Homework & helping Your Child at Home
At Bushy Hill we believe well-organised, structured homework tasks and activities make an important contribution to a child’s progress and achievement. Homework provides a good opportunity for parents to be actively involved in their child’s learning in partnership with the school and to demonstrate positive attitudes towards the importance of learning.
Tasks will complement the curriculum topics and learning that the children are working on in class and will take different forms, e.g. research, discussing, longer projects. As the children move through the school the amount of homework set increases, in line with government guideline and in preparation for secondary school. Children are provided with homework diaries to help them organise their homework and you will be provided with a homework timetable at the beginning of the year.
By far the most important aspects of your support are :
- Talking to your child about their day - what they have been doing - what they have enjoyed especially - what they now know which they didn't know before;
- Reading to them and letting them read to you - enjoying a book together;
- Providing them with the environment in which they have a chance to succeed - e.g. ensuring that they do it in a quiet room which does not have a T.V. on at the same time; ensuring that younger siblings cannot interfere.
- Taking an interest in ensuring that the focus is on quality work - have they done their best or have they rushed it ?