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Home Learning at Shakespeare Infant School

Why is home learning valuable?

At Shakespeare Infant School, home learning is valued as an opportunity for children, parents and teachers to build a shared responsibility for learning.

We believe that home learning can:

  • enable children to consolidate and reinforce their skills and understanding, particularly in English and Maths,
  • encourage children to develop the independence, self-enquiry, resilience and self discipline needed to begin to study on their own,
  • build an effective partnership between home and school,
  • enable parents to be involved in their child's education,
  • explore resources for learning that may not be available in school.


How can you help your child?

Parents and carers have an important part to play in ensuring that home learning supports their child's learning and development. By supporting their child with home learning parents can have a significant impact on progress.

We ask parents and carers to:

  • make sure they are aware when home learning has been set and help ensure it is returned on time,
  • make sure that children have the necessary time to do their home learning and a quiet space to work,
  • encourage their child and praise them when home learning has been completed,
  • be actively involved in joint home learning activities,
  • let the class teacher know if their child experiences any persistent difficulties,
  • be aware of how much time children are spending on completing home learning.



Regardless of whether it is made explicitly clear, children are expected to read on a daily basis as an essential part of their home learning.

We ask parents to read to their child regularly as well as hear them read, even when their child has become an independent reader. Young children also benefit from having stories read to them that they cannot read themselves.


Google Classroom

Each child has their own Google Classroom account, where home learning is posted. This also provides an area for secure learning dialogue between home and school. A direct link to Google Classroom can be found at:




Children may also have English home learning to complete, usually writing sentences containing spellings learned that week. Please help your child prepare for a spelling class quiz by practising these regularly.


Topic related activities

Your child's class teacher may set a variety of other activities for home learning that link with their project work. These may be given as a separate task to complete over a couple of weeks, or may be set on Purple Mash.



If you have any queries about home learning please see your child's teacher who would be happy to answer your questions.