At Burford, we believe that small amounts of regular homework is invaluable in helping children develop new skills and to practise existing ones. We use the free apps Class Dojo and Seesaw to communicate homework expectations with parents and children, and our children are familiar with how to use our home-learning platform, Seesaw, to complete activities (whether that be filming a video, taking a photo, digitally annotating a document, digitally drawing and labelling, or typing responses!).
Early Years Foundation Stage
In EYFS, the biggest thing you can do to help your child learn is to read with them regularly. We recommend at least three times a week. When your child is in F2, they will also be asked to learn to spell some common, high frequency words, too. Mrs Dickson and Miss Ashurst regularly share 'how to' videos with tips and tricks. These are available via Class Dojo!
Key Stage 1
As with EYFS, the most important homework is reading. We again recommend at least three times a week. Your child will also be expected to learn some spellings each week. Children are also given one piece of either maths or English homework to complete. Their class teacher will share this with your via Class Dojo but the children will be expected to complete this digitally using Seesaw.
Key Stage 2
At the risk of repeating myself, reading remains the most important homework and the expectation of reading at least three times a week remains the same. As well as that, your child will be expected to learn weekly spellings and certain times tables. They will also receive some additional homework each week which your child's class teacher will make you aware of via Class Dojo and that they will need to digitally complete using Seesaw.
For further information, please click on the 'Curriculum' tab and watch the 'home-learning' video there.