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Home Learning

The aims of home learning are:

  1. To practise, revise, reinforce and consolidate skills, concepts and knowledge previously learnt in school.
  2. To connect learning in school to the real world.
  3. To provide a valuable opportunity for pupils to share their learning with parents/carers.
  4. To prepare pupils as they transfer from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 to Secondary School.

Whole School Home Learning Weekly Programme



Y1 & 2

Y3 & 4

Y5 & 6



Reading & sharing books

5 x a week

10 mins a night

Read & discuss with an adult

5 x a week

15 mins a night

Read to an adult or independently then discuss

5 x a week

20 mins a night

Read to an adult or independently then discuss

5 x a week

20 mins a night


Learn key words or phonemes

4 x a week

Phonics/ spelling practice

4 x a week

Spelling/Grammar practice

 4 x per week

Spellings/ Grammar practice

3 activities per week


Practise counting, recognising & writing numbers from 1 – 20


Practise and learn number bonds (Year 1 & 2), times tables (Year 2)


Complete tasks on Mathletics

4 activities set per week


Year 2 – Complete  Timetables Rockstars

20 mins per week

Complete Timetables Rockstars

30 minutes per week



Please click on the logos below to access TTRS or Mathletics:

Year 2 Class: Times Table Rockstars March Update           Mathletics Logo | ? logo, Poster template, Vector logo

Why not visit the Natural Curriculum website?

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Bringing the Outside In: The Natural Curriculum

Why not visit the BBC Bitesize website?

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Home learning expectations and roles:

Teachers will:

  • Scaffold/ differentiate learning as needed by a group or individual.
  • Provide feedback, where and when appropriate.
  • Monitor that pupils are reading on a regular basis, and this is recognised and celebrated.
  • Monitor completion of tasks and follow up with pupils as appropriate.
  • Communicate with parents if there are any concerns about a child’s home learning and/or share any positives.

Pupils will:

  • Complete any tasks set on time.
  • Respond to feedback given by adults (Parents, teachers, TAs)
  • Have a positive attitude towards home learning and give their best.
  • Be prepared to discuss learning with an adult at home or in school.

Parents will:

  • Provide an appropriate level of support and be actively involved when required.
  • Encourage a positive attitude and praise children for doing their best.
  • Support pupils with the organisation of their time.
  • Encourage increasing independence as their child moves through our school.
  • Communicate with the teacher if there are any issues or concerns. In addition, parents are encouraged to share any positives.
  • Organise a quiet and calm space for their child to complete learning.
  • Encourage discussion around learning in school and that completed at home.

       Example questions could include:

  • What were you able to explain to others today?
  • What did you learn from others today?
  • What challenged you today?
  • Is there anything that you could teach us at home?
  • What were you most proud of today?
  • What learning is coming next?
  • Explain to me…