Guidelines for Parents and Carers
Homework is an important aspect of education and we are grateful for your part in helping your child understand this and for giving appropriate help in the way it is managed. Homework may involve finishing work that has been started within the classroom or undertaking further work designed to consolidate teaching or extend classroom activities with personal research.
The homework set will be geared to the individual needs of the child and we recognise that there will be differing home circumstances. Your guidance, though, is vital and we ask that a suitable place for work, and assistance if required, be provided.
We would stongly encourage that all children are given the opportunity to read with, to, or under the supervision of, an interested and supportive adult as part of their daily homework.
Children are given several days to complete homework tasks in recognition that other outside school activities play important parts in their lives. An extended time for completion helps a child develop skills of time management and responsibility.
Your child has a Homework Book, the purpose of which is to ensure a positive dialogue between home and school. Should you feel that you would like to comment in any way regarding tasks set, or if there seems to be a mismatch of timing in the completion of them, which is causing concern, please use the Homework Book, or mention it to the class teacher personally.
If your child is particularly enjoying the task and wishes to spend more time on it, we would, of course, be delighted with any additional personal research they feel stimulated to undertake.
We want our pupils to look forward to each school day. Spending an inordinate amount of time the previous evening doing homework is liable to dampen enthusiasm. Equally there is a need for children to develop the habit of working away from school and to understand that learning does not only happen within school.
We appreciate your continued support and involvement.
EYFS and Key Stage 1
|Year R||Year R have no set homework However, children should read as often as possible – preferably a little every day. The children are provided with sound cards in the Autumn Term and ideas of games to learn these which can also be done at home. In the Spring Term, Year R children begin to learn their High Frequency Words.|
Year 1 children should read as often as possible – preferably a little every day. Spelling: Words are sent home on a Friday to be learnt by the following Friday for a quiz. These should be practised little and often. Maths: Maths homework is set on Mathletics on a Monday and must be completed by the following Monday.
Year 2 children should read as often as possible – preferably a little every day. Spelling: Words are sent home on a Friday to be learnt by the following Friday for a quiz. These should be practised little and often. The children are required to write each spelling in a sentence so show an understanding of the word and how it can be used and to practise sentence structure. Maths: Maths homework is set on Mathletics on a Monday and must be completed by the following Monday.
Key Stage 2
|Friday||Years 3, 4, 5 and 6||Spelling: Spellings are sent home once a week. Pupils can use games on ‘Readiwriter’ to practise spellings ready for their spelling test on Friday in school.|
|Monday||Years 3, 4, 5 and 6||Maths: Activities on Mathletics will be set for pupils that are related to their learning in lessons from the previous week. They will have until the following Monday morning to complete them.|
|Thursday||Years 4, 5 and 6||Topic work: sent home on paper (due in Monday)|