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Homework is an important part of a child’s education and can add much to a child’s development. We see homework as an important way of establishing a successful dialogue between teachers and parents. One of the aims of our school is for children to develop as independent learners. We believe homework is one way in which children can acquire the skill of independent learning.

 

Principles

  • Our homework is intended to consolidate children’s learning and so, typically, it relates to class-based learning from that week, or recently. Occasionally homework is set with new content but guidance will be given when this is the case.
  • Children in Year Six may be given homework which relates to SATs preparation, and so this may not relate to work from that week in school.
  • We do not set homework tasks over school holidays, except during the Easter holidays in Year Six. We believe that school holidays are an opportunity to enjoy family time and enjoy different experiences. We do expect children to continue to read and practice times tables during school holidays.

 

Inclusion

We set homework for all children as a normal part of school life. We ensure that all tasks set are appropriate to the ability of the child. If a child has special educational needs, we will attempt to adapt and task set so it is accessible for all learners and all children can contribute in a positive way.

What homework looks like in each year group

Children should be encouraged to read as often as possible, and should read to an adult regularly. Regular reading is in addition to the homework set.

YEAR GROUP

HOMEWORK SET

TIME TO COMPLETE ALL HOMEWORK

EYFS

  • Phonics tasks
  • Phonics key ring practice
  • Optinal ‘My World’ books
  • Letter and number formation worksheets

 

 

20 minutes a week

YEAR 1

  • Phonics sound weekly
  • Maths mats
  • SPAG mats alternating weekly with reading comprehension tasks

 

 

30 minutes a week

YEAR 2

  • Spellings – linked to phonics sounds
  • Maths mats
  • SPAG mats alternating weekly with reading comprehension tasks
  • SATs revision tasks as approprate

 

 

30 minutes a week

YEAR 3

  • Times tables fortnightly
  • Spellings – ten each fortnight
  • Maths workbook task weekly
  • SPAG and Reading Comprehension set on alternating weeks

 

 

40 to 60 minutes a week

YEAR 4

  • Times tables fortnightly
  • Spellings – ten each fortnight
  • Maths workbook task weekly
  • SPAG and Reading Comprehension set on alternating weeks

 

 

40 to 60 minutes a week

YEAR 5

  • Times tables weekly
  • Spellings weekly
  • Maths workbook task weekly
  • SPAG and Reading Comprehension set on alternating weeks

 

 

60 to 90 minutes a week

 

YEAR 6

  • Times tables weekly
  • Spellings weekly
  • Maths workbook task weekly
  • SPAG and Reading Comprehension set on alternating weeks
  • SATs papers
  • SATs revision tasks

 

 

90 to 120 minutes a week

 

We firmly believe that the family and school need to work together and welcome all involvement in school life

 

Here are some simple ways that you can make a difference to your child's learning.

 

Conversation
The simplest of which is to talk to your child frequently about what they are learning in school. Holding conversations with your child about anything at all will support their development of vocabulary, understanding of the world around them and give them context to their learning.

 

Reading
Children will bring home a reading book from school. Even if your child can read well, it always helps to have an audience. Sharing books with your children can be incredibly useful, and very special, whatever the age! They are welcome to take extra books out of the library – just ask your class teacher. Make use of the local libraries in Nantwich and Crewe.
Tips for reading with your child can be found here.

 

Maths
There are lots of ways you can support learning maths facts at home – whether it is just quizzing or questioning or playing games on a tablet or phone. Counting with younger children is a quick way to engage them with numbers. Talk about the prices and the discounts when you go shopping. Look out for shapes - talk about them!

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