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Homework

Homework is anything children do outside the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning. For example, parents or carers who spend time reading stories to their children before bedtime are helping with homework.

 

Types of homework

Staff and pupils regard homework as an integral part of the curriculum – it is planned and prepared alongside all other programmes of learning.

 

We set a variety of homework activities. At Ryedene Primary and Nursery School we give children books to take home and read with their parents or carers. We give guidance to parents and carers on achieving the maximum benefit from this time spent reading with their child. We believe reading is a key aspect of developing a child’s learning. We value parents and carers reading with and to their children because it allows them to enjoy texts they might not be able to read alone, therefore improving many key skills which enable a child to access the wider curriculum.

 

We also ask children to learn spellings or mathematical tables as part of their homework or consolidate their learning that week through short activities.  Sometimes, we ask children to talk about a topic at home prior to studying it in school and sometimes, we ask children to find and collect things that we then use in lessons, and when we ask children to study a topic, or to research a particular subject, we encourage

them to use not only the school library but also the local library, as well as the Internet.

 

At Ryedene Primary and Nursery School, homework:

 

  • Is given out on Friday
  • Is expected back in on Wednesday
  • Is done on a pre printed sheet kept in a plastic folder and it is the parents/child’s responsibility to ensure that the work is completed and handed back into the folder.

 

Expectations

 

EYFS – Daily 10-15 minutes reading, reading/spelling of keywords, counting

Weekly Maths, English or Theme e.g. letter formation, finding sounds, game

 

Year 1/2 – Daily 10-15 minutes reading, reading/spelling of keywords, 2, 5 & 10 times tables

Weekly Maths, English or Theme e.g. Maths games, writing and punctuating sentences, reading Comprehension, grammar activities

 

Year 3/4 – Daily 10-15 minutes reading, reading/spelling of keywords, times tables and associated inverse facts

Weekly Maths, English or Theme

 

Year 5/6 – Daily 10-15 minutes reading, reading/spelling of keywords, times tables and associated inverse facts

Weekly Maths and English, occasional theme

 

How much time should be spent on homework?

In reception, nursery and KS1, it is important that parents/carers work alongside their child giving them support and encouragement. Therefore the amount of time spent on homework, will depend the amount of support your child needs to complete the work. For KS2 children, the minimum suggested times are below.

Year 3 and 4

10 minutes reading, 5 x per week minimum

5 minutes reading and spelling of key words

1 x 30 minute tasks in English, Maths or another curriculum area

5 minutes spent on learning timestables

 

Year 5 and 6

10 minutes reading 5 x per week minimum

5 minutes reading and spelling of key words

1 x 20 minutes tasks in English and Maths or another curriculum area minimum

5 minutes spent on learning timestables

 

 

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