The Governors and staff of Paddocks Primary school believe that homework is an important aspect of a child’s education. We believe it encourages children to realise that learning can take place outside the classroom as well as promoting independent learning thus encouraging the child to take great responsibility for their personal progress. Homework allows parents, carers and the school, to work in partnership for the benefit of their child.
We are a paperless school. Therefore, all homework in Years 1-6 is set and collected on the Google Classroom platform. The expectation is that no paper copies will be sent home and that all interactions to do with children’s homework will be completed via this online teaching platform. Every child has a personal log in and can access all homework tasks under the ‘classwork’ tab. The children complete their work either on their device or on paper but all tasks must be submitted online. Children are welcome to submit photos of their written work if they are unable to access the documents directly. Paper copies of homework tasks are not accepted. Teachers will try to ensure that uploaded tasks are via editable documents. However, on the occasions where the activity is a PDF file, the school recommends the Lumin as a means of editing these file types.
Please see the following video guidance on how to access and complete homework using Google Classroom. This will include Word and PDF files.
All children will have access to homework that is relevant to their current stage of learning. If any families are experiencing difficulties in accessing or completing work on the Google Classroom platform, they should contact their child’s teacher. Families can be supported through the loaning of electronic devices and internet connection access.