Learning at Home
We believe that homework plays a vital role not only in the advancement of pupils’ knowledge and skills but also in reinforcing the partnership between school and home. We value the opportunity for children to share their learning experiences with their parents and similarly for parents to support their child’s intellectual development.
Homework can take the form of reading, revising phonics learned in class, playing maths games and learning spellings. We do understand that sometimes a child may be too tired at the end of the day to do additional school activities and that it may be better to postpone homework to a more conducive time.
The home learning grids (below) are designed to ensure children and parents can have fun together while learning at home. The grids are sent out at the beginning of each term and families can choose which activity they complete each week. We call these PIP (Parents in Partnership) grids.
In addition to these, children in Years 1 and 2 have weekly spellings sent home and in Year R they will have phonics and high frequency words to practise. We also advise that children read with an adult every night. Year 2 children may also have an additional maths activity sent home.
Teachers do positively encourage the pupils to complete their homework regularly and monitor their achievements.
At the end of each term, parents are invited into school to share the Parents in Partnership(PIP) home learning.
To further embed our work in engaging our whole school community, we decided to have the same theme each term across the school. Siblings can then talk about their learning at home together, share ideas and learn from one another along with their other family members. It brings the whole school community together in learning and the displays around the school show progression in skills as well as highlighting the concepts and knowledge gained by the children of learning.
Homework linked to our themes:
Term 1: Marvellous Me!
Term 2: Fantastic Festivals!
Term 3: Amazing Animals!
Term 4: Helping Hands
Term 5: Super Seas!