Baycroft Online Homework

Home Supported Study Policy

Fine motor/pen control skills and hand muscle stamina are challenging areas for the vast majority of our students. Therefore both handwriting practice and even detailed colouring in are extremely valuable uses of time at home. These sheets are ideal resources and can be downloaded and printed.

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/arts-culture/mandala  for intricate colouring pages

A key skill for life in the 21st Century is effective use of a keyboard in place of handwriting  Many of our students will need this facility for their exams and for achieving what they need to in daily life.  This is a very valuable use of time for students outside of school in practicing their skills, and supports all areas of the curriculum.  We offer such a rich diet of subjects and opportunities in the school day that there is not time to build this into student routines.  Therefore,. This is a very valuable use of time for students outside of school in practising their skills, and supports all areas of the curriculum.

Educational Psychologists are recommending both ‘Nessy Fingers’ which has a cost to parents, but also the BBC Dance Mat Typing which is completely free and can be accessed here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

There are a host of fun and easy to access games on this page, which can be used at any time. Click here

Parents should also read with students everyday including at weekends as reading fluency and comprehension are critical skills for accessing every area of the curriculum as well as daily life.

BBC Bitesize website which has revision notes, self tests and podcasts:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize

There are also a host of fun and easy to access games on this page, which can be used at any time:
http://games.sense-lang.org/EN.php

For individual detailed steps of progress for your child, or for a paper copy homework pack please contact the school directly