As we are a special school, the needs of the children and their families with regards to Homework are varied.

Thus the interpretation of ‘homework’ is wider than would be expected in a mainstream setting.

The staff at Rowan Gate Primary School endeavour to work in partnership with parents and carers to facilitate the development of each pupil.

For this to be successful, Rowan Gate responds to the needs of parents, carers and pupils.

Why is homework important?

  • It raises your children’s achievement.
  • It consolidates and extends the work they have done in school.
  • It helps to inform yo u about your children’s school work and allows and gives you the opportunity to support this work.

10 things parents can do to help their child learn:

  •  Give your child confidence through lots of praise and encouragement.
  •  Read to, and with, your child as much as possible.
  •  Encourage your child to observe and talk about what they see, feel and think.
  •  Make use of your local library.
  •  Visit museums and other places.
  •  If your child likes watching television, watch it together sometimes and talk about what has been watched, eg news round.
  •  Try to provide a reasonably quiet and suitable place where your child can work and show that you and all members of the family value and respect the homework activity.
  •  Try to set time aside to support your child’s homework activities whilst also allowing some independence where appropriate.
  •  Encourage your child to discuss their school day with you, relate it to comments in the home school book.
  •  Enjoy the activity together.

For more more information see our HOMEWORK POLICY for Years 1 – 6 and  our HOMEWORK POLICY EYFS for Early Years Foundation Stage children.