Home Learning – A Guide for Parents
At Frederick Bird, we believe that home learning can contribute to raising standards if the activities are well planned to match learners’ needs and interests. In addition, parents and carers should be able to understand the expectations for their child and be clear as to how they can support their child’s learning. It should promote partnership working between home and school.
We aim to:
• Enhance children’s learning
• Broaden children’s experiences and outlook
• Help parents to support their child’s learning
• Help children to gradually become more responsible for their own learning
• Reinforce skills and knowledge learnt and practised in school
• Develop research skills
• Encourage a positive attitude to learning
• Prepare them for the next stage of their education and beyond
Children will be expected to read their home reading book at least three times every week to an adult. Reading diaries are provided for adult signatures and comments.
Home Learning Projects (Years 1 to 6)
Half-termly project home learning packs are also given to pupils. They are linked to the learning occurring in school and will usually include practical activities such as making a model, creating a piece of art work or carrying out an investigation.
It is recommended that each child completes at least five activities from the selection of ideas provided. Home learning achievements will be recognised in awards assemblies.
The deadline for Spring 1 homework to be completed is Tuesday 5th September 2017 (TBC)
Click the links below for your child’s year group learning pack:
English and Maths Target Booklets (Years 1 to 6)
Our home school target system is designed to help parents and carers to support their children in learning spellings, word reading and grammar rules; whilst developing fluency with number facts, counting and calculation strategies.
Children work progressively through the target booklets, where skills are systematically developed at each jewel stage; supporting children to meet national curriculum age related expectations.
Practice through games and activities is encouraged throughout, to build confidence, resilience and a ‘Can do’ mindset.
‘Jewels’ represent each set of target booklets
Children take home an English and maths target booklet appropriate to their starting point, along with ideas and activities to support their learning. Parents and carers are invited to track and comment on progress with their child, indicating when the targets have been achieved.
|English Targets||Maths Targets|
Home Learning Clubs
Home learning clubs are open to pupils after school for pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The objective of these clubs are to provide support to children who would benefit from additional adult guidance on completing activities set and accessing school resources e.g. the internet. Please contact the school to express an interest.
Through home learning, we aim to support your child and continue the important partnership working between home and school. If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher who will be happy to support.
Frederick Bird’s Standards and Progress Sheet;