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:
Each half term, we will be setting whole school home learning on a set theme. This may be the Olympics, Science, Art etc to give you an idea of a few. Every year group will have the same theme, which will give the opportunity for siblings to work together.
When the home learning is returned to school, we will present it for parents to view, at a drop in fair straight after school. You can see what the children have created. Dates will be given on the homework sheet.
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.