Homework

Our Homework Policy is based on DfE and LEA guidelines. Parents are encouraged to take an interest and assist with reading practice, multiplication tables, learning of spellings, music practice and the other essential skills listed. In addition we find children are motivated by parents helping with the development at home, of interests or projects stimulated by classroom topics.

The following indicates the homework that your child will receive during the current academic year. All homework will be returned to you, marked, in either a homework folder or A4/A5 book. All pupils are expected to attempt homework tasks. If, for any reason, you are unable to complete homework please indicate this. Remember, homework should be enjoyed – this year we have indicated a total approximate weekly time limit for your child’s homework, try not to exceed these times, whether the homework is complete or not!

Reception
Pieces of either Literacy, Numeracy or Topic work are sent out by either Mrs Snowden each week. Reading books go out and are changed regularly. As in all classes, shopping, visiting the library or a car journey can all be useful learning experiences. Max limit: 30 minutes per week

Year 1
Homework is contained in an A4 book. Miss Vickers sends out Literacy and Numeracy homework. All pupils practice the spelling of hi-frequency words weekly – Miss Vickers will send out copies with homework. All pupils choose a free choice book weekly! Max limit: 30 minutes per week

Year 2
Homework is contained in an A4 book. Mrs Newby and Mrs Lavender send out either Literacy, Numeracy or topic homework each week. All pupils choose a free choice book weekly, please bring this back regularly to allow greater choice and a chance to change! Spellings and times-tables are tested weekly. Max limit: 30 minutes per week

Year 3
Miss Hawkes’s spellings and mental arithmetic will go home on a Friday, due back the following Thursday. A class library book chosen by your child will go home weekly; returned each week please. Miss Hawkes will send home comprehension and handwriting on a Monday for return the following Monday. Max limit: 60 minutes per week

Year 4
Homework is contained in an A4 lined book. Mr Charlesworth sends out Literacy or topic homework and spellings. All pupils choose a free choice book weekly, please bring this back regularly! In addition to this, fun, independent, ‘times table’ games are given. Max limit: 60 minutes per week

Year 5
Homework is contained in an A4 lined book. Mrs Attwood or Mr Pickles send out literacy, numeracy or topic homework. Occasionally other subjects may be set. All pupils choose a free choice book on a regular basis, please bring them back to change! Spellings are given out weekly. Max limit: 90 minutes per week

Year 6
Mrs Robinson’s homework is contained in three separate books: Literacy, Numeracy and Topic. Spellings will also be given out on a weekly basis and occasionally other homework will be set. All pupils choose a free choice book and are expected to read at home at least 3 to 4 times per week. Max limit: 90 minutes per week