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The best homework for all children is reading, talking about the books and parents showing an interest in their child’s education. Every child is expected to read most nights and they have reading records to record and share their successes with the school. There is a weekly Reading Club where parents and children can pop in after school and complete their reading with a member of staff to support and model questioning too.

Children in Red and Orange Class will have books which link to their phonics progression. The scheme we use in school is called ‘Letters and Sounds’. Children in Yellow Class may be on a book linked to this scheme or a ‘chapter book’. When children are in Key Stage 2 they will have ‘chapter books’ from the school library which are banded depending on difficulty.

Each half term all children are invited to complete a piece of ‘creative homework’ which fits with the half termly topic. These are great opportunities for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to work on a project with their child using whatever medium they choose.

Children in Key Stage 2 also have copies of ‘Willow Words’ and ‘Times Tables’ booklets at home. These are the same booklets as they use in school and support children with spelling s and spelling patterns as well as learning times tables and division facts which underpin so much mathematics.

If you have any questions about how to support your child with their learning at home, please come and talk to the class teacher.