Help At Home
We are not a school that sends home lots of homework for children to complete. The children work very hard in school and when they get home there should be a balance between being a child and revisiting their skills.
So at home, instead of worksheets, we would love you to;
This year we are using the text messaging service to send home, 'One Big Thing'. This is one thing that your child will be learning in school and one way you could help at home. This is much more effective than one worksheet for every child. You can make it hands on, fun and engage your children in their learning.
Of course, some year groups still have other homework. Our Sticky Sheet Homework runs for all the children in Year 3 to Year 6. Children in Year 4 must know their multiplication tables by the end of Year 4, so they can expect weekly tests. We ask for some year groups to work on phonics on a weekly basis. We have also built a complete mathematics resource at www.mathsathome.lgfl.org.uk which gives you practical ideas to help your child with their maths at home.
However, with all work at home, it only works if you are part of it and children are enjoying it. Rigorous homework, in our professional opinion, will create more conflict and not support learning.
So watch your phone. Every Monday, we'll send home a text message letting you know what your children will be learning in the during the week. Just see if you can help at home.
50 Ways to Learn
There are lots of ideas on our 50 Ways to Learn poster that you could also use at home. Download it by clicking the image below.
Anson has been busy working with the London Grid for Learning building resources to support parents at home. Maths at Home has 200 videos to help you understand how we teach maths at the school. Grammar Explained has 80 videos explaining grammar terms for parents.
You will need your child's LGfL USO (username and password) to access the resources.