Homework Letter to Parents

  • By Helen Singleton
  • 16 Sep, 2016

Thank you to all of those parents who responded to the homework questionnaire sent out before the summer holidays. Your thoughts were very useful when forming the new Home Learning Policy. I know that you understand with an area like this it is impossible to please everyone but we hope that we have made it as manageable as possible for parents and as purposeful and interesting as possible for children.

A copy of the new Home Learning Policy is available to see in full on the school website but I thought I would give you a brief overview of some of the changes made.

Each week the children will have:

Reading

Children will have a reading book along with a reading record for parents to write in / sign. When your child has finished their book they are encouraged to be responsible for choosing a new book.

  Mathematics

As part of our home learning policy, we have purchased an online subscription service of www.mymaths.co.uk for all pupils. ‘MyMaths’ is an online resource with fun and varied activities that will reinforce your child’s learning. Every child has individual login details that will allow them to access ‘MyMaths’ from any computer (PC or Mac) that has internet access. Log in details will be in your child’s home learning book. Weekly maths home learning will be set on ‘MyMaths’. We understand that not all children have internet access at home. If your child does not have access to a computer or the internet at home, there will be an opportunity for your child to attend Home Learning Club which will take place on Tuesday lunchtime or you can see Mrs Smith to discuss alternative arrangements.

Spellings

Weekly spellings will be given for the children to learn at home. Children will be tested at the end of every half term on the words they have been learning. These words will consist of words that they have found difficult in their writing and words that the children are required to know by the end of their school year. They can practice their spellings in their homework book.

  Each half term the children will have a topic homework project

  • Children will be given a selection of 6 - 8 different topic based tasks and they can choose which ones and how many to complete over the half term. These tasks will vary in subject, method of recording and in level of challenge. The intention is that within the list the children will find something that interests and engages them. They will have the whole half term to complete the homework. This is intended to reduce the conflict that some parents have reported having over homework.

Our routines and expectations

All classes give out weekly home learning on a Friday. If it is a piece that needs handing in, it is expected to be returned by the following Wednesday. The work should always have been explained and discussed in class before coming home. It is our intention, and good practice, not to send work home that the child cannot do i.e. parents are not expected to teach new skills. There should be a clear explanation/reminder from the teacher of what is expected. In the weeks prior to SATs tests, the Year 6 children may be given additional revision work.

We will be organising English and mathematics workshops for parents which may help you to support your child further at home.  If you have any questions relating the home learning your child has, please see your child’s class teacher.

 With many thanks for your continuing support,

Helen Mullinger

Headteacher

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Please could we appeal for volunteers to walk with us to and from church.

If you can please let your class teacher know you are available, we will be leaving at 1.30 pm. Hot meals will be available as normal on the day but if your child has a packed lunch please remember to put it in a disposable bag.

Children can be collected from St Cuthbert’s Church at the end of the service (please be there for 2.45pm); please can you make sure that the class teacher knows that you have collected your child.

 

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Parents are welcome to come and watch, click here for a timetable of events (Schedule may be subject to change):
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