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Homework

All children from Reception to Year 6 are expected to complete homework.  It is intended to be a positive experience that helps to develop independent learning skills, establish routines and responsibilities, in preparation for future learning. Parents/Carers are expected to support their child with the homework but not to do the homework for the child.

 

When

Reading Eggs or

Reading Express

Maths Seeds or Mathletics

Reading Books

Phonics or Spellings

Times Table Rock Stars

Weekly

1 Assignment

1-2 Assignments

School books provided for taking home to read

Weekly sounds or words practised at home through activities in a separate book, provided by school.

Y1 – 6 weekly challenges

Extra homework

For any child who has not completed work at school or who needs additional practice they will be given additional homework to complete. Year 6 also receive additional homework in the run up to SATs.

Half termly

Project homework 2 weeks before the end of half term (no other homework set on this week)

 

Our expectations are that the children will complete the following amount per week:

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

30 mins

35 mins

40 mins

45 mins

50 mins

55 mins

1 hour

 

Homework is given out on Friday and must be completed by Thursday the following week, when the homework book or any activities completed must be bought into school.  If children do not complete their homework they are given time to do it in breaktimes or lunchtimes on Friday and Monday.

 

Homework is sent out using the MarvellousMe app. If you need a copy of your child's unique access code please ask the school office for any support with logging on to the sites below.

 

For Nursery and Reception classes we send home information using Learning Ladders.

 

All children are expected to complete the following:

1. Spellings

Reception class have a sound book with the focus sounds and tricky words in for the week that parents can spot with them in reading and games throughout the week.

Children in Years 1-6 will practise their weekly spellings with games created at home, you will receive a Marvellous Me each week with your child’s score from the weekly assessment on a Friday. 

 

2. Maths

Mathletics is the school online maths homework app for Y2 to Y6, Reception and Year 1 have Mathseeds. Children have two weekly tasks set each Friday to be completed over the week, once completed the children can play many additional games.

Children from Y1 to 6 have access to TimesTable Rockstars a platform that uses games, challenges and battles to build their times table knowledge.

 

3. Reading

Books are a pleasure, source or learning and skill development, in addition to scheme and interest books, weekly reading homework will be set via the Reading Eggs website (Reception to Year 2) or Reading Eggspress (Years 3-6). 

 

4. Half Term Project

This is one piece of quality work related to the project, the calendar identifies the day it is expected in. The information on the homework for each topic is sent out through our parent app and a copy can be found on each class page.

 

At the end of the project homework period your child will receive a Marvellous Me in recognition of their hard work.  All children share their project homework with their class.

 

5. Additional Homework

Different ages or children will receive homework at different times to help consolidate learning or prepare for Secondary School. If any school work is unfinished in school children will be expected to complete this at breaktimes or at home the next day.

 

For parents/carers who would like to provide more opportunities we have free workbooks in English and Maths for each age, simply ask your child's teacher or the school office to arrange collection.

 

If parents/carers need any support or guidance with homework please talk to the Classteacher, Subject Leader, Deputy or Headteacher who can offer support and guidance.

 

Parent Workshops run throughout the school year to support parents to know about what is taught in school, the expectations of each year and how children can be supported.  See the calendar or ask the office team for details of the next opportunity

         

     

    Just in case you have any technical queries for home learning platforms of Mathletics, Mathseeds, Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress, you can call them directly on 01173701990.

    If you are having any issues, just check you are going through Google Chrome, this solves many issues.

    If you have any home learning issues/questions pop an email to your child's teacher or the office team.

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