Roxeth sees home learning as an extension to and a consolidation of work being completed in the classroom.
Home learning will:
Be set each week
Contain clear instructions
Be completed within a specified period
Receive clear prompt feedback from the teacher
It is expected that home learning will be carried out with care and attention and neatly presented. Home Learning is an important link between parents, teacher and children and is a shared responsibility. The school needs to be able to count on parents’ support to see that Home Learning is completed. If there is a need for clarification or any difficulty arises, parents should contact the class teacher.
Home learning diaries will be issued for this purpose for children in Key Stage Two. Parents should check that home learning is completed and then sign the diary. It is important to:
Provide a suitable environment
Support where necessary
Give encouragement and praise when work is completed.
Children with special education needs will be expected to do as much Home Learning as possible in common with other children. Where necessary, the learning will be altered to ensure success.
As children progress through the school, the amount of Home Learning will increase. The main focus will be English and Mathematics and other curriculum areas will have occasional assignments set.
Regular reading is very important. We recommend that all children read for a minimum of 10 minutes each day. Children will have a Reading Diary which must be signed and dated by parents on a regular basis.
Home Learning Timetable
RECEPTION - 10 mins a day - Reading and relevant discussion, key words or spellings, maths games / activities.
YEAR 1&2 - 1 hour a week - Reading and relevant discussion, spellings – English, Maths activities.
YEAR 3&4 - 1.5 hours a week - Reading and relevant discussion, spellings, other English work, Maths work, with occasional assignments in other subjects.
YEAR 5&6 – 1.5/2 hours a week - Regular reading and regular discussion. Weekly schedule with continued emphasis on English and Maths with assignments in other subjects