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.
Pupils from Y1 to Y5 have access 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 have a subscription to Times Table Rockstars - pupils access information is in their Learning Journal.
Our infant classes use Phonics Play quite regularly 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.
Department for Education:
Online educational resources to support children to continue learning at home
We have published a list of online resources that parents, and schools can consider to support children to continue learning at home. The list will be updated over time, and includes a wide range of resources for all ages that schools can consider using as part of their planned curriculum. Schools have already been drawing on existing resources and tools they are familiar with to support children to continue learning at home and should continue to do so.
More information can be found here: