Fulbrook encourages parental involvement in their child’s learning. We recognise that it is a three way partnership between pupil, parents and school. Homework is an important part of a child’s education and can add much to their development.
Children can benefit greatly from the complementary learning that they do at home. Homework plays a part in raising attainment. It can develop skills to help learners become more independent.
· To help pupils make progress in all subjects and further their learning.
· To help pupils develop skills as an independent learner.
· To promote cooperation between home and school to support each child’s learning
· To enable aspects of the curriculum to be covered in more depth.
· To consolidate and reinforce the learning that takes place in school.
· To help children develop good learning habits for the future.
Structure for Homework
English and Mathematics homework will be set each week for all pupils. There will also be a homework assignment to do each week in one subject area. This will be an extensive piece of work where pupils may need to plan, research, investigate, refine, draft and write up the assignment.
This homework will be set on Thursday. It will need to be handed in 8 days later on the Friday in a.m. registration.
Time Allocation for English, Maths and assignment homework.
Tear 5/6 2 - 3 hours per week.
Year 7/8 3 - 4 hours per week.
There will be additional homework set on occasions. For example: Spellings, times tables, learning of French vocabulary or a small specific piece of research for a lesson.
Roles and Responsibilities
· To complete the homework tasks to the best of their ability.
· To ensure that the homework assignments are handed in on time to meet the deadline set.
· To listen to the instructions for the homework and to write details into their diaries.
· To download the relevant information from the school website. For any pupil without internet access at home, to download the information and print it out in school.
· To present homework with care.
· To inform subject teachers of any difficulties.
· To set homework in line with the published homework schedule.
· To inform pupils about the homework task, giving information about what will be needed.
· To collect in and mark the homework assignments.
· To inform parents if homework is not handed in.
· To praise and encourage pupils.
· To provide feedback to pupils recognising achievement and effort.
· To support pupils as they undertake the homework tasks.
· To discuss the homework assignments with their child.
· To encourage good study habits.
· To help provide a good place at home where children can concentrate on the assignment.
· To praise and encourage.
· To communicate with subject teachers, via the home school diary or in writing if an issue arises.
Use of the Internet
The internet is a massive source of information. It is perhaps inevitable that pupils will want to use the internet for research. However, IT IS IMPORTANT that pupils use the information and express what they have found IN THEIR OWN WORDS. There is a temptation to copy and paste which will not be acceptable. Teachers will know if a pupil does this. Pupils need to be selective when using the internet and just because they find something on the internet they must not assume it is correct. Cross checking information for accuracy is essential. Plagiarism is also to be avoided.
Parents will be informed via the diary if homework is not handed in. TWO homework’s not handed in in one term will result in an after school detention.