Parental Support – Homework

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Homework at Priory is designed to be fun and creative and allow parents to engage in their children’s learning in a varied and open manner.

Prior to topic commencing, the children are asked to come up with related questions that they would like to learn more about. These are then turned into Learning Challenges, as a base from which to start homework.

The challenges do not have to be actually answered (for some this would be impossible anyway), but are a means to engage in independent thought, research and discussion.

Here is an example of how a Learning Challenge might be answered by a homework:

Learning Challenge: How can we stop polluting cities? (From Year 4 Homework)

  • Write a report on how recycling works within the home
  • Design a wordsearch based on the most polluted cities on Earth
  • Create a poster or video persuading against pollution
  • Write a story set in a polluted city or dump
  • Write instructions on how to reduce pollution in the home
  • Create a Powerpoint presentation on ways to recycle
  • Draw a bar chart on the most polluted cities in the world
  • Go on a litter pick – take photos of yourself tidying the local area
  • Design and build a cleaning robot – using recycled materials

The homework does not always have to be constrained by the Learning Challenge. If a child would like to complete research and homework on a related subject then this is encouraged by teachers.

Additional homework can also be provided by class teachers. Please speak to the child’s teacher, who will be able to provide this at the correct level.

Here’s what some of our children had to say about the homework:

“I love it – it’s really creative stuff.” – Michael – Year 5

“I like typing on the computer and finding lots of facts.” – Toby – Year 3

“It’s really fun and you learn loads of stuff.” – Eden – Year 3

“You don’t have to write all the time. There’s lots of creative options.” – Poppy – Year 5

Our Homework Policy can be found here.

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