We use Cornerstones Maestro to support and guide the delivery of non-core subjects and science. Each topic the children study has an accompanying home learning pack with a variety of activities your child may enjoy doing. All home learning opportunities will be sent to you with the termly Parents Information Leaflet but please note they are entirely optional. Some families love home learning, some hate it and so we do not, as policy, force any child to do any school directed learning at home. If your child is keen to engage with our home learning please help them. If they aren’t, even after a bit of gentle encouragement, please don’t feel under pressure to force them as this can put them off learning which is counterproductive.
The only exception to this is reading! Please, please read to and with your child, especially if they are young and learning to decode. This has a very positive impact on their skill set and it only needs to be 5 or 10 minutes each time. Children in Key Stage 2 (years 3,4,5 and 6) will be given set pieces to read which will be studied in class so please encourage your child to keep up to date with this. Thank you.
The White Rose home learning website (details below) is excellent for helping your child's development of maths mastery. It's also great for adults as it models the very different ways maths is now taught which will help you support your child at home.
These websites also provide some good home learning activities and may be of use.