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Lane End

Primary School

‘Learn and Believe, Aspire and Achieve’

Learning at Home!

At Lane End, Reading will be the main expectation of work to be completed at home. Being a good reader is the key to making great progress in all areas of learning.


10 Benefits of Reading



  1. Children who read and share books often get better at reading.
  2. Reading exercises our brain. (Reading strengthens brains connections and builds NEW connections.)
  3. Reading improves concentration.
  4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.
  5. Reading improves vocabulary and language skills. (Children learn new words as they read. It helps them understand how sentences are built.)
  6. Reading develops a child's imagination. (The words they read build pictures in their mind and helps developing an understanding of characters and the world around them.)
  7. Reading helps children to develop understanding of feelings and care for others.
  8. Reading is fun.
  9. Reading is a great way to spend time together. (Reading together on the sofa, bedtime stories and visiting the library are just some ways of spending time together.)
  10. Children who read achieve better in school. (Children who are good readers tend to achieve better across all subjects in school.)

Reading at home in Elm class!

We believe reading at home is a great way for your child to become a confident and happy reader and it's a nice way to spend some learning time together at home too!

If your child reads 5 times in Elm class we reward them with a special mini prize!

PLEASE don't let your children read 5 times in one day! Only one prize maximum can be won a week! Once a day over 5 days would be amazing! Or any 5 times you get the chance!

Please write in your child's yellow reading journal when you have read together so we know!

Happy reading! smiley

Learning Opportunities at Home


We also have a number of online learning opportunities that your child can enjoy at home - to continue building  and apply their skills and understanding. These include Mathletics and Education City. Links to these can be found in the 'Kids Zone' and your child's class teacher have given them log in details for both. The children will know which challenges they need to complete as well as being able to explore these platforms for other learning activities. 


If you wish to support your child's learning in other ways too, you will have information about the areas of learning your child will be focusing on in class, explained in the curriculum newsletters that come home every half term. These  can also be found on this website, under each topic heading icon. For example,  you could work with your child to find out more about the history, geography or science topics that they are learning about.


Also your child’s teacher will on occasion set extra challenges, for you to try at home and they might ask you and your children to send pictures to the parents email - to share your experiences.


Our class voted and this is our favorite class book! An amazing book by Julia Donaldson. This tale is about a dragon who was learning lots of new skills at Dragon school. His practicing wasn't always a success...


Count by 1's to 50 both forward and backwards in this exercise and count song :)

Number bonds to 10!

Counting by 2s!


It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter! Sing together at home! Maybe you could even practice writing some of the letters at home!

Sing this song together at home!
For a challenge: try to practice some of these spellings at home too!

Phase 4 tricky words! Sing along at home :)

Tricky red words to learn! (Click on the link below)

Year 1 Common Exception Words to Read and Spell