Learning Logs – A different approach to homework

What are they?

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Learning Logs are a journal for the child to record their knowledge and understanding in whatever way they feel is most helpful. Children may use pictures, writing, photographs, labelled diagrams, pop up pictures, fold away flaps, to present their work.

Why do them?

We are at the beginning of our journey with learning logs, but already we can see great benefits for our children and families. For example:

  • They are an opportunity for children to extend and consolidate their learning in the classroom.
  • They encourage all children to be creative and independent.
  • They encourage children to be actively involved in their work and take pride in it.
  • Learning Logs encourage a partnership between home and school.
  • As Learning Logs are personalised there is no right or wrong way to approach a task.
  • They give children ownership of their work.
  • Children can be as creative and imaginative as they like.
  • Learning Logs can be a useful revision tool for children, especially in year 6.
  • Learning Logs can be a useful assessment tool for teachers

Try these links for further information:

Learninglogs.co.uk

Examples from another school

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