Your child will be set regular homework every week to support them with their learning. The school will also provide a homework club two times a week within school time and one session after school to support them. Please contact the school office or your child's class teacher if you would like your child to attend.
Please see our homework policy below for more information:
Encouraging a love of reading
Reading with your child regularly at home makes a significant impact on their learning. Exposing children to rich texts supports them with their creativity, literacy skills and understanding of the world around them. Please see below for some tips to support with reading at home.
- Read yourself! It doesn’t matter what it is – pick up a newspaper or magazine, take a look at a cookery book, read a computer manual, enjoy some poetry or dive into a romance or detective novel. And get your children to join in – if you’re cooking, could they read the recipe? If you’re watching TV, can they read out the listings?
- Give books as presents. And encourage your children and their friends to swap books with each other – it’ll give them a chance to read new stories, and get them all talking about what they’re reading.
- Visit the local library together. It’s always fun choosing new books to read, and keep an eye out for special author events at the library or local bookshops – children love meeting their favourite authors. Jacqueline Wilson and Anthony Horowitz always have signing queues that are miles long!
- Encourage children to carry a book at all times. That way, they’ll never be bored (this is something you can do, too!)
- Have a family bookshelf. If you can, have bookshelves in your children’s bedrooms, too.
- Keep reading together. Just because your children are older, it doesn’t mean you have to stop sharing stories – perhaps you could try the Harry Potter series or A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Reading scrap books
This year, year 5 and 6 are launching their very own Reading Scrap Books to encourage reading for pleasure at home. So far, these have been a huge success and the work the children have produced exploring their reading books at home is phenomenal. Please see some examples of fantastic learning below to support with completing your child's Reading Scrap Book at home.