Homework is an important part of the partnership between parents and the school. It can provide a window into school life and is a real opportunity for you to support your child’s learning.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, the children will begin to bring home a reading book that supports their phonics teaching in school. Your child will be given a reading book once they are confident enough with their letter sounds to really benefit from the reading scheme.
In year 1 and 2, the children continue to work their way through the reading scheme – the most valuable thing you can do as a parent is to hear them read aloud and share books with your children.
Also in year 1 and 2, children will be given a set of spellings to learn each week. It is a great help to support your child in their learning and practising of these spellings.
Occasionally children in Key Stage 1 might be given a small project to do at home that is linked to our topic work. The children are always very proud to bring in projects they have completed at home.
In Key Stage 2 homework becomes a more formal part of school. Setting up good homework practice at Primary School helps enormously when children reach secondary school!
The children receive the following homework:
Spellings set each week for years 3-6; comprises a list of 15 words
following a particular letter pattern- given out every Friday for
testing the following Wednesday.
Science given to year 5/6 each week; comprises a sheet which
consolidates learning from the week's lesson - given out on Friday to
be returned the following Thursday.
Children in Key Stage 2 are also set some projects to complete at home that are linked to their topic work. This is a chance for children to be creative and use their skills to produce something a bit special. It could be a holiday diary or a model of a Tudor house.