At St Martin’s School, we believe that homework is a vital link in the working partnership between children, parents and staff. Meaningful and purposeful homework is set to reinforce and extend key concepts that have been taught in school. In addition, it enables children to appreciate the help and support of their families; this also enables parents to be involved in their children’s education.
Purposes of Home Learning
- To foster a close link between parents /school and the wider community in order to inform and encourage participation.
- To widen pupils’ learning experiences and to raise the awareness of parents to the availability and variety of additional learning resources e.g. library, computing, seeking the experiences of others.
- To reinforce, consolidate and extend the learning experience within the classroom and to help teachers monitor the effectiveness of this.
- To promote self-confidence and responsibility in planning, organising and delivering through independent learning
In order to foster a love of digital maths, we have a ‘My Maths’ homework system which allows the children to undertake some of their Numeracy homework online. We believe that ‘My Maths’ allows the children to work effectively in a fun and creative way.
In addition to the homework set in school, children are set a variety of topic work, which is linked to their current half-termly topic. Through this, we endeavour to set longer-term projects which allow for an element of choice as to the amount and depth that each child undertakes. This topic work encompasses a range of skills linked to cross-curricular learning.