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Homework Statement

Learning activities which link home and school, usually referred to as 'homework', play an important part in children's education.  These activities need to be considered in relation to the age and the development of the child.  We believe that homework can provide opportunities:

 

*             to reinforce work undertaken within the school

 

*             to extend work started in the classroom

 

*             to supplement class work

 

*             for parents and children to discuss issues

 

*             to further motivate the pupil as an independent learner

 

Home learning routines begin in Reception with a focus on reading.  Our aim is to foster an independent joy of reading.  This can be done by sharing books, being read to by an adult and exploring a wide range of books.  Sharing a book with your child is a pleasure and will provide a positive model for their future learning.

There will also be simple tasks to complete at home from learning phonics, mathematics and key words.

From Year 1 onwards, home learning increases to include maths tasks and English or topic related tasks. Daily reading and number bonds leading onto times-table practice are expected. Our half termly letters inform parents about year group routines, topics and expectations.

Homework tasks will become an increasing part of the school programme as your child moves through the school and will take a variety of formats. We recognise that children will complete homework more independently and that by Year 6 children are really expected to be managing tasks independently. However, children will value a parent’s support and advice on its quality. All children keep a Reading Diary which parents are asked to sign upon the completion of work. 

As far as possible, home learning is related to class topics which are taken from the school’s curriculum which is based on the CORNERSTONES Scheme.  Half termly newsletters inform parents of the work being undertaken.  Where appropriate, home learning is differentiated to meet the needs of the learner but will always seek to challenge the individual.

 

Time allocation

Year Group

Homework

Total/week

R

 Reading / Library books each night

 High Frequency Words Practice

 Phonics

50 minutes

1

  Reading / Library books each night

High Frequency / Tricky Words Practice/Phonics

Maths eg :Number Bonds work

  English – 1 piece each week

1 hour

2

  Reading / Library books each night

 High Frequency /Tricky Words Practice/Phonics

  Maths incl Number Bonds work – 1 piece each week

§  Literacy– 1 piece each week

1 hour

3

 Reading / Library books each night

  Spellings or Tables 

English -1 piece each week

 Maths  – 1 piece each week

Topic research may be part of English work

1 hour 20 minutes

4

Reading / Library books each night

Spellings or Tables 

   English -1 piece each week

 Maths  – 1 piece each week

Topic research may be part of English work

1 hour 30minutes

5

 Reading / Library books each night

Spellings

 Literacy – 1 piece each week

Numeracy – 1 piece each week

Topic research may be part of English work

1 hour 45minutes

6

 Reading / Library books each night

 Spellings 

 Literacy – 1 piece each week

Numeracy – 1 piece each week

Topic research may be part of English work

2 hours