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Home School Learning

The relationship between home and school is extremely important for children to develop and learn. Our homework tasks are linked directly to the work in school for continuity and consistency and ensuring it is a valuable learning experience for our pupils.

Reading - We would like our children to read regularly (at least 3 times a week) at home to an adult, this is recorded through our reading miles and celebrated through milestone certificates. We encourage pupils to discuss the text and record thoughts to the focus provided in their homework books. Sharing the experience with an adult enhances a child's reading skills and creates time with a parent, developing the love of reading and sharing books. At other times it is important for a child to immerse themselves in a book without the need to question, but a balance between the two methods is important for children to flourish.

Maths - Maths activities will also be directly linked to concepts being taught in class. Pupils will be provided with a maths problem, question or answer, statement, pattern or investigation. They will be encouraged to share their findings in the class as the learning journey continues. Please remember it isn't always about getting the right answer as we learn a great deal from our mistakes; the emphasis in class will focus on sharing methods, explanations and reasoning.

Topic Enquiry - Some pupils produce amazing homework centred around their current topic, using a range of skills across the curriculum from art and design to historical and geographical knowledge and understanding. We encourage this independence, discovery and immersion of a topic and we will continue to celebrate any work brought into school.

Take a look at the 'Homework Survival Tips!' booklet below for suggestions on how to make homework a sharing and more positive experience for your child.

If you are unable to find the information you require on our website, please contact the school office on 01243 375878 or office@southbournejuniors.co.uk for further information, support and assistance.

The current topic overviews can be found on our 'Curriculum' page and individual year group topic letters and grids on the children page under their class name 'children'.

Term dates and inset days can be found on the 'Term Dates' page.

Statutory documents and policies can be found on the 'Policies and Documents' page.