HOMEWORK

Homework is considered to be a valuable element of the learning process.

At SS. John and Monica’s school we believe that homework should be set:

  • to involve parents in their children’s learning;
  • to help parents keep abreast of what their child can and cannot do;
  • to take advantage of the home context to apply learning;
  • to encourage children to talk about their work to their parents and explain what they are doing and how;
  • to extend the time for learning, thus enabling children to practise and consolidate their skills and knowledge and strategies;
  • to prepare children for secondary school experiences of homework;
  • to view learning as a lifelong process and not just restricted to school hours.

The schools agreed practice for homework is that homework is set on a regular basis, for all years, in line with our homework policy.

 

Year group

Guideline Amount

Tasks/activities

Reception

 

Children will read daily (two books weekly)

Spellings/sounds will be set weekly

Year 1

I hour weekly

Children will read daily (two books weekly)

Spellings/sounds will be set weekly

English Task/Maths task weekly

Year 2

I hour weekly

Children will read daily (two books weekly)

Spellings will be set weekly

English Task/Maths task weekly

Year 3

I ½ hours weekly

Children will read daily

Spellings will be set weekly

English Task/Maths task weekly

*This alternates between written homework using homework booklets and online activities such as readingeggs and mathletics

Year 4

I ½ hours weekly

Children will read daily

Spellings will be set weekly

English Task/Maths task weekly

*This alternates between written homework using homework booklets and online activities such as readingeggs and mathletics

Year 5

25-35 minutes daily

Children will read daily

Spellings will be set weekly

English Task/Maths task weekly both online (reading eggs/mathletics) and written (homework booklets)

Home learning projects to be completed throughout the term

Year 6

30-60 minutes daily

Children will read daily

Spellings will be set weekly

English Task/Maths task weekly both online (reading eggs/mathletics) and written (homework booklets)

Home learning projects to be completed throughout the term

In preparation for the demands of secondary school, Year 6 may also be given further homework daily in the spring and summer term to ensure that they are ‘secondary ready.’

 

 

 

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