Three key elements of the school’s ethos and values underpin an approach to personal study.
Firstly, we believe in encouraging the development of a culture of learning and achievement beyond the school day and a continuation of this in the community.
Secondly, we are fully committed to the close involvement of parents in the learning process and to develop personal study and homework.
Thirdly, there is the development of children’s enthusiasm for discovering knowledge, investigations and problem solving as well as a growing capacity for independent work.
Teachers use their professional skill and judgement to set homework appropriate to the age group they are teaching but homework must be set every week across the school.
English, spelling, Maths and a topic related piece of work linked to a Foundation subject or ICT and Science may be set. In addition all pupils take home their reading folders every day.
The topic related work is often a creative, investigative task to involve the pupils and parents in research or in making a model etc
Teachers send home a detailed news letter at the beginning of each term outlining the curriculum areas to be covered that term and how parents can support their children’s learning. The letter details when homework is set and when it must be returned to school.
The school understands that for some pupils finding an appropriate quiet space to do homework is difficult. We support pupils by providing homework clubs for pupils from Year 1 - Year 6. These are managed by experienced Teaching Assistants and are very popular with pupils and parents.