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.
Weekly homework expectations are that every child will spend a minimum of ten minutes, 3 times per week on Mathletics Y2-6/ Maths Seeds YR and Y1, Readiwriter and Reading Eggs, making a total of 3 x 30 minutes of homework = 1 ½ hours per week.
a) All weekly homework is sent out on Friday to provide parents/carers the choice of times over the weekend/week ahead to complete it.
b) All weekly homework is returned on a Thursday to enable staff the chance to assess and monitor it in order to prepare the following week.
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 or any support with logging on to the sites below.
For Reception class we send home information using Tapestry.
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 online at Readiwriter and 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.
Mathletics is the school online maths homework app for Y2 to Y6, Reception and 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.
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 MarvellousMe to parents and a copy can be found on each class page.
At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.
Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed
Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete
Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete
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 work books in English, Maths, Spelling and Grammar 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