At Heathlands we recognise the importance of home learning for consolidating skills and promoting a work ethic.
Lower school pupils all have daily reading and are encouraged to read with an adult at home each evening. Pupils also have spellings to learn and these are generally given at the start of the week and tested on a Friday. Some pupils may be asked to keep a weekend diary and bring it to school on a Monday for discussion, this is particularly to support the development of the pupils’ language and communication skills.
In order to encourage the pupils’ work love of learning , each half term we organise a Lower School Challenge. The children have a specific activity to return to school and additional optional extension activities.
See attached sheet.
For older pupils additional daily home learning or homework may be given supporting and reinforcing in class learning.