Homework

Depending upon the age of your child the amount and structure of homework will vary. At all ages the importance of reading at home, with an adult and independently, is crucial. For more information read below for information for Key stage 1, Key stage 2 and EYFS parents.

Every child in school can access Lexia online, for reading support and Key Stage 2 children all have a personal 'Spag.com' log in to do Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar work at home, set weekly by your child's class teacher. Children who don't have computer access at home can attend our weekly homework club or access computers and i-pads on a break or lunch time.


Homework guidance for Key stage 1 and 2 parents

Homework reinforces classroom learning and helps develop skills taught in school.Your support with homework makes such a difference and can improve your child’s general confidence in learning both in and out of the school. We hope that you will find this guide helpful and valuable as you support your child in his or her homework.

What is the purpose of homework?

  • to provide home / school links
  • to reinforce or extend work being done in class
  • to form good study habits

What is my child expected to do at home?

  • Your child is given one piece of maths work to do each Monday and a SPAG online task. All homework must be completed for the following Thursday.These tasks are expected to take approximately 15 to 30 minutes each, depending on the age and ability of each child.
  • In addition, your child should spend 10 to 15 minutes, every day, on reading.Younger, or less able children, should read aloud and then talk about what they have read. Once children are fluent readers, they can then read on their own for at least 20 minutes a day, most days.
  • Also, your child will have times tables or spellings to practise and this is most effective if you spend a few minutes on this every day.

What happens if my child does not hand in their homework?

We are trying to maintain a school wide commitment to quality homework.Therefore, if your child forgets to hand in their work on a Thursday, they will be allowed to bring it the following day, but we politely request a note from you to explain why it was late.If they forget their homework on Friday too, KS2 pupils will be expected to complete their work during break time.

We understand that there will always be exceptions, where due to illness, family circumstances, or other unforeseen difficulties, your child may have problems in completing their work.In which case, please write a note for your child’s teacher.

We also have a homework clubs (led by member of staff) that run each week after school for parents and children to attend.More information to follow and computers are available here if your child is unable to access the internet from home.

How can parents help?

Encourage your child to take care and pride in the presentation of their work.

Take a close interest in your child’s work and offer to help by; listening to reading, asking questions, testing spelling and revising multiplication tables.

All homework will go out each Monday; your child must bring a book bag/ bag to school every day.

KS1

  • Weekly maths
  • Lexia online
  • Spellings
  • Reading books will be changed as soon as your child finishes their book and children need to read daily to an adult

KS2

  • Weekly maths
  • Spag.com set online
  • Reading records must be signed weekly
  • Spellings and Times tables

All homework books to be handed in each Thursday.


Homework Guidance for Reception Parents/Carers

Homework reinforces classroom learning and helps develop skills taught in school.Your support with homework makes such a difference and can improve your child’s general confidence in learning both in and out of the school. We hope that you will find this guide helpful and valuable as you support your child in his or her homework.

What is my child expected to do at home?

  • Your child is given a homework grid with activities to complete throughout the half term. You and your child should work together to complete the amount of points needed. Homework tasks can be completed a variety of ways; work in your homework book; pictures of what you have been doing and bringing in your model/work into class.
  • In addition, your child should spend 10 to 15 minutes, every day reading. When reading your ‘Share with me’ story book, you and your child should read aloud and then talk about what they have read. When reading a levelled reading book your child should be able to read most of the book to you with a little support and encouragement from yourselves. Please encourage them to talk about the story and the pictures as this helps to develop a love of reading and it allows them to understand what they are reading.
  • Also, your child will have red and green word flash cards to practise and this is most effective if you spend a few minutes on this every day.Red words are words your child will not be able to sound out but they need to recognise these words when reading.Green words are words that your child will be able to sound out using the letter sounds they have been taught.
  • All of the above will be in a reading pack that will come home with your child soon.Also in the pack, there will be a sound book that has the sounds your child knows. Please practice these sounds whilst practicing your red and green flashcards.