After numerous meetings, analysis of impact and taking into account both parent and pupil feedback, we decided to stop sending home weekly learning. Instead, children are encouraged to read at EVERY opportunity, and for those reads that are recorded by a parent at home, a raffle ticket is provided and placed into a weekly and termly prize draw.
In addition to this, during the holidays, all children, from EYFS to year 6, are invited to complete a project that links to their forthcoming class topic or school theme. These tasks teach the children how to carry out research, select relevant facts and present the information in an attractive, imaginative and interactive way; they also provide a lovely opportunity for the children to work alongside their families at home.
At the beginning of every new block of foundation subject learning, a 'Knowledge Organiser' is sent home for families to share and discuss in preparation of forthcoming learning; this encourages everyone to become excited and immersed in new facts and information, before embarking on a new journey of exploration!
We are very fortunate to have high levels of support and engagement from home and appreciate the time you spend with your children on school learning whilst juggling clubs, activities and general family life.
Examples of previous home learning projects and Knowledge Organisers: