Homework should never be too onerous nor should it ever create stress within the pupil’s family. If parents have any concerns they should not hesitate to contact the school. The following are government recommendations as appropriate time allocations for homework activities.
Years 1 and 2 - 1 hour per week
Years 3 and 4 - 1.5 hours per week
Years 5 and 6 - 30 minutes per day
Reading should be part of a child’s regular routine. Children should be reading several times a week. We expect a comment or signature at least three times per week. In EYFS/KS1 a minimum of 10-15 minutes each time is recommended and in KS2 this should increase to up to 25-30 minutes.
Reading is a fundamental skill and children should be encouraged to read a wide range of reading material to help develop a wide and varied vocabulary. It is important to read to children as well as hear them read. There is no requirement to rush through a reading scheme or only read a reading scheme book. It is far more important that children develop a love of reading and are fully developing their comprehension skills in addition to decoding as they progress with reading.
We expect children to regularly practise maths skills. Children from years 1-6 will receive weekly maths activities on Mathletics. This will be set by class teachers to further develop skills which have already been taught or what is currently being taught.
Spellings are sent home weekly from years 1 – 6. They might relate to phonics, tricky words, high frequency words, important spelling patterns/rules and statutory spelling lists for year groups.
Home Learning in EYFS
Each week, a ‘Sharing our Learning’ information letter is sent home to parents/carers which outlines the learning that has taken place during the week and suggests activities which can be done at home to support each child’s learning. Parents are encouraged to share their child’s home activities and development with school either through the Online Learning Journal or by bringing activities into school.
Please see below for a leaflet on how to support your child's learning. There will be a copy for you in your child's class notieboard and if you would like a printed copy, please ask at the office.