Here at Winkfield St Mary's, whilst we do not provide 'homework' we strongly encourage home learning. We do however ask that all children read daily and practise key spellings and number knowledge such as counting, number bonds and times tables.
Home learning can support children's development of important life skills such as decision-making, money management, understanding health and hygiene, cooking, DIY, and much more.
Some fun ways to help children learn at home:
Cooking: encourages measuring, reading scales, health, fine motor skills, time, problem-solving, following instructions, cause and effect.
Board games/ playing cards: encourages counting, turn-taking, empathy, addition and subtraction, reading.
Shopping: encourages money management, addition and subtraction, making healthy choices, budgeting, counting, multiplying.
Gardening: encourages being active, measuring, understanding of photosynthesis, healthy foods, explore senses, understanding of mini beasts.
Outside walks: encourages being active, understanding of local area, geographical vocabulary, creativity and imagination, understanding of animals in their habitats.
Reading or creating stories: encourages decoding and blending (phonics), increases vocabulary, develops knowledge of certain topics, imagination/creativity.
Role play/ acting: encourages creativity and imagination, develops confidence, use of vocabulary, real world exploring.
Trips and visits: there are a range of places you can take children to develop their understanding of particular topics such as, The Natural History Museum, Windsor Castle, Brooklands Museum, The Science Museum, The Vitoria and Albert Museum, The Lookout Centre, Miniature Railway
Free Maths workbooks (linked to Maths at WSM through White Rose Maths): https://whiteroseeducation.com/parent-pupil-resources/maths/free-downloads
Oak National Academy
Should you wish to carry out more formalised home learning, Oak National Academy has a range of teacher input videos and activities for children to complete; all linked with the National Curriculum. Your child can select their year group, a subject, as well as a skill/ topic to focus on and complete the activities. https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year
Family time bingo
Want to create your own 'Family time' bingo? Please speak to Miss Moore and she can send you an editable version!