At North View we believe that the role of homework should be to provide children with a framework for continuing their learning beyond the classroom and to support each learner's progress towards achieving his or her full potential, at their own level.
We aim to:
- personalise the homework provision in order that all children, regardless of ability or other barriers to learning, are able to access an inclusive framework;
- engage other family members in order to inform them of their child's learning and progress;
- promote children's independence and ability to manage and organise their own time and resources with the support of both school and family;
- encourage children to develop a sense of ownership and resonsibility for learning.
In order to achieve our objectives we strive to ensure that homework activities
- provide a balance between academic, physical and practical;
- encourage the use of a range of approaches, including investigative, research and ICT applications;
- are skills-based and reflective of the developing curriculum;
- help learners improve their general knowledge and knowledge of the wider world;
- help children to learn, practise and extend new skills, knowledge and understanding;
- are matched to children's abilities and are inclusive;
- provide structured opportunities for parental involvement, support and communication.