Aims of our Policy
- To ensure consistency of approach to setting home learning throughout the school
- To ensure that parents are clear about what their child is expected to so and to support the parents/caress in knowing how to help their child
- To provide opportunities for parents, pupils and the school to work together in partnership
- To encourage pupils and their parents/carers to share and enjoy learning together
- To improve the quality of the learning experience to give pupils opportunities to practice, consolidate and further develop core skills
- To give opportunities for pupils to apply their thinking skills in a variety of ways so that they develop confidence and the self discipline to study independently
How Parents and Carers can help with Home Learning
- Encourage and support your child and value their efforts and achievements
- Become involved with the task but allow your child to develop independent learning
- Use Google Classroom or Tapestry (EYFS) to give feedback to the Class Teacher on how your child has tackled the activity. For example whether there was anything that they struggled with and how enjoyable it was.
What is Home Learning?
Home Learning refers to any work or activity that pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with parents / carers.
All children will be given a homework menu each term. A paper copy will be sent home at the start of each term and a copy can also be found on the children’s Google Classroom or the school website. The menu will contain 9 activities which link to the children’s learning for the term and cover a range of skills. The children will be asked to try and complete at least 5 of these activities at home during the term. Work or photos of the work that is completed from these menus can then be uploaded onto Tapestry or Google Classroom so that teachers are able to give the children feedback.
Additional homework tasks
In addition to their homework menus, children may also be set some basic skills homework to complete during the term. This will include:
- Phonics tasks
- Learning multiplication facts (times tables)
- Spellings to learn
- Reading every day for 20 minutes
Parents should hear their children read frequently (at least five days per week) and record any comments or observations in reading diaries. It is the expectation that class teachers will monitor the use of these diaries and support children in selecting appropriate home reading materials. As well as the books that are sent home, children will also have a login for myON where they can access a range of books and newspaper articles.
For times tables, children will continue to have access to Times Tables Rock Stars where they can practise tables which are appropriate to their level.