Research indicates that the setting of homework has a varied impact on pupil achievements. However, there is significant evidence that the practice of prior learning, including recall has a positive impact on a child’s understanding and long-term memory. There is separate and very compelling evidence that regular reading at home is of huge benefit to children’s social and emotional wellbeing as well as academic achievement. Whilst we never set homework solely for this purpose, we also acknowledge that we have a duty to prepare children for the demands of homework at secondary school. Homework also provides a useful opportunity for parents to see what children are doing at school and stimulate conversations about their learning.
With all of this in mind and having learned many lessons about the use of technology at home, we are now ready to step forward with some new homework arrangements.
With the exception of EYFS, homework for all year groups can be accessed via OneNote. Each week, you will find the following information on your child’s OneNote page.
- An outline of the homework tasks for the week
- A link to the knowledge organisers for your child’s learning this term
- An overview of current spelling teaching, including example
- Important vocabulary the children are using in the current learning
- Any important year group reminders for the week ahead
In the sections below, you will find a summary from each year group with specific details about the homework they intend to set and the length of time children should spend on the activities. If children have not completed the homework within the suggested times, they should have a chat with their class teacher – we do not want them to be struggling with the work at home.
Please record all reading in your child’s Reading/Homework Journal.
If you have any issues accessing any of the online platforms, please contact your child's class teacher either via the office or by writing in their reading record.
If you have any questions regarding homework, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
If your child is required to self-isolate for any length of time or in the event of a school closure, we will provide them with remote learning.
Our Remote Learning is offered through Microsoft Office, using the OneNote App. Watch the videos below for support on how to access OneNote for the first time and how to navigate the platform.
Please see the tutorials below for guidance when using OneNote for the first time.
Remote Learning Plan
The information in the below document is intended to provide clarity and transparency to all stakeholders about what to expect from remote education at Mendip Green in the event of a school closure, if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home, or if individual children need to isolate.
Usernames and Passwords
All children have a unique username and password to access their classes remote learning through Microsoft OneNote. If you have not picked up your child's exercise book yet, please pop to the school office as soon as you are able to. Their login details are written inside the front cover.
All usernames follow the same format. firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to add @mendipgreen.extendlearning.org to complete your child's username.
All children have an exercise book with their username and password inside the front cover. If you have not collected yours yet, please pop and see us.
We have spare books available in the foyer if you need a new one. Pop in any time and help yourself to what you need (these have a light blue cover and are for all children EYFS - Year 6). We also have spare books with buff paper available - please ask in the school office if your child needs a new one of these.
Sequence of Learning
Our Remote Learning provision through Microsoft OneNote is sequential and builds upon prior knowledge. If your child has missed any of their learning due to illness or technical difficulties, they should pick the learning up from the last point they were working rather than the calendar date on each OneNote page.
Teachers will call the children in the class each week to discuss learning and provide feedback.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.
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