Homework Policy

The Pattern of Homework in EYFS and Key Stage 1

NURSERY

  • Books to share at home
  • Jolly Phonics draw and write books
  • Topic Activities

RECEPTION

  • Books to share at home
  • Reading Scheme books to read
  • Sounds and words to learn
  • Finding out tasks
  • High Frequency words to spell

The Pattern of Homework in Key Stage 2

YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2

  • Reading Scheme books and activities
  • High Frequency words to spell
  • Number Bonds to learn
  • Times tables to learn (Y2)
  • Finding out tasks

READING OTHER ACTIVITIES –

  • Y3 10 mins daily 20 mins twice weekly
  • Y4 15 mins daily 20 mins twice weekly
  • Y5 20 mins daily 30 mins twice weekly
  • Y6 20 mins daily 30 mins x4 weekly

The school is pleased to present its Homework Policy. It is part of our strategy to continue to ensure high standards of pupil achievement, and to strengthen the partnership between home and school.

Homework was an issue raised by parents in a Parental Questionnaire and the school is pleased to present this document as a direct response to the wishes of parents.  This document will explain what homework you can expect your child to receive in each part of the school.

We have carefully considered what would be appropriate for each age group, alongside guidelines on homework produced by the DfES who recommend the following minimum levels:

KS1 an hour a week

Y3/4 20 minutes per night

Y5/6 30 minutes per night

Parents will have an important part to play in the success of the policy as they will be in a unique position to support their child in the completion of each task. Should you have any questions concerning homework please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

The school will provide children with a Homework Diary (Years 1 to 6). This will record the homework that the child has been set. Parents are asked to initial the homework and are also invited to use the diary as a method of communicating with the class teacher, should they wish to bring anything to their attention.  Parents will need to check the child has completed their homework and ensure it is returned to school on time.  The children will need a quiet place to work away from the television and other distractions. School resources such as text books and papers will need to be cared for and returned to school undamaged.

From the outline of homework, you can see that at Primary School, reading makes up most of the homework appropriate for children. As the children get older, more written independent tasks are introduced to develop children’s self discipline for study and to prepare them for secondary school.  Sometimes the children will be asked to find out facts or objects related to their topics, or to bring in an artefact from home.  Learning to spell key words and learning number bonds and multiplication facts are also important tasks as the children get older.  Where children have access to the internet, some homework tasks may include searching educational websites for facts and activities.

This policy will be evaluated by staff in the future and parents’ opinions will be greatly appreciated.