At Abbey Court School, we recognise the importance of giving pupils the opportunities to consolidate and extend their learning. The provision of homework gives pupils the opportunities to do this. Pupils are set suggested homework activities within their Individual Education Plan (IEP) targets. Parents are asked at Parents Evening to support their children with their targets at home and also to propose additional targets themselves, including things that they would like their child to learn. Pupils are also encouraged to identify what they would like to learn at home. Additionally, class teachers send home regular homework activities relating to learning that is taking part in class alongside activities set to promote personal development and specific skills. Resources to support homework are provided when appropriate. Pupils take home reading books on at least a weekly basis, as well as activities which may be regarded as homework. These activities might include: sharing of books/reading activities; sensory stories; computer programmes and activities; researching for a particular topic or project e.g. collecting photographs and artefacts; using games or puzzles to consolidate learning e.g. maths or literacy; using PECS or a communication aid in a non-school situation; developing personal independence and functional life skills in the home environment e.g. choosing own clothes, cleaning teeth, laying the table, doing the washing up.