At School of Christ the King Catholic Primary, all children are involved in events and activities that link home and school. This involvement begins in EYFS (Nursery & Reception) and as the children get older the school welcomes parental support for an increasing range of tasks which the children bring home.
Aims and objectives
To enable pupils to make maximum progress in their academic and social development
To promote early enjoyment of reading
To help pupils develop the skills of an independent learner
To promote a strong partnership between home and school in supporting every child’s learning
To enable all aspects of the curriculum to be covered in sufficient depth
To provide educational experiences not possible in school
To consolidate and reinforce learning achieved in school and to allow children to practise skills taught in lessons
To help children develop good work habits for the future
The role of parents/carers
Parents/carers have a vital role to play in their child’s education, and home learning is an important part of this process. The school ask parents to encourage their child to complete the tasks that are set; to help their children as they feel necessary and provide them with the sort of environment that allows children to do their best.
Parents and carers can help by:
Providing a good working space at home,
Providing the focused attention of an adult (especially with younger children)
Allocating a specific time for learning to be done
Discussing the task before it is started
Reading regularly with their child
Providing encouragement when the work is underway
Offering praise and discussing the work when it is finished
Taking part in any workshops that the school offers
If parents have any problems or questions about the learning tasks, they should, in the first instance, contact the child’s class teacher who will offer support. Teachers prefer parents to let them know if a child is experiencing difficulties with any tasks
Home Learning Timetable
Children will receive a range of home learning activities which will develop over time as they become more independent in their learning. Specific days will be conveyed in a timetable given to parents.