Children are set homework on a regular basis to enhance their learning in school and to develop good work habits in preparation for the next step in their education. We ask that parents support pupils in completing work and tasks set.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Helping your child to read and enjoy books at home is very important.
Once pupils have a grounding in phonics they take part in our Home Reading Scheme, selecting books with guidance from the class teacher, to take home and read to an adult. In addition, we strongly encourage you to read and enjoy books with your children.
Pupils have a phonics book and we ask that you reinforce their weekly learning. To start with this will be orally but as pupils mature and learn they may want to draw or write as well.
We use ‘Tapestry’ which is an online system for recording evidence of achievement (mostly in photographic format). When your child starts in our Reception class you will be given a log on and we encourage you to share home learning via this portal.
Key Stage 1
At KS1 pupils should continue to read every night for 10 minutes. In addition, they have weekly spellings to learn, and some short homework tasks linked to the week’s learning or the class topic.
Key Stage 2
As pupils move through the school, homework requirements increase.
Our aim is to develop good study skills and to support and develop learning. As in Key Stage 1 pupils are encouraged to continue to read regularly - reading out loud and discussing stores is a hugely valuable activity. In addition, each class receives at least one piece of literacy and maths homework per week. Longer pieces of topic homework are set each half term.
Homework is set on a Monday and pupils have a week to complete it, handing it back to their teachers the following Monday.