We believe that children learn most effectively in a secure, enabling, happy environment, where both school staff and parents work together to support the child during their education from Reception to Year 6 and beyond.
To strengthen the sense of partnership which already exists, we offer a Hunsley Primary Home School Agreement to the parents of our new Hunsley Primary pupils.
Hunsley Primary agrees to:
Hunsley Primary asks Parents / Carers to:
Home learning at Hunsley Primary focuses on practising reading, writing and maths. Learning across all foundation subjects is carried out in school and we won’t ask you to do this at home as a set task – we do, however encourage children to engage in this kind of additional learning if they wish to and then to share that with school during Show and Tell sessions.
We feel that these fundamental areas of learning (English and maths) are the key to unlocking all subjects and that children benefit from fluency practice at home. As in school, activities for learning at home will be inclusive and personalised to meet the needs and abilities of each child and give opportunities for stretch and challenge.
We are now setting our Home Learning activities on Google Classroom, to make the most of our online learning opportunities and to get the children fluent in using the platform for other contexts. Of course, if you prefer your child to work with a paper and pen solution, we fully support this too and all Home Learning activities can be completed by hand as well.
At home, children should read with parents, using their own books, library books and specifically school reading books, Bug Club. These resources are available online and also in hard copy books. Parents can encourage their child to discuss the story and make predictions. Parents and children can ask and answer questions about the book, its characters, settings and events in the story.
Through home learning activities and ParentLearn sessions, parents are informed of the phonemes (letters and sounds) and high frequency words that the children are learning in school. You can help your child try to decode new words by looking for clues in the pictures and also by sounding out simple words, using the guidance on phonics provided in the books themselves.
Parents can regularly help children to practise reading key words, looking out for the words in books or playing word games.
Parents are asked to sign and leave comments in the Journal in their child’s book bag each time they hear them read. Parents are given password access to Pearson online Bug Club for early reading activities which can be completed via a traditional book, or on a laptop, tablet or computer and allow the teacher and parent to both see the progress children are making through the reading scheme.
For maths, parents are asked to support their child to complete consolidation activities, such as timetables (Times Table Rockstars), puzzles and problem-solving number activities provided by school. Boxes of Numicon can be borrowed in EYFS and year 1 to take home as needed.