Across the UAE and the rest of the World, there are contrasting ideas about the impact of homework on children’s learning. Many Parents believe their children should have several hours of homework, whereas other parents believe that children should spend time at home learning through play or taking part in activities that develop children’s creative or physical abilities.
At Al Rabeeh School, we have taken both ideologies into consideration and provide minimal weekly homework in the core subjects.
Homework issent to the students ‘electronically’ and each year group in the school receives their weekly homework via the School Communicator and Class Dojo. Each Year Group has a: Mathematics, English, Grammar and Topic task which are to be completed and handed in together on a Thursday. These are combined with weekly newsletters from your child’s Head of Year, explaining the learning that has taken place and informing you of any upcoming events.
All year groups in the school have a weekly list of spellings to practice which are given to the children on a Sunday and these are tested every Thursday.
Children may also be given specific activities to complete through our online learning platform ‘Education City’. Your child will have their own unique account, where they can access thousands of online games and resources linked to all English-taught subjects. These can be accessed via: https://ec1.educationcity.com/
Children have the opportunity to take reading books from the library home each week. Please encourage your children at home by reading with them, asking questions throughout the story and talking about the book they’re reading. Once your child has read the book, please ask your child to return this to the school library, where they may exchange it for a new reading book.
If you feel that your child would benefit from extra work at home, please see below a list of websites which you might find useful: :
www.activelearnprimary.co.uk (for Maths games)
www.multiplication.com/games/all-games (for Multiplication games)
www.ictgames.com (for Maths and English games)
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2 (for Maths, Science and English games)
www.familylearning.org.uk (for Phonics games KS1)
Similarly, a range of games and resources can be installed on a tablet and smart phone device by searching ‘Maths Games’ or ‘Phonics Games’ on the App Store of your device.
Please see the ‘School Communicator’ section of the website, under the ‘News and Events’ tab for information on how to download and access the ‘School Communicator’.