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Birchwood Junior School

Home Learning

Home Learning


As a school, we recognise that attitudes towards homework can differ between households and we hope to seek a healthy balance when setting tasks and activities.


The schools end goal for all pupils is to have had opportunity to achieve the 3 primary elements of Academic Excellence, Aspirational Mind-set & Personal Development. Home learning and learning beyond the classroom plays an important role in this.


Academic Excellence


Knowledge & Skill development

Each pupil will receive a high quality workbook for Mathematics, Reading and Writing Skills (GAPs). Class teachers will set out the pages students need to do each week (see year group pages). This work will reflect the learning your child has been doing in school.


Reading Fluency

As well as this, we offer an online reading record for you and your child, and ask that reading is recorded 5 times a week outside of school.

BoomReader — The Digital Reading Record (

Teachers and Staff also use this app so you can see how many times your child is reading 1:1 with an adult. 


Mathematics Fluency

All students have access to the TTRockstars app to help your child develop fluency skills in multiplication and division through regular practice.

We expect all students to be using this 5 times a week for 5 minutes at a time. 

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (


Additional optional resources

Knowledge Organisers are provided in the year group folders on the website. They outline the core knowledge required for each unit. This would help support your child in building there understanding and vocabulary around a specific area of study.



Aspirational Mind-set


The Hive Project - Careers, Community & Problem Solving


Wider curriculum activities will be set termly. These are linked to topics with the purpose to foster a love and expertise for a particular  area of the curriculum. e.g. Space or Coding



Personal Development


The Hive Project  - Life Skills, Citizenship & Health

Charity fundraising competitions





In Our Federation

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  • The Lancaster

    01522 685078
    82 Jasmin Road,
    Lincoln, LN6 0QQ
    View School Website
  • Woodlands Infant
    and Nursery School

    01522 683557
    Whitethorn Grove, Birchwood,
    Lincoln, LN6 0PF
    View School Website
  • Forest Skies

    01522 800971
    Larchwood Crescent,
    Lincoln, LN6 0NL
    View Federation Website


Birchwood Junior School

01522 800971
Birchwood Junior School,
Larchwood Crescent, Lincoln, LN6 0NL