Home learning has an important role to play in reinforcing and extending the learning and teaching that has taken place in the classroom. It is a vital link in the working partnership between children, parents and staff.
Our aims of home learning
- Encourages a sense of purpose and achievement.
- Provides a point of contact with parents and takes advantage of all kinds of resources for learning at home.
- Is a means of reinforcing what has been learnt in school.
- Is a vehicle for parental involvement, developing an effective partnership between the school and parents and other carers in pursuing the aims of the school.
- Is a means of developing good study habits and the self-discipline needed to study on their own.
- Encourages a sense of ownership and of responsibility for learning.
The responsibility of the children
- To make the time to complete work carefully and well.
- To discuss difficulties with the teacher as soon as they arise.
- To ensure parents know the task(s) to be completed and ask for support if necessary.
- To complete the tasks set to the same standard as they would in class.
- To complete their work in appropriate blue pen (no felt-tip or coloured/gel pens) or pencil.
- To hand in completed work on or before the due date.
The role of parents and carers in supporting their children
- Provide a reasonably peaceful, suitable place in which the children can do their home learning – alone, or for younger children, together with an adult.
- Make it clear to their children that they value home learning and support the school in explaining how it can help their learning.
- Encourage their children and praise them when they have completed home learning.
Home Learning should only take approximately 15/20 minutes in KS1 and 20/30 minutes in KS2.