Our homework ethos
At WCPS, we believe home learning should be done to inspire pupils to want to learn more, stretch those pupils who want to deepen their understanding and support pupils who want improve on what they have been learning in class.
We want pupils, families and carers to be excited to share their homework rather than force pupils to complete tasks that they do not value.
Homework will be primarily focused on reading, spelling and times table practice.
At WCPS we believe that reading for pleasure can be a huge step to unlocking a pupils potential. We want to encourage pupils to discover a wide range of texts and fall in love with reading and share their passion. We believe that using reading records is still the best way for families and pupils to do this, however similarly to home work we believe that using seesaw can help pupils share their reading journey but offer them a variety of ways to do so.
Families have the flexibility to respond by writing in the reading record as normal but then can use all the fantastic features through seesaw such as recording a video or recording their own voice. Video evidence of reading is useful for us as can provide evidence of fluency and the use of expression.
Pupils now have a number of folders on seesaw where they can save their home reading, saving it into either homework or LIRA would help us.