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Darley Dene Primary School

Home Learning

Home Learning really does matter! Home learning is designed to reinforce learning which has taken place in class and offer you an opportunity to learn with your child.  

Children are motivated when they have support from their close relatives and they enjoy sharing learning experiences, given the right conditions. Home learning will be more successful if children have somewhere to work quietly, away from distractions. They need an adult close by, or even better, alongside them to discuss things with or ask questions from. Try to pick a time of day where they won't be too tired, hungry or distracted.

We expect all our children to read at home every day for at least 10 minutes. Each week, your child will bring home a book to support their progression in fluency and comprehension. Each class will have the chance to visit the library during their week at school, so each child can bring home a book for pleasure to share. Children are also able to access books online using their Collins eBooks account. Please record when your child has read in their reading diaries or in KS2 ensure your child has signed their reading record.

Children knowing their times tables off by heart is invaluable. If they have these to draw on, then the rest of the maths curriculum is so much easier to access. Try to practise these by logging in to Times Tables Rockstars each week.

In addition to reading and times tables, teachers will set home learning tasks each Thursday which should be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. 

In Reception, Year 1 and 2, phonics and maths learning will be sent home in their book bags. If your child is absent, a  phonics worksheet will be sent home as additional home learning to ensure they do not miss out on their phonics sounds taught each day.

In Year 3, 4, 5 and 6, children will be assigned home learning on the online platforms Atom and Spelling Shed.

 Each week, your child will also have a chance to visit the Library and they will bring a reading for pleasure book home. This may be a book they can read by themselves or a book to read with you. 

Home Learning Platforms we use at Darley Dene:



Children with Autism and support at Home

Freemantles have been working on ways to support parents who have a child with autism at home. Visit this link for more information: https://www.freeoutreach.org.uk/Resources-for-working-from-home/

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