Home Learning

Curriculum Overviews

Parents and carers receive a ‘curriculum overview’ sheet each term to outline the areas of learning for their child in that term. 

Home Learning

As a school, we have aimed for an ‘offer’ for all preferences that parents and carers may have for Home Learning. Our minimum expectation with regard to supporting your child at home is for enabling your child/children to:

  • talk about their lives and experiences and to share their feelings
  • read daily (or be read to)
  • learn number facts for quick recall
  • learn spelling patterns.

On the reverse of the Curriculum Overview parents and carers receive a sheet of termly activities linked to the wider curriculum. Each term teachers plan activities ‘challenges’ under ‘learning style’ headings (this is linked to Gardiner’s Multiple Intelligences): Self Smart, Number Smart, Picture Smart, Word Smart, People Smart, Nature Smart, Body Smart and Music Smart.

These activities are more ‘fun’ in some ways and enable children, parents and carers to work together on different mini tasks and project. Children can share these outcomes in school at any point in the term. This Home Learning is our enhanced offer and we will reward children for completion and will celebrate the outcomes (or the things that people bring into school).

Here is a visual summary of the ‘multiple intelligences’ we are using:

Home Learning graphic

In addition, we have the standard weekly offer and parents and carers receive, every Wednesday, a sheet (or sheets) which detail ongoing English and Maths activities (spelling, table/number facts, Reading, Writing and Maths activities). The expectation (quantity) increases as a child goes up the school. This learning is due in on a Monday.  The children have Home Learning books for this. This is our school expectation for Home Learning engagement.

How to support your child

We ask you to support your child's learning at home and in everyday life in the following ways:

  • Read as often as possible, visit the local library and encourage your child to select a variety of books to read
  • Ensure that your child completes their homework
  • Encourage maths concepts in everyday life, for example, when cooking or shopping, to practise times tables and number fact recall and quick mental calculations
  • Play games together such as Scrabble or Connect 4.