At Benhurst Primary School, homework activities are a vital part of our home/school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class.
Our homework is designed to:
- Consolidate and reinforce basic skills and knowledge, especially in English and Maths.
- Provide opportunities for parents and children to work in partnership and to share and enjoy learning experiences.
- Ensure consistency of approach throughout the schools
- Provide opportunities as children get older to develop skills of independent learning. This is particularly important in Year 5 and 6 as they prepare for their journey towards secondary school.
Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed.
It is paramount that you support your child by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!
Our creative, topic-based curriculum is studied in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and is inspired by the Cornerstones for Education curriculum. Each of the topics studied is based upon an exciting theme and teachers help learners to choose how they want to approach learning about a new topic. All of our topics focus on developing knowledge and skills through a series of creative ideas. Engaging learning, developing learning, innovating ideas and expressing opinions and ideas are the foundations to our topic-based approach.
To support our curriculum, children and parents are invited to choose from the range of options in the attached letter regarding fun, interesting and engaging project ideas. Children may choose to complete as many of the suggested homework ideas as they would like!
Please send into class any home learning completed so that we can celebrate the ways the children have continued their learning journey outside of school. Children will be awarded a certificate upon the completion of their projects.
Additional information on our learning this week
Thank you for all your support with your child’s home learning.