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Homework

At Carlinghow Princess Royal J, I & Nursery School, homework is an important aspect of the learning process involving parents, teachers and children in a partnership aimed at raising standards of achievement and maximising educational opportunity.

Homework is given to:

  • consolidate and extend work undertaken in the classroom.
  • create a positive partnership between parents and teachers in the education of children.
  • help promote the development of good study habits and positive attitudes to learning.
  • enable parents to understand the nature of work that children are expected to be doing.

In order to achieve these aims, homework is set regularly throughout the school, gradually increasing in quantity and complexity as children get older.

Homework constitutes an integral part of curriculum planning, homework tasks are set by teachers in accordance with their curriculum objectives, the age of the children and the work being undertaken in class.  Tasks set are drawn from a range of activities, such as those indicated below:

  1. As children progress through the school the quantity and complexity of work increases. Homework will include written activities, research and personal reading. 
  2. Each child is provided with a Reading Record which is used to record the books which have been read.  Parents are asked to sign Reading Records as they read with their children, adding any relevant comments.
  3. Homework is checked and marked by teachers in a manner consistent with the learning objectives of the exercise, and feed-back is provided as appropriate.  Comments will be informative and subject specific.
  4. When setting homework, teachers will take account of the different levels of ability and of pupils with special needs. 
  5. Class teachers are responsible for setting homework on a regular basis which is relevant to and supports the work ongoing in class.
  6. Teachers are mindful of the level of support which parents can offer to their children, especially if English is not the home language.

 

Parents can support their children with homework tasks by:

  • Emphasising the importance of homework to children.
  • Ensuring that homework is completed and returned to school on time.
  • Providing a clear workspace for children to complete homework.
  • Ensuring a quiet environment free from distraction so that children can concentrate.
  • Giving praise for high standards of presentation and good working attitudes

 

At Carlinghow Princess Royal J, I & N School, homework is given as follows:

 

Year Group

Days

Subject/Emphasis

Time Allocation

KS1

(Year 1 & 2)

Mon-Fri

 

Reading

Literacy

Numeracy

10 minutes (3 times per week)

10 minutes (alternate weeks in YR1)

10 minutes (alternate weeks in YR1)

Lower KS2 (Year 3 & 4)

Mon-Fri

Reading

Literacy

Numeracy

20 minutes (3 times per week)

20 minutes per week

20 minutes per week

 

Upper KS2 (Year 5 & 6)

Mon-Fri

Reading

Literacy

Numeracy

20-30 minutes (3 times per week)

30 minutes

30 minutes