End of Autumn 2

Tomb Raiders / Mau

Pre-learning for Spring 1

End of Spring 2

Vicious Vikings

Pre-learning for Summer 2

Year 5 – Farro Class

Weekly activities

Reading, learn/consolidate spellings and times table facts and a weekly English or Maths activity..

Presentation

Prepare a presentation on a given topic once a term.

Time allocation

Up to 2 hour per week

When?

Given out on a Thursday and handed in the following Thursday.

School Library Service - Year 5 Recommended Reads

Home-based Learning Projects

Across the year the children will also be given three challenges related to their topic. The children can choose how to complete this challenge in their own creative way.

Term Set

Linked to Topic

Reason

Autumn 1

Mayan Madness

Pre-learning for Autumn 2

Spring 1

Lost in Space

Pre-learning for Spring 2

End of Spring 2

I’m an evacuee!

Pre-learning for Summer

Year 6 – Rice Class

Autumn Term

   

Weekly activities

Monday 

Maths or English activity due in a week later.

 

Friday

Spellings (following a spelling rule) tested one week later

Spring Term

   

Weekly activities

Monday

Maths (reflecting the revision topic) due in a week later.

 

Friday

Spellings (following a spelling rule) tested one week later.

 

Friday

Literacy (reading or grammar and punctuation) due in one week later.

Summer Term

   

Weekly activities until SATs week

Monday

Maths (reflecting the revision topic) due in a week later.

 

Friday

Spellings (following a spelling rule) tested one week later.

 

Friday

Literacy (reading or grammar and punctuation) due in one week later.

School Library Service - Year 6 Recommended Reads

Home-based Learning Projects

Across the year the children will also be given three challenges related to their topic. The children can choose how to complete this challenge in their own creative way.

Term Set

Linked to Topic

Reason

Autumn 1

Ancient Greeks

Pre-learning for Autumn 2

Autumn 2

Power and Glory

Pre-learning for Spring 1

Spring 1

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Pre-learning for Spring 2