Homework at Bollinbrook

Our home learning is intended to develop our pupils’ excitement and passion for their learning and to help parents support their children at home.

Research tells us that learning and understanding are deepened through repetition and practice.  Key skills such as learning times tables for maths and practice of spelling patterns can be practised at home.  We believe that reading should be part of a child’s daily routine.  Learning beyond the school, with or without the support of parents, enable pupils to enjoy spending time on an extended task and lets them develop their creativity.

You can find our policy for home learning in the ‘Policies‘ section of our website.

Our Home Learning Routines

We emphasise the things that children need time to practice and rehearse:

  • reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week
  • learning spelling patterns linked to age-related expectations ready to apply in their written work every week
  • reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving; with children’s work being sent home weekly;
  • giving children opportunities to learn across the curriculum and be creative through our half-termly creative home learning, with feedback from peers and the class teacher

Homework timetables are on each class page. These tell you what home learning tasks are set by your child’s class teacher, the day its set and the day it is handed in.

In order to support home learning, you may also wish to use some of the following websites:

Carol Voderman Maths
Shaun’s Game Academy
Cbeebies Games
BBC bitesize
Nasa Kids club
Corbettmaths Primary
Jump Start Johnny