We want our pupils to look forward to each school day. Spending an inordinate amount of time the previous evening doing homework is liable to dampen enthusiasm. Equally there is a need for children to develop the habit of working away from school and to understand that learning does not only happen within school.
From their first term the children are encouraged to take work home. This will often be completing unfinished work, spelling, further practice in a particular skill etc. As the children progress through the school the amount of homework will increase and also the nature of the tasks.
If you have any concerns about the amount or type of homework please contact the class teacher as it is important that parents and teachers work together.
Homework patterns - You can expect homework to be set on a regular basis as detailed below. We also hope that you will enjoy sharing reading with your children every day of the week.
|Year||Set on||Returned||Spelling/Table Tests||Approximate Time|
|3||Friday||Thursday||Wednesday and Thursday||Half an hour for 2 evenings per week|
|4||Wednesday||Monday||Tuesday||Half an hour for 2 evenings per week|
|5||Monday & Thursday||Wednesday & Monday||Friday||Half an hour for 3 evenings per week|
|6||Monday & Thursday||Thursday & Monday||Friday||1 hour for 2 evenings per week + weekend|
Mathletics is designed to target maths fluency within a rewarding, captivating and safe learning experience. All children are able to access a range of curriculum activities which are backed up by interactive tutorials and audio support.
In years 1 and 2, Mathletics is not part of the children's homework, but a resource that can be used at home if parents wish. In years 3, 4, 5 and 6 the teachers will assign activities each week. Parents will receive guidance materials and a copy of this can be found at the bottom of this page.
To access Mathletics please click here.
Spelling Shed provides a safe, secure and engaging online world of learning for students. There are a wide range of spelling games and activities based on a teacher-assigned word list. Rewards and certificates also keep students motivated. Look, cover, write, check – without the endless repetition.
In Year 1 and 2, Spelling Shed is not part of the children’s homework, but a resource that can be used at home to support spelling.
To access Spelling Shed please click here.
Parents will receive guidance materials and a copy of this can be found at the bottom of this page.