Elmfield School

Home Learning

Home Learning

We recognise that the partnership between home and school is vital in enabling each child to reach their full potential. We aim to provide regular homework activities which establishes positive attitudes to learning, encouraging both enjoyment and independence, and building confident and enthusiastic learners. Even from an early age home learning can help to develop the self-discipline children need to study on their own, and to prepare them for the requirements of secondary school and beyond.

Home learning gives parents and carers the chance to get involved in their child’s learning. Most importantly we encourage all children to take home a reading book and spend some time reading each night.

Children may be provided with individualised home work to support their learning or more general open ended tasks to supplement their knowledge related to the topics they are currently studying.


Elmfield have subscribed to some online home learning websites to provide opportunities for children to consolidate and extend their learning at home. Teachers will set and monitor specific tasks, activities and reading materials for pupils to access. Parents are sent the necessary log ins to these websites but please ask your teacher at any point to resend them.

See details of the online resources below.


Abacus Evolve
Abacus Evolve
Abacus has been written specifically for the new primary maths curriculum and carefully crafted on a robust approach to creating inspired and confident young mathematicians.
Your child has been issued with a username, password and school code.  Please contact your child's teacher if you would like a reminder sent home.
Please click here to visit their website.
Bug Club
At Elmfield School we use Bug Club.
Your child has brought home an information leaflet about this reading scheme and the school log in code, your child's username and password. Please see your child's class teacher if you require this information again.
The site has been demonstrated to the children and your child's class teacher is be able to log into the teacher page to see which books each child has read, whether they answered the quiz and look at the smiley face to see whether your child enjoyed that book.
They are also able to allocate new books to your child, when they have run out of books to read or they feel they need a different book.
Although there are several books for your child to choose from please do not feel that they all have to be done in one night, they don't. It is far better to take your time and choose one to share together and use this to supplement the reading book that is in your child's book bag.
Please don't hesitate to ask your child's class teacher if you have any questions or need help accessing the site.
Check out the website http://www.bugclub.co.uk/
We use Discovery Espresso Education to support the children's learning. 
Providing more than 19,500 digital media resources for all subjects across Foundation to Key Stage 2, Discovery Education Espresso is a weekly updating, curated learning service that can be used at home.
All children have been issued with a login. If you would like a reminder of your child's login, please contact your child's teacher.
Please click here to visit their website.

BSL stories to access from home 

Please follow the links/QR codes below to watch BSL stories signed by friends of Elmfield School. 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea:                                               Handa's Surprise:                              

https://youtu.be/zpzqAb7r4P0                                             https://youtu.be/gtm3YUtHiMI        


Where's My Teddy?:                                                           Handa's Hen: 

https://youtu.be/ypNQ4dPqF2w                                        https://youtu.be/GChpjV1PDnQ


The Rainbow Fish:                                                               Can't You Sleep Little Bear: 

https://youtu.be/NicG1yVq5ik                                            https://youtu.be/QHZrm1xzEbU


Peace at Last:                                                                      Stuck: 

https://youtu.be/UDR3o1NWMMA                                 https://youtu.be/sjA8dfeUgaU