We appreciate how important the links between home and school are, and the need for us to work together to ensure a good education for your child. It is for this reason that we believe that it is important that children begin to bring ‘work’ home from an early age. This enables you to help your child to learn and for them to see parents and teachers working together.
Our approach to ‘homework’ varies throughout the school, according to the age of the child. The one thing that remains constant throughout, is the fact that it can only benefit the child if we have your assistance. It is vital that parents actively support their child in doing homework.
Homework encourages independent learning and enables children to practice the skills they have learnt in the classroom. Homework can involve parents and other family members and this in itself, can motivate your child to work.
Your child’s class teacher will also provide you with information on topics the children are studying in class. This will allow you to get more involved in your child’s journey into education.
What Can You Do To Help?
Children in Early Years should have a book read to them for half an hour a day. Show them the pictures are encourage them to ask questions about the story. This process can increase vocabulary and ignite an interest in reading.
The children should be learning their numbers, colours and shapes.
Children in Key Stage 1 should be trying to read with you for half an hour a day. You will need to help with difficult words and talk about the story as you read.
The children should be learning basic addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and times tables. They should be learning how to use punctuation and capital letters.
Children in Key Stage 2 should be reading to you for half an hour a day. Ask them questions about the book and explore the ideas expressed in the book.
The children should know their times tables and practice, practice and practice! The children should also be doing more complicated addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and fractions. Children should be using a more creative vocabulary with good grammar.