The homework policy and guidelines which we have adopted draw upon what is recognised as good practice. As such, we have taken into account examples of good practice in other schools and the views of parents and staff in putting together the policy.
Homework is seen as an activity that a pupil is asked to do outside the lesson time either on their own or with a parent or carer, and should run alongside other after school activities.
- The school’s homework practice will support the work carried out by the children in the classroom. It is intended that this approach will both inform parents of the curriculum coverage as well as giving them an opportunity to be actively involved in their children’s education.
- Homework should be provided as part of the regular programme and therefore it should be understood by the pupils and parents that this is part of the normal school routine.
- There is a high expectation on the part of the staff that pupils complete homework tasks set. Homework is not optional.
- There is also an expectation that parents will support them in the management of the homework guidelines. We expect the children to spend no more than approximately 30 minutes per day on homework (this time includes reading together).
- The times are only a guide. Parents should stop their child if they feel they are spending too much time on a particular task or a task is causing particular difficulty and write a note to that effect at the top of the homework sheet. Homework is set on a Tuesday and should be completed by the following Monday.
There are three parts to the homework:-
Reading: We recommend your child read an average of four times a week. You will be able to find suggested activities to complete with your child in their Reading Record booklet. Above all, it is really import that this is an enjoyable experience, encouraging a love of reading.
Class homework: This will be sent out weekly; one task will be a spelling based activity and the other will have a grammar or punctuation focus.
This happens on a weekly basis. The children will be given a task, paper based or online at www.mymaths.co.uk, to consolidate the work being studied at school.
It is essential that the children are confident in recalling the times tables . There are many activities online which are fun and which will also support your child in their learning.
Each half term there is a home learning project linked to the topic being studied. This complements the work being done in school and is intended to be an activity that families can share.