Claverdon Primary School

Homework

The Purpose of Homework

We believe that homework is an important element of the partnership between home and school. It is a way of ensuring pupils develop independent thought, practise key skills and consolidate learning currently being undertaken in class.

Homework Guidelines

We will set homework that will be purposeful, consistent and manageable for all following the guidelines below:

  • Homework will be provided weekly and children will be provided with a homework book. Children will be encouraged to stick their own homework into their books in school. This may be done for some children where appropriate.
  • A variety of homework will be set each week (see below). Children will be given approximately 5 days to complete and hand in their homework at the discretion of the teacher e.g. set on a Wednesday and handed in on a Monday.

Year 1

·         15 minutes English – spellings, phonics etc

·         15 minutes mathematics

·         Reading daily

Year 2

·         30 minutes English, mathematics or topic

·         Spellings

·         Reading daily

Years 3 and 4

·         60 minutes of homework, including English, mathematics, science or topic based tasks

·         Spellings

·         Reading daily

Years 5 and 6

·         Three pieces of homework of 30 minutes including mathematics, English, science and or topic based tasks

·         Spelling log

·         Reading daily

  • Homework will be matched to individual children’s needs.
  • Homework will be marked weekly in readiness for the next week’s task. Children may be required to respond to marking and may need to edit and improve their work.
  • Homework will be monitored by the teacher on the due date. The schools Behaviour Policy will be followed if children do not complete homework tasks to the required standard or fail to hand in their homework on time.
  • Homework diaries are provided for all Key Stage 2 children and are signed by the teacher each week.       There is space for parental comments in the diary. In the event of the loss of a book, we would be grateful if parents would contribute towards the cost of replacement.

Parental Support

We believe that parental support is vital for pupil’s well-being and for many families it is a way of sharing and understanding the ‘Learning Journey’.

You can support your child by:

  • Having a regular time set aside each week.
  • Giving them a quiet environment to work in.
  • Asking them to sit at a table.
  • Talking through the task to ensure they understand what they are doing.
  • Encouraging them to be independent and take ownership of their learning.
  • Encouraging them to take pride in their handwriting and presentation.

 

Calculations Guidance

Our mathematics co-ordinators have prepared our calculation guidelines which support consistency across year groups. If you support your child’s maths homework you will find it a useful reference guide. Equally, if your child has a maths tutor at any time, it would be helpful for the tutor to use the same methods to avoid confusing children.

 

Handwriting

We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school. Please click on the hotlink below to access the website and log-in with details provided via email.