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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

Caring, sharing, thinking, learning

Home Learning

We believe that there is an advantage in children spending regular periods of time, initially quite short, on different learning activities that support the work they do in class.  


Home Learning refers to any work or activity which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with parents or carers.


Homework need not get in the way of other activities which children may do after school such as sport, music and clubs of various kinds. Planning a balance of activity and commitment at home is important.


Home Learning Content


Our Home learning tasks may be set linked to the thematic curriculum being studied that term. Homework for younger children will involve parents and carers in joint activities. Reading will be an important focus throughout the school, be it independent reading, sharing or listening.


Each term a Learning Summary will give ideas and opportunities for home learning.  These can be found on the class pages.


Weekly we expect children in EYFS and KS1 to read every day at home for 5-10 minutes at a time.  Children in KS2 are expected to read for 20 minutes or  more at least 4 times a week.   Children are also directed to learn their times tables at home. and TTRS provide fun practice of this important skill. 


Year 6 children may also be sent home specific work to assist them in their preparations for the Key Stage two SATS.  This work will be directed daily and the resources sent home.