Homework

Introduction

Homework can be an effective way of reinforcing and extending what is learnt in school. It is a way of involving parents in their children’s education, and there is overwhelming evidence that such collaboration produces positive effects upon children’s learning and development.

 

We aim that homework will:

Contribute towards raising standards of achievement

Develop, consolidate and support children’s learning in class

Involve parents and other adults in children’s learning and progress, promoting closer home/school links

Give an insight into the child’s school work

Provide an opportunity for home/school dialogue

Prepare children for future work in class

Develop good work habits and self-discipline. This will also help prepare children for secondary education

Allow children to have the opportunity to develop their own interests. The amount of homework given should not conflict with this need.

Support work towards achievement of curricular targets.

 

Homework for each year group

 

FS1

Autumn term

Weekly bring an object (occasionally linked to topic work) for show and tell

Bring in favourite book to share and discuss

 

Spring term

Games, books, activities for specific children

Occasional activities related to themes

Take home class toy and keep a diary for the weekend about what you did together (photos, drawings etc.)

 

Summer term

Maths games for some children/whole class for reinforcement

Occasional activities related to themes

Children start to take over writing their diary

 

Throughout the year

Flash cards with letters fans and word fans

Daily reading from scheme books (when the child is ready to start on a scheme)

 

Key Stage One

Year 1

Maths/Literacy activity on alternate weeks

Daily reading (10 minutes)

Spelling activity linked to Phonics work

Occasionally finding out information for topic work

Toy to take home – keep a diary for the weekend about what you did together

 

Year 2

Maths/Literacy activity on alternate weeks

Learning maths facts for regular testing

Daily reading (10 minutes)

Weekly spelling activity linked to Phonics work

Occasionally finding out information for topic work

 

Key Stage Two

Year 3

Maths/Literacy activity on alternate weeks

Learn times table facts and tables

Weekly spellings

Daily reading (15 minutes)

Occasional topic related activity

           

Year 4

Maths/Literacy activity on alternate weeks

Learn times table facts and tables

Weekly spellings

Daily reading (15 minutes)

Occasional topic related activity

 

Year 5

Weekly Maths activity (20 minutes)

Weekly literacy activity (20 minutes)

Learn times table facts and tables

Reading 4 times a week (15 minutes)

Spelling task each week

Occasional topic related activity and/or small project to support class work

 

Year 6

Weekly Maths activity (30 minutes)

Weekly Literacy task ( 30 minutes)

Reading 4 times a week ( 20 minutes)

Spelling task each week

Occasional topic related activity and/or small project to support class work

 

On occasions, children will have learning for plays or assemblies to complete instead of other homework.

Occasionally there will be reasons why the above homework has not been set e.g. educational visits during the week, teacher absence, beginning and end of term, weekly tasks may be suspended for the occasional topic activities.