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Hallam Primary School

Aim High, Achieve Together.

Homework and Remote Learning

Our homework principles were amended in February 2022 as a result of academic research and consultation with parents.   They aim to build upon prior learning and focus on the core skills.  Research from the Education Endowment Foundation suggests that homework has a positive impact across both primary and secondary school.  EEF Homework Toolkit.  When delivered well, it can add up to 3-month progress however the quality rather than the quantity of the homework is the greatest indicator.  Research also suggests that homework that related directly to learning during school hours as the most impact. 

 

Our homework principles are designed to reinforce learning in school while providing opportunities to develop their interests and enquiry skills.

Staying Safe Online

 

Children use the internet regularly and may be involved in more online activity than their parents. Some children may have greater technical knowledge than their parents, but they may be unable to identify the risks of giving too much personal information online, and may be unable to spot scams as readily as adults. So take time to get involved with your children’s internet use and teach them about online safety which includes the following.  

 

More detail is on the information commission website https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/social-networking/

 

Staying Safe Online

 1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

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