Between the ages of 5 and 16 children spend only 15% of their lives in school, so supporting them at home really improves their chances of success. Parents and Carers are by far the most important influences on children’s lives.
At Newfield School we recognise that Parents and Carers make a real difference to children’s education. When they and the school work together in partnership, children perform better. Children learn a great deal at school. Parents and Carers add to that by supporting their learning at home.
Demonstrating an interest in, and discussing their homework with them, helps children recognise and value learning as a lifelong process. Homework is part of a range of “out of class tasks‟ that build on classroom activities including study support and other events traditionally regarded as extracurricular. Homework is recognised as having an important role to play in the education of pupils and evidence suggests that it can be equivalent to an additional year of study over the course of a secondary career.
We appreciate the support our parents and carers offer, in giving additional homework support to their children. We enjoy helping you, to help your child. So with this in mind I've uploaded some support material, not only for you but for our pupils also. If you want any further help with ways to support learning at home, please either speak to the class teacher or to Miss Neeson who will help you.
Have a look at some of the following, which give you suggestions on how to support homework.
I've also uploaded the following website which may help you consider ALTERNATIVE HOMEWORK ideas with your children https://www.loveandlogic.com/documents/homework-help.pdf.
Please remember to look at the class pages, showing Topic Webs, which give you an overview of the subjects being taught each term.
Remember all secondary students also have a log on, for the website MYMATHS to help support learning and enjoyment of maths in school.
Click here for more information.