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Support with Home Learning

How you can help to support your child’s reading during home learning?

As your child develops into a confident reader, ask him/her to read through the book and ask them to clarify meaning of any unfamiliar words in the text. You could also stop the story at any point to make predictions or discuss the different characters or setting. It is essential that children understand what they are reading. Until children can comprehend the majority of what they are reading they should remain on that book or similar texts. It is also important that children tell stories using their imagination, they could do this by looking at the pictures in a sibling’s book. 

Online reading resources and support during home learning 

Phonics play provides games and resources that we use to support children’s phonics knowledge at Bushmead Primary school. In reception we are currently working within phase three, but often reconsolidate our learning by revisiting phase two. They also offer a range of short and funny comics that can be viewed on screen or printed out. Phonics play are currently offering a free subscription please visit the website for information at- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  

Bug Club is a Literacy program designed to support the effective and engaging teaching of reading. All children in Foundation Stage have access to this. You can find their login details inside their reading log book. Teachers will ensure that children have allocated books. You can log on by visiting https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Oxford Owl You can sign up for free and access e books online. You can select a phonic phase and also share fiction and non fiction texts. Select phase 2 and 3 books.https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page 


Questions that you may have ………………...

Dear Parents,

We have received emails and have had conversations with parents who undoubtedly have questions about home learning. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we hope this helps.


How will I know where to access my child's learning?

You will receive a parent mail to inform you that your child’s learning for the day has been set. This will be done daily between 9-10am.


Where and what will the learning tasks be?

All home learning will be on this page and resources if needed will be listed below. Some days this may include the use of websites or it may include using basic everyday household objects. There will be a Mathematics, Phonics or Literacy and a Topic task daily.


How can I share my home learning with my child’s teacher?

All parents should have now received their teachers email address. Please email feedback of the tasks to the teacher by the end of the school day (3:30). These do not need to be extensive they can be general comments or photographs. Year group feedback will then be displayed on this page through children's work. Please note that if you email any queries teachers will only respond within term time and school day hours.


How can we continue to read at home?

Please log into bug club. Each child has their log in details stuck inside their reading records with a guide of how to do this. Teachers will be monitoring this and will ensure that your child always has books available.


It is important during this time that we all stay healthy, active, safe and positive.

Thank you for your support.


Mrs Billington

Foundation Stage Year Leader