Completing homework is a great way to practise the skills learnt at school and supports children in taking responsibility for their learning. At Harry Gosling, we believe that the quality of the homework is more important than the quantity. We encourage our pupils to regularly repeat activities over the week to practise their reading, spellings and Maths fluency. To read more about the rationale and expectations for homework at Harry Gosling, please click here.
Reading is the most important thing children can do to improve their academic performance. It is also a great way to spend quality time together as a family. Reading books for children to read are sent home regularly and parents are encouraged to read to their child daily. Every half-term, a homework project is also set that links with the class learning.
Homework is assigned on Thursdays using Google Classroom. Children are given daily reading, spelling and online work to practise their mathematical fluency. A creative homework project that links to the class topic is also set each half term. Teachers monitor who has been completing homework.
As part of our work with the Stepney Partnership, every holiday we take part in the Family Learning Challenge. Each child receives a booklet with learning and activities linking to a topic. Children record activities they have tried and return any work to school. Children who complete several activities will receive a certificate. For this half-term holiday homework please have a look at our Family Homework Challenge page by clicking here.