New Homework Guidance

Homework is an essential part of pupils’ learning and is set in line with National Curriculum requirements. Children are encouraged to establish good homework habits from the beginning of their school life.

We continually seek to improve the quality of education that we provide your children and in response to your feedback have made improvements to our home learning policy. Mrs Johnson has made a short video to explain these changes. Details are also provided here and on our website.

What homework should I expect for my child?

Children will bring home reading books every day. Please ensure these are returned when requested. In addition, children will be given tasks to support learning in English and numeracy lessons, and occasionally to extend learning in other subject areas.

Homework tasks will depend on the age and ability of children, but in general terms the following can be expected:

Key Stage 2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6)

  • Daily reading books will be changed as appropriate. Children have access to other books and can change these when they want to as well as a weekly Library book.

  • Weekly differentiated spellings based on common exception words and taught spelling rules for each year group. These will be set on Friday and tested the following week on Friday.

  • A weekly English task, which can be related to reading comprehension, grammar and punctuation and questions related to a text.

  • A weekly mental Maths worksheet or tasks related to Maths topic work.

  • Times Table Rockstars (computer based tasks for times tables)

  • Spelling Shed (computer based tasks to improve spellings)

As children progress towards Year 6 they may often be given additional activities including SATs revision. Parents should encourage greater independence as children move into upper Key Stage 2.

Exceptional homework will be shared in class and celebrated with the class teacher with rewards issued (stickers, peg up, certificates.)

We hope that you will share our enthusiasm for homework and recognise the improvements that these changes will bring. Your support is essential and will help us to help your child to fulfil their full potential.

If you have any questions or feedback, then please get in touch!

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