Children are most successful 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 class-based work. Home learning activities are a mixture of maths and reading, 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 home learning tasks. Home learning activities are made clear to children and they know when work is due in.
The homework timetable is sent home to parents at the beginning of the academic year. 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.