Home Learning

Welcome to the Home Learning Page

The tasks set for home learning allow children to practise and consolidate skills they have learnt in school, but also give them a valuable opportunity to share their learning with you.  In Year 6, home learning also serves as preparation for the transition to secondary school, encouraging children to develop the vital life skills of personal organisation and time management. Home Learning will be given to the children every week and will consist of activities related to the Literacy and Numeracy curriculum that the children have been completing in school.  This may consist of activities to consolidate and re-enforce what has been learnt in a lesson, or investigation work linked to a topic. All the activities set will have clear learning intentions and give opportunities for children to succeed and progress. In addition to this, children will be given an Extended Home Learning project each term.


Subject  Activity  Time  Day set / Collected in 
Maths  Activity to consolidate the area of maths learning studied during the week. 

30 minutes

+ 5 minutes daily  mental maths practice 

English Spelling or Grammar Activity.  30 minutes weekly + 5 minutes daily spelling practice  Friday/Friday 
Reading  Daily Reading for Pleasure (including Accelerated Reader). 20 minutes daily  Daily 
Extended Project  An extended home learning project will be set each term. Guidance for each project will be made available in advance of the project and regular 'check-in' timetable to support the children.  See guidance for the project See guidance for the project


According to research, pupils who read at least 35 minutes a day with a 90% comprehension rate on Accelerated Reader quizzes see the greatest gains. Therefore, pupils should have at least 35 minutes set aside for reading during each day. Although pupils have the opportunity to read in school each day, they should also be reading and discussing their reading for a minimum of 20 minutes a day at home. Pupils can quiz on books they have read by logging in to Accelerated Reader:


If you have any questions or queries related to the home learning, please email the class teacher using the class email address below:  (Mrs Gorman and Mrs Luker)  (Miss Farmer)


Autumn Term 1 Extended Home Learning Project: My Twist on a Tale: Stories about Everyday Heroes

Daily Spelling Practice with Spellingframe

Spellingframe includes all the words - both statutory and the example words - from the National Curriculum for Spelling for Year 1 to Year 6. Choose a spelling rule and each word is read aloud and provided within a sentence for context. Pupils can choose to practise a set of words, take a test, or play a game. If they choose to practise they will see and hear the word broken down into syllables and will then be given a series of activities to help them to memorise the spelling. The activities develop increasing independence. If a pupil then spells the word correctly, they move on to the next word. If they make a mistake, they repeat the process to help them to learn the word. If a pupil chooses to be tested, they receive instant feedback. If they make a mistake, they are shown the correct spelling and given a series of activities to help them to remember. 



Daily Mental Maths Practice 

We advise the ‘little and often’ approach to practising mental maths skills, for example, practising number bonds on a car journey or reciting multiplication tables during a walk. The number facts set must be learnt by heart and with immediate recall, rather than allowing the child the opportunity to work the answer out in their head.

The following website are fantastic resources to support children to develop their mental maths skills.