From the very start we encourage parents to become involved in their children’s learning. We have a home-school reading scheme which operates throughout the school. During the course of year 1 pupils start to bring home spellings and number bonds to learn. The amount of homework gradually increases as children move up the school. By the time they are in the juniors children will be bringing home English and Maths regularly, as well as number bonds and times tables to learn, spellings, reading and research connected with their topic work.
At the start of each term we send out detailed ‘topic letters’, which outline what is being taught that term and give suggestions as to how parents can support this at home, through suggested activities, visits, websites and so on.