Children do best with their learning when home and school work in partnership. Children at Kingslea have home learning activities linked to curriculum areas, and these support, reinforce or introduce work that is to be followed up in the classroom. Home learning activities are a mixture of English (including spelling and grammar) and maths, some of which are paper-based and some are online. ‘Take home tasks’ are bigger activities that are linked to learning journeys and require a longer period of time to complete.
Older children have a home learning journal in which they write their their home learning tasks. Older year groups also have a home learning book in which they do their homework. Home learning activities are made clear to children and they know when work is due in.
Termly timetables for online homework are sent to parents and are displayed in the classroom as a reminder. Parents are vital in encouraging children to complete their homework and supporting them by asking questions, giving examples and reinforcing learning. Reading runs through the core of Kingslea so, in addition to any learning tasks, children should read at least five times a week.