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Homework

Children at Waldringfield receive homework tasks throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. These are given in the form of 'takeaway' homework. This means that children are given a menu of tasks to attempt over a half term period. These tasks are linked to the topics that are covered in each class.

We also have access to many educational sites and children will be provided with log in details for these. We also expect that children will read at home and have a Key Stage 2 reading challenge to encourage this. 

Homework is voluntary and should be a fun way for children to embed their learning and express their understanding of the work done in class. Feedback is mainly given on a verbal basis and acorn awards are given at the teacher’s discretion.

All classes have access to either Seesaw or Tapestry where families can share work between home and school. Children are encouraged to share any work that happens at home, whether it has been set by the teacher or not.

Hedgehogs Class - Reception

No formal style homework is given in Hedgehogs class. However, parents are informed (through regular newsletters) of the learning taking place at school and how they might like to support their child at home.

The children are encouraged to play games and practise essential skills at home. Parents can post their own Tapestry observations about the things their child does at home

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Squirrels Class - Year 1 and 2

Children in Year 1 and 2 are encouraged to complete at least one piece of homework from the menu that Miss Catton gives out at the start of each half term.

Current 'Takeaway Homework' is shown on the Squirrels class page. 

Children are encouraged to play games and practise essential skills at home. Children can post their own work on Seesaw from home using the 'Class app' and parents can message using the 'Family app'.

Badgers Class - Year 3 and 4

Children in Year 3 and 4 are expected to attempt one starter, one main and one dessert task in their homework menu. Mr Sampson provides a new homework menu at the start of each half term.

Current 'Takeaway Homework' is shown on the Badgers class page. 

Children can post their own work on Seesaw from home using the 'Class app' and parents can message using the 'Family app'.

Owls Class - Year 5 and 6

Children in Year 5 and 6 are expected to attempt several tasks on their homework menu, selecting at least two starters, two mains and two desserts. Mrs Harrow will give new homework at the start of each half term.

Current 'Takeaway Homework' is shown on the Owls class page.

Children can post their own work on Seesaw from home using the 'Class app' and parents can message using the 'Family app'.