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Together we Thrive

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Wheatley CE Primary School

Together we Thrive

English Home Learning

Our Home Learning Approach

Home learning at Wheatley covers the things that children do outside of normal school hours that contribute to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Home learning encompasses a whole range of activities instigated by teachers and parents to support children's learning and development.

 

What does home learning look like? 

The key focus at every age is on the core skills with a supplementary home learning project each term. There are specific home learning procedures for reading and writing.

 

Reading Home Learning

Age Group Reading Activities/Tasks
Reception

A minimum of 5 reads recorded on the reading record sheet each week

Completion of a weekly reading challenge for reception pupils

Years 1 and 2

A minimum of 5 reads recorded on the reading record sheet each week

Completion of a weekly reading challenge for Year 1/2

Years 3 and 4

A minimum of 5 reads recorded on the reading record sheet each week

Completion of a weekly reading challenge for Year 3/4

Years 5 and 6

A minimum of 5 reads recorded on the reading record sheet each week

Completion of a weekly reading challenge for Year 5/6

Supplementary reading comprehension activities for SATs practice

All children have a home learning book that encompasses all of their home learning activities. Children have a reading record sheet within their home learning book which enables them to record what they have been reading, encouraging them to explore a wide range of genres.

Sample Reading Record Sheet

Writing Home Learning

Children develop their writing skills through the termly topic activities that are sent home. As part of these, they may be required to produce a poster, write a letter or create a presentation, with the aim of giving children the opportunity to write for a real purpose. 

 

Home learning also offers children the opportunity to practise their spelling, punctuation and grammar through their extended writing and as a result of discrete activities.

 

Year Group

Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Activities

Reception

Busy book activities sent home termly
Years 1 and 2

Year 1 and 2 target word lists for weekly practise

Additional writing and grammar activities where appropriate

Years 3 and 4 SPAG online home learning set weekly
Years 5 and 6

SPAG online home learning set weekly

Targeted activities for end of key stage assessments (Year 6 only)

 

Handwriting Paper

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