At Bethersden we aim to develop an effective partnership between home and school and encourage pupils to link and extend their learning between the two.
Our approach to setting home-learning is:
- To build on pupils’ learning and help enable the class teacher and parent/carer to confirm that the child has an understanding of a subject / concept;
- To help develop a sense of self discipline in the child about completing home based learning;
- To encourage parental involvement in their child’s learning;
- That there is an expectation by the teacher that home-learning will be completed properly and on time by the child.
- To develop an effective partnership between Bethersden and our parents and carers;
- To consolidate and reinforce basic skills, particularly in writing, reading, spelling and mathematics;
- To include or use resources for learning at home;
- To extend school based learning;
- To enrich the quality of pupils’ learning;
- To encourage pupils, as they get older, to develop the confidence and self-discipline needed to study on their own, and prepare them for the requirements of secondary school.
Role of the Teacher
- To consider carefully how the home-learning set complements school learning;
- To consider carefully how the home-learning set enriches learning;
- To consider carefully how to make the home-learning set relevant and fun;
- To ensure that instructions concerning home-learning are clear to all pupils in the class;
- To respond to home-learning so that it is helpful to all pupils.
- To ensure home learning is matched to ability
Role of Parents/Carers
- To provide a suitable place in which their child can do their home-learning;
- To help their child to organise home-learning routines and time management;
- To make it clear to their child that they value home-learning and support the school in explaining how it can help their learning;
- To encourage their child and praise them during home-learning;
- To offer advice and guidance but not complete work that their child should be doing.
Children will be set 3 home based project tasks each year. This will be introduced over the year by the class teacher to children and parents in a class assembly and presentation once a term.
Additional home-learning may be set for targeted children. There may also be theme related home learning throughout the term.