At JCP we are very keen for parents to support and help their children with homework. We take the view that children are likely to get more out of an activity if parents get involved. However, there are times when we will want to see what children can do on their own.
It is particularly important, as they get older, for children to become increasingly independent in their learning. It should be noted that homework can be set in many different forms with many different expectations and outcomes.
It is important to remember that when expecting and setting homework there are a number of points to consider:
- The nature and type of homework changes throughout a pupil's school career.
- It will not necessarily come in the form of a written task.
- Marking homework is a way of keeping track of who has completed their homework and giving them feedback on how well they have met the objectives of the work. However, feedback may be given to individual pupils, or to groups of pupils in a variety of forms including verbal.
- If children are absent due to illness we will not send homework home. We would assume the child was too ill to work. If the illness is short-term, the child will need to see the teacher as soon as they return to school, for any homework they have missed.
- In the event of long term illness an agreement re homework will be made on an individual basis.
- It is not possible to give homework when parents take holidays in term time.
- Parents/Carers who have queries about homework should not hesitate to see their child’s class teacher.
Learning at home
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