HOMEwork

guidance on homework for parent and staff

Why do we give homework?

Homework encourages children to share what they have been learning, with an adult at home. It also allows children the opportunity to independently practice applying the knowledge and skills they have learnt. This helps to improve memory and supports children along their learning journey!

 

What does homework look like in each Phase?

 

Phase 1

In reception, homework includes:

  • A picture to encourage a discussion in which children can use their observational skills to begin making links with their own experiences.

  • A handwriting booklet so children can practice writing their name as well as one new sound per week.

 

In Year 1, homework includes:

  • Reading for 10 minutes every night. Reading records should be signed by an adult at home so a new book can be given.

  • A handwriting and spelling booklet.

 

Phase 2

In Years 2 and 3, homework includes:

  • Reading for 10 minutes every night. Reading records should be signed by an adult at home so a new book can be given.

  • Spellings are given out at the start of the new term, tested weekly and scores recorded in the back of the children’s learning journals.

  • A page from both the CGP Grammar and Maths books linked with the weeks learning.

 

 

Phase 3

In Years 4, 5 and 6, homework includes:

  • Reading for a minimum of 10 minutes and planners signed three times a week to show that children have read at home.

  • 10 spelling words are given out weekly, tested and scores recorded.

  • A page from both the CGP Grammar and Maths books linked with the weeks learning.

  • A section of the Knowledge Organiser to revise.

Year 1 Option extra homework

guidance on homework for parent and staff

When is homework given?

Homework is assigned weekly and all Phases follow the same ‘in’ and ‘out’ days – hand in on Wednesday and new homework given on Friday. Children in Phase 3 are given the opportunity to self-mark their homework as this process encourages children to reflect on their learning and progress. Homework in Phases 1 and 2 is marked by a member of staff linked with the Phase.

 

Why is some homework optional?

Although sharing learning at home is important, we also believe it is important to spend time together doing activities that you enjoy. Optional Extras are a bank of ideas that can be done together as part of learning at home. These activities are ‘optional’ and do not need evidencing. Having said this, if an activity is done, we would love to hear all about it during class discussions!

 

How is support offered if needed?

In the event homework is not completed at home, children have the opportunity to complete their homework during Breakfast Club. There, they will have access to adult support, laptops and practical equipment, whilst enjoying a yummy breakfast to fuel further learning.

 

Children in Phases 2 and 3, can also opt to join Homework Club, run afterschool on the following days each week:

Phase 2 – Monday with Miss Abdulhafeez

Phase 3 – Tuesday with Mr Coupe

Mrs Wong
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