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Throston Primary School

A Flying Start to Success



Children are sometimes given homework which is related to a theme being covered in Nursery. This is designed to enhance your child’s interest in a particular topic. Sometimes picture books, letters, colours or numbers are sent home for your child to support their learning. This is done at the discretion of your child’s key worker.



When children transfer to the Reception they will begin to bring home homework on a Friday night. This is to be returned on a Thursday morning. The homework reinforces what has been taught at school and helps to keep you informed and up to date with your child’s learning. Your child will also receive a picture/reading book to be shared. This book is given on a weekly basis which allows you the opportunity to share the book. Recent research has shown that children benefit from  reading a story several times. This helps children to begin to understand the structure of stories and language repetition. This regular reading will provide your child with a good story background to draw upon when they write their own stories. Please return your childs reading book every Monday.


Before starting a new topic / theme your child’s key worker / class teacher will send home a prior learning sheet. This is designed for you to discuss what your child already knows about a topic and what they would like to find out about or do as part of that theme. This helps us to plan meaningful learning opportunities for all the children.


Parents/carers are always welcome within the Early Years Village. If you would like to help out in any way please have a word with a member of staff.


We hope you and your child enjoy your time at Throston’s Early Years!