Any work set for home is not intended to be a chore for parents/carers or children. Instead the purpose is to help reinforce what your child has learnt in school and give you an opportunity to experience and enjoy their progress. With the exception of reading, our home learning is all interactive platform based, which means children enjoy completing tasks and are continually improving their Maths, English and Reading skills without even realising it!
To help you aid your child's learning development at home, we have collated a Home Learning Expectations Overview which you can view here. This overview explains the expectations for each year group and subject area.
Provisions & Access
School will provide all reading books, as well as an option for children to also bring home a book from their Class Libriary. In addition, we offer various educational game platforms for different age groups. These are a great way for your child to practise different learning skills at home, whilst having fun.
School will provide you with any log in details and passwords. These can be found in your child's reading record for safekeeping. We have also included a handy record sheet which you may wish to use to keep a note of any log in details, particularly if you have more than one child in your family. I but if you need any help accessing any learning platforms click on the relevant icon below and you will be directed to a handy user guide.
Early Years Foundation Stage - Nursery & Reception learning journal where both school and parents/carers can share information
Reception - Year 6 Reading
At Townfield we prioritise reading. Your child will have received a new reading book and home reading diary this September. Please read with your child as much as possible. Children should be reading daily. Please sign and date the home reading diary when your child has read. You may also like to make a comment.
Please see the table below to show how frequently we send home reading books as it varies according to age and stage. Reception, Y1 and some Y2 pupils follow the Read Write Inc scheme (RWI). Pupils in Y2-Y6 use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. Pupils reading RWI books must have their reading book and home reading diary in school every day.
Further Parent information and guidance regarding supporting your child’s reading can be found below
Year 1 - 6 Spelling Shed
Children can practise spellings set by their teacher. These spellings will also be part of the National Curriculum for each year group (see more details in our English>Spellings page). We also recommend testing spellings on paper as this helps chlidren not only with their spelling, but also handwriting skills.
Reception & Year 1 - Maths learning platform for younger children
Year 1 - 6 A fun way for children to learn their timestables
Children in year 4 will take part in a screening of their multiplication skills in a Mutiplication Tables Check - you may wish to encourage them to practise here
Year 1 - 6 Spelling Shed - children can practise spellings set by their teacher. These spellings will also be part of the National Curriculum for each year group (see more details in our English>Spellings page). We also recommend testing spellings on paper as this helps chlidren not only with their spelling, but also handwriting skills.
Children in Year 1 will take part in a phonics screening test consisting of real words and made up words (which are represented by pictures of aliens to help children identify them more easily. You can find lots of practise papers on our English>phonics page.