Daily tasks are designed to practise key skills. Each day children are expected to:
Practice times Tables
Practice their spellings
Daily practice for 5 – 10 minutes is a far more effective way of learning than an hour once a week. Short, daily practice is the most effective way to learn.
As pupils get older, the time spent reading should increase and by the end of Key StageTwo, they should be reading independently. It is important, however, to continue to develop comprehension skills, so we encourage parents to ask their child questions about the book they are reading to check to understanding even when their child is a fluent reader.
For those pupils and parents who like a challenge we also set extended homework tasks every half term. These tasks are usually related to the topic being studied and involve opportunities for parents and pupils to work together. Examples of such projects set in the past include:
Teddy our School Dog
Represent a British landmark through multi-media
Recycling project based on dinosaurs and vehicles
Represent what British Values mean to myself and my family
Multi-media representations of Shropshire landmarks
We are told by our pupils and parents that they enjoy these extended projects, and we can see this is the case by the fabulous objects that are brought in to school.
“The school works very well with parents and other agencies to meet the needs of all pupils…”
OFTED Nov 12.
“The holiday homework projects are a good way of involving parents in their child’s work.”
Parent Survey 2018