Homework

Home learning at Kings Forest Primary School:

What is the purpose of home learning?

  • To consolidate, reinforce and extend skills and understanding, particularly in Literacy and Mathematics.
  • To provide opportunities for parents and children to work together.
  • To allow parents to gain an understanding of what children are learning in school.
  • To allow children to progress towards becoming more independent learners.

What is the role of the school?

  • To provide parents with a clear policy regarding home learning.
  • To ensure this policy is fully and consistently followed.
  • To provide support for parents with information about home learning.
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What is the role of the teacher?

  • To plan and set a programme of home learning that is appropriate to the needs of the child.
  • To ensure all children understand the home learning they have been given.
  • To give feedback about home learning.
  • To be available to talk to parents and children about home learning.
  • To inform parents if there is a problem regarding home learning.

What is the role of the parent / carer ?

  • To support the child in completing home learning.
  • To ensure the child completes home learning to a high standard and hands it in on time.
  • To provide the appropriate conditions for the child to complete the home learning.
  • To provide the appropriate resources for the child to complete the home learning.

What is the role of the child?

  • To ensure they have everything they need to complete home learning each week.
  • To make sure they understand the tasks that have been set.
  • To put in the same level of effort as would be expected of class work.
  • To hand the home learning in on time.
  • To take on board any feedback about home learning.

Home learning across the school is given out and collected in every Monday.

EYFS:

The children are provided with a home school diary. Within this the home learning for the week is recorded.

The home learning is normally an English, Mathematics or topic based task to try with your child.

The children will also be provided with a reading book and/or phonics string to practice at least 3 times per week.

Year 1:

The children are provided with a home school diary. Within this the home learning for the week is recorded.

The home learning is normally an English (spelling), Mathematics or topic based task to try with your child.

The children will also be provided with a reading book and/or phonics string to practice at least 3 times per week.

Year 2:

The children are provided with a school planner. Within this the home learning for the week is recorded.

The home learning is normally an English, Mathematics or topic based task to try with your children.

The children will also be provided with a reading book and/or phonics string to practice at least 3 times per week.

Years 3 – Year 6:

The children are provided with a school planner. Within this the home learning for the week is recorded.

The home learning will consist of:

A spelling task. This may be spellings to learn or a spelling activity such as a word search etc.

A mathematics task: this maybe a timetable to learn or a mathematics task.

The children will have a school reading book. This should be read at least 3 times per week.   Your child may read to an adult or independently depending on their age and ability. Please make a note in your child’s planner to indicate that they have read.

Home learning information for parents:

  • Home learning across the school will be set and collected in every Monday.
  • Home learning activities will be recorded in your child’s home school planner. It is therefore vital that you child brings their planner to school every day.
  • We ask that all children read at least three times per week. The youngest children will need to practice their letters strings. We ask that parents record in the home school planner when their child has read. Older children may choose to read independently but we still ask that parents record this in the home/school planner.
  • English home learning may be given in the form of spellings to learn or activities which support the learning of spelling patterns. Your child may not always have spellings to learn for a test.
  • Teachers will always give feedback on home learning and will keep a record of children who complete their home learning. Please note that this feedback might not always be written but maybe given during teaching time in class.
  • If a child has not completed their home learning or home reading then the parent will be contacted by the class teacher.