St John's Primary School

St John's Primary School

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Supporting Learning at Home

Supporting Learning at Home

St John’s values the work that parents do in providing experiences at home that enrich and add context to the work done in school.  The school sets tasks for children to share with their parents/carers at home that support the work being done in school. 

Types of homework
We set a variety of homework activities:

In the Foundation Stage and at Key Stage 1:

  • Children should read for a few minutes each evening
  • We set sound or spelling work or grammar work
  • We ask that parents help their children with letter formation

In lower Key Stage 2:

  • Children should read for ten minutes each evening
  • We set spelling work
  • Children do one book review / topic   activity  each half term
  • We set weekly maths/grammar homework

In upper Key Stage 2:

  • Children should read each evening
  • We set spelling work
  • Children do one book review / project each half term
  • We set weekly maths/grammar/comprehension homework  

We also suggest practical numeracy games and activities for  parents and children to share.

We send a curriculum newsletter home at the beginning of each term, requesting that parents promote school based learning by taking their children on outings, talking to their children and choosing books from the library that support the work being covered.  We suggest ICT based activities for History and Geography for parents and children to share.  We also suggest PHSCE activities for the family to take part in. 

 

Reception

Years 1 & 2

Approximately 1 hour per week

 

15 minutes per evening

Reading / sounds or spellings or grammar / handwriting /  maths activities

Years 3 & 4

Approximately 1.5 hours

per week

 

20 minutes per evening

Reading / spellings / handwriting /book reviews / maths activities

Years 5 & 6

30 minutes per day

 

30 minutes per evening

Reading / spellings / handwriting /book reviews / maths activities / science

 

 

To assist with phoneme learning at home. Please find some videos recorded by Mrs Kowal.

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