Home Learning

Top tips for parents in supporting home learning

  • Create a space for your daughter to carry out her home learning. Ensure that you have pens, pencils, ruler etc so that time is not wasted trying to find equipment which may be needed – all home learning should be carried out using a pencil unless your daughter is using a pen in class
  • Make it a really positive experience. The work does not have to be correct. If it has errors the class teacher will revisit the work with your daughter
  • Set the expectation that home learning must be completed within the given time schedule and that it should be of an acceptable standard (if you are unsure, please speak to your daughter’s class teacher)
  • Try to keep distractions to a minimum
  • Encourage your daughter to complete her home learning by giving lots of positive praise
  • Try to get into a routine of home learning time so that your daughter knows when she is expected to complete tasks

In Prep there is an expectation that the pupils will engage in homework. In this first year of school it will include activities such as reading, learning phonics, spellings and some number activities. The homework should not take more than 10 mins per session, and we recommend that your daughter takes part in these activities at least 5 times per week.

In Key Stage 1 (Year 1-2), home learning is set to support the girls in their learning, with the active involvement of their parents or carers. The expectation is that home learning is completed. Tasks will include reading, learning spellings as well as carrying out additional maths work.  All work would have been taught already in school. Home learning should be carried out over 4-5 evenings of 15-20 mins sessions.

At Key Stage 2, girls are encouraged to work more independently, so that by the time they leave they are able to cope with the formal homework schedules they will encounter at senior school level. They will be encouraged to manage the activities with little help and to prioritise, while recognising that they must hand in home learning on time, no matter how busy their lives outside school may be.

A copy of the home learning procedure can be found in the Curriculum Policy on the school’s website.

To help with managing the tasks set, a Homelinks letter for every year group is sent home each Thursday. Home learning is expected to be completed and handed into the class teacher by the following Wednesday.

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