The Home Learning policy encourages independence and a positive attitude to learning. Home Learning will be relevant with a strong focus on revision of previously taught concepts. It is expected that the children will attempt their Home Learning to the best of their ability. Best outcomes are achieved when parents set aside some time each night for Home Learning and take the opportunity to interact with their child during this time.
Through this policy we aim to:
Improve the quality of the learning experience offered to pupils and to extend it beyond the classroom environment.
Provide opportunities for parents, children and the school to work together in partnership in relation to children’s learning.
To develop children’s creative thinking.
Encourage pupils and their parents to share and enjoy learning experiences.
Reinforce work covered in class by providing further opportunities for individual Learning.
To develop research skills to support ‘pre-learning’ of curriculum content.
To provide opportunities for children to use out of school resources (e.g. books and Information Technology) found in the home or other places such as libraries;
To practice or consolidate basic skills and knowledge, especially in Maths and Literacy.
Encourage children to develop the responsibility, confidence and independence needed to study independently.
School is responsible for setting home learning tasks appropriate to the child’s age and ability.
Parents are responsible for providing their child with time, space, encouragement and support with any home learning they have including hearing their child read and assisting in the learning of tables and spellings.
Pupils are responsible for undertaking any home learning tasks set. They must remember to take home and return to school all books and equipment needed to undertake their home learning.
These may include:
Term 1 - Early reading and phonics work
Term 2 and Term 3 – To include high frequency word cards and a maths game in Addition to early reading and phonics work
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3
Teachers will not be required to mark the home learning however all work will receive feedback by the home room teacher/Subject Specialist.
Home learning will be sent home on the Thursday with the expectation that it returns on Sunday.