At Buckstone Primary School, home learning is seen as an essential part of children’s learning. It is a chance to practise skills, consolidate understanding of work covered in school and develop good work habits. However, more important than any of these, it is an opportunity for children to widen their own interests, direct their own areas of learning and develop their thirst for knowledge and love for learning.
To continue to encourage their growth mindset, we have adopted a new approach to home learning. This new approach should give children more opportunities to show their creativity and to take greater control of their own learning.
Some key areas of home learning will continue to build the foundations of all their learning. These include reading, spelling and times tables. It is vitally important that every child reads at home every day, as the ability to read underpins all that we do at school and throughout life. Basic number skills, including times tables and number facts, are also essential and need to be practised regularly. The class teachers will update the class blogs weekly this provides parents with the learning that is covered that week.
Home Learning Ideas
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Lots of websites offering free resources; http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
Generic Curriculum Area Websites
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ – Literacy, number, time and money, typing, memory & Matching (P1-P7)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround – Daily news programme with supporting activities (P4-P7)
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – All areas of the curriculum including SfL. Free membership for one month (Nursery – P7)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories – History topics and supporting online activities/quizzes. (P4-P7)
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ National Geographic for children. All areas of the curriculum (P3-P7)
https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ STEM (P4-P7)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ – Literacy/reading/ phonics as well as some number activities. (Nursery -P7)
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home History/STEM (P5-P7)
https://world-geography-games.com/ – Geography (P1-P7)
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ – General Knowledge (P1-P7)
http://www.communication4all.co.uk/HomePage.htm SfL Activities (P1-P7)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – All Areas of the curriculum (P1-P7)
https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/resources Literacy including EAL (P1-P7)
https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/key-stage-1-handwriting.html – Handwriting (P1-P4)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvyc7nb – Literacy (P1-P4)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvmjhv – Literacy (P1-4) ffff