To tie in with the new curriculum and also after requests from the parent questionnaire we felt that we needed to be clear about homework that is given out throughout school. We held a Parents Forum on Friday 17th October to find the main concerns and issues. We felt it was important that we put together some guidelines so that everyone is sending the same things home. There will be three lots of homework each week for all children.
Basic Skills homework
These should be linked to individual targets and sent home in a wallet. This homework may be over a few weeks.
It MIGHT include some of these things – number bonds, times tables (including division facts), number game, basic counting skills, high frequency words, handwriting or spelling.
Children should read at least three times a week at home.Reading records to be checked once a week by teacher and heard read (although this might not be the home reading book).
This is to be completed once every two weeks.The idea is that we offer three sets of homework for each fortnight, which is graded according to how long it will take (up to 2 house points, up to 5 house points or up to 10 house points). This gives parents/children the flexibility. There is also a record sheet to go on the back of the homework so parents can record what they have done, teachers can comment and award the number of house points. This should be given out on the first week of the new half-term.
Here is an example of the record sheet.
OPTIONAL EXTRA HOMEWORK
Children can go on as much as they want as the programme runs itself. Teachers will print certificates and check their progress regularly
It is recommended that they complete 1 hour per week but they can go on as much as they like. Teachers make sure that work is available for them to complete and they are checking their progress regularly.
Homework Clubs for KS2 are on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3.15pm to 4pm. Staff will be on hand to support any homework that has been set and we will have iPads available to access the programmes above.