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School Closure - Learning From Home 2021-22

School Closure - Learning From Home

This section of the website helps to provide an overview of our approach to homework this year

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We have gathered feedback from our approach to remote learning over the last 18 months and adapted our homework approaches this year to take into consideration:
• What has worked well during remote learning
• Responding to the needs of pupils and their families at home

Tiered approach to home learning
Approach 1 - the focus is on pupils practising basic literacy and numeracy skills regularly. Pupils should be regularly reading at home (at least 3 times per week) and completing the maths activities in their maths homework books. This approach is priority and will have most impact on your child’s educational attainment.
Approach 2 – utilising home learning menu’s. Pupils should pick two subjects per week and complete one task for each subject. E.g. Week 1 = Food Studies and Science, Week 2 = Computing and Music Week 3 = P.E and Science. By the end of the half term pupils will have completed one task for most subjects.
If pupils or parents would like to complete additional homework tasks they are free to do so.

Home Learning books

All pupils have received a home learning pack which will include:

·       A homework book to record homework

·       A home learning menu for your child’s class. Here you will be able to see all of the homework tasks for every subject this academic year. 

·       Subject instruction details which support parents and carers with the delivery of homework. Available via the website pupils are also provided with electronic videos to support further learning

·       Reading log to record reading

·       Maths book for weekly homework

Important information in our home learning policy:

When pupils complete a piece of homework our intention is this will be acknowledged by staff and marked with a short comment. Pupils are required to bring their homework books to school for teachers when completed. To support pupils with this, we would like parents and carers to message teachers via class dojo. This platform can also be used to gain feedback on homework electronically.

Rewarding pupils for completing home learning

We will be looking at scheduling some home learning days where senior leaders can see pupils home learning and aim to consult the school council on how we can reward pupils for completing homework. Likely suggestions could be:

·       Recognition during assembly

·       Earning raffle tickets towards prize draws.

It is hoped that this approach will allow pupils to become more actively involved in their homework and homework choices; give parents and carers the opportunity to choose when their child completes homework (weeknights, weekends or both); allow parents to support their child’s education at home; reduce tension at home by completing activities that are open ended and interactive allowing parents and carers to spend quality time with their child whilst also supporting topics they are studying at school. 

Please contact school if you have any further questions or queries.

Oakwood Academy - A Visual Arts, Technology & Sports College

Oakwood Academy, Chatsworth Road,
Ellesmere Park, Eccles, M30 9DY

Tel: 0161 921 2880
Email: enquiries@oakwoodacademy.co.uk

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