What are the benefits of Homework?
At Ings Farm we believe that there are benefits for children who spend regular periods of time on different learning activities, as part of a homework programme, to support the work they do in class. To be effective, homework needs to be part of a wider partnership between parents and schools.
What will it consist of?
Homework will consist of short activities such as - simple games, learning spellings, number facts, and reading together. Homework will provide a very important opportunity for young children to talk to parents about what they’ve learnt, and to practise key skills in a supportive environment. It is the involvement of parents and carers in joint activities, which may be very brief, which forms the most valuable part in promoting children's learning.
How can I help my child?
Children need a reasonably peaceful and suitable place at home for homework. Adults can support and encourage children by e.g. helping them find information, hearing them read, testing spellings and tables etc. It is vital that parents send strong messages to children that they value homework. Parents should encourage children to work through a task, and offer praise when the task is completed to the best of the child's ability.
If necessary, opportunities will be given for children to use these packages in school for homework tasks. Login cards will be provided for each child.
Class teachers are more than happy to discuss homework activities.