In response to parent feedback, home learning is changing for 2022.
There will still be a Bingo grid from which children can select an activity to complete but rather than each week they choose one for the half term. These will be more creative activities related to the topic children are learning. This can be recorded in any way they choose in their Home Learning book, uploaded to Google Classroom (Tapestry for FS) or brought in to school to share with their class at the end of the half term. This half term's Bingo is due on Monday 7th February 2022.
Children have phonics / spellings to learn each week. Children should know all their phonics by the end of year 1 when they take the Phonics Screening Test.
Children are expected to read every day and parents & carers are encouraged to read to their child, whatever their age (this has a big impact on vocabulary development and understanding, especially when reading books above the reading ability of the child).
Children will now have a written English activity each week too which may be a worksheet or a computer-based activity. This work can be recorded in Home Learning books or uploaded to Google Classroom. (Weekly activities for children in years 1 & 2 will alternate between maths and English)
All children will now also have a written maths activity to complete each week which may be a worksheet or a computer-based activity. (Weekly activities for children in years 1 & 2 will alternate between maths and English). Again, this work can be recorded in Home Learning books or uploaded to Google Classroom.
Children in years 3 & 4 will continue to have weekly times tables to learn because they should know all of their times tables by the end of year 4 when they take the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC).
Marking & Feedback
Home learning will not be marked in the traditional way that parents & carers may expect as research shows that 'in the moment' feedback has a better impact on children's learning. So the weekly written activities will either feed into lesson activities, be self or peer marked by the children at the start of a lesson or answers will be provided for marking at home. In this way, children will become independent learners and be able to identify and correct their own mistakes or apply their skills to new situations.
Children in FS (Reception) have weekly phonics to learn and much of this is achieved through reading. Children should share books and read with adults every day.
FS children will also have a Bingo grid from which they can choose an activity to complete and bring in to school at the end of the half term.
Click on the links below and login with your child's personal login details to access Home Learning activities.