Nursery Expectations

Children learn all the time both in and out of school.  There are many benefits to targeted home learning activities including challenging and inspiring children’s interests, consolidating their existing skills and developing their independence.  Home learning also provides an opportunity for children to make links between the learning they do in school and other areas of their life.

As a minimum, we ask children in Nursery to complete the following home learning every week:

  • Reading
    • Shared Reading (parent reads to child) - 5 times a week recorded in Yellow Reading Log.
    • Termly Reading skills cards will be provided to support families in discussing stories and books at home.
    • The recommended time is 10 minutes.
    • Please refer to our Reading Pledge.
    • Reading is so important that we recommend reading every day if you can!
  • Writing
    • Fine Motor activities to help strengthen dexterity in order to support pre-writing skills.​​​​​​​
  • Maths Fluency
    • Maths Fluency - daily activities woven into everyday life.

Other Home Learning Opportunities

  • The half termly Year Group Curriculum Newsletter will contain topic related activities and ideas that families may wish to complete.  These are optional but please share if you complete these or any other related activity via Google Classroom or verbally as this helps to get a better view of the children’s knowledge and understanding.  
  • Class teachers may set the whole team additional specific subject related home learning tasks where appropriate to do so.  This will support learning across the wider curriculum.  
  • Class teachers may ‘set’ specific children, or groups of children, additional tasks if they feel that the children would benefit from some pre-learning or where they have identified in a lesson that children need to consolidate the learning that has taken place, or revisit previous learning.  

Hillcross Primary School, Ashridge Way, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4EE

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