Homework and Guidelines
The aim of homework at Raddlebarn is:
- to be purposeful, intended to reinforce and support work undertaken in school
- to incorporate different topics and subjects
- to enable a range of 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 Heroes – Family Focus
Our homework approach is family orientated and engages children in a variety of ways – please see details below.
Please click on ‘Homework Heroes’ webpage to see this week’s homework – see how creative you can be and share your fantastic homework on the new school Padlet (link found on the Homework Heroes page).
Online elements – English and Maths
Remember that your children’s log in details are in their homework book.
(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 Bug Club and TT Rock Stars homework tasks
- discussing with your child what helps them to concentrate
- encouraging your child to ‘have a go’ on their own or with a family member
- supporting your child if they are stuck
- completing some of the Homework Hero tasks with your child
- being positive about homework tasks
- speaking to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about homework
Alongside the Homework Heroes tasks set, we see homework as encompassing a wide range of other 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. School sets 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. Homework should not be a chore, and we want children to see it as an extension of their learning. 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.
Thank you for encouraging and supporting your child with their homework each week.