Learning at Home
At Newbury Park Primary School we value the support from families to continue children’s learning at home. Our homework is linked to the learning that has taken place in class and is posted by the class teacher on our learning platform DB Primary. DB Primary is a fantastic virtual classroom that the children can use independently. It teaches the children how to use the internet safely and is monitored regularly by their class teacher.
In order to support your children with their learning we ask that families support their children with their homework by:
- Setting time aside for your child to complete the task.
- Discuss with your child what they have to do.
- Create a ‘quiet zone’ where the work can be completed independently.
We want children to foster a love of reading therefore we ask families to share books with their child on a daily basis. To support this your child will have access to an online resource, Bug Club. This has a range of books for you to share with your child and also develops their understanding of the text.
Key Stage 1 and 2 (years 1 to 6)
Homework is posted on to our learning platform, DB Primary. It is split into sections:
Children are assigned activities to complete through the Mathletics website. The website tracks children’s progress which the teachers check on a weekly basis.
Children are taught a new spelling rule weekly and therefore their homework is linked to this. We ask that children learn the spelling rule and how to apply it, not just to recite the spellings of a list of words.
Our final piece to the jigsaw is the topic homework. This is posted on our learning platform, DB Primary, at the start of each half term. It is a project-based homework which should take a few weeks to complete and covers a range of skills. The children are asked to bring their homework in during the final week of the half term and present this to the class. The presentation is an important part of your child’s learning, developing their oracy and presentation skills.
If you have any questions about the homework please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Please click on the link to see the Homework chart.