Homework is the one time in the week when your child can share with you some of his/her school learning. Allowing them to ‘be-the-teacher’ and to explain an activity or process to you is one of the best ways of helping them. However, homework should not be a chore or source of conflict yet it is a key part of consolidating learning, therefore it is important for children and families to set routines that fit into family activities. Children are not expected to spend more than 2 hours over the week (including their daily reading) completing the tasks which will focus on the development of core skills.
A homework book will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. This will include key tasks focussed on times table facts, spellings, English and Maths. In addition to these weekly core tasks, the children will have an enrichment challenge grid from which they can select three tasks to be completed over each term. These tasks will cover learning from the wider curriculum and are designed to provide the children with the opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning; choosing how to present their work and the areas of learning they would like to research and cover.
Any feedback about how well your child did with a piece of homework is always welcome therefore please add any comments to work being returned to school.