We recognise the importance of home-school partnerships in developing children’s potential and raising achievement. We set homework which aims to:
- Reinforce, revisit or extend the learning that has taken place in the lesson
- Encourage pupils to develop good study habits
- Promote a curiosity amongst pupils linked to the particular subject
Homework expectations for FSR
Children should share and / or read with an adult every day for approximately 10 – 15 minutes. Comments to be recorded in the reading record book. In FSR the parents are given a ‘This week in FSR’ letter which includes ideas of what they could do at home to consolidate and extend their children’s learning linked to our weekly topics.
Homework expectations for Years 1 and 2
The children are given 2 levelled reading scheme books every week and they are expected to read for 10 minutes every day. All children have a homework book for English and maths. Homework is given weekly and should last about 40 minutes. The children are given spellings each week and tested weekly.
Homework expectations for Years 3, 4 and 5
All children are given a homework book. Homework consists of English and maths related activities. Each week homework will last 1 hour (years 3 / 4) / 1 hour 15 minutes (year 5). All children are expected to read daily at home. Children are expected to read for 15 minutes on a daily basis and record their comments in their reading record book. Children will be tested weekly on their spellings and are expected to learn their times tables.
Homework expectations for Year 6
All children have a homework book/ reading record and a times tables book. Homework will be given every evening. Homework will last about 20 – 30 minutes every day. Children are expected to read daily at home. Homework for year 6 children will increase towards the end of the year in preparation for secondary school and SATs.
All homework is marked regularly and feedback is given.
Occasionally the children are asked to research, complete a project, practice or bring objects in from home. Homework may be given for holiday time.
If children forget to do their homework, the teacher may ask them to complete it in their lunch hour. If children are unable to complete the homework independently with minimal supervision, they are invited to meet with the class teacher for clarification before the deadline.