At Southill, we believe Home Learning is an important way for children to practise the key skills they have been developing in the classroom and to further their knowledge of topics about which they are learning. It is also an excellent way for parents to keep up with what their child is learning in the classroom and to see the progress they are making week by week.
Each child has a Home Learning Book in which we set weekly tasks for children to complete. There are also some spellings and number facts to learn (which are tested in school on Fridays) as well as a broader and more creative task. All the tasks are appropriate to your child and relevant to what they have been learning at school.
Children are asked to write straight in their book or, if they choose to use a computer to produce their home learning, to print it out and stick it in. They may also include drawings and photographs. Whilst we want to encourage children to use technology to help them learn, we cannot accept home learning that is emailed or on a memory stick as this will be difficult for busy teachers to manage due to the numbers of children in the class. As the terms progress and Home Learning is stuck into books each week, the book builds into a portfolio of work to be proud of.
All Home Learning Books are sent home on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday.
Please remember… home learning should be a fun time together – if it becomes a struggle, please don’t force it. Step back, and try again another day. Remember that we are all trying to encourage a love of learning in a more general sense. Your class teacher will always be happy to advise and to help.