Home Learning

 

Introduction

At St Peter’s we believe that ‘home learning’ supports children’s learning and provides opportunities to further develop the partnership between home and school. It enables children to become independent and responsible learners.

Structure of Home Learning at St. Peters

Home learning should be a positive and enjoyable experience. Should parents have any concerns, they should contact their child’s class teacher who would be happy to discuss any issues.

Year group Type of activity Suggested total time per week
R -Daily reading / Phonics

-Numeral recognition/ high frequency word activities daily

In accordance with individual needs
1 -Daily reading

-Alternate literacy and maths each week

30 minutes
2

 

-Daily reading/times tables
-Weekly Maths

-Home learning grid: 2 activities per half term

45 minutes
3 -Daily reading / times tables
-Weekly Maths

-Home learning grid: one activity per fortnight

1 hour
4 -Regular reading / times tables
-Weekly Maths

-Home learning grid: one activity per fortnight

1 hour
5 -Regular reading / times tables
-Weekly Maths

-Weekly spellings

-Home learning grid: one activity per fortnight

1 hour 30 minutes
6 -Weekly Maths, Literacy, and topic based home learning (including times tables and reading)

-Weekly spellings

-Set at different intervals throughout the week; as one piece is due another is set.

2 hours

From Reception to Year 6, the children are expected to share books and/or read every day, with regular adult acknowledgement in reading diaries. In Years 4-6, we expect the children to continue to read regularly as independent readers with a focus on comprehension skills. Reading at home remains an important aspect of learning and is actively encouraged and rewarded. Reluctant readers and those children who are not yet confident or independent should continue to read at home with an adult as frequently as possible.

A lunchtime home learning club will also be provided to help pupils who may find it difficult to access support or resources at home, or those that do not have time to complete work.