In the Prep School we regard homework as an important strand of the “home-school link”. It enables parents to gain an insight into their child’s learning and feel a part of the learning process. Whilst parental support is invaluable, homework should also serve to encourage independent learning.
Homework should not become a stressful chore or prevent a child from enjoying much needed leisure and relaxation time after the school day. Parents should ensure that their children do not work for longer than the recommended time.
An annual homework timetable is written in the Pupil Planner.
All Prep School pupils will receive weekly spellings, and a piece of English and maths homework linked to the learning objectives taught that week. From Year 4 upwards pupils also receive science homework. All pupils are encouraged to continue to read each night and practise their times tables.
Pupils record their homework tasks daily in their pupil planner which is monitored by the subject teacher and form tutor. The planner is a very helpful tool for parents to give feedback to staff regarding any homework queries.
At Oakwood we like to make homework tasks not only interesting and varied but extend each individual child’s learning.