Aims of our Policy
- To ensure consistency of approach to setting home learning throughout the school
- To ensure that parents are clear about what their child is expected to so and to support the parents/caress in knowing how to help their child
- To provide opportunities for parents, pupils and the school to work together in partnership
- To encourage pupils and their parents/carers to share and enjoy learning together
- To improve the quality of the learning experience to give pupils opportunities to practice, consolidate and further develop core skills
- To give opportunities for pupils to apply their thinking skills in a variety of ways so that they develop confidence and the self discipline to study independently
How Parents and Carers can help with Home Learning
- Encourage and support your child and value their efforts and achievements
- Become involved with the task but allow your child to develop independent learning
- Use the Reading record or Google Classroom to give feedback to the Class Teacher on how your child has tackled the activity. For example how long the task took and how enjoyable it was.
What is Home Learning?
Home Learning refers to any work or activity that pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with parents / carers.
On their first day each child in KS1 will be given a Reading record book to record the reading that they do at home. This record will also have a copy of the child’s logins for Google classroom, Times table rock stars and myON. In KS2, your child will have access to a digital reading record through their Google Classroom.
Early Years Foundation Stage
At Peninsula East Primary Academy all Foundation Stage and Year 1 pupils have a login for Tapestry. Tapestry allows parents to be able to see activities that the children completed in class and for parents to upload pictures and comments about activities the children have done at home. Resources to support parents’ understanding in key areas such as phonics will also be available here as well.
Key Stage 1 & 2
Home learning is not set every night. At the start of each term, children will be given a homework menu with a selection of activities based around their class inquiry. The children will be asked to select a set amount of these activities to have a go at and then completed work should be uploaded onto Google classroom to share with their class teacher. The children will also receive some phonic activities in KS1. In addition to the homework menu children will be expected to practise their basic skills on a regular basis. The basic skills include:
- Learning multiplication facts (times tables)
We encourage parents to hear their children read frequently (at least five days per week) and record any comments or observations in reading records or digitally in KS2. It is the expectation that class teachers will monitor the use of these records and support children in selecting appropriate home reading materials. Time should be made to discuss all aspects of the school curriculum. We encourage parents to ask children what they have ‘learned’ rather than what they ‘did’ during the school day and to support their child in developing a routine of completing and returning homework within the expected timeframe given.