We believe home learning has a positive impact on our children’s overall learning experiences, as it enables them to reinforce, consolidate and develop their skills. It is also a very valuable tool for communication between home and school.
Reading is really encouraged throughout the school. The children are expected to read daily. We ask the children or parents to record what has been read, along with any responses to the text or any difficulties the child has experienced in the child’s home-school reading journal. Each child has a personalised book mark so both the children and parents know what the children need to do next in order to improve their reading.
We encourage our parents and carers to support their children in reading books other than the set reader, for example: magazines, newspapers, e-books and library books, as this will have a positive impact on their enjoyment of reading and their progress.
Our children will also be set Maths tasks weekly which consolidate and develop the ongoing work in class. This will usually be on MyMaths which is a computer programme accessed via the internet. The children are provided with their own password and provision is made in school for children who do not have access to the internet at home. Where there is a specific process for completing calculations teachers will provide guidance.
At Marton each child has a Home Learning Log in which a weekly Literacy and topic task is set. The children can choose how they carry out and present their home learning tasks. For further Information, please see examples of completed tasks in our Home Learning Logs.