Extended Learning Policy

 

“All our children are special”

 

 

EXTENDED LEARNING Policy

 

“Well organised homework can play a vital role in raising standards of achievement” DCFS

Rationale

 

Learning at home is an essential part of good education. Regular involvement in learning at home is important, since it gives pupils the opportunity to practice at home the tasks done in class, and helps them work towards improving important skills. It also encourages children to become confident and independent in their learning, which will help throughout their time at school and, later, in adult life.

 

Extended learning activities are an important part of the home/school partnership.

 

All children are expected to take part in a variety of extended learning tasks to enhance and support their work in class.

 

Aims.

 

The extended learning policy is designed:

1. To ensure consistency of approach throughout the school.

2. To ensure progression towards independence and individual responsibility.

3. To ensure parents/carers have a clear understanding about expectations for themselves and the pupils.

4. To extend and support learning.

5. To provide opportunities for parents and pupils to work in partnership and enjoy learning experiences.

6. At Year 6, to prepare children for secondary transfer.

 

Extended Learning Expectations

 

Year R – Given 1 per week to complete.  Keywords when child is ready

 

Years 1 and 2

Up to a maximum of 1 hour for example

Reading 1/2 an hour per weekKey words – twice a month           

Maths – Timetables / basic skills consolidation

Other tasks at discretion of class teacher, ie topic research etc.

Years 3 and 4

and 5

Up to a maximum of 1 hour for example

Reading 1/2 an hour per week

Spellings – twice a month 

Maths – Timetables / basic skills consolidation

Other tasks at discretion of class teacher, ie topic research etc.

 

Year 6

Up to a maximum of 2 hours for example.

Literacy and Maths – 1 hour per week

+ Reading and Spelling

 

How staff support this policy:

 

  •  by providing a range of extended learning tasks and activities to consolidate and  extend learning in class;
  •  by ensuring that the children have a clear understanding of the tasks involved and a common understanding of the high expectations held of them individually, according to their ability;
  •  by setting a clear routine for the giving and collecting of homework.

 

Date of Policy Implementation:     02/10/13

Date of Next Review:                      01/10/14