We believe in a partnership approach to education with school and parents working together.

Great importance is placed upon reading at Aston & Cote school and this forms the basis of much of our home learning; we have an expectation that all our pupils will read or be read to at home each school evening and ideally at least once at the weekend. At first, in Foundation Stage, this book will be a story for you to read with or to your child. As your child progresses, they will begin to take home more books: one colour banded book; another R,W,Inc book and a school library book. Your child will have a Home/School Link Book and we ask that this is signed and dated each day – comments are encouraged if you have time. We monitor the Home/School Link Books closely so that we can guide, support and reward the pupils’ efforts.

We also send home letters and/or words to learn when your child is ready and they will receive weekly spellings to learn at home when they reach the yellow level of our R,WInc reading scheme.

From Year 2 (or as soon as they are ready) pupils begin to write their own comments in their Home/School Link Book. They will also begin to have times tables to practise.

Children in Key Stage 2 receive weekly written homework as well as regular topic homework.

The children are also set homework on Mathletics, an exciting, interactive online Maths program which helps them to practise the learning they have done in school in a fun way.