Homework

Approach

We believe that homework can consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding in Maths, English and other curriculum areas.  It also provides opportunities for parents and children to work together and, thereby, fostering an effective partnership between home and school.

We value the support of parents/carers and we believe that this policy will be successful if there is a strong partnership between home and school.

We recognise that all children need leisure time and hope that our policy reflects a balance so children can extend and consolidate their learning with parental support while still allowing ‘down time.’

A breakdown of how homework is structured is provided below. This has been designed to encourage a gradual progression of skills and expectations so that by the time children reach Year 6 they have established a clear routine in preparation for secondary school. Most of the homework is not lengthy and can be made to fit around family lifestyles and commitments, reading, multiplication tables, spellings are proven to be better when completed in shorter daily sessions.

 

Foundation Stage (Reception)

Parents are provided with WOW notes to identify steps in development and fill in and return as and when needed.

Daily Sounds

Children all have a sound book that needs to come to school each day where new sounds will be are added in school each day. We ask parents/carers to practise this each night with children.  Once children have learnt all of the sounds they will be given a word book to learn to spell the Reception High Frequency words.

Reading

Children will have a school book to read most nights and we encourage any reading and story time each night. Reading should be recorded in the homework diary.

Maths skills

During different points in the year children will given practical maths challenges to complete at home.

  

Year 1 – Year 6

Home work is set on a Monday and collected in on a Monday. Homework consists of; weekly spellings, weekly maths activities and daily reading expected. Children will be assessed on their spellings on a Monday and maths facts will be assessed through daily teaching and half termly assessments. Children have the opportunity to change their reading books each week in school but we encourage reading all materials other than simply using school books. We will also be happy to share and discuss anything that children bring into school as part of their learning.

 

Maths multiplication expectations for each year group:

Year 1

Count in multiples of 2, 5, 10. Recall and use doubles of all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves

Year 2

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables including odd and even numbers

Year 3

3, 4 and 8 multiplication and division facts

Year 4

All tables to 12 x 12 multiplication and division facts

Year 5 & 6

Revision of all multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12