Home Learning for English and Maths
The following tracker is for you to keep at home. It is designed to help you and your child keep track of daily practice. Reading is the only required daily practice expected of all children. This should continue to be logged in your child’s Reading Record for daily checking by adults in school. We then ask that you support your child with an additional choice each day between maths practice, spelling practice or extra reading.
Home Learning – Core Subjects
With this flexibility, home learning can be varied and adapted to meet your child’s needs. We encourage you to use your knowledge of your children’s targets and information from parent-teacher conversations to guide your child’s selection for daily practice. The suggested online platforms are listed on the grid as a reminder of where to find practice opportunities:
Maths: IXL and Times Tables Rockstars
Spelling: Spelling Frame
Extra reading: Bug Club, MyON and Curriculum Visions. Or, of course… books, magazines or comics at home.
We recommend keeping the tracker somewhere visible and accessible at home – a fridge or noticeboard may be a good place to serve as a daily reminder. The tracker has been designed so that your child can tick for their daily reading, as well as their daily extra choice of challenge. A carefully-ticked grid should support routine and promote pride in achievements.
Home Learning – Menu of Half-Termly Challenges
Each half term, your child’s teacher will also provide a list of optional challenges from a range of subjects for your child to choose from. Some tasks will review prior learning with the aim of embedding it in their memory and some will focus on the new learning for the half term with the aim of inspiring curiosity and making connections. With these tasks, we encourage you to talk through the options with your child and select ones which they will enjoy and benefit from…and ones you will enjoy doing together! These challenges will be open-ended, creative and – we hope – enticing. We aim to stimulate your child’s sense of being an active and curious learner, with agency to make choices, take ownership, explore their interests and present and express their understanding in a variety of flexible ways.
These tasks can be completed and shared in school at any time across the half term. Your child is invited to bring them in whenever they are complete and share them proudly with their teacher. Opportunities to showcase home learning will give your child a chance to present their achievements to their team for celebration. Super effort will be recognised in assemblies and visits to share with Ms Case or other classes!
Take a look at an example here: Home Learning – Menu of Challenges
Online platforms for Home Learning
Oxford Owl – free e-books
Parents and Carers as Partners
We would like to thank you for all of the ways in which you support your child’s education. In busy family homes, the time taken to read together and practise important spellings and times tables is so valuable. Your encouragement with this combination of short bursts of friendly-feeling, focused daily practice and a range of self-selected projects will be hugely appreciated, and will benefit your child’s progress, as well as their love of learning.
Google Classroom and Remote Learning
Guide to Google Meets
Remote Learning – Guide for Families