Trentham School

Empowered Learners for the Future

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Background

Home Learning

PURPOSES

  1. To reinforce the learning taking place at school.

  2. To provide a positive link, create and foster partnerships between home and school that enhances a student’s learning.

  3. To acknowledge participation in a range of activities in and outside of school.

  4. To develop students’ key competencies – thinking, relating to others, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, participating and contributing – through learning at home.

GUIDELINES

  1. Home learning is an optional programme for Year 0-6 students.  It is not compulsory, but will be provided and strongly encouraged. 

  2. Home learning will be provided to all children unless their parents/caregivers request to opt out of the programme at the beginning of the year.  It is the parent’s/caregiver’s responsibility to support their child with the completion of home learning. 

  3. To ensure consistency across the school, home learning requirements will be the same within each year level.  The focus will be on reading, spelling and basic facts.  Essential lists and basic facts ladder tasks will be at the student’s appropriate level.  Reading books will go home daily for those students who require it.  Home learning will be given weekly.

  4. Time spent on home learning should not exceed 30 minutes each night. 

  5. Home learning will not be checked or marked by the class teacher and there will be no consequence for not completing it, and no reward for completing it.

  6. Students wanting to do home learning above what is set out by the classroom teacher, will be encouraged to extend classroom or home learning projects. There will be opportunities for students to share this learning in the classroom. The teacher will talk with a child about what they learnt, what went well, what they might do differently next time, etc.