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Homework is a meaningful experience when it is shared with an adult, ideally at a relaxed time.
At Trumps Green, homework activities are provided to support and develop skills and concepts that have been introduced in school.

Speaking and Listening

Speaking and Listening is a key element of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the English National Curriculum.

It is valuable to take the opportunity to talk about what your child has learnt.

Some questions to ask may be:

  •  Tell me about the phonemes you have learnt today.
  •  What things did you learn In Literacy today?
  •  Tell me about the people you worked and played with today.
  •  Did you make anything today? Tell me something about it.
  •  Which activity did you like the most today?

Reading Together

Reading folders are sent home weekly. New reading books are sent home on a Tuesday for children to read to parents on a daily basis. We encourage parents to sign and comment in the Reading diary when they have read with their child. 

The “Reading Information” booklet is given out when your child starts school at the Reception Reading meeting, gives you specific guidance for a meaningful shared reading experience. 

(links to Reception Reading Information Booklet and Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 September welcome Meeting slides.) 

Phonics and Handwriting

The  Reception children will be introduced to several new phonemes each week, which will be sent home to be stuck in.  In Year 1 and 2, the children bring home their phoneme books to practise the phonemes they have been learning at school. The children will be assessed every half term and new phonemes and tricky words will be sent home once they're ready to move on.

 Handwriting activities will be sent home weekly.

Math Activities

Mathematics activities will be sent home weekly. This homework is valuable as a shared learning experience with an adult and does not always need to be written down.

The aim of these activities is to practise and reinforce learning covered in class. Homework is intended to enhance the learning taking place. 

For further curriculum information please refer to the termly Year Group Jigsaw (please follow the link), the whiteboards that are positioned outside each classroom or in Year 2 weekly timetable that is emailed to parents. 

Homework Time

Please see the links in the parent leaflet section within the Parent Zone.

There are some links to websites containing fun and educational games suitable for Reception and KS1 children in the Children's zone of our website.