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Home Learning

On this page you will find the home learning for each year group - just look at the menu and the right and click on your year group page.

You will also find detailed information about our "Blended Learning Offer", including what to expect and how to access the learning.

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WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT - JOURNEY BY AARON BECKER (A WORDLESS PICTURE BOOK): This term we have been carrying out a whole school project around the wordless picture book, “Journey” by Aaron Becker.

Here is a video link of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRsmuveKWuk

The beauty of wordless books are that children automatically become “storytellers” as they rely on the illustrations to interpret and “read” the story. It's likely that each storyteller will interpret the story differently, so we may end up reading one story with lots of versions, this includes retelling the story in your own language.

We cannot underestimate the benefits of engaging with wordless pictures books. It is a powerful tool in development of literacy skills and provides the opportunity for children to:  

  • Broaden their vocabulary by naming and describing what they can see 

  • Predict what will happen next using picture clues 

  • Explain the actions of a character 

  • Share their views and opinions 

  • Make inferences and reason why things may happen   

  • Know how stories are structured 

  • Become confident story tellers and use story language 

  • And most importantly develop a love of reading  

We really let our imaginations run wild during this topic, and we were very happy to receive a great many photographs from all our Home Learners, to share what they have been doing. Have a look at the gallery we have created here:

"Journey" Picture Gallery.