Home learning is a very important part of a child’s education and can add much to a child’s development. It is ‘an essential part of a good education. We also see home learning as an important way of establishing a successful partnership between the school and parents. One of the aims is for children to develop as independent learners and we believe that home learning is one of the main ways in which children can acquire skills of independent learning.
We also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development. While home learning is important, it should not prevent children from taking part in the wide range of out-of-school clubs and organisations that play an important part in the lives of many children.
We are well aware that children spend more time at home than at school, and we believe that they develop their skills, interests and talents to the full only when parents encourage them to make maximum use of the experiences and opportunities that are available outside school.
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The role of parents/carers.
Parents/carers have a vital role to play in their child’s education, and home learning is an important part of this process. We ask parents to encourage their children to complete home learning tasks that are set. We invite them to help their children as they feel necessary and provide them with a suitable environment that allows children to do their best.
Parents/carers can support their child by providing a good working space at home, enabling their child to visit the library regularly, discussing the work that their child is doing and by providing equipment such as pencils, scissors, glue stick, ruler, crayons, book bag, paper.
Parents/carers are expected to ensure that home learning is completed regularly. The teacher should be informed if there is a valid reason why home learning could not be completed. In Key Stage 1, teachers will contact parents if they have concerns about home learning, and in Key Stage 2, parents will be informed by letter if two consecutive weeks of home learning has not been completed.