Homework

Homework

NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

HOMEWORK - HOW WE DO IT!

At North Primary School, we believe homework helps to raise the level of achievement of individuals. We recognise that education is most effective where there is a positive partnership between home and school. Homework provides opportunities for teachers, parents and children to work together, thereby creating an effective partnership between home and school.

Objectives

  • To enable pupils to make maximum progress in their academic and social development
  • To help pupils develop the skills of an independent learner
  • To promote partnership between home and school in supporting each pupils learning.
  • To enable pupils to practice skills and apply knowledge.
  • To consolidate and reinforce in school learning, deepening understanding and preparing pupils for future learning, both in and out, of school.
  • To encourage pupils to develop self-confidence and self-discipline needed to study on their own and to prepare them for the requirements of secondary school

Homework – A definition

Homework is defined as any work or activities which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with parents or carers. At North we see work completed at home as an essential part of education.

Role of parents

  • Support the homework set
  • Support children to access online homework
  • Read with children and make a note in the reading record
  • Support the school by explaining to children that homework is valued and aids learning
  • Discuss homework, encourage children and praise them when homework is completed
  • Make the experience as pleasurable as possible
  • Contact the class teacher if there is any misunderstanding regarding any aspect of the homework
  • To support children with completing homework in a timely manner – this does not mean for an hour and 15 minutes the night before it is due! This will cause unnecessary stress. Please space out the homework and allow children brain breaks!

Presentation

All homework is valuable. Any books that are sent home must be looked after. We expect the North Primary school values to be maintained with any work that is carried out at home.

Be respectful (of books and resources), we aim high, we come to school prepared with the things that we need and complete our homework on time, we always present our work neatly, we do not damage school equipment.

Our cycle

New homework will be set on a Thursday and completed and returned by the following Wednesday. Homework for punctuation and grammar will be recorded in home/school journals. Spellings will be recorded in the spelling books, which will be sent home for practice and then assessed in school.

 

Year group

Recommended weekly time

Maths

English

Reading

Developing reading for pleasure

EYFS

25-50mins

Topical tasks based on class will be set weekly

5 -10 minutes x 5 with an adult

1

50 mins homework tasks

1hr minimum reading

My Maths

Fluency (x tables + basic facts practice) + Reasoning

 

Symphony

Phonics

 

Spellings

 

SPAG

 

Bug Club

Comprehension

 

Library book + levelled reading book

10 minutes x 5 with an adult

Books changed weekly

Outcomes recorded by parent/carer

2

60mins homework tasks

1hr minimum reading

My Maths

Fluency (x tables + basic facts practice)+ Reasoning

 

Symphony

Phonics

 

Spellings

 

SPAG

 

Bug Club

Comprehension

 

Library book + levelled reading book

10 minutes x 5 with an adult

Books changed weekly

Outcomes recorded by parent/carer

3

70 mins homework tasks

1 ½ hrs minimum reading

My Maths

Fluency(x tables + basic facts practice)

 + Reasoning

 

Symphony

Bug Club

 

Spellings

 

SPAG

Bug Club

Comprehension

 

Library book + levelled reading book

15 minutes x 5 with an adult

Books changed weekly

Outcomes recorded by parent/carer

4

90 mins homework tasks

1 ½ hrs minimum reading

My Maths

Maths

 

mastery booklet

 

Symphony

Bug Club

 

Spellings

 

SPAG

Bug Club

Comprehension

 

Library book + levelled reading book

15 minutes x 5 with an adult

Books changed weekly

Outcomes recorded by parent/carer

5

110 mins homework tasks

2hrs minimum reading

My Maths

Maths

 

mastery booklet

 

Symphony

Bug Club

 

Spellings

 

SPAG

Bug Club

Comprehension

 

Library book + levelled reading book

15 minutes x 5 with an adult

Books changed weekly

Outcomes checked by parent/carer

6

130 mins homework tasks

2 ½ hrs minimum reading

 

My Maths

 

Revision

tasks x1

 

arithmetic

 

Bug Club

 

Spellings

 

SPAG

Bug Club

Comprehension

 

Library book + levelled reading book

 

assessment practice tasks x1

15 minutes x 5 with an adult

Books changed weekly

Outcomes checked by parent/carer