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Homework

St Paul's C of E Primary School

Homework Policy

 

The Purpose of Homework

 

We aim to:

 

  • consolidate and reinforce work already done in school;
  • provide opportunities to extend what has been done in school;
  • give opportunities to develop individual interests;
  • develop independence;
  • inform and involve parents.

 

How much homework

 

 

YEAR HOW MUCH WHEN IT IS GIVEN  COMMENT
YR See Homework Book Given out Friday, collected the following Wednesday Homework can be completed with parental help
Y1 and 2 Should not exceed 1 hour per week Given out Friday, collected by the following Wednesday Homework can be completed with parental help
Y3 and 4 Should not exceed 1 hour 30 minutes per week Given out Thursday, collected by the following Wednesday Homework can be completed with parental help
Y5 and 6 Should not exceed 2 hours 30 minutes per week Given out Monday, collected by the following Thursday

The fewer days to complete homework is designed to prepare the children for the expectations of secondary school. It also reflects the expectation that work is done more independently.

Types of homework may include:

 

YR       Reading, phonics, maths games (in the summer term)
Y1 and 2       Reading, phonics, spelling, maths or activities related to topic work
Y3 and 4       Reading, English, maths, topic, spellings and tables
Y5 and 6      Reading, English, maths, topic, spellings and tables

 

Some other considerations

 

If the time limit is exceeded, parents may write a note on the work or speak with the teacher.

 

If there is ‘spare’ homework time, extra reading may be done, particularly about the current topic.

 

Homework should be completed to a good standard.

 

It is important to try to ensure that homework is a positive experience.

 

If homework is becoming difficult or stressful, parents should speak with the teacher.

 

Whilst many consider homework is important, it is our strong belief that children should have opportunity to play. Good learning happens through play!

 

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