We believe that children who are in a challenging and stimulating school curriculum learn a great deal throughout the day. We believe the time at home is valuable for children to spend with family and relax, therefore homework is kept to a minimal.
Weekly homework expectations are that every child will spend a minimum of ten minutes, 3 times per week on Mathletics, 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 all 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 mark 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.
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. Children will no longer write out their sentences as their homework but of course can practise writing their sentences at home and play games as you decide.
As spelling homework is completed via Readiwriter, you will receive a Marvellous Me each week with your child’s score from the weekly assessment.
Mathletics is the school online math homework and all ages from Y1 to 6 have two weekly tasks set each Friday to be completed over the week. There are additional games on the site. Please let your teacher know if you have any difficulties logging on.
Weekly reading homework will be set via the Reading Eggs website. Of course you will continue to read books with and to them for pleasure and to see how they are progressing with their reading certificate targets, this is in addition to that.
Children in Reception, Year 1&2 will access Reading Eggs. Year 3-6 will access Reading Express.
4. Half Term Project
This is one piece of quality work related to the project, the calendar states the day it is expected in. The information on the homework for each topic is put in the reading record at the change of each topic and 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. For parents/carers who would like to provide more opportunities we have work books for each age, ask parents/carers to go to the office for collection.
6. Computer access and in school support
If children do not have reliable access to online facilities, they have access every day at break and lunchtimes to the computer room and could complete their homework and have time to play every day.
Children attending Funzone are supervised and supported to complete their homework before going home.
If parents/carers need any support or guidance with homework please talk to the Teacher, Subject Leader, Deputy or Headteacher who will be happy to guide and support.
There are also Parent Workshops available throughout the year, ask the office team for the next opportunity