As a parent or carer you can play a vital role in your child’s education, including homework.
What will my child bring home?
We publish a home learning table. This shows what you can expect your child to bring home and when.
What other home learning can we do?
Your child might be asked to do something on a day-by-day basis
Projects may be issued for the term or for holidays that include modelling or the preparation of a presentation
Holiday packs may be issued and could include games, recipes etc linked to the theme for the coming term
Can we ask for extra home learning tasks?
For Key Stage 2 children we can recommend some text books for you to buy and use at home.
When does it take place?
At a time convenient to you and your child but ensuring that it is well paced so that deadlines are met and it is not rushed.
How can we get help?
Talk to the teacher or teaching assistant at the start and end of the day or Telephone 01634 852981. Come to events advertised in the Friday newsletter.
What about children with special educational needs?
You can agree different home learning tasks linked to your child’s specific targets. Discuss this at the consultation meeting with your child’s class teacher or with our Inclusion Leader.
How long should it take?
No KS1 child should spend more than 20 minutes a day on home learning tasks and this might be in three or four short sessions. KS2 children should spend no more than 30 minutes and this could be in 10 or 15 minute blocks.
Does my child have to do home learning tasks?
Home learning is not compulsory for children of primary school age. However, we strongly encourage you to support your child with learning at home. Evidence shows that this can make a big difference to your child’s achievement.
What is expected of my child?
Your child should:
- co-operate with you to get the tasks done on time
- listen carefully to instructions given in class
- say when there are problems so that an adult can help
What is expected of me as a parent?
- provide a quiet place for your child to study
- plan, with your child, sensible routines so that the tasks are spread out through the week
- remind your child to do their home learning
- give help and advice on how to complete the task
- suggest when they should get advice from a teacher
- offer encouragement and support
- check work and test their tables and spellings
- ensure the work is returned to school by the due date
- talk to teachers if there are any problems
What should I expect of the teacher?
- give help and advice on home learning tasks
- advise on ways to deal with specific, difficult situations
- set tasks that are interesting and linked to work in school
- set tasks that are at the right level for your child
- give clear explanations so that you and your child know what to do
What are the pitfalls to avoid?
- Spending more than 20 or 30 minutes on home learning each day
- Encouraging a child to re-do a piece of work for neatness or because you do not think it is good enough
- Criticising the work your child has done
- Doing their tasks for them
- Bottling up worries that the teacher might be able to solve
- Causing your child to worry
we want your child to do well at school too and are always ready to help.