At St Michael at Bowes we recognise that the partnership between home and school is vital in helping children reach their full potential. We welcome the opportunity it presents for parents to become more involved in their child’s learning. With support and encouragement from parents and family, homework can further stimulate interest and enhance learning through extension work and research. We are keen to see children engage in meaningful activities and not see home learning deteriorate into meaningless rituals and pointless routine, where children can become isolated, demotivated and even feel a sense of failure.
We would not wish to see children overburdened at an increasingly early stage of their childhood. At St Michael at Bowes we believe that a child who loves learning for its own sake will be better equipped to become a motivated and successful student in later life.
Below you can find the following:
- Home Learning Policy
- Home Learning Tasks grids for each class from Year 3 to Year 6
- A powerpoint that was shared with parents to launch the new policy
- Letters to each class explaining the compulsory and non-compulsory home learning for each class, whether this is on a daily, weekly or half termly basis