Home Learning at John Rankin

At John Rankin, children are at the heart of everything we do.

During these uncertain times, we want to be able to support you and your children by giving you the resources  you need to continue on your child's learning journey at home. Please take a look at some of the information on the relevant year groups and work through the home learning packs with your children.

To help support you with home learning we have set up dedicated email addresses to answer any queries you might have.

We are here to help you and check these inboxes regularly between the hours of 9am  and 3pm, weekdays.

Infant queries (Years 1 and 2), please contact: infants@jrj.w-berks.sch.uk

Lower Junior queries (Years 3 and 4), please contact: lowerjuniors@jrj.w-berks.sch.uk

Upper Junior queries (Years 5 and 6), please contact: upperjuniors@jrj.w-berks.sch.uk

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Infant School

In Early Years, children learn through play, both indoors and outdoors. Our learning environment is set up with various activities that provide opportunities for structured, purposeful play, with great educational value. Children play and develop their emotional, social and scientific skills all at the same time. These practical skills can be created at home with baking, gardening, fitness using stop watches, counting your purse and telling the time. Please ensure you read with your child everyday and practice some basic maths.

Junior School

As always the most important thing to do with your child is read everyday. Fiction books and non fiction books are key to building our children's knowledge. We would also encourage the daily practice of multiplication tables - you can use Times Table Rockstars to support this and there are a number of free apps also available. We have also put together some specific learning packs for each year group. In addition to this, please use this time as a family to learn life skills and practical skills such as: baking, gardening, fitness with stop watches and sharing stories from history, followed by the relevant movie!