Home Learning

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Home Learning Grids

Reading 5 x per week

All children should read to or with a parent/carer/sibling a minimum of 5x per week, and collect signatures in their reading record book. Children may read a range of texts, which may differ from their school reading book.

Project (tasks from the home learning grid given at the start of term)

Children should complete a project linked to their topic. Tasks may be chosen from a grid. Information will be given by the class teacher regarding the quantity of tasks to be completed and when tasks should be handed in. Tasks are differentiated so that they can be accessed by all learners, as children will be able to complete tasks to their own ability. Tasks will vary in their nature and reflect the broad curriculum at Morden. As well as encompassing Literacy and Maths skills, tasks will also focus on developing social skills and enriching experiences out of school.

Maths Whizz

We encourage children to use Maths Whizz at home. www.whizz.com/ There are a wide variety of differentiated tasks which allow the children to practise and consolidate learning. Children who do not have access to the Internet at home are invited use Maths Whizz at playtimes.

Practising times tables

Ongoing practising of times tables is expected throughout the school.
Expectations from the National Curriculum are as follows:
by the end of Year 2, children should know their 2x, 5x and 10x tables;
by the end of Year 3, children should know in addition their 3x, 4x and 8x tables;
by the end of Year 4, children should know ALL times tables up to 12 x 12.


Spellings will be sent home at the start of term. These may focus on particular phonemes or graphemes, or common exception words. In KS2 they may include words form the statutory word list in the National Curriculum. They will be a focus throughout the term.

Home Learning Expectations in Early Years

Reading 5 x per week

Phonics for the week

Various tasks, which may include:
Teddy’s diary, story sacks, activity cards