At Woodbury Salterton we believe that regular home learning activities, which are matched appropriately to pupils’ age and ability, can make a significant contribution to children’s learning by:
- providing opportunities for children to practise what they have learned in school;
- encouraging independent learning and developing good habits for the future;
- strengthening links between school and home;
- supporting parents in sharing in their children’s learning;
- fostering a thirst for knowledge and a life long love of learning.
We also recognise the importance of protecting children’s leisure time and believe that homework should be manageable within family life, complementing rather than restricting the opportunities that parents and carers choose to provide for their children out of school.
Home learning books are sent home each week with details of activities and the date due for return. Activities will include regular reading, practising spellings, learning key number facts, researching new topics and playing games that reinforce learning in class.
We ask that parents support the school in making home learning as positive and effective as possible by encouraging children to complete their homework to the best of their ability and hand it in on time.
Parents are also encouraged to write in their child’s homework books to share successes or concerns regarding home learning with their child’s class teacher. Our full homework policy can be found in the Governors section of the website.