St Michael Catholic Primary School & Nursery

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Home Learning

Curriculum Support

We recognise that parents are the primary educators of their child so we have an approach to Home Learning that allows parents to support the curriculum each week.


Each Year Group also has a Curriculum Map which shows the curriculum that will be taught throughout the year. At the beginning of each year, we invite parents to meet their child's class teacher for 'Tea with the Teacher. This allows parents to learn more about their child's curriculum and how they can support their child's learning at home. 


Towards the end of each half-term, parents are sent a more detailed Curriculum Newsletter to explain what their child will be taught in the upcoming half-term. This is a one page summary to allow parents to get ahead of their child's learning. 


All of this information can be found on our School Curriculum page.


Parents are always welcome to get in touch with their child's class teacher to discuss their progress but we have 3 points during the year when this feedback is formally shared. Parent's Meetings are held in November and March with a final written report in July.



Children should read with an adult every night and record how many pages they have read in their Reading Record. The adult should then comment and sign. When the children become independent readers, we still encourage parents to listen to their child read every day. The children are set tasks to complete in their Reading Journal.


Home Learning

Home Learning is set on Thursday and due on Tuesday.

RE is completed each week and a Comprehension and Grammar or Punctuation and Spelling task is set on alternate weeks. Spelling tasks are set each week and Maths is set each week. In Reception, a maths task book is sent home, in Years 1 to 3 we introduce online maths home learning using Maths Shed to develop fluency. In Year 4, children will use the Times Tables Rock Stars to develop fluency and in Years 5&6 a task book is used to develop problem solving skills and enhance fluency. 


During the 3 half-term breaks, instead of the above, children are set an open ended project to show their understanding of their upcoming topic of work. 


Presentation of home learning should be of the highest standard and children should try to complete their tasks as independently as possible.


Please click here to read our full Home Learning Policy.


Remote Learning

If a group of pupils have to self-isolate, we will use Microsoft Teams for remote learning. Please click here to read our full Remote Learning Policy.

Growth Mindset

We encourage all of our pupils to apply a growth mindset to their learning. This means that they should show persistence, resilience, determination and be confident enough to take risks when learning. Mistakes are seen as part of the learning process. We teach the children that their brain is a muscle that can be exercised and developed through choice and challenge.