Homework

Homework is an important part of home school partnership and there is a Homework Policy which is available from the school upon request.

Children in the Key Stage 2 Department will receive homework at least twice a week.  Homework will be based on the various activities that the child is engaged in at school.  Children of Foundation Phase age may receive homework, such as Home/School task or reading flashcards.  Naturally infant homework will require greater parental involvement. Class teachers will discuss the organisation for homework in the parent workshops early in the Autumn term.

Summary Guidance:
All children are encouraged to read regularly with an adult at home. We consider this help and support to be extremely important.

  • Children are asked to carry out regular, weekly home tasks which are related to the work they are studying at the time
  • Children will be asked occasionally to research and retrieve information using libraries, computers etc. with adult supervision to develop learning skills.
  • Tables and spelling activities are set and children are expected to learn these. Activities and assessments will be set by class teachers to check how well children are progressing.
  • Where school work is not completed during the sessions allocated in school due for example to absence or inattention, children will sometimes be asked to complete this in their own time at home.
  • Children are expected to complete all homework by set deadlines.
  • Homework takes into account each child’s age and maturity. Foundation Phase pupils will generally be expected to spend at

atleast 30 minutes to 1 hour completing homework weekly and Key Stage 2 pupils will expected to spent 1 hour to 2 hours weekly.

Homework Logs are occasionally used. The school has taken into account parent points raised in a questionnaire completed in 2014 Homework expectations also feature in the Home / School Agreement.

Homework timetable incl. reading and spellings

Nursery

·        Homework – Home tasks may be sent home occasionally

Reception

·        Homework – Home tasks may be sent home occasionally
·        Reading – Each child is listened to reading weekly. Parental support: practise with your child for 5 minutes each night.

Year 1

·        Homework – Home tasks may be sent home occasionally
·        Reading – Each child is listened to reading weekly. Parental support: practise with your child for 10 minutes each night.

Year 2

·        Homework – Homework given every Friday and to be returned no later than the following Wednesday.
·        Reading – Folders are to be brought to school every day. Each child is listened to reading weekly and is sent home with a book and words to practise. Parental support: practise with your child for 10 minutes each night.
·        Spellings – Spelling tests every Monday. New words sent home that same Monday to practise for their next test the following Monday.

Year 3

·        Homework – Maths homework sent home on a Tuesday/Wednesday and to be returned the following day. English/topic homework sent home on a Friday and to be returned by the following Monday.
·        Reading – Reading 10 minutes every night. Reading book to be brought in on their reading day
·        Spellings – Spellings sent home on Monday and test on following Friday.

Year 3/4

·        Homework – Maths homework sent home on a Tuesday and to be returned the following day. English/topic homework sent home on a Friday and to be returned by the following Monday.
·        Reading – Reading 10 minutes every night. Reading book to be brought in on their reading day
·        Spellings – Spellings sent home on Monday and test on following Monday.

Year 4/5

·        Homework – Maths homework sent home on a Tuesday and to be returned the following day. English/topic homework sent home on a Friday and to be returned by the following Thursday.
·        Reading – Reading 10 minutes every night. Reading book to be brought in on their reading day
·        Spellings – Spellings sent home on Monday and test on following Friday.

Year 5/6

·        Homework – Maths homework sent home on a Tuesday and to be returned the following day. English/topic homework sent home on a Friday and to be returned by the following Monday.
·        Reading – Reading 10 minutes every night. Reading book to be brought in on their reading day
·        Spellings – Spellings sent home on Monday and test on following Friday.

Year 6

·        Homework – Maths homework sent home on a Tuesday and to be returned the following day. English/topic homework sent home on a Friday and to be returned by the following Monday.
·        Reading – Reading 10 minutes every night. Reading book to be brought in on their reading day
·        Spellings – Spellings sent home on Monday and test on following Friday.