Learning Logs are Parkfield's exciting and creative way of completing homework that give children the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and ‘creative flair’.They complement other homework such as: weekly spelling and times tables tests, regular reading of books, the new maths activities being set on mymaths.co.uk.
How do Learning Logs work?
- A set of activities will be sent out on a termly basis for each class from Y1-Y6.
- Children choose activities that they'd like to complete - with a minimum expectation given (depending on their key stage).
- Activities set will cover a range of skills and be based on class work. (i.e. write, make, create, draw, design)
- The children choose their own method to present their learning.
- The tasks will be open ended.
- The children should use no more than two double page spreads for each term.
- There is no one right way of presenting the work.
- It is up to your child to decide the best ways of sharing their learning.
- It is hoped that they will be creative and imaginative, choosing different ways to present what they know. For example:
- A mixture of writing, pictures, computer generated work, tables, maps etc
- Sticking down folded-up sheets
- Flaps with questions, with the answers, information or pictures underneath.
- Making things pop-up.
- Fold out mini zig-zag books.
- The Learning Log is brought into school at the end of the term where it will be displayed in a whole school celebration.
What are the Benefits of Learning Logs?
- The children take the lead role in sharing and developing their knowledge and understanding and displaying this in a range of styles.
- Develops independence.
- The children can learn in their preferred style.
- The work is driven by the child and not the teacher, parent or carer.
- Children, parents and carers are brought together.
- They are fun!
How to help at home...
- You do not need to provide lots of expensive equipment but it would be helpful to have the essentials available such as, a pencil, pencil crayons, glue, a rubber, scissors.
- Encouragement of creativity without adding pressure!
- There will be “good” times to do this work but last thing on the evening before the books are due to be returned is probably not one of them!
- Give children time to talk about what they have to do – explaining and discussing the task will help your child to understand
- Offer ideas on how to present the workGive children a space to work which is away from other distractions.
- Continue with hearing your child read at home.