Soon after a child has started school, reading material will be sent home on a regular basis together with an occasional task to carry out. In the early stages a reading journal will be sent home for teachers and parents to comment on reading. Activity and Discovery bags have been created to provide fun learning activities at home.
Creating a ’quiet’ time each evening is just as important in the early years as it is when the children transfer to high school later on. Try to find a mutually acceptable time when distractions such as the television can be avoided. Children benefit both educationally and emotionally from these occasions.
As children move up the school, the range of activities widens. In lower KS2, children are expected to do about 20 minutes homework a night. This may require some work to be researched or finished or a set activity or exercise. At the upper end of KS2 we expect the children to spend about 30 minutes every evening. When no work has been set we expect the children to read.
Homework Club is available one night per week as part of the After School Clubs for those children who wish to sign up for it.
School Residential Trips
In addition to the regular school trips provided throughout the academic year, we also offer a number of Residential Trips to our Key Stage 2 pupils during their time at our school.
Years 3 & 4 have the opportunity to visit the Malvern Outdoor Education Centre for 3 days (2 nights). This trip usually takes place every second year.
Years 5 & 6 are invited to take part in a 3 day sight-seeing & educational visit to London. This trip also usually takes place every second year.
The Year 6 pupils are also invited to visit our link school in Northern Spain during the summer term and to spend time with their returning pupils later on in the term. Where the numbers of interested pupils permit, this trip is also offered bi-annually.
Click on the play button to view the slideshow below which shows some highlights from each of the Residential Trips we offer.