Home Learning at CPS
Here at CPS we value the impact you too can have on your child's learning.
We want to give you activities to support learning but also things to do together as a family.
CPS Home Learning activities include:
Home Learning in EYFS consists of a termly set of activities that both tie in with your child's learning in school as well as supporting their wider interests. We send out a Home Learning sheet at the beginning of each term with a range of fun activities you can do with your child. We love to hear how you get on with these and welcome you to share photos, pictures or information with us.
We also send home information about what your child has been learning in Phonics so that you can support this at home.
We also encourage lots and lots of reading. We begin by sending home 'Book Talk Books' which are lovely picture books for you and your child to enjoy together. These will then continue to be brought home all year to help your child's love of books flourish. When your child is ready to begin reading words themselves, we introduce a Read Write Inc 'Bookbag Book'. These books are closely matched to the sounds your child has been learning in Phonics sessions. We encourage you to read these books several times as we are developing the children's reading fluency.
Key Stage 1:
Home Learning is set on a termly basis to continue work linked to school, providing children with the opportunity to revise certain areas of learning and to encourage them to take their learning further.
This year we are adopting the Key Stage 2 model of the ‘50 Point Projects’. Each term the children will be given a set of challenges to complete which are linked to our termly topics. Instead of children bringing in work on a weekly basis, children will have the whole term to complete enough tasks to collect a minimum of 50 points. Final projects should be brought in during the final week of term for us to share as a class.
Key Stage 2:
Home learning in Key Stage 2 mainly consists of our 100 Point projects. For this we set a range of activities linked to our learning that term. Each topic is awarded a specific number of points. Children can then plan their time accordingly to work around family time and other out of school activities. During the final week of each half term, they then need to bring in their completed projects - completing enough activities to accrue 100 points. They can then share and celebrate all the amazing work that has been completed.
Each class also allocates class time to complete activities on My Maths. Each child has an individual log in so they are able (should they wish) to do additional studying at home.
In Year 6, as we progress through the year there may be additional work sent to support preparation of end of Key Stage testing - this will be done in discussion with the Year 6 teacher following a parent session.
Other whole school activities that may be used include:
Talk Topics: We share what we are talking about at school with you so you can also share in our values.
Pick and Mix: A variety of fun activities that you can choose as little or as many as you want.
Spellings: Use "Look, say, cover, write, check" at home can help your child to learn the words they need to support their progress in English.
Following the use of Google classroom for our remote learning provision, teachers will be setting home learning tasks via Google Classroom - children can access the tasks being set, and upload completed work to their particular class area.
Children have all been allocated login details and passwords - should you need to have your password reset, please contact the office and Mrs Chillington can reset it for you.