Homework

All the children will receive homework throughout their time here. Some homework will be to reinforce and consolidate work they have been doing in class. At other times, children may be asked to investigate or prepare for a piece of work. There will always be an expectation that your child reads aloud at home regularly to an adult and this is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing that you can do to support your child's learning. Even the most fluent readers benefit from reading to somebody and discussing the text they are reading.

We have recently started to introduce 'Family Homework Projects'. These have been very popular and have led to some really exciting moments in school. They have included; building castles and building exploding volcanoes! We have been overwhelmed by the responses from families and there is no doubt that the time spent together as families, completing projects such as these will be hugely beneficial.


 If you or your child are ever unsure about a homework task, pop into school to discuss with your child's teacher.

Expectations for each class

Nursery

  • Parents are expected to read to their children as often as possible.
  • Children will have a homework activity to be completed once a week.

Reception

  • Children are expected to read at home 4-5 times per week. Parents are required to write a comment in the Reading Diary.
  • Phonics homework is sent home every week.
  • Children will complete work in their 'Name Books' once a week.
  • Word walls of High Frequency Words.


Year 1

  • Children are expected to read at least 4 times per week. Parents are required to write a comment in the Reading Diary.
  • Written homework is given out on Friday to be returned on any day before Thursday.
  • Spellings are issued on Friday in preparation for a test the following Friday. Please ensure spelling books are in school on Friday so that new spellings can be issued.
  • Word walls of High Frequency Words.


Year 2

  • Children are expected to read at least 4 times per week. Parents are required to write a comment in the Reading Diary.
  • Children are given Homework on a Friday and it is due in on a Tuesday.
  • Word walls of High Frequency Words or spellings.


Year 3/4

  • Children are expected to read at least 3-4 times per week. Parents are required to write a comment in the Reading Diary.
  • Children are given Homework on a Tuesday and it is due in on a Friday.
  • Wordwalls of High Frequency Words or spellings. Spellings are tested on a Thursday.


Year 4/5

  • Children are expected to read approximately 3 - 4 times a week and record their reading in their Reading Diary
  • Spelling lists are sent home on Tuesday each week in preparation for a spelling test on Friday
  • Written homework is given out on Friday to be returned on Tuesday (one week maths focus the next English)
  • Handwriting homework set weekly
  • Homework expectations are clearly set out at the front of the homework books


Year 5/6

  • Children are expected to read 3 times per week and they are expected to have their reading diaries in on their day for guided reading (a timetable is in each child's reading diary)
  • Homework is given out on Tuesdays to be returned by the following Monday. It includes a maths task, English task and spelling sheet.
  • Nearer to Y6 SATs time, homework will change in order to provide revision time and SATs based learning.
  • Children are given opportunities at lunchtimes to discuss homework with their teacher Miss Lennon.