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Homework Policy

A supportive home/school partnership is a complementary and important part of our children's education. By setting homework, we hope to:-

  • Reinforce our home/school agreement
  • Ensure a consistent approach throughout the school
  • Ensure parents/guardians have a clear understanding of school's programmes and expectations
  • Extend and support learning through reinforcement and revision
  • Encourage children to develop enjoyable, independent or family-supported work habits

 

To achieve this, we have developed a programme of home studies as follows:-

 

Reception  

Daily shared reading of picture books then books with words

Jolly Phonics letter sounds and activity sheet

Word games (relevant to the Reading Scheme) sent home

Library book to share each week

 

Year 1       

Daily shared reading

Friday - a spelling list for a Friday test the following week (5 minutes per night)

Topic research

ELS take home an activity daily for 12 weeks per year

Occasional literacy/maths homework as appropriate

 

Year 2       

Daily shared reading

Friday - a spelling list for a Friday test the following week (5 minutes per night)

2x, 5x and 10x tables when appropriate

Topic research

ELS take home an activity daily for 12 weeks per year

Occasional literacy/maths homework as appropriate

 

Year 3       

Daily shared reading

Friday - a spelling list for a test next Friday (5 minutes per night)

2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x and 10x tables when appropriate

Topic research

Friday Literacy to be handed in on Wednesday

 

Year 4       

Daily shared reading

Friday - a spelling list for a test next Friday (5 minutes per night)

Friday - mental arithmetic (15 - 20 minutes) for Monday

Ongoing tables' practice up to 10x table

Topic research

Friday - a spelling list for a test next Friday (5 minutes per night)

Friday Literacy to be handed in on Wednesday

 

Year 5       

Daily shared and independent reading (15 - 20 minutes per night)

Monday - spelling list for a Thursday test (5 - 10 minutes per night)

Thursday - mental arithmetic (20 minutes)

Monday - tables for a Thursday tables test

Complete unfinished work as necessary

 

Year 6       

Daily shared and independent reading (at least 20 minutes per night)

Monday - spelling list for a Thursday test (5 - 10 minutes per night)

Thursday - mental arithmetic (20 minutes)

Ongoing tables' practice of all tables with a weekly test on Thursday

Complete unfinished work

Term 2: SATs practice in literacy, numeracy and science

 

This will be our usual routine, although there will be exceptions to this eg. a school visit on homework day.

 

Especially at KS2, other work will be set for literacy, maths, history, geography, science and R.E. This will include:-

  • Writing or completing a story
  • Consolidation of a maths concept
  • Research for a topic from books or computer
  • Conducting interviews

 

The record for Class 4 will be kept in a separate homework diary/planner and the children will be responsible for seeing that it is in school every day so that tasks and their completion dates can be written in.

 

A child with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may also have work set specifically designed to help them meet their own learning targets.

 

Also, now that much of the children's reading in school is heard in groups through Guided  Reading sessions and not individually, reading at home to an adult is especially important.

 

 

 

Updated June 2014

       

 

       

 

   

 

 

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