Please talk to your child’s class teacher if you have any queries relating to home learning.

 

Year

Reading (Set by class teacher)

Literacy (Set by class teacher)

Maths (Set by maths teacher)

 

Reading diaries are checked once a week to ensure pupils are reading regularly

Set

Due in

Set

Due in

3

5 times a week, signed by an adult

Fortnightly

Friday

Wednesday

Fortnightly Friday

Wednesday

4

5 times a week, signed by an adult

Fortnightly

Friday

Wednesday

Fortnightly Friday

Wednesday

5

5 times a week, signed by an adult

Fortnightly

Friday

Wednesday

Fortnightly Friday

Wednesday

6

5 times a week, signed by an adult

 Weekly

Friday

Wednesday

Weekly Friday

Tuesday

 

 

Rationale
Our ethos at Abbotswood is one of encouraging success and progress and of building learning power and aspiration in every child. Our curriculum delivers the knowledge as well as the lifelong skills that we believe are important for children to become good citizens. Therefore the home-learning system we have developed, in consultation with staff, children and parents, supports this ethos and aims to create a ‘love of learning.’

Home– learning expectations

  • Reading - Children are expected to read five times a week and record what they have read in their reading diary. Reading diaries are to be returned once a week (day speci-fied by class teacher) so that the number of times read can be checked. Children are rewarded for reading five times a week with a tick on the chart and three ticks equates to a star. These question starters will help you to support your child with reading comprehension when they are reading with you.
  • Maths - Children are expected to be able to rapidly recall their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and recall their multiplication facts and corresponding division facts up to 12 x 12 during their time at Abbotswood. Each child has a maths passport in school where their achievements will be recorded and maths targets will be set from this.

Home learning challenges

  • Each year group will create 5 challenges that link to the current learning unit and that are cross-curricular. This will appeal to the different skills and talents of the children in that year group as well as giving choice and developing independence.
  • The challenges will be given out at the start of each half term and the deadline will be at the end of half term (date set by year group).
  • Children can choose how many and which challenges they complete. Linked to the challenges there will a graded certificate system, bronze, silver and gold (see below), which the children will be awarded with at the end of each half term depending on how many challenges the children complete. This way all children will be rewarded.
  • All children have to evidence the challenges they have completed and can either bring in each challenge once finished or work on it over the half term and bring all evidence of the challenges in together.
  • At the end of the year, we will be inviting all the children, who have achieved a gold award every half term, to a special reward to celebrate excellent learning and learning behaviours.

Bronze - 1 challenge
Silver - 2 challenges
Gold - 3 challenges