At RFPS we believe home learning is invaluable as it helps reinforce learning from within the classroom or supports pupils when preparing for future learning.
Using feedback from our parents and pupils and reviewing the effectiveness of homework in primary school we have collectively decided on the following approach to homework:
RFPS provide a varied programme of activities for our children both within and outside of the standard day.
Application ProcessYou will receive the official transfer documents from the local authority during the Autumn Term of your child final year in primary school inviting you to select your preferred secondary school. The local authority then informs secondary schools of their prospective students in the Spring Term. RFSS’s Transition and Primary Liaison Leader will then keep in close contact with our feeder primary schools and during the Summer Term will visit all primary schools to meet with our new intake of students. We will talk to your child’s teachers about the progress made so far and any strategies used and needs to be addressed.
Year 7 InductionDuring the Summer Term our new intake spend at least one day with us for “Induction Day”, during which they will get to know key staff and students in their new school and familiarise themselves with our buildings and rules. On the same evening, we invite all prospective students back into school with their parents to ensure parents have opportunity to meet key staff and have the chance to ask questions. In-year admissions are currently administered by Warwickshire County Council. If you require further information on the process for In Year admissions, please follow the link https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions
Deadlines for Admissions and Further InformationApply for a secondary school place - September 2021 – Warwickshire County Council
Homework activities are set using the SeeSaw app. Your child will have received an individual Seesaw login to enable them to access the platform. Your child’s teacher will then set work for your child each Friday. Work can be completed on ‘SeeSaw’ or in the homework book provided.
Homework activities are set each Friday for the pupils throughout the entire school and should be returned to their class teacher (digitally or in their homework book) by the following Wednesday.
Following feedback in our most recent Parent Survey, we have also introduced ‘Topic Homework’. Topic homework consists of a list of topic related activities linking to most of the curriculum areas. Our pupils can choose a minimum of five activities from this list which can be completed at any point during a half term. The completed home learning can be returned to school digitally or within the child’s homework book at any time.