We believe that home learning can be beneficial to your child for a variety of reasons because it provides opportunities to:
Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding learnt in school
Extend school learning, for example through additional reading
Use out of school resources (e.g. books and Information Technology) found in the home or other places such as libraries
Foster the partnership between the school and parents in achieving the aims of
our school for the benefit of the child
Develop the confidence and self-discipline the child needs to study on their own.
Prepare children for expectations at secondary school and beyond.
Enable pupils to study a topic in more depth
The amount of home learning set by the school will depend on the age of the child. We have two areas of home learning.
1: Practise of key skills:
This could include tasks such as: reading at home, practising spellings, completing a maths or English task or playing a phonics game. We expect all children to complete these tasks each week.
2. Optional projects:
Projects are set each half term and link to the topics in class. Pupils are able to choose from a list (or create their own ideas). The purpose of these projects is to allow pupils to be creative, enjoy their homework, follow their own interests and to provide challenge and stretch. This homework is sent out at the beginning of each half term. It is brought in on a specified day and all the school have the chance to view and celebrate the projects that are brought in. These are optional extras to the tasks mentioned above.
We recognise that pupils benefit from outside activities and that these are valuable learning experiences and equally important in developing and enriching their lives. We do not expect them to work all the time! Should you find that you need support with any of the home learning tasks or have any questions then please speak to your child’s Class teacher in the first instance.