At Prendergast Primary School, our home learning projects aim to support our holistic approach to learning and the nurturing of creativity in all children.
Moving away from traditional worksheets, the projects are an opportunity for children to consolidate their learning through activities designed to encourage application of skills acquired during school as well as outside school experiences and knowledge. We believe that this approach to home learning is hugely relevant for the way in which children will work in the future, with schools and workplaces increasingly requiring and highly valuing creative thinking and problem solving.
We are passionate that this approach is the best way in which to create well-rounded learners, critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers. The projects are always linked to our topics and include such things as 3D models of London landmarks, mathematical board games, puppets and presentations. Children also have the opportunity to share their projects with all parents and carers as well as other children and teachers in our home learning sharings at the end of each half term.
The projects are a brilliant opportunity for parents and carers to collaborate with their children, supporting and sharing their ideas, showing children that learning can happen anywhere, not just in the classroom!
Our Latest Home Learning Projects....
Would a dinosaur make a good pet?
Watch out for the Prendergastosaurus!
Some mysterious dinosaur bones were found in the playground...Where did they come from? What did they come from? Children imagined how the mysterious dinosaur might have looked like.
Why are the rainforests so important?
To support their learning about rainforest conservation, Year 2 children explored the animals that live there. They made bright and colourful masks so they could transform into the animals themselves!
How do we know who has been here before?
Year 3 have been learning about the 7 ancient wonders of the world, including how archaeologists and historians find out so much about them. For their home learning project, they recreated the 7 modern wonders of the world.
How do we know the world is a sphere?
Year 4 spent last half term learning about the discovery of countries and continents through food. They were tasked to further investigate their favourite area of the world and compare it to the UK.