We aim to promote carefully balanced home learning opportunities for pupils.
- gives parents opportunities to be directly involved in their child’s learning
- reinforces the partnerships between home and school
- enables pupils to consolidate their learning in school and extend this learning
- encourages organisation and independence as pupils mature
Home learning is most effective when completed in a supportive and secure environment. It is important to set aside time so the learning is productive. We have found pupils make better progress when they are helped with their home learning, particularly reading.
All pupils have books for home learning and reading records. Parents are encouraged to add comments in reading records. Workbooks and reading records should be returned to school regularly.
The amount of home learning is regularly monitored and class teachers are always happy to discuss activities and give advice. Occasionally pupils will be encouraged to visit a local place or an event linked to learning in school.
We view family time as important and class teachers consider the length of time needed to complete tasks. Our pupils learn in different ways and any concerns should be raised with the class teacher.
The most important aspect of home learning is reading. This can be your child reading to you or you reading to your child. Please make undisturbed time for this every day. Enjoy reading together! Reading helps our pupils expand their minds and will increase general knowledge.
Each year group will explain home learning expectations in more detail on their termly newsletters.
In the event of a school closure
Pupils will be provided with learning should school need to close. An email will be sent to parents from their class teacher containing details of the learning to take place. Daily timings and links to live lessons will also be provided.
Pegasus Class Carol Marcer – Pegasusclass@middlepark.co.uk
Apollo Class Charlotte Bennett & Afet Koraltay– Apolloclass@middlepark.co.uk
Artemis Class Georgie Davis – Artemisclass@middlepark.co.uk
Plutus Class Michaela Eccleston – Plutusclass@middlepark.co.uk
Acanthis Class Alex Ball – Acanthisclass@middlepark.co.uk
Helios Class Kevin Drury – Heliosclass@middlepark.co.uk
Terpsichore Class Claire Tullis – Terpsichoreclass@middlepark.co.uk
Siren Class Nicole Pearson – Sirenclass@middlepark.co.uk
Chimera Leah Siejok – Chimeraclass@middlepark.co.uk
Medusa Class Katie Clarke – Medusaclass@middlepark.co.uk
Hera Class Daniel Lawrence – Heraclass@middlepark.co.uk
Gaea Class Annie Lewis – Gaeaclass@middlepark.co.uk
Castalia Class Chloe Barnes – Castaliaclass@middlepark.co.uk
Andromeda Class Danielle Micklewhite – Andromedaclass@middlepark.co.uk
Perseus Class Stephanie Best – Perseusclass@middlepark.co.uk
When teachers are able, they will respond to emails. In the event of a school closure please check in with the class email even if it is just to say hello. Teachers will love to hear from you.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk – This website is tablet friendly.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education – Follow the links to different age groups, subjects and topics.
https://ttrockstars.com/ Teachers will provide individual passwords
http://nrich.maths.org A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. ’.
Reading and Phonics Websites: