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Our Approach to Homework

Learning Together Banks

Each half-term, we give the children a wide range of homework activities to choose from, in the form of a

Learning Together Bank.  This is a sheet of ideas for fun and engaging activities to complete at home, which complement and support our curriculum.  It also contains reminders for activities children should be doing every week at home, such as learning spellings and times tables.

Our aim is that by giving our children this freedom of choice, they will develop their independence skills.  We also want to encourage the children to choose tasks that match their interests and learning styles, but also offer activities that they may not have done before to develop their resilience.  Many of the tasks are open ended, which means you can challenge your child to complete them to the best of their ability.  There are also challenge activities for your child to stretch themselves further.

 

We hope that the children will complete at least 3 activities from the bank each half-term, but they are very welcome to complete as many as they want!  We want the emphasis to be on families working together to explore an activity, although we appreciate that sometimes they will complete an activity by themselves.  Examples of work from each class is displayed on the wall in the Key Stage 2 corridor.

 

As well as earning Dojo points for the tasks they complete, the children in each class will vote for two pieces of homework that they think should be awarded a prize at the end of each half-term.  We have been very impressed with how positively everyone has responded to the Learning Together Banks and with the amazing pieces of work that have been produced!

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