Homework is a useful way of allowing children time to practice and consolidate skills taught in class. Last term we invited parents and carers to share their thoughts on our homework by returning a questionnaire.
We have made some changes to our homework to reflect the views collected from parents. Children will continue to bring home their Homework Books which will contain homework tasks. These tasks take into account some of the different ways children prefer to learn. There may be writing activities, science or maths tasks, art and design projects etc. Children will be asked to choose one task each week to complete. Can we remind parents and children that the presentation of their work is important, as is spending the appropriate amount of time on homework tasks? We will also be sending home spellings and times tables homework for each year group.
The opinion from parents as to whether homework should be completed during the week or at weekends was split equally, so all classes will send homework home on a Friday and expect it to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Additional spelling and times table homework will be sent home as well.
Please help your child by ensuring they complete tasks to a satisfactory standard and return them on time. We may ask children to complete some tasks at break/lunchtimes if they are not completed at home. School offers a lunchtime homework club for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
In Reception, homework will be given out on a Monday and should be handed in on the second Thursday after this. Children should complete 3 of the given activities, with comments being written on these and Reading Records should be signed at least three times a week – regular practice helps children progress
Please ensure that your child has their reading book and their Reading Record books in school every day. We monitor reading during the week and encourage children to change their books regularly. As a minimum, we expect all children to read and have their book signed at least 3 times each week. We aim to recognise those pupils who read more than this and reward their efforts. We appreciate you signing your child's record book each time they read and find any comments you may add useful.