At Crown Lane, we are slightly changing the way we do our home learning. The aim of our home learning is to support the children in their learning at school by learning and practising English and Maths key facts at home.
The children can also use the Crown Lane Superpowers to support them: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Resilience, Risk Taking and Reflectiveness.
The home learning for Years 1 to 6 will be in the following format:
Every term, all children will be sent home with a grid of 9 activities. They can choose a different one to complete each week
Five of the activities are the same for the whole school. These are to encourage children to complete them with friends or family and may include activities such as go for an autumnal walk.
Four of them will be linked to the topics being studied in school that term - they may be linked to Science, History, Geography, DT, Art or one of the other foundation subjects. These will be different for each year group and will enhance and support their learning at school.
Maths will focus on learning and practising key number facts at home. Number facts are basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations that children should learn to recall instantly with no working out. This will help them in the problem-solving process as they will not need to use their working memory to work out facts they should know by heart.
Children will be given facts for their year group, and the year group below, to take home to learn. We have taken into account the amount of time children have not been at school when making this decision.
Children will be given 3 weeks to practise a set of facts at home. Then, at school, they will be tested to see which facts they can recall. They will be given a new set of facts to practise every 3 weeks. Please support your child to revisit and recall number facts from previous weeks to help children retain what they have learned.
Children will continue to take Reading books home, with the opportunity to change them weekly (some of the children on higher levels and longer books may need to borrow them for longer). Children will also have different spellings to learn. They will have 5 spellings to learn each week, which they will then be tested on at school and given opportunities to apply in their writing. These spellings will come from the statutory spelling lists for their year group.