This document sets out our approach to homework. It was developed as a result of discussions between staff, governors and parents.
We believe that partnership between parents and teachers is the most effective way of improving children's learning.
Why do we do homework?
- to raise pupils' attainment
- to reinforce and revise work done in class
- to carry out fixed programmes of work
- to extend learning
- to encourage independent learning
- to keep parents informed about work done in school and their children's progress.
What types of homework?
- reading; character studies; comprehensions; story writing; spellings; book reviews
- maths: studying timetables; mental calculations; problem solving
- SATs revision
- completing work started at school
- carrying out research in history, geography and science
How much time per day?
Years 3 & 4: about 20 to 30 minutes per day
Year 5: about 30 to 45 minutes per day
Year 6: about one hour per day
The school will:
- provide pupils with weekly tasks to complete at home;
- keep parents informed of work done in class through termly newsletters and parents' evenings;
- provide parents with a list of recommended books and activities for homework;
- run Booster classes.
How parents can help:
- ensure that your child completes the homework and returns the work on the correct day;
- share a book with your child each day;
- sit with your child and talk about what s/he is doing - offer help and support;
- ensure that books are returned to school each day;
- purchase books, CDs, charts and other materials that will help your child extend his/her learning.