Learning at home

Ysgol Hafan y Môr Learning at Home Policy

Learning at home is given for several reasons:

  • To practice and use skills taught during lesson time.
  • To prepare a child for new work or to complete a piece of work.
  • To research information from the internet and books or from parents, grandparents, family and friends.
  • To learn to work independently.

Our pupils are given homework from the very beginning.

Speaking and discussing is the most important activity that parents can do with their children.

Parents reading stories to their children is another very important activity including with older pupils.

Parents’ have an essential role in listening regularly to their children reading throughout their time at the school.

Number exercises, including thorough knowledge of multiplication tables is another activity children are expected to do at home.

The homework is expected to be completed coherently and tidily by the given time.

Parents’ active interest in their children’s homework is very advantageous to the child. It provides an opportunity to discus, occasionally work together, and to ensure that it’s done to the highest possible standard.

We expect and appreciate an explanation from the parents in instances when the child fails to complete homework on time or if there is another problem.

There are factors that influence the amount and content of the homework, e.g. the individual needs of the child, amount of work, the activities and structure of some school days, supply teachers etc.

At specific times during the year, there will be more memorising activities in preparation for e.g. a school performance, Thanksgiving Service and Eisteddfodau.

We ask parents to contact the teachers or head teacher if they need more information or discussion on homework.