In Our Lady of the Missions, we strive to develop an independent, enquiring approach to learning in all of our pupils. The format of our homework has changed to encourage pupils to take more personal responsibility for their learning and to incorporate an element of personalisation and choice. Homework is set on a monthly basis with a range of suggested activities that can be chosen from to consolidate and extend learning across the curriculum. This is shared online in Google Classroom – all pupils have access to this through their individual Glow account.
The amount of time spent on homework varies according to the age and stage of the child. Our Homework Policy gives details of the expectations for each stage of the school. Whilst pupils can choose when to carry out a particular task, every child from P2 to P7 is expected to practise spelling on a weekly basis. Evidence of completion of tasks can be recorded in homework jotters or by submitting documents/photos to Google Classroom. Practical tasks should be recorded in homework diaries on the date that they are completed. Evidence of this can also be uploaded in the form of photos/documents to online Learning Journeys (P5-7 only). Diaries and Learning Journeys will monitored by Class Teachers on a weekly basis and evidence submitted will contribute to on-going assessment and planning.
Homework forms an important link in home/school relations and, as well as being useful for its own ends, should be helpful to parents to let them see what work is being done at school. Your interest and encouragement will influence your child’s feelings about work in school and at home. Parents can play an important role in monitoring, supporting or actively helping children with their homework. Within the curriculum pages of our website, there are helpful guides on how you can support your child’s learning at home. Education Scotland’s Parentzone website also has lots of useful information on how you can support your child’s learning at home. Click here to access it.
As a Digital School, our pupils have access to a range of online learning which can be used at home to practise skills learned in class. the links below will take you to some of the sites that we subscribe to and encourage our pupils to use in class and at home.