Home Learning

Please click the headings below for details of the home learning you ca expect from the school for your child:

Weekly Home Learning for Years 1-6

Each week, children in Years 1-6 are set home learning on their Class' Google Classroom as the platform (apart from Year 6 who use their planners) for sharing the following weekly tasks:

- Spellings (supported by Spelling Shed)
- A short maths task linked to the learning that has taken place that week (supported by Mathletics)
- An additional Maths Fluency task (sometimes supported by Times Table Rockstars)
- 20 minutes daily reading (monitored through the children's Reading Records)

There is a guide below for how to log into Google Classroom for the first time, and a further video tour by Mr Adams, our Computing Lead.

As mentioned above, we highly recommend 20 minutes of reading every day as this significantly supports a child's development in relation not only to reading, but also vocabulary, grammar, spelling and writing.

The Heber Home Learning Policy for Years 1-6 can be found here.

Weekly Home Learning for Early Years


Each week the children will be given a reading scheme book that is to be read at home. This reading book will link closely to the child's phonetical awareness and run alongside the phonic sounds and letters that the children have been learning. Wordless books may also be sent home as they considerably support a child's story comprehension.

The children are encouraged to change their 'shared reading book' everyday. They can select a book from the wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts that are available at school. Reading daily with your child is hugely beneficial to not only their reading development, but also their language and comprehension development.

Mathletics log ins will be given to each child so that they are able to access the Maths platform. Each child is able to access the programme at their own pace.

There will be a weekly Reception Newsletter details the range of learning that the children have been covering across the week. This includes all phonemes, graphemes and tricky words from their phonics sessions and also outlines the main Maths focus for the week. This supports parents/carers in being able to continue this learning at home.


Reading books with your child is one of the main foci for Nursery aged children. The children are supported in changing their 'shared reading book' everyday. They can select a book from the wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts that are available at school. Reading daily with your child is hugely beneficial to not only their reading development but also they language and comprehension development. ​

In the Summer term of Nursery, some children will be offered a reading scheme book. These will only be sent home if the child is completely secure within their phase 1 phonetical awareness. This means the child has a secure knowledge of rhyme, being able to recite a number of rhymes from memory, shows an awareness of print around them and can confidently orally blend and segment sounds in spoken words.

How To Use Google Classroom

Here's a document explaining how to log into Google Classroom for the first time and how to join the right class. Below is also a handy video by Mr. Adams explaining how Google Classroom works. 

Jonnys vid

How Can I Further Support What My Child Learns at School?

Maths Fluency (that is the children's mastery of number facts like times tables, number bonds, and the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) continues to be a focus at Heber. Below you can find every year group's 'Fluency Expectations for All' document. Supporting your child with these milestones will have a significant impact on their mathematical development.

Fluency Expectations for All, Years 1-6

Additional Learning Resources

In addition to this provision, below you will find a list of useful resources that you can draw on at any time to support your child’s learning at home.

Nursery & Reception

Cool Math 4 Kids
Unite for Literacy 
Literactive                                                                                                                                              Kids Learning Tube

Years 1 & 2

PBS Kids 
Cool Math 4 Kids
Unite for Literacy 

Sci Show Kids

National Geographic Kids
Free School on YouTube 
Geography Focus
Science Max

Years 3 - 6

10 famous museums.
Newspaper First News 
Science Kids 
Cool Math 4 Kids 
National Geographic Kids 

Crash Course Kids
Geek Gurl Diaries

All Year Groups


Provision of Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the event of a school bubble closure, we have updated our Home Learning offer, for all children from Nursery up to Year 6.

All work is set using Google Classrooms. Children from all year groups will be offered a mixture of live lessons, lessons that have been pre recorded by their teacher or another member of the teaching staff, as well as other independent activities that mirror the school day. The quantity and subjects taught via live lessons will vary depending on the age and needs of the different year groups. Live lessons take place on Google Meet using your child’s Google account, set up by the school.

If a year group or bubble is closed, we will continue to offer the full range of curriculum areas through our Home Learning offer. Our specialist teachers in Art, Music and PE will continue to provide engaging and ambitious lessons online through pre recorded lessons and tasks set.

I have more than one child at home, how do I manage the live lessons?

All live lessons will be recorded and saved in the corresponding lesson folder on Google Classroom. We have staggered these live lessons across the school, where possible, to support families with more than one child. However, If your child misses the live lesson, then these can be accessed at a more convenient time.

I am struggling to fit in all of the Home Learning lessons, are there any lessons I should prioritise?

We completely understand that all families have different circumstances as well as differing responsibilities to juggle. If children need to prioritise lessons, we would suggest that both English and Maths lessons are completed. Please speak to your child’s class teacher to help support with prioritises and individual needs.

Will my child’s home learning be marked?

All work submitted on Google Classroom will be marked and returned by either the class teacher or the class’ support staff.

I don’t have enough technology at home, what do I do?

We have received a number of devices from the DfE which we are able to loan out to parents during this time. We have also received some donations of unwanted laptops from members of our community. Please get in touch with the school office who will be able to support you with your technology issue.

What do I do if I'm concerned about my child?

Please speak to your child’s class teacher about any concerns that you have. They will be able to help you or alternatively they could advise which other member of our team could help. Our Inclusion Team is on hand to support our families with any needs that arise.

My child has specific needs and I would like more support?

Our Inclusion Team is on hand to support you with any questions you may have. They are able to offer a variety of ways to support your child, including scheduled catch ups, help with work and strategies to support children’s mental health . Our Inclusion Team consists of our Inclusion Manager, Learning Mentor, Pastoral Lead and SENDCO.