Home Learning Explanation
Home learning for your child
All children should read for 10 minutes a day - and should have their reading diaries filled in
For children in Years 1 and 2, the English focus is phonics
For children in Years 3-6, there is a fortnightly set of spellings to learn
For children in Years 1-6, the maths focus is the development of basic skills being taught in clas
You can see all the home learning overviews here.
Reading is the key part of home learning at Huntingtree. Studies have shown that those who read for pleasure have higher levels of self-esteem and a greater ability to cope with difficult situations. Children who read often are able to access and understand the rest of the curriculum.
In school, children are taught to read using Read Write Inc. Phonics. This is a programme of teaching and learning which is validated as a complete Systematic Synthetic Phonics programme by the DfE. While being taught phonics, children bring home phonics-based materials and books that are directly related to what they have been taught in class. Once they progress to accessing the school library, children then have the choice from a selection of books pitched at their reading ability. All children also are able to choose a 'reading for pleasure' book.
All children at Huntingtree have an opportunity to change their reading books at least once a week. Below are links to reading resources if you should need a new book before you can get to the school library.
In school, we read to and with all children everyday, and we ask that you do the same at home. 10 mins a day of quality reading time at home makes a huge difference.
Supporting your child
Because teachers at Huntingtree base their lessons on our 1-page unit organisers, this means that you are also able to look at what your child is learning in each subject each term. In addition to completing the home learning and reading, we encourage you to support your child's learning in class by reading and quizzing your child on the content of the organisers. Check out the unit organisers here.
Additional reading resources
Learning while out and about...
There are many areas of natural beauty, in the local area around the school, which can be explored and enjoyed.