Learning at Home

At Mill Lane, we believe that home learning plays an important part in a child’s education and we know that children derive great pleasure and benefit when working on tasks at home.


All children are expected to complete homework tasks out of school and these are listed in more detail in our Homework Policy. In addition to set tasks, children should also regularly practice the following skills:

  • Reading to an adult (This could be a school book, own book or a Bug Club online book.)
  • Learning target letters, sounds or spellings (Children are provided with these regularly)
  • Practicing the multiplication tables (Children from Years 1 to 6 all have counting or tables targets)
We understand that children work very hard during the school day and, with this in mind, we have provided a range of activities with thousands of exciting and valuable learning activities and games to play, which children can use at home, at their own pace.
Below are links to a range of free-access websites which can be accessed on home computers or handheld devices:
Top Marks Maths  (Range of interactive maths games and activities)
Maths Zone   (Lots of fun maths resources to use online)
NRich Maths    (Excellent for maths investigations)
Spelling Frame    (The place to practice spelling patterns appropriate to Key Stage)
Phonics Play   (A range of games for younger students learning Phase 1-6 Phonics)
Oxford Owl     (Free online reading resources)
Teach Your Monster to Read    (Free subscription reading resources)
CBeebies    (Lots of educational games for younger learners) 
BBC Bitesize    (Educational resources for 3-11 year olds - great for topics!)
Crickweb    (A whole range of games and resources across the curriculum)

In addition to the above websites, all children have access (using login details) to the following sites:


Bug Club   (Online reading, phonics and grammar activities tailored to your child's ability and needs)

Education City   (As the name implies - a wealth of educational resources and games. Great for x tables!)

Purple Mash   (A wide range of curriculum resources, with an excellent ICT skills section)