Home Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage
In the Early Years we encourage children to take a book home to read with a family member. In Reception a sounds book is sent home weekly for children to practice their phonics. A maths problem solving activity is also sent home every week which can be done together.
Here are some of the activities parents do with their children at home which have a huge impact on children’s readiness to learn and their attainment in school.
- Reading story books and sharing books together
- Playing games together and playing with letter sounds and numbers
- Singing songs and rhymes
- Talking, talking and more talking
- Drawing, painting and craft activities
- Lots of physical activity including helping with the cleaning! The arm movements that children use when sweeping and wiping surfaces help develop the muscles needed to control a pencil
- Play dates with friends
- Getting out and about; trips to the park, shops, whatever the weather! The experience of being out and about in all weathers encourages a range of activities; jumping in puddles, collecting leaves, making a snowman etc and stimulates conversations
Home Learning in KS1 and KS2
Weekly Maths and Reading
Children in years 1 – 6 are set weekly online home learning for reading (Bug Club or Phonics Bug) and Maths (MyMaths). Home learning is set on Friday and should be completed by Wednesday. We expect this weekly home learning to take 20 to 40 minutes each week.
Reading at home
Children are expected to read at home for 15 minutes a day. This can include Bug Club reading, reading paper books and reading e-books. Reading should be logged by the children or parents/carers in the Reading Records.
In years 1 to 6, differentiated spellings are sent home every half term. Learning and practising these at home will support children with their spellings at school.
Every half term (or when a new topic starts) children will be given a Power Project for their new topic. The Power Project is a selection of projects or activities that children can do at home to support their topic learning.
In Year 1 children are expected to continue progressing through the sound books that were given out in Reception.
Year 6 homework
In the lead up to SATS, children will be provided with revision guides and work books which they should work through each week as part of their home learning.
Support Information and Resources
To access the Power Point from the parent workshop on Home Learning please click on the link below:
Ideas for Spelling activities:
Trouble shooting and advice for Bug Club and MyMaths: