Here at Eaton Park Academy, we have recently evaluated and reconstructed the homework system to enable it to maximise its impact on the children’s learning and progression whilst at the same time providing enjoyable tasks to complete as a family. We believe that our new homework system will provide the children with the opportunity to continue to learn and practise their basic skills, as well as taking into account the importance of family time.
On a Monday, children will be issued with spellings to practise at home ready for a test on Friday. In addition to this, they will receive a maths homework task to complete as well. All homework needs to be returned on a Friday. Children will be rewarded for their homework efforts and success.
It is an expectation at Eaton Park that all children read at least three times a week at home. This helps to develop and support the reading skills delivered in school. Every time a child returns their reading diary, which has been signed to say they have read, it’ll be acknowledged. At the end of each half term, the child in each class who has read at home the most will be able to take home a Kindle for the holidays with a book of their choice downloaded onto it.
We have thought of a new and exciting way to approach topic homework. Topic homework is now sent out to children at the beginning of each topic. The children are all given a topic book to take home which contains a task sheet. The task sheet provides the children with a choice of four different activities to complete, related to their topic. The children are be able to choose two out of the four tasks to complete. This new system enables the children to be more creative whilst providing more freedom when completing the homework. It also provides tasks which enable the children to work with and communicate with their family members to complete tasks and challenges together. The topic homework has to be returned at the end of each topic so that it can be shared, celebrated and rewarded in school.
We ask that you encourage and support your child when completing their homework tasks because they do contribute to their learning within school. We also ask that you sign your child’s planner each time they read at home. Thank you.
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