At GHF we believe that parents, carers and families have a vital role to play in helping their children achieve their full potential at school and in life as a whole. Parents’ aspirations, what they do with their children at home, and how they support their child’s learning and development before and during school have a real impact on how well their children succeed. We also believe that when pupils read widely and often and regularly practise what they are learning at school, their learning is greatly improved and they achieve much better outcomes in school and in life in general. Therefore, we fully advocate homework or, as we prefer to call it, ‘home learning’.
We set home learning activities because:
- immediate practise of a concept or skill pupils are just learning, will help them to master it;
- pupils need to thoroughly practise key skills such as times tables, doubling facts, addition sums, spellings, handwriting and other key facts so they can commit them to memory;
- they can further stimulate enthusiasm for learning;
- they can inform parents about work going on in class;
- they can stimulate conversation about learning between pupils and their parents;
- they can be a great source for gathering topic information to share with others;
- they help to foster good habits of organisation and self-discipline in preparation for the demands of Secondary School.
You can read our full Home Learning Policy here.
Below are our provision sheets for each Key Stage.
You can find out more about our spelling programme here and about strategies your child can use to learn spellings here.
Pupils can get help with home learning every lunch time at our indoor club. They can also use the computers also access our online subscriptions.
Home Learning On Line
We have a subscription to Active Learn for Phonics Bug and Bug Club books. Each child has their own log in and our school code is 67aa. See info letter below.
We are just trialling a subscripton to Mathletics. 4.6 million children around the world use this exciting maths learning platform. Pupils can play while they practise and teachers will set homework that links to what they are doing in class.
We are registered with Skoolbo and each child in Y3-5 has their own account. For other year groups, please ask your child's class teacher if you would like an account for your child. See below for Parent Guide.
Our infant classes use Phonics Play quite regularily and pupils are familiar with the games. This site is great for practising phonemes that the children are learning in class.
Why not try Oxford Owl for lots more online reading books and activities.
Each year, we subscribe to Boot Camp for Year 6 SATs practise activities.