Home Learning

Children start bringing home early reading activities once they have settled into Year R. The children will bring home reading books once they are ready to start more formal reading. In Year 1, pupils begin to bring home simple spellings to learn and also maths games every 2-3 weeks. Maths games are a simple fun way for pupils to rehearse the maths skills they have learnt in school. Reading, spellings and maths games are brought home throughout Year 2.

Years 1 and 2 have access to web-based learning activities via the Purple Mash website.  Once the children have learnt how to log in, passwords will be sent home for you to enjoy at home together.

All these activites will be explained to parents, through our induction and meet the teachers meetings.

Click on the links below to see some useful Home Learning resources.


The National Curriculum

Department for Education Interim frameworks for teacher assessment at the end of key stage 1 


Ready to learn

Surrey County Council's Learn With Me for early learning and development

Top Tips

Helping Hand

Speaking and listening


Reading and writing

Helping your child to make progress in reading and writing

Enjoy reading and writing at home with your child

Helping your child read

Useful questions to help get more from your child's reading book

Talking about the book

Learning to read through phonics - information for parents

Spelling decodable words

Top tips and websites

Words for life website - for ages 5 to 7 - fun stuff to do together



Progression in calculations - a learning guide


Don't forget to also look at the other useful website links on the "links" page