We aim to foster a positive attitude towards homework and help set good habits. We aim to ensure that homework is of interest to the children and matched to their ability.
Our school policy on homework is based on the principle that the learning process does not begin and end at school. We believe that children are learning constantly from a variety of adults and experiences. We ask that parents support their child with any homework given.
How homework is set
Homework is set by class teachers and all children are expected to complete the work which has been given.
All classes from Year 1 to Year 6 will be set maths homework on Mathletics, on online maths program. Class teachers will monitor each child’s progress on a weekly basis and allocate work according to each child’s needs.
All classes from Year 1 to Year 6 will be allocated books on Book Bugs, on online reading program. Class teachers will monitor each child’s progress on a weekly basis and allocate work according to each child’s needs.
Weekly spellings will be set in Years 1 to Year 6. These will be differentiated according to ability
In addition to ‘Book Bugs’ children will also be given reading books to take home. Children are expected to take part in daily reading at home, ideally with an adult. A record of the child’s reading is kept using a home school diary. This is a means of communication between home and school about reading. Books will be changed at least once a week. Books must be returned to school. Any other books read with support staff as part of an intervention may be taken as additional reading homework.
Research activities will be set that link to the International Primary Curriculum topic each class is studying.
Homework will be based on the individual needs of the children. Additional homework may be set by individual teachers if they feel it is necessary.
We appreciate that not everyone has access to the internet at home. Children will be able to have access to school laptops at breakfast club, lunchtime and after school clubs. Children are also able to access the internet in local libraries. If parents have any problems accessing the online homework they should speak to their child’s class teacher.