In setting home learning, our primary aim is to engage parents in their children’s learning. We define homework as any activity that pupils undertake outside of school lesson time. This is primarily the practise of key skills as well as some specific, set tasks. Please read the HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS tab for the full details, including timings.
We use the online platforms Numbots and Manga High as our weekly home learning. We love it because teachers can set specific tasks to suit each child and then see how the children get on. The tasks are really rich and varied and children can also drive their own learning.
We ask parents to focus on key skills in their home learning. We think they are really important building blocks to children’s learning. Our seven key skills are: reading, handwriting, typing, spelling, times tables, number bonds and physical development. Our KEY SKILLS can be seen in full by clicking the tab. There is also an introductory video, where you can see one in action, that can be seen here: https://youtu.be/6MEOR_vONkM . Parents and teachers can use the key skills progression document to ascertain the next steps for the children and to ensure the time invested is pitched at just the right level for their child.
We have set our home learning systems up in a way that will make the transition to full time learning from home, if we were to have to close groups because of Coronavirus, more straightforward. Children would be asked to focus on the key skills as normal, and are well-versed in using online platforms too. In addition, we would provide a choosing board of varied curriculum based activities to undertake, just like we did in the summer term of 2020. The full details of our preparations can be found by clicking the COVID-19 PROVISION tab.