The Purpose of Home learning
We believe that homework is an important element of the partnership between home and school. It is a way of ensuring pupils develop independent thought, practise key skills and consolidate learning currently being undertaken in class.
Home learning Guidelines
- We set homework that is purposeful, consistent and manageable for all pupils.
- Homework will be matched to individual children’s needs.
- Homework will be monitored by the teacher on the due date. The schools Behaviour Policy will be followed if children do not complete homework tasks to the required standard or fail to hand in their homework on time.
- All Home Learning will be set on a Wednesday and due in on Monday.
- Pupils will receive ReadiWriter Spelling (choose one activity from each hexagon to work on through the week e.g. one per day), Mathletics (two activities for KS1 and three for KS2) as well as weekly home reading.
- KS2 pupils are expected to write their own comments into their Homework Diaries and an adult will need to sign that this has been completed. KS1 pupil comments can be written by adults. Pupils will be awarded up to five house points for their reading each week e.g. 1 point for each day of reading. We expect at least five entries per week for all children.
- Pupils will have their reading books changed on the following days:
Monday – Year 1
Tuesday – Year 4
Wednesday – Year 6
Friday – Year 5
Reception and Year 2 pupils have their books changed throughout the week. Pupil’s ‘book change day’ are written in the front of their reading diaries.
- All login codes, usernames and passwords have been stuck into the front of all pupils reading/homework diaries. Please encourage your child/ren to remember these.
We believe that parental support is vital for pupil’s well-being and for many families it is a way of sharing and understanding the ‘Learning Journey’.
You can support your child by:
- Having a regular time set aside each week.
- Giving them a quiet environment to work in.
- Asking them to sit at a table.
- Talking through the task to ensure they understand what they are doing.
- Encouraging them to be independent and take ownership of their learning.
- Encouraging them to take pride in their handwriting and presentation.
Mathletics is a powerful educational tool enabling teachers to set a purposeful extension to pupils' maths learning from that week. As teachers we are able to track pupil progress and assign activities that are pertinent to each individual.
The number of activities set each week will correspond to the amount of time suggested for each year group (see above) with activities being completed independently.
We encourage pupils to write any working out in a green homework book (provided by school). Once homework has been completed pupils will then be able to access other games and resources.
Our Mathematics Leader has prepared our calculation guidelines which support consistency across year groups. If you support your child’s maths homework you will find it a useful reference guide. Equally, if your child has a maths tutor at any time, it would be helpful for the tutor to use the same methods to avoid confusing children.
We are part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.
There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school.
Please click on the hotlink below to access the website and log-in with details provided via email.