Home Work Overview
At Mapplewell, we believe home work 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 have moved forward with the times and will offer dynamic learning opportunities that can be responded to in a variety of ways. We want pupils to have a thirst for furthering their knowledge at home and more importantly want to share that with their teacher and their peers, which is where we believe this new approach will truly thrive. We want pupils, families can carers to be excited to share their homework rather than force pupils to complete tasks that they do not value.
We have decided to use seesaw for home work based on the success and feedback from teachers, parents and pupils during the time of home learning. Below are examples of what home work will look in September.
Here is an example of what home work tasks will look like. Class teachers will set tasks tailored to their own class to incorporate what they have learned about in school so that it can be consolidated at home. It also allows class teachers to stretch pupils and further their learning at home.
Clicking the 'Add Response' button shows you the different ways that children can interact with what the class teacher has set. As you can see pupils can respond in a variety of ways. Rather than just writing out in their homework books they can record a video of themselves, upload photos and much more. This will help to motivate pupils in their home learning and encourage them to use imaginative ways to further their learning at home.
This is what home work tasks will look like for the class teacher when the task is first set. Every pupil has a blank above their name showing that they have not responded.
Here is an example that has been responded to. As you can see children who have not completed their homework still remain as a blank. The class teacher will receive a notification when a child has submitted their homework online and this overview page allows them to see what they have submitted. As you can see for this task some children have chosen to write their answers on paper and upload a photo, others have responded directly on an electronic device. Using seesaw gives pupils and parents flexibility to choose what suits them best.