Homework and Guidelines
Helping your child at home
Parents as Partners in Learning
At Raddlebarn, we know that parents and carers are the most important and influential people in their children’s lives. This is why we strive to work in partnership with parents.
On these pages you will find some more information which we hope will be useful related to helping your child at home. If you want to get more involved, or have suggestions for how we could improve our work with parents, please get in touch.
Homework at Raddlebarn
The aim of homework at Raddlebarn is:
- to be a purposeful activity intended to reinforce and support the work undertaken in school
- to enable skills to be practised
- to support children to become independent learners
- to share children’s learning with parents
- to develop good work habits and self-discipline for the future
Homework should not be a chore, and we want children to see it as an extension of their learning. We have moved to an online homework approach to engage children and to help parents when they are supporting their children at home. There may be occasions when some tasks are more challenging or difficult than usual as homework plays a positive role in providing challenge and raising a child’s level of attainment. We also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development.
To find out what homework each year group has, please click here: Homework Plan
Please see parent information documents below for more information:
Children are expected to have a go at all homework tasks set, to the best of their ability and return their homework books to school by the completion date, signed by a parent or carer. Tasks set are appropriate to their age and ability. Children who do not do their homework at home will be asked to attend a lunchtime homework group to complete it.
Remember that your children’s log in details are in their homework book.
(My Maths school username: raddle. Password: circle)
(Bug Club school code: t6wl)
If your child does not have access to the internet, please see their class teacher and a paper copy will be provided.
The Role of Parents
We ask for support from Parents for the children’s homework tasks. This will include:
- finding a good time and place for your children to do their homework
- helping your child log onto the their homework tasks
- discussing with your child what helps them to concentrate
- encouraging your child to ‘have a go’ on their own
- supporting your child if they are stuck
- being positive about homework tasks
- speaking to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about homework
- filling in and signing their homework book each week
Alongside the tasks set by your child’s class teacher, we see homework as encompassing a wide range of possibilities:
- reading with a parent
- a family visit to a local museum
- undertaking individual research for a project at the local library / on the internet.
- learning number facts (addition or subtraction facts / times tables )
- literacy activities, both written and verbal
- being an active member of a sports club or youth organisation
- going swimming
It can be seen from this list that homework can be a two way process. Teachers ask for tasks to be done at home, but are delighted to learn about children’s success in other aspects of their lives and will seek to recognise this in school.