Bedford Primary School

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Home Learning

We feel it is vital that any home learning activity set by school should be fun and should allow families to spend quality time together. It should not be a task that places pressure on families or encroaches upon valuable family time.

Through our approach to homework we aim to:
  • Offer fun ways for families to share in and support their child’s journey of    discovery;
  • Encourage children’s creativity;
  • Support the development of pupils’ basic skills linked to reading, writing, 
  • speaking and listening and number.
  • Promote pupils’ independent learning and research skills.

Every Friday a home learning task will go home in children’s home learning books. These should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Please come and see us before or after school if you are unsure about any of the tasks set. Sometimes additional homework may be sent home, where we will ask you to discuss a topic with your child to inform future work in class. Additional support tasks may also be set for individual children, if a teacher feels they need extra work to reinforce learning in school.

Every night your child should be encouraged to read at home and it will help enormously if parents read with them. School will provide books, but we are also keen for children to read anything they find enjoyable such as newspapers, magazines, library books, eBooks etc! We ask that families remind their child to bring their book bag to school everyday.



Teachers will set your child a Mathletics task each week to complete.  Mathlectics can be accessed on either computers or on tablets or iPads.  Children will have been given their own unique username and password, which they can use to log on.  Please see your child's class teacher if you have any trouble logging on, or if they have lost their username and password.


Children can also use live Mathletics, where they can complete games and activities against other children in the school and across the world.