Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the general information about home learning and some resources which are available..
Reading at home
In Key Stage 1 this is really an important way that you can help your child. As they progress in their reading, so their access to the whole curriculum opens up.
We will send each child home with a reading book or books matched to their phonic ability and a reading journal during the first full week of term. After that, new books will be issued weekly on your child's guided reading day, which will be written on their reading journal once groups start in Week 3. Books will then be changed each week on this day, as long as they are brought in to school. If they need changing more frequently, or if you forget to send them in on the guided reading day, they can be put by your child into the book change box at the front of the classroom in the morning and an adult will support with an additional change. Children will have a Reading Journal in which you can record their reading frequency, and any notes you like. We will write IN the log when an adult reads with your child.
Year 1 and 2 children should read with an adult every day if possible. This might be sharing and talking about a picture book, an adult reading a bedtime story, or the child reading aloud from their school book or one from home that they can read fairly easily. The Reading Journal also contains a selection of reading-related activities to do regularly and a summary of common exception words that year 1 and 2 children should be able to read and spell correctly. The Reading Journal should be brought into school each day, but particularly on their Guided Reading Day.
In Year 2, Children will be organised into spelling groups according to their current ability. They will be given up to 10 words, linked to their in-class phonics sessions or spelling teaching, to learn each week. We will practise the spelling words in class using a variety of methods, and send home a Look/Cover/Say/Write/Check sheet for you to practise at home. Spelling tests will be on Thursday. Spellings will be sent home in paper copy each Friday, but further copies and a summary will be posted in the Home Learning section of the website during the first full week of term.
For Year 1 children, learning and testing of spellings will not start in the first half term. The common exception words for Year 1 are attached to the Home Learning section of the class page and it would be super if you could learn to read and write these with your child, at their own pace. These are the words that must be spelled correctly by the end of Year 1.
Initially, home learning for maths will focus on fact derivation and recall, particularly number bonds. Suggestions will be found on the weekly learning sheet in the blue homework book. This will be for Year 1 and 2 children.
Year 2 children will bring home a 99 Club sheet to practise each week starting in Week 3.
Later in Year 2, children will participate in Times Tables Rockstars to support the children with times tables. More information will be found in the Home Learning section of the website at the appropriate time. Each child will be given heir own TTRS log-in, in time.
Home Learning Project - to start in Autumn 2
At the end of each half term (except the first in Kingfisher Class), we ask the children to make a presentation about an area of personal interest linked to our topic work. In the past we have had posters, stories, home videos, powerpoints, quizzes, models, cookery, art, music. Please read the header at the top of the project suggestions sheet; the key point is that the child takes ownership of the project and achieves most of the work independently with a little help from a supportive adult.
As well as the weekly suggestions for home learning, below you will find some general learning resources which you might like to try.