please note: this page refers to our overall approach and policy for home learning.
Reading and Mathletics form the basis for our home learning throughout the school. Should you want additional activities we suggest paper free activities on DBPrimary - click on the image above to login.
At the Rissington School, we feel that the activities that we send home for children to do should be meaningful, to add to their learning, and for children and parents to value these. The term ‘Homework’ often has negative connotations, and so by calling it ‘home learning’ we want to raise its profile as an important element of learning.
Home Learning involves ongoing, daily learning activities like reading and practising spellings or phonics, as well as set tasks. It can cover all curriculum subjects; however the focus is primarily on Reading and Maths developing and embedding key skills learnt in lessons.
Ongoing, daily learning activities include:
- Reading with parents or carers every day (or discussing what has been read for fluent readers in KS2); recording this in Reading Records
- Practising phonics and spellings (written lists and oral practise)
- Practising times tables, number facts and calculation processes (written tasks and oral practise)
- Sharing what happened during the school day and what children learnt.
Additional Resources to Support Home Learning: