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Home Learning at Field End Junior School

Home learning checks you've understood what you've done in class, and helps you prepare for something that you might be doing tomorrow.
When doing your home learning you will learn;
  • Independence
  • How to work at your own pace
  • Organisation
  • How to explore your own interests
What is home learning ?
Home learning could be any of the following;
  • Practising reading skills, spellings, tables
  • Research - finding out facts
  • Writing a story, poem or report
  • Consolidating skills you’ve been learning in class
How should I do my home learning?
  • Find a tidy place to work – a messy space equals a messy mind!
  • Turn off the TV. Some people work better with music, some don’t.
  • Use your link diary, so you know when to expect projects.
  • Organise your time – don’t leave everything to the last minute.
  • Do certain tasks over a couple of nights.
  • Make the most of local resources - your school library, public library and the Internet are great sources of information.
  • Ask for help but remember it’s YOUR home learning.
  • Ask family and friends to test you.
  • Reward yourself for working hard!
Home Learning

Listening to our pupils and parents here at Field End Junior School we are aware that a large number of our pupils are involved in afterschool clubs and activities that support their extra-curricular hobbies and interests.  These we fully appreciate are vital to the holistic development of our pupils.

Therefore to support your child and you as parents; we have adopted a less formal approach to the way we are setting home-learning activities as we want our pupils to see the continuation of their learning at home as an enjoyment rather than a chore.  We also understand that for many of our working parents, having to engage in homework activities at the end of a long day can be exhausting and can often lead to tensions and family conflicts.
Therefore this year we will be asking parents to support children’s learning in ways that are proven to support their academic success.  We are now asking for your support as parents to ensure that the following is adhered to:
  • Read with/to your child – at bedtime or at a time that is convenient for you – this can be either a book of your choice or your child’s school reading book or via the Reading Eggs program.
  • Practise spellings and multiplication table facts in preparation for weekly tests, these will be set by your child’s class teacher – test days will be given to you at your Year Group curriculum evening.  Extension activities such as multiplication facts for decimal numbers can be included when pupils have a secure knowledge of multiplication tables, Times Table Rockstars can be used at home.  Reading Eggs and Spellodrome programs can be accessed from home.
  • Daily handwriting practise for individual pupils as requested by the teacher
  • Power Projects will be set and handed in as instructed by the class teacher.
  • To encourage your child to read for pleasure – choose at least one book per term from your child’s Recommended Reading list – these lists can be found on the website under Learning/Curriculum/English.  Pupils will be able to update their Year Group blog with a brief review.  This is in addition to your child’s school reading book.
Half Term/School Holidays
  • To ensure continuity of learning, revision and pre-learning tasks may be set over the school holidays
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