Pause for Thought
Getting the balance right between home and school is vital. At our school we have a cohesive approach towards our home/school learning. We listen to our children’s and parents’ views and adapt our approach and expectations so that learning at home is as highly effective as possible. We use termly parent voice groups to discuss home/school learning expectations and ensure our current approach is real and relevant to our children. Our aim is simple:
Maximise learning outside of school in a short, simple and effective way.
We use three aspects to ensure the learning at home adds value to each child’s education:
At our school we set homework that is tailor made for every child to ensure that each child is equipped with the skills to tackle learning outside of school. This is established by each child having:
Capturing ‘Wow Moments’ in and out of school.
Tapestry is an online learning journal system whereby each child’s learning and progress is captured in and out of school. Parents can view their child’s journal on mobile devices and on their home computers, and they can make observations of their own using a secure login system. At our school we use this system throughout our school so that every parent feels a part of their child’s school day.
All our children have a minimum expectation for their homework. Outlined below are the minimum requirements:
|Year Groups||Maths||Spellings/Phonics||Guided Reading|
|EYFS||Recognising & ordering numbers to 20.
Reliably matching numbers to quantities using objects.
|5 new Phonics sounds per week.||5-10 mins daily|
|Year 1||Times tables:
2x, 10x, 5x,
|5 new spellings set every week||5-10 mins daily|
|Year 2||Times tables:
2x, 10x, 5x, 3x, 4x
|5 new spellings set every week||10 mins daily|