We expect children to participate in daily homework. During this time we expect them to:
- read aloud daily for 15 minutes
- practice their weekly spellings that are sent home (Y2 up)
- practice spellings that are relevant to their stage -practice core numbers skills e.g. timetables, number bonds, fact recall.
The children receive half termly pupil profiles which highlight the children’s targets for the half term. We ask this to remain the focus for children at home.
Each half term, we send home challenge sheets. These will be stuck into their new Homework Books. Over the course of the half term, we ask children to work through the challenges. These will be brought into school for teachers to look over. These books will also be used for additional research that will be set weekly, by class teachers, in support of the learning that will be taking place in the class room the following week. Curriculum meetings and letters which are uploaded in our letters section of the website, also provide additional information on the topics that the children will be focussing on in a given term.
What we ask of you
If parents and pupils choose to engage with homework, their teachers will give regular feedback in any books handed in. If parents and pupils choose not to engage with homework, this is parental choice and teachers will not chase parents and there will be no consequences for pupils who, for some reason, cannot engage with the optional homework tasks. Of course, we hope that all our pupils will be excited to complete the tasks set and use these tasks to become even better at their schoolwork
Our minimum expectation remains the same however, and we expect each child to do 15 minutes of reading (to an adult if possible), 10 minutes of spelling practice and 10 minutes times tables practice EVERY DAY!