Home Learning

Home Learning at Lever House

We have made some changes to our approach to Home Learning at Lever House from Sept 2017.

Project based home learning.

Please find below the Project Based Learning for this half term.

This contains up to 8 different tasks/projects and reflect a range of skills and subjects. The children can choose up to 5 projects for each half term (this may vary with different length half terms).

Sometimes we may say a particular task HAS to be done and this will be outlined in red. There is no limit however, and the children can do them all the tasks/projects if they wish)!

We feel children should complete 1 task per week – but it is up to them to decide which task and in what order they are completed (some large tasks could take more than 1 week to finish).

The guidelines are that children should complete the following amount of time on home learning:

  • EYFS, Yr 1 and Yr 2 children spend about 10 minutes a night on homework or 1 hour a week.
  • Yr 3 and Yr 4 children spend about 15 – 20 minutes a night or 1 1/2 hours per week.
  • Yr 5 and Yr 6 children spend about 20 – 30 minutes a night or 2 1/2 hours per week.

Pupils will need to bring in evidence of their home learning at the end of each week or on a day directed by the class teacher.

We will be sending ‘Home Learning Books’ home and they contain the ‘non-negotiable’ guidelines we use in class in them and we ask that all work completed conforms to these requirements.

Children will also be asked to undertake some homework on a website called ‘I am Learning’. The URL for this is https://www.iamlearning.co.uk/ This is a safe site and children can go on the site on their own.

We have also subscribed to ‘My Maths’ and pupils may all be asked to complete work on this website.

There are some things which haven’t changed however –

  • children will still bring home weekly spellings (although in addition to the paper list sent home, all the spellings for the whole year will also be posted on the class blog too);
  • children will still have a reading book which they bring home – and we still expect parents to listen to their children read regularly each day (and help KS 2 pupils to complete a book review).
  • children will still be given a Mental Maths challenge to complete each week – but this will be focussed on key skills and hopefully be more interactive and fun too.

Many thanks