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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

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Learning at Home

Learning at home is very important for the children to embed the skills that they are learning at school and also to build their understanding of the world and language skills. These will be developed by providing out of school experiences for your children and engaging in conversations about a wide range of subject.


Reception homework is to practise their reading books and a few key words at home each day.

The children in year one will be set homework on a Tuesday. This will include spellings to learn for a test on Monday morning as well as a piece of maths homework based on either number bonds or times tables. The children may get occasional other bits of homework or words to learn for assemblies/performances. The homework will be written into the children’s homework books each week and scores from the tests will be sent home.

All homework should be completed in pencil and should be your child’s best work.

Phonics Screening (Year 1)

This year all of the children in year one will be taking a statutory phonics screening check. This check will take place nationally in the week commencing 10th June 2019. The check will involve the children reading a range of real and non-words using their phonics up to phase 5 and will take 5-10 minutes to complete. It will be administered in a quiet room with their teacher. The check will help to identify children who may need additional support with their phonics next year and these children will have the opportunity to be checked again in year 2. Results of the check will be reported to parents in the summer term. There are some resources to support attached below.