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Homework - Home Learning

Following responses from the parent survey conducted at Parents Evening in November 2019, we have reviewed our homework policy.

‘Home-Learning Menu’ is now in place for each key stage.  Children are be given a menu where they can choose the activities that they complete at home.  These have been split into the following 3 areas:

  1. Wellbeing activities
  2. Reading, writing and maths activities
  3. Creative tasks

We feel that these three categories allow children the opportunity to complete some form of home learning if they wish and are three areas that we feel are important for the development of the whole child.

These menus will not change and teachers have developed them for the rest of the school year.

If home learning tasks are completed, they will be marked/acknowledged by the teacher.

Following parent feedback, home learning is now OPTIONAL and children will not be made to complete tasks if they do not wish to.  We want children to want to complete some form of home learning but without the expectation or limited choice of tasks.

Children will receive a certain number of points for each task they complete and they can complete tasks more than once, e.g. reading 3 x per week at home.  These points will equate to certificates and prizes.

The home learning menus and the certificates available can be seen below. Again, these tasks are OPTIONAL and children will not be sanctioned for not completing home learning tasks.  We want learning at home to be fun and where possible, a family event.

Nursery Home Learning Menu Reception Home Learning Menu   

Years 1 and 2 Home Learning Menu Years 3 and 4 Home Learning Menu 

 Years 5 & 6 Home Learning Menu