Home learning can have great benefits for children and their families. We hope that the home learning opportunities we promote will support parents and carers in having a positive impact on their child's progress without causing stress and anxiety.
Many children enjoy taking part in home learning which supports their Learning Challenge Curriculum. This may have a history, geography, science or art focus and often involves children in choosing how best to extend and present their learning. Children in year 5 recently created box-models which represented rainforests along with 'fact-finder' quiz cards and powerpoint presentations - as they were created at home, they were all unique and very impressive!
Homework is given weekly as follows:
All classes work on specified times tables e.g 3x table. They will be working at an appropriate level, e.g. inverse, complement to 100, or 0.3 x table, complements to 1 whole etc. Times Tables Rockstars (ttrockstars/login) is an excellent resource, used with great enthusiasm by many children. School provides access for all children, please ask if you don't have one for your child. Please download the app so children can use it at home.
Phase 2 classes complete a Weekly Skills Check in school and then bring this home to work on any areas that are proving tricky.
Year 6 – CGP Arithmetic books – one topic per week.
Years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – one piece of basic skills homework per week.
Foundation – From Autumn half term, maths challenges are sent home on alternate weeks e.g. Can you cut out and order these numbers?
Want to go online?
NUMBOTS is another excellent App that school provides a log-in for. It is really engaging and helps children to master early maths concepts that will be the foundations for all future maths progress. Please see the class teacher if you don't have a log-in for a child in Reception to Year 3.
Use the shortcut for online access to the following programs:
Maths Pack 1,2,3,4 Primary Games 1-8 Teaching Time, Measures, Fractions, Money, Tables
User name grangefarm Password pupil1
Oxford Owl Reading On-Line
School ID: grfa Please see your class teacher for your Username and Password