This policy is intended to ensure that
–Home learning helps inform parents about the learning happening in class.
-Home learning offers further stimulation and enthusiasm for learning.
-Home learning encourages opportunities to rehearse key skills: learning times tables, doubling, number facts, spelling, handwriting and key facts.
-Home learning helps foster good organisational habits which is good preparation for the demands of secondary school.
What is homework?
Homework is defined as any work or activity which pupils are asked to do at home, either on their own or with parents or carers. We view homework as a way of developing the partnership between school and home.
- Homework should be enjoyable and manageable for all concerned.
- Pupils complete all homework set and hand it in on time.
- EY and KS1 pupils read at home daily, and parents sign the reading records.
- KS2 pupils read daily at home and complete their reading logs which are handed in every morning.
|Year Group||Day Homework is handed out||Day homework needs to be returned|
The current provision in each year group is outlined below:-
|Nursery and reception||Reading books sent home|
|Year 1 and 2||Daily reading, spellings, maths facts to learn, weekly literacy and numeracy homework|
|Year 3 and 4||Daily reading and a daily reading log to complete , spellings, times tables, maths facts to learn, weekly literacy and numeracy homework|
|Year 5 and 6||Daily reading and a daily reading log to complete, spellings, times tables, maths facts to learn, weekly literacy and numeracy homework.|
If children are absent due to illness, we will not send homework home. We would assume the child was too ill to work. If a child is absent for a length of time e.g. with a broken leg, the teacher and the parent will agree what should be done, how it should be marked and what sort of help needs to be given. In such circumstances the teacher should consult the Headteacher first.
It is not possible to give homework when parents take holidays in term time, as this is strongly discouraged.
A homework club is provided to all KS2 pupils. This is ran by a higher level teaching assistant during lunchtimes, providing support for completing written literacy and numeracy homework. Homework club is available on the following days:-
Homework club is ran on a flexible basis, and children decide whether to attend Homework club on a week by week basis. Parents can request if they would like their child to attend every week by speaking to the child’s class teacher.
The role of parents
It is vital that parents display a positive attitude to homework and value its importance. Parents should ensure activities are completed and returned to school. Parents should also encourage their children to take more responsibility for organising their homework as they get older.
If parents have any problems or questions about the homework, they should in the first instance contact the child’s class teacher. If they cannot resolve the matter, they should then contact the Headteacher.
Feedback to homework
Homework will be reviewed regularly and feedback given to pupils. If homework is consistently not completed, parents will be informed. Pupils in KS2 may be asked to do their homework during lunchtimes if it is not completed.
Homework during school holidays
During the school holidays, pupils are still expected to read daily, and in KS2, pupils are expected to complete their daily reading logs. No other homework will be set. However, all Y1-Y6 pupils have a mathletics password, and pupils can use this to log on and complete mathletics activities at home if they wish. Suggestions may be made about activities on offer in the local area.
November 2016 – to be reviewed 2019.