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Home Learning


  • Shared Reading  (daily)
  • Recorded at least three times weekly in home communication book
  • Optional reading-related activities can be found at the back of each child's yellow home learning book
  • 2 books sent home weekly*


  • Daily spellings practice
  • See home learning journal for KS1 common exception  words 

Maths Key Skills

  • Recalling number bonds to 100
  • Using an empty number line to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Telling the time to five minute intervals

Directed Home Learning


  • Home Learning Palette – a key activity that must be completed each week will be indicated. Other home learning opportunities to enhance in-school learning are optional 



*Children are free to change their books daily if they wish so 

All directed home learning will be set and sent home every Friday.  This must be returned to school by Wednesday morning.

All children will attend ‘Catch-up Club’ over lunchtime should homework not be returned


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  • Whole School Topic- Around the World in 35 Days

    Published 09/06/19, by Steph Mayar

    Please complete the activities and send them ito school or upload the finished pieces to EEXAT for us too see.

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  • Whole School Topic- Home Learning Palette

    Published 06/06/19, by Steph Mayar
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  • Year 2 Home Learning Palette Summer 1

    Published 05/04/19, by Cheryl Cooper

    Please enter an introduction for your blog post here.

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  • Year 2 Home Learning Palette

    Published 08/06/18, by Year Two

    Each week you can choose from any of the activities to complete. Please ensure you take photo evidence of any trips to show your class and have lots of fun! 

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  • Year 2 Spring 2 Home Learning Palette 

    Published 05/03/18, by Year Two

    Please find attached the home learning for Spring 2. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher. Have fun!

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  • Year 2 Spring 1 Home Learning Palette 

    Published 09/01/18, by Year Two

    Please enter an introduction for your blog post here.

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  • Phase 1 Reading Tasks

    Published 01/11/17, by Year Two

    Phase 1 Reading Tasks

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  • Year 2 Autumn 2 Home Learning Palette 2017

    Published 01/11/17, by Year Two

    Please find attached the home learning palette for the Autumn term topic 'Hearts and Lanterns'. 

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  • Home Reading Journal

    Published 03/10/16, by Admin

    Here you will find a list of additional, optional tasks that can be completed by your child to support their engagement with the texts they read.  These can be completed termly if you wish as the outcome will change according to the text the task is applied to.

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