At Key Stage 2 children should continue to read to their parents or carers, or, if they are already fluent readers, read on their own for between 10 and 20 minutes per day. In Key Stage 2, we initially expect a minimum of one and a half hours of home learning a week and will increase though years 3 to 6, preparing them for Secondary School expectations of up to an hour and a half each night. In Year 3- 6 home learning will include reading, spelling, maths including times tables and longer term theme based project work to be the way to develop independence and learning (known as a curriculum home learning grid).
Typical weekly activities include:
- Reading – daily for approximately 20 minutes
- Times tables – using Time Tables Rock Stars (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables for Year 3 and all times tables up to 12x12 for Year 4)
- Maths – Abacus weekly online games, consolidating current learning
- Spellings – Year 3/4 spelling rules Activities selected from the curriculum home learning grids