Home Learning

Home Learning

At St Alban’s we believe that home learning adds value and support to the progress pupils make in school.

 

Home learning at St Alban’s is based on giving our pupils a balance between:

  • Making their own choices on their learning AND

  • Teacher directed learning (based on prior learning and challenge needed).

     

We consider home learning to be a valuable element of the learning and teaching process, believing that it provides children with the opportunity to practise skills taught in class, develop independent learning skills and begin to recognise that learning takes place beyond the classroom.

The grid below outlines what we as a school expect children to do daily and over a half term. The appendix shows clearly what is compulsory and what is non-compulsory.

We know that when children are in control of their learning and are able to make choices for themselves, they will be more motivated to succeed and standards of learning will be higher.

 

Home learning expectations grid

 

Daily – compulsory

 

Weekly - compulsory

Weekly – non compulsory

 

Throughout the half term – compulsory

Reception

  • Read to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Parent to write a comment in their child’s reading record.

 

  • Have you finished a home learning task this week?
  • Half termly project based on the topic.

Year 1

  • Read to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Parent to write a comment in their child’s reading record.
  • Practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
  • Child to write in their reading record about what they have enjoyed about the book following a sentence starter given by the teacher.
  • Have you finished a home learning task this week?
  • Home learning project based on the topic.

Year 2

  • Read to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Parent to write a comment in their child’s reading record.
  • Practise times tables and division of 2’s, 3’s 5’s and 10’s.
  • Child to write in their reading record about what they have enjoyed about the book following a sentence starter given by the teacher.
  • Have you finished a home learning task this week?
  • Home learning project based on the topic.

Year 3

  • Read to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Parent to write a comment in their child’s reading record.
  • Child to record the page number they have read up to.
  • Practise times tables and division of 3’s, 4’s and 8’s.
  • Child to choose a question from the front of their reading record and write a written response.

 

  • Have you finished a home learning task this week?
  • Home learning project based on the topic.

Year 4

  • Read to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Parent to write a comment in their child’s reading record.
  • Child to record the page number they have read up to.
  • Practise times tables and division up to 12 X 12.
  • 10 minutes instrumental practice.
  • Child to choose a question from the front of their reading record and write a written response.
  • Have you finished a home learning task this week?
  • Home learning project based on the topic.

Year 5

  • Read to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Parent to write a comment in their child’s reading record.
  • Child to record the page number they have read up to.
  • Revision of times tables and division up to 12 X 12.

 

  • 10 minutes instrumental practice.
  • Child to choose a question from the front of their reading record and write a written response.

 

  • 1 task to be completed from the home learning grid.

 

  • Home learning project based on the topic.

Year 6

  • Read to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Parent to write a comment in their child’s reading record
  • Child to record the page number they have read up to.
  • Revision of times tables and division up to 12 X 12.
  • 20 minutes instrumental practice.
  • Child to choose a question from the front of their reading journal and write a written response.

 

  • 1 task to be completed from the home learning grid.

 

  • Home learning project based on the topic.