What helps children to succeed at Primary? Strong teaching, planning and assessment in the classroom, good supportive teamwork between home and school, and time to play, chat and relax with their families and friends. Young childen thrive on attention and learning through play.
We have a low homework load in the Primary, and instead encourage families to talk with and read to their children at home, sharing quality time together.
1. Daily reading at home
Children must read to an adult for 15 minutes or more each day.
This could be Bug Club, our online reading platform, or one of the print books children will take home each week.
You can access Bug Club Reading and Phonics here: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. Logins are in the format FirstnameInitial (so Samantha Hill would be SamanthaH), with password GeorgeMitchell and school code 6cl7.
2. Weekly Maths Skills Practice
Children must rehearse their maths skills at home at least once a week for 30 minutes, using Mathletics (our online Maths Skills platform) and additional Times Tables practice. You can access Mathletics here. Logins are published on Class Dojo or your teacher will be happy to remind you.
Suggested Curriculum Project
Each Half Term, children are given a suggested practical project to complete with their families. Children love working together with their parents and projects are proudly displayed at school.
We know that some children and some adults LOVE extra homework! Anything extra you do at home will be welcomed and checked by your child’s teacher.
Handwriting Resources – Debbie Hepplewhite
Recommended Publications and Links
Still want more? Try these:
Oak Academy – the Government backed online school, with engaging video lessons and resources in every area of Primary and Secondary learning.
BBC Bitesize – a huge and well made educational resource which is great fun to explore
World Book Day Master Classes – fun activities to engage your inner author
CPG Books – if your child enjoys paper learning and wants more to work on at home, we would recommend these great booklets. The maths, handwriting and spelling booklets are especially good.