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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Home learning

We moved to the area mid-year and were really impressed with how the school team supported our two children to fit in.

Parent of 2 children new to the area


Parent of 2 children new to the area

Lunch staff know the kids so well, my kids are much more adventurous food wise thanks to them

Parent of 2 children


Parent of 2 children

The school’s warm and nurturing atmosphere enables each child to develop confidence in their own individual voice/identity.

Parent of year 2 child


Parent of year 2 child

Sport is very inclusive, all about taking part & enjoying it

parent of 2 children


parent of 2 children

Excellent extra-curricular activities – books at bedtime with your teddy & hot chocolate – brilliant idea!

Parent of 2 children


Parent of 2 children

At Hawkesbury School we want all children to develop a love of learning and so home learning needs to be interesting and motivating. We encourage all children to engage in home learning activities which are inclusive.

At the beginning of each term, pupils in Years 1 to 6 receive a homework jigsaw that contains a range of activities covering different aspects of the National Curriculum. The tasks will be linked to the learning that is taking place in the classroom that term. Children can choose which task they would like to do each week. It is not compulsory to do all tasks on the jigsaw grid.


Children will be asked to bring in their homework every week. Teachers will monitor the completion of home learning and will offer support to families where it is not completed consistently.


All children are encouraged to read every day at home. This could be independent reading or reading to an adult. Reading materials might include fiction, non-fiction, newspapers and magazines. Children throughout their primary school years will benefit from having an adult reading a story to them. This will help them to access stories that may be too hard for them to read.


All children are also encouraged to practice spellings / phonics as well as times tables and number bonds to support learning in class.  There are termly spelling sheets that are handed out at the start of each term. Times tables and number bonds can be practiced using Times Table Rock Stars or Numbots.


Please note that in Year 6, children may have different homework. This will support them to prepare for their summer exams as well as their move to secondary school.

In Wren class, as well as daily reading, children practise their phonics with the support of the sound and tricky word books.

How we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

As many parents often point out, the ways that maths is taught today is different to how it used to be taught in the past.

The link below will take you to our calculation policy. This shows the progression of methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As you will see, maths is taught using a ‘Concrete, Visual, Abstract’ approach. This enables children to explore strategies both practically and visually before using written methods. They can then develop their skills further by using reasoning skills to apply their calculations to solving a range of problems.


Useful maths websites

The following websites are recommended by our teachers.




Recommended for Wrens


Recommended for Robins


Recommended for Swallows and Hawks


Useful apps

There are many APPs that can support your children at home. We recommend the following:

Doodle Maths

Bubble Maths

Reading at home

Time for reading Advice on how to support your child with reading at home with our Time 4 Reading scheme.

Top tips for reading Advice on reading strategies to develop your child’s understanding of a text.

Parents reading info The link below shows the presentation given at our recent Parent Reading Workshop.


Developing a Functional Pencil Grasp Useful information on developing a pencil grip.


The links below is taken from the National Curriculum. It provides an explanation of the many elements of grammar that is taught in primary schools.