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Homework

Our thoughts on homework and parental engagement:

 

  • We believe parents are the first and best teachers of their children.
  • We want parents to feel informed about what their child is learning in school – homework is one way of achieving that.
  • We aim to give parents the tools they need to support and enrich learning at home.
  • We know that children do better in school if their parents are engaged.
  • We believe homework is really important: it consolidates learning.

 

This table helps to explain our weekly routines of homework.  We appreciate that there is never a 'one-size fits all' solution: some families prefer to do a minimal amount of homework and maximise their precious time together, others relish the opportunity to engage in home learning and would prefer as much of this as possible.  Our approach aims to make a reasonable effort to satisfy all families. 

 

We offer a minimal amount of compulsory homework, that is essential for your child to consolidate key skills from their learning in school.  We then offer a range of optional activities across the week that you can choose, as parents, to engage with or not depending on your circusmtances and priorities.  

 

  Compulsory Optional

Reception

(10 mins daily)

Story Reading (5 x per week minimum)

Phonic Sounds & Words

Tricky Word Recognition

Number Challenges  

Topic Enrichment Tasks

 

 

 

Year 1

(10 mins daily)

English Reading (5 x per week minimum)

Phonic Sounds

Maths Task  

Topic Enrichment Tasks

 

 

Year 2

(10 mins daily)

English Reading (5 x per week minimum)

English Spelling Task  

Maths/English Task  

Topic Enrichment Tasks

Reading Challenges

Maths Arithmetic

Year 3

(20 mins daily)

English Reading (3 x per week minimum)

English Spelling

Maths Arithmetic 

Topic Enrichment Tasks 

 

 

Year 4

(20 mins daily)

English Reading (3 x per week minimum)

English Spelling

Maths Arithmetic 

 

RE Enrichment Tasks

Science Enrichment Tasks

Topic Enrichment Tasks

Reading Challenges

Year 5

(30 mins daily)

English Reading (3 x per week minimum)

English Grammar

English Spelling

Maths Arithmetic 

RE Enrichment Tasks

Science Enrichment Tasks

Topic Enrichment Tasks

Reading Challenge

Year 6

(30 mins daily)

English Reading (3 x per week minimum)

English Grammar

English Spelling

Maths Arithmetic 

RE Enrichment Tasks

Science Enrichment Tasks

Topic Enrichment Tasks

Reading Challenges

 

You can view our school's Homework & Parental Engagement Policy here:

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