Children are encouraged to take books home with them to read and share with their parents or carers from the very start of their school life.
All children have a 'Home Learning Log', which acts as a means of communication between parents and the class teacher. Through this book, parents are informed of the home learning tasks set for their child and it can be used to continue dialogue between home and school.
We recommend that children read daily, practise any spellings which are sent home and practise number facts including times tables. As the children move through the school some more formal tasks will be set on a weekly basis. These will mainly focus on consolidating the literacy and numeracy skills taught in school, but not exclusively.
Extended Home Learning Tasks are also set at least once a term. This will be related to the class topic and designed to inspire and challenge the children. It can take many forms such as model building, ICT based presentations, art or the option to complete a task in any way the child feels displays their skills and talents best. The children really enjoy doing these tasks and they produce some very creative work.
In the upper phase, at the beginning of the year, the 3 classes got together and dicussed what our home learning should be.
Basically, we have to complete 6 pieces of homework from a list, which is to be due in, in a couple of months.
We all enjoy it as they're fun, creative tasks which are chosen by us.
Lara Bentley and Emma Wilkins Year 6
The extended home learning tasks in KS1 are linked to the theme of the term and greeted just as enthusiastically as in KS2.
The theme of 'Pirates' inspired some wonderful models which after being placed in the hall for the rest of the school to see, were on display at the entrance to the school for the rest of the term.
Spring term 2015 required the children in KS1 to create a board games for their friends to play. This required them to use skills learnt in art and design, technology and maths and there were some amazing games brought in.
Go to the Gallery to see how one of the pupils in SY produced his spring home learning task.
Earls Colne Primary School & Nursery
Tel: 01787 222205
Fax: 01787 222010