Home Learning

Firstly, we don’t call it Homework – but rather Home Learning – a subtle difference but an important one. You can work but not learn and you can play and learn
– but it’s the learning that is key and what we are concerned about.

Home learning can have enormous benefits and makes a considerable contribution to pupils’ progress and is important at all stages in a child’s education.

When school and home work well together, children can make wonderful progress. It is this partnership that we strive for at Lever House Primary School.

Home learning also fosters positive links between home and school, and allows you, the parents to become actively involved in your child’s learning.

Home learning should enhance your child’s learning and not be an extra burden to pupils or families.  

The amount of home learning set depends upon the age of the child.
A guide for time spent on homework is as follows:

Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2 children spend about 10 minutes a night on homework or 1 hour a week.

Yr 3 and Yr 4 children spend about 15 – 20 minutes a night or 1 1/2 hours per week.

Yr 5 and Yr 6 children spend about 20 – 30 minutes a night or 2 1/2 hours per week.

All year groups will receive other  at least once for each of the seven topics covered through the year. 

Each class has a document which highlights what learning is to be completed every week and is available from here.

Children will be encouraged to take a responsible attitude in completing and handing in their homework. It is extremely rewarding when children extend their learning

themselves by researching topics and bringing information into school.  This shows that the child has enjoyed their lessons and is fully engaged in the learning process.

Our duty is to tell you what we are teaching and what learning we expect of your child at home and we expect you to make sure that your child completes the home
learning set by school (as agreed in the Home School Agreement parents sign when their child starts school).
We also see it our duty to help you know HOW we teach your child to learn. We run ‘Parent Workshops’ through the year to teach you for example,
how we teach pupils to read and write or do maths problems etc.
Some great tips about home learning are available from the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/primary_support/
Download a summary sheet for your child’s key stage below.

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