At Molehill Primary Academy, we believe that a good, well-managed homework programme helps children and young people to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning. Homework also supports the development of independent learning skills, and provides parents with an opportunity to take part in their children’s education. (DCFS 2007). The DCFS guidelines on Homework recommend that schools present their view on the purpose, amount and type of homework which should be set for pupils of different ages and the expectations of parents and carers and schools. Our homework expectations have been written with these guidelines taken into consideration.
To develop a dialogue between home and school by actively involving parents and carers and enabling them to support their child’s learning.
To reinforce and consolidate skills learnt in class.
To extend school learning by providing the opportunities for children to explore aspects of their learning in detail.
To encourage the development of independent learning, confidence, motivation and good study skills.
To help prepare children and develop their organizational skills for the next stage in their education.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.
Year 6 pupil
I can’t wait to come back and work with the children and staff in the future. During every session the children were exceptional and a real credit to the school.
Chris Cook, Olympic Swimmer
I am very impressed with the wonderful work being undertaken at Molehill.