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Homework Policy

Approved: Autumn 2020

Review date: Autumn 2023 

 

Policy Overview 

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. 

  • All weekly homework is sent out on Friday to all parents/carers via MarvellousMe. They then have the choice of times over the weekend/week ahead to complete it. 

  • Spelling sentences are due in on a Thursday morning, in advance of the weekly spelling test. 

  • Mathletics/Mathseeds tasks must be completed by Friday morning. 

  • Reading Eggs/Eggpress tasks must be completed by Friday morning. 

 

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. 

Year 1 to 6 are taught the school spelling scheme, these are made into sentences by the children and staff and sent home on Friday.   

Children are expected to copy the sentences out at least once in their homework book and then play games/do activities at home to learn the key 7 words.    

On the following Thursday spelling are assessed through a dictation in the back of the homework book, children without homework books complete this on paper and then copy it into their homework book the next day.  Spellings are marked by the class teaching team or children, as age appropriate, with the score marked out of 7 so parents/carers can see how well their child has done in the assessment. 

 

2. Mathletics/Mathseeds

This 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.

 

3. Reading 

To promote a love of reading, parents are expected to read and enjoy a wide variety of books with their child 3 times per week and also supervise times where the child can read independently. There is no reading record to formally record reading experiences as we want families to focus on the experience not the record. In addition, Reading Eggs/Eggspress online tasks are set weekly by class teachers. Reading achievements and targets are sent home via Marvellous Me.  

 

4. Half Term Creative Project 

This is one piece of quality work related to the project and RE unit; the calendar states the day it is expected in.  The information on the homework for each topic is put on the class pages of the website each half-term. 

Children will receive either a bronze, silver or gold grading for their piece of project homework via Marvellous Me. 

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 available free of charge for each age, please go to the office for collection. 

 

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 to inform parents of how to assist their child with learning at home, ask the office team for the next opportunity. 

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