We encourage our children to extend their classroom learning at home. Teachers give children ideas for research and extension activities that can be done at home. As our children get older they are encouraged to carry out individual topics at home.
Phonics and Spelling
All our children are asked to learn either sounds or spellings each week and they are regularly tested on these.
We also believe it is extremely important for all of our children to read at home regularly and for an adult to listen to them reading. Our Key Stage 1 children have a reading record that is carried to and from school in a Red Hill book bag. Our older children have a Reading Journal and are encouraged to write a few comments about their current book.
Our younger children are asked to learn their number bonds to 10 and practise counting as well as being set extension work to support their learning in school. Our Key Stage 2 children are expected to know their number bonds to 20 and their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 by the time they are in Year 5. Teachers will also give suggestions for work they can do at home and sometimes this may involve practical work such as weighing and measuring or problem solving. We ask parents to help their children with this work. We do not expect the children to do it completely on their own.
It is extremely important for children to be able to tell the time and we ask parents to reinforce this at home by talking about times such as meal times and bed times. It is very helpful if children can tell the time on an analogue clock as well as a digital clock.
Teachers will often give children websites that will provide a range of mathematical puzzles and games.
Children will enjoy their homework if their parents are involved and spend time with them