Home Learning

Examples of our Homework Books.

At Clifton, we believe learning at home is vital for children to make progress.

We hold lots of learning sessions in school for families to work alongside their children, where we share ideas with parents about how learning can be supported at home - these are called 'Inspire' sessions.

As well as these we have a homework programme from Early Years to Year 6.

Starting in Nursery and Reception children will start to bring home reading books when we feel they are ready. At first, this may be picture books with no words, moving onto books with a few words. Children will also be provided with phonic packs to support the learning of sounds at home. Children will also be given a free choice book from the class library. Home reading and sharing books every night is a vital part of our homework programme throughout school.

As well as daily reading, children from Years 1-6 are also given literacy and maths homework weekly. This may be practical activities or a homework sheet linked to learning in class, or it may be from their homework books.

We also use technology at Clifton to support children's learning at home:

  • Children in Years 5 and 6 have an iPad 2 which they are able to complete a wide range of homework activities on at weekends an in the holidays.
  • Also, children have access to PurpleMash which is an online resource with different learning games that children can explore.
  • Years 3 and 4 have access to iPad minis that support their learning at home and in school.