Homework

We believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and successful lives. We believe that children need to practice these skills and apply them in different situations. Home learning is a way of giving children the opportunity to achieve this.

Home learning will be set on Friday and children will be expected to return it the following Thursday.

EARLY YEARS

Children are expected to read at home on a daily basis, this may include reading a magazine, comic, reading book or using Bug Club.

FOUNDATION STAGE 2

Maths: Regular maths activities will be sent home and as the year progresses children will complete a page of their homework book linked to their in-class learning.

Borromi: Activities linked to all areas of learning will be set on a regular basis

Reading, Spelling and Phonics homework is set each week linked to the guided reading and phonics that is being taught in class

Phonics: As the year progresses children may be asked to complete page of homework to allow them to practice what they have been learning in class

YEAR 2-6

Children are expected to read at home on a daily basis, this may include reading a magazine, comic, reading book or using Bug Club

Maths: Children will complete a page of their homework book linked to their in-class learning.

Regular practice of number facts will also be set e.g. Timetables Rockstars

Phonics/Grammer: A page of homework will be set out to allow children to practice what they have been learning in class

Spelling: Weekly spellings will be sent home to be practiced either using pencil and paper or Spelling Shed

Reading Comprehension: A short comprehension exercise will be set each week

This will begin during the Spring Term for Year 1 children.

MARKING & FEEDBACK

Staff will keep clear records of whether homework has been completed or not.

Homework will be marked in class every Friday.

Spelling: Assessment of spelling homework will take place through a weekly test.

Monitoring: Phase Leaders will regular monitor class records and complete analysis of which children are completing home learning and which children are not. This will be used to ensure all groups of children are completing homework.

Incomplete Homework: Children will be given the opportunity to complete homework during the school day if it not completed at home and no solution can be found with the parent. It is vital that all children have the same chances and experiences of learning so that gaps are closed.