Parental Support – Homework

OFF

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.

Latest News:

27 Sep 2019

Healthy Schools Award

We are delighted to inform you that we have been awarded the Healthy Schools Award! We have demonstrated that Priory is continuing to embed and improve provision against the four core areas of Healthy Schools – Personal, Social and Health …Continue reading

26 Sep 2019

September Newsletter

Please click onto the heading of this post to view or download a copy of our latest newsletter. September Newsletter.

31 Jul 2019

FOPS Fundraisining

A message from FOPS Thank you for supporting our FOPS events this year. With your help we have had an amazing year and raised over £6000, including over £2500 raised at Fun Day! The money raised will fund a kitchen …Continue reading

31 Jul 2019

School Uniform Sales

School Uniform Uniform orders which were placed by 17th July will be available to collect from school on Monday 2nd September, between 10am-12 noon, or they will be sent home with your child the next day. We will also be …Continue reading

18 Jul 2019

Priory CE Primary School Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark 2019! Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to 200 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science …Continue reading

4 Jul 2019

School Games Mark Silver Level Award

We are delighted to announce that we, Priory CE Primary, have achieved the School Games Mark Silver Level Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the …Continue reading

Previous News