Home School Partnership
At John Scurr we call homework “home learning.” It is used to enable children to remember, practise and apply what they have been learning.
We provide home learning that concentrates on English and Maths skills. This is given on Friday and must be completed by Wednesday. Children in KS2, who do not complete home learning, attend lunchtime Catch up Club. Children, who need support with their home learning are provided with this at an after school club.
We expect every child to read for 10 minutes every day (in EYFS/KS1) and 20 minutes at KS2.- Phonic Bug and Accelerated Reader programmes are checked weekly to ensure that the children are reading at home to work towards the class Reading Pledge.
Children in KS 1 have homework books and are given weekly homework related to their English and Maths learning.
Children in KS2 are given home learning from the published English and Maths books they are provided with by the school. In addition to this, they are expected to complete specific online activities: Phonics Bug, Spellodrome, Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars.
In addition, each term the children are given the opportunity to develop their learning through extended activities for English, Maths, Science and the Wider Curriculum. These projects provide a range of challenges for children to complete at home with support from parents. The main focus will be on creating and making. We celebrate this in our Homework Hero Assembly.
Our Family Support Worker and Achievement Advocate stronger support families who struggle to provide support at home through signposting services and the local library.