The aim of home learning at Beauclerc and Chennestone is to further develop reading and a range of other skills with parental support and give children and parents the opportunity to share learning.
It is important to the learning process that children have the opportunity to reflect on their learning. Please talk to your child about what they have been learning rather than what they have been doing and encourage them to expand and explain. Telling someone else is a very effective way to consolidate what you have learnt.
Home learning should promote enjoyment in learning and be set at a level to match the child’s ability. It should not become a time consuming heavy workload and an area of conflict between parent and child. If there are any difficulties discuss these promptly with your child’s class teacher.
All learning experiences should promote emotional well-being.
Top tips for reading at home
We have created a series of downloadable PDF's for you to help your child with their reading. Click to view.
Getting into a routine
How we teach reading at school
Home reading books
What good readers do
The importance of good book introduction
Getting started with reading in Reception
What to do and say when your child is stuck on a word
Using self-correction skills
Children who find it difficult to learn how to read
Using skimming and scanning skills
Comprehension and the different types of questions to ask
Reading and the school holidays
Using background knowledge for comprehension
Using visualisation for comprehension
Using inference skills to support comprehension
Noticing 'Meaning Breakdown' to support comprehension
Building the gist
Holiday Activities to keep children learning
It is important to keep the children using their Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills in a fun way.
Think of things to keep the learning going that means the children do not even realise they are learning.
Encourage the children to read and write for real purposes.
Cooking, games or making things are a good way to enjoy learning about Mathematics.
We find that it really makes a difference to the children's learning when they come back to school if they have kept up their skills, those children who do get off to a flying start in their new class.
However is must be fun!
Purple Mash - keep up your Reading, Writing and Mathematics skills during the holidays with Purple Mash. Each child has a School Login.
Download a holiday activity in the sidebar for more information and links.