Home learning is set on a Friday and children are encouraged to return it by the following Wednesday unless otherwise stated. Sometimes a project may be introduced which might be completed over a number of weeks. In this case, the date by which it needs to be completed will be made clear. Teachers will monitor the completion of home learning and will offer support to families where it is not completed consistently.
All children are encouraged to share a book with an adult at home every day. This could be their reading book or another book of their choice. This might include fiction, non-fiction, comics and magazines.
All children are encouraged to practice spellings / phonics and times tables to support learning in class.
All children will be encouraged to engage in home learning which supports their current class based learning. This might include activities such as: practising counting objects, interviewing a family member about their religious beliefs, finding out 10 things about how the Romans lived, reading 3 articles from newsround, preparing to present a book review.
The amount of home learning encouraged each week will vary depending on the age of the children in the class. Children in Key Stage 2, will be encouraged to engage in longer tasks but timings for this will vary each week depending on the task. A suggested amount of time to be spent on the home learning will be clearly communicated so that parents and children understand the expectations.
In Year 6 it is important to prepare children for the expectations which will be introduced in secondary school and this will be reflected in the sorts of activities used for home learning.
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