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Homework guidance

Heatherlands Homework Guidance 2019-20

 

At Heatherlands Primary School homework is seen as an essential part of education and helps to contribute to an effective home school partnership. Children in Years 1-6 are required to complete homework on a weekly basis. Homework is not set during a holiday period as this is important family time.

There are no national guidelines on the amount of homework set; a school can decide their own policy. Therefore our expectation is:

 

  • 20 – 30 minutes per week for Key Stage 1
  • 40 – 60 minutes per week for Key Stage 2

 

  • Homework will be set on a Wednesday and must be handed in by the following Monday, although it can be handed in earlier.
  • All children are expected to complete homework.
  • The expectation is that the standard of presentation in homework books is the same as in all work completed at school.
  • Parents/carers must sign the children’s homework to acknowledge that they have seen it.
  • Any worksheets or papers must be trimmed and stuck in carefully.
  • Homework should be completed as independently as possible but children can follow up with the teacher if unsure of the task.

 

The expectation in Key Stage 1 is that:

 

  • children will read at least 3 times per week and that reading journals will be signed/dated and brought into school daily

 

  • children will practise their weekly spellings and be ready to be tested

 

  • children will practise year group specific times tables weekly

 

  • children will complete a termly ‘project’ linked to their topic with choices of activities that could be undertaken. Project information will be sent home in the last 3 weeks of a term and cover the learning undertaken that term.*

 

The expectation in Key Stage 2 is that:

 

  • children will read at least 3 times per week and that reading journals will be signed/dated and brought into school daily

 

  • children will complete weekly English and maths tasks to consolidate learning

 

  • children will practise their weekly spellings and be ready to be tested

 

  • children will practise year group specific times tables weekly

 

  • children will complete a termly ‘project’ linked to their topic with choices of activities that could be undertaken. Project information will be sent home in the last 3 weeks of a term and cover the learning undertaken that term.*

 

The expectation in Year 6

 

Any homework set in Year 6 reflects the need to prepare the children for both the end of key stage statutory assessments and their transition to secondary school.

 

Rewards: House points will be awarded for completing homework at the discretion of the teacher/year group.

 

Support/Sanctions: Should a child not complete their homework in Key Stage 2, they will be expected to attend homework club on a Thursday lunchtime. (This will be run by a member of the senior leadership team.)

 

Should a child not have evidence of reading in their journals, they will be required to read during a proportion of their golden time – either alone, with a partner or with a teacher.

 

If a child is not completing homework regularly, the teacher will discuss this issue with the parents/carers in order to find a supportive way to move forward.

 

*Parents will be invited to a termly event at 3.15pm to enable them to share and view the projects within the class, year group and whole school.

 

 

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