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At Preston Park Primary School, we offer a rich and varied curriculum, designed to both broaden children’s experiences and enhance their academic achievement. We recognise that school is not the only place where children learn. The experiences that children get at home, through clubs and family outings is of utmost value to their development as well rounded young citizens.

It is for this reason that our home learning programme is designed to enhance children’s learning experiences, rather than encroach on family time. We believe that “When teachers design homework to meet specific purposes and goals, more students complete their homework and benefit from the results” (Epstein & Van Voorhis, 2001, p. 191). 

Purpose of Home Learning

  • To provide an opportunity for parents to become involved in the academic development of their child;
  • To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly with basic skills and the creative curriculum;
  • To provide an enjoyable and purposeful supplement to class work;
  • To extend school learning, for example, through additional reading;
  • To encourage pupils as they get older to develop the confidence and self-discipline needed to study independently.


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