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HOME LEARNING EXPLAINED ...

These guidelines will explain how home learning provides an opportunity for you, as parents and carers, to work in partnership with school and be actively involved in joint home/school activities.

 

Home learning improves and raises standards and helps develop children’s organisational and study skills.  It can also consolidate prior learning and develop independent learning.  We strive to ensure that EVERY child achieves the best that he/she can and we value your co-operation in providing encouragement with regard to home learning.

 

Information and guidelines relating to home learning are recorded weekly in home/school diaries and are also published on Class Pages on our school website.  

 

Teachers will set home learning as per the recommended guidelines shown below. 

 

Please feel free to write comments in your child’s home/school diary, or homework books, as it is particularly useful for teachers to be made aware of children who experience difficulty with certain aspects of their homework, or you may wish to congratulate them on their achievements!

 

It is important for children to be involved in the dialogue too.  Practical tasks may be set, for example a ‘talking task’, playing a game, making food or shopping.  Instructions and guidance (sometimes with explanations and examples) will be given, together with advice on the level of support required for tasks.

 

The recommended guidelines for time spent on weekly home learning from YR to Y6 are given below:-

 

 

Time Allocation

Year Group

Recommended minimum

reading

word work or spelling

Number bonds or times tables

English

Maths

R

10 minutes per day reading or word work

Tasks set as the children require for their topic

1

10 minutes per day

5 minutes 3 times a week

5 minutes 2 times a week

2 x 15 min English or maths tasks alternate weeks

2

15 minutes per day

10 minutes 3 times a week

10 minutes 2 times a week

2 x 15 min English or maths tasks alternate weeks

3

20 minutes per day

10 minutes 3 times a week

10 minutes 2 times a week

2 tasks per week

15 min

1 task per week 15 min

4

20 minutes per day

15 minutes 3 times a week

10 minutes 2-3 times a week

2 tasks per week 20 min

1 task per week 20 min

5

30 minutes per day

15 minutes 3 times a week

10 minutes 3 times a week

2 tasks per week 30 min

1 task per week 30 min

6

30 minutes per day

15 minutes 3 times a week

10 minutes 3 times a week

2 tasks per week 30 min

1 task per week 30 min

In addition to the above, home learning will be set for Foundation Subjects (i.e. ‘science, history or geography’)

 

This ‘topic’ home learning is cross-curricular and children will have some element of choice.  Guidance will be given about what is expected for each task.   The recommended guidelines for topic home learning from YR to Y6 are given below.

R

One task in the summer term

1

One task per term from a choice of two.

2

One task per term from a choice of two.

3

One task per half term from a choice of three.

4

One task per half term from a choice of three.

5

One task per half term from a choice of three/four.

6

One task per half term from a choice of three/four.

Children learn best when parents and teachers can support each other.  We strive to provide the very best education we can for every child and you can assist us by supporting home learning.  Your child will benefit from engaging in home learning tasks and establishing ‘good’ home learning routines.

 

Finally, we are here to support you and your family. 

 

If you have any queries or any difficulties arise concerning home learning PLEASE BE ASSURED that we CAN help! 

 

We can advise about how best to establish ‘good’ routines and we can help if children are ‘reluctant’ to complete tasks.  Ultimately we want to help motivate and engage children so they want to learn… please do come in and speak to us if we can help you!

Home Learning Guidance for Parents - Autumn 2015

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