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Home Learning

Home learning:

Spellings will be sent home with the test taking place the following week. These spellings are closely matched to their phonics lessons. We expect a minimum score of 6/8 each week. Your child’s spellings will be marked and recorded in your child’s diary. 

Homework will be handed out on Google Classroom on a Friday, it must then be completed and returned by Wednesday. If for any reason you require support with the homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher. 

You can also request printed copies of the homework each week. 

Any children who we see struggle to hand the homework in each week, will spend one breaktime staying in to complete it during this time with the support of a member of staff. 



Reading continues to be a crucial part of your child’s learning and it is important that they read daily, or as regularly as possible, to help build their confidence and fluency. It is also important to share stories with your child and ask them questions about what they have listened to. Your child will read regularly with an adult in school and their reading books will be changed every Friday. Please ensure that your child’s reading diary and book are in school every day.


  • The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. 

  • We recommend 15 minutes of reading daily. Re-reading the same book allows children to practise key skills such as decoding, fluency and the use of expression.

  • When reading with your child, ask questions about what they have read.

  • They will also have an ebook to read each week available on Oxford Owl.


Ebooks are set weekly on Oxford Owl. You can access these books via the link below: 

Please speak to your child’s teacher if you need new log in details. 


School diary

Your child has been given a school diary.

This diary is for communication between home and school. If you would like to give a message to your child’s class teacher, please write it in this diary.

This diary will also become your child’s reading record. Please sign and write a comment about how your child is getting on with their reading. If their diary is not signed they will not be able to change their reading book.

Please ensure that the diary is in their bag EVERY day.