Homework at John Rankin

At John Rankin, children are at the heart of everything we do and your support at home enables our children to achieve their very best!


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!