HOMEWORK AT PRIORY
Homework is a little different at Priory!
What are we NOT changing?
We still have an expectation of all children that they read 3 times a week and practise their spellings.
Why are we changing?
The national age related expectations for children have increased significantly and we need some extra learning to take place away from the classroom to meet them.
Working independently, managing time and taking responsibility are really important skills to develop.
Feedback from pupils who move into secondary school (and their parents) tells us they want to be better prepared for the big changes in homework expectations.
What ARE we changing?
We are adding a project element to homework each half-term, with a reward scheme for high quality participation.
In Year 6, an additional piece of formal homework will be set regularly, with a strict timetable for its completion and consequences for failing to do it.
What are our expectations?
We expect all children to take pride in their work and good presentation is therefore essential. Work should be neatly and carefully completed. Best handwriting and positive attitudes please! Written work will usually be completed in pencil but can be enhanced through the use of illustrations, borders, ICT or collage.
Studies in Britain have shown that children who are supported by their families with homework are likely to perform significantly better in academic examinations at 16 years old and beyond than those who do not. By showing an interest you are communicating the fact that school work is important and needs to be taken seriously.
How you can help:
• Read through the instructions and discuss which activities your child might like to complete
• Encourage your child to talk to staff if ever unsure
• Check the end result for quality
• Ask questions
• Encourage reading
What if I find it difficult to support homework at home?
Children are welcome to come to Homework/Project club which will run throughout the year. Regular sign-up is not necessary.
Where possible, we will provide you with some resources if you need them. Please just ask your child’s teacher.
Sometimes we will send a template home with everyone.