Home learning at Woodmansterne is a consolidation of learning and an opportunity to practice and rehearse new skills. Home learning should therefore not require parents/carers to teach anything new. There may be a need to support your child to complete these activities by providing the time and space at home, and encouraging them to refer to work done in class if they get stuck. Home learning creates an opportunity to prepare pupils for the future - to develop personal discipline and manage time.
Basic skills will also be developed through home learning. Basic skills include reading, spellings, times tables and handwriting. From time to time, home learning will also provide opportunities for pupils to research ideas or topics which link to their work in class. Pupils have the opportunity to develop an interest and enthusiasm for new units of work and explore new topics.
Finally, there is an expectation from the Department for Education, local council and school Governors, that home learning takes place.
You can find more information about home learning at Woodmansterne in our guide here.
In the guide you will be able to see what home learning is set in each year group, expectations of how it is completed, and what to do if your child is finding the home learning difficult.
Much of our home learning is completed online. If you don't have a device your child can regularly complete home learning on, you can apply for a laptop here.
We also use Teams for much of our home learning from Year 3 onwards. For help with uploading, see the guides below:
- General Teams guide here (particularly helpful for remote learning).
- Guide for uploading to Teams on a mobile/tablet here or you can watch a video here.
- Guide for uploading to Teams on a laptop or computer here or you can watch a video here.
If you ever have any questions or queries regarding your child’s home learning, please speak to your child’s class teacher (primary phase) or form tutor (secondary phase) in the first instance, who will be happy to help.