Waggon Lane, Upton, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 1JS

01977 650820



Upton Primary School

Home learninG

Home learning is vital to a child’s development whilst also helping provide opportunities for parents to see what their children are learning in school and help families communicate with their children and school staff. 


Children are encourage to read for 30 minutes each day. As a school we put a huge emphasis on reading and work hard to promote a love of reading through an engaging and literature rich curriculum. This includes daily ERIC sessions (Everybody reading in class)

Children are able to change their books daily. In order to make good progress we ask that children read with an adult every day.  Even if your child is a fluent reader it is important you read with them regularly to check their understanding of what they have read by asking them questions. Additionally, it is important for children to be read to, so please find time to settle down with a story book, with your child.


Homework books

On Thursday’s children will be sent home with their homework books. It should then be returned to your child's class teacher on a Monday. Children will be set a range maths, English or topic tasks to do at home. Tasks will vary depending on the week and will range from researching facts to designing and creating their own story book character but will always link to the prior or upcoming learning your child is doing in the classroom. Homework will be in books, so it is very important that children do not lose the books they have been given. 


Additional Tasks 

Your child may choose to access additional learning at home. The school provides Times Tables Rockstars and Accelerated Reading in order to support this. Both of these sites require unique login codes. For further advice please speak to your child's class teacher or in the drop down menu of the home learning section of the website.