Sparsholt C of E Primary School values home learning and the opportunities home learning can bring to consolidate learning, deepen understanding or prepare pupils for work to come. We are committed to providing home learning which is age and stage appropriate, providing opportunities for pupils to work independently and alongside parents.
Home Learning at Sparsholt Primary will take the form of weekly tasks, integrated project tasks and home learning challenges.
Weekly tasks will;
Integrated project tasks will;
Home Learning Challenges will;
Home/School Communication and Support
Parents are welcome to provide feedback on reading by writing in the Reading Diary (Early Years and KS1) and Home/School Diary (KS2) or writing a comment in the Home Learning Book. If parents have any questions or concerns about home learning, they should contact their child’s teacher. The school organises training where appropriate for parents focused on supporting learning at home eg, Maths Workshops or one to one meetings.
Progression in Home Learning
|Reception||Short time daily||
Reading/phonics and project related tasks.
Year 1 & 2
|20-30 minutes each week *||
Reading, high frequency words/phonics and project related tasks.
|Year 3 & 4||30-40 minutes per week *||
English, mathematics and project related tasks.
|Year 5 & 6||50-60 minutes per week *||English, mathematics, home learning challenges and project related tasks.|
*Timings are a guideline and may vary.
We also ask that pupils spend some time reading daily at home, either with an adult or independently.
We will be reviewing our Home Learning Procedures in light of the new Virtual Learning Environment which will be available to parents and children in the Autumn Term 2016.