Home Learning

Well organised home learning can play a vital role in raising standards of achievement. Home learning is anything that the children do outside of the normal school day which contributes to their learning. Home learning may encompass a whole range of activities.

At Stoborough Primary School we believe home learning is important because it can:

Increase a child’s confidence in their own ability and therefore raise their self-esteem
Give additional practice time to learn new skills or knowledge with the support of parents/carers
Provides challenge and extension to what has already been achieved
Gives the opportunity to develop further interests to stimulate learning attitudes
Develops good learning habits and establishes beneficial routines in preparation for the next stage of education
Provide quality time for parents/carers to understand what their child is learning and informs them of how they are doing


Recommended Time Allocation

Normally, more than one day will be allowed for the completion of a home learning task, except where daily practice is to be encouraged e.g. reading, spelling and times tables.

The following are guidance time allocations only:

Years 1 & 2: 1 hour per week
Years 3 & 4: 1.5 hours per week
Years 5 & 6: 30 minutes per day


Home learning tasks

Year Reception (Foundation Stage)
These may include:

Reading books which includes looking and talking about the pictures as well as reading
Practising new letters sounds, including singing the Jolly Phonic songs!
Reading new High Frequency Words (HFW)
Reciting nursery and counting rhymes
Counting forwards and backwards
Identification of shapes in the environment
Making objects linked to the topic, e.g. a space ship!
Fastening and unfastening buttons and zips and tying shoelaces

Year One & Two
These may include:

Daily reading
Spelling practice
Literacy activities including writing stories and handwriting practice
Numeracy activities including learning number bonds, times tables and division facts
Creating objects linked to the topic

Year Three & Four
These may include:

Daily reading and reading comprehension activities
Spellings and vocabulary extension activities
Literacy activities including designing and writing projects
Numeracy activities, including learning times tables and solving mathematical word problems
Creating objects and items to support topic learning

Year Five & Six
These may include:

Daily reading
Learning spellings
Writing stories, poems, newspaper reports etc.
Researching topics and creating home projects to enhance learning in school
Designing, planning and E-presentations, for example powerpoints
Researching, writing and presenting topics
Learning Times Tables and completing mathematical problems
Learning linked to the topic