We view homework as an integral part of the school experience. Active, successful pupil participation in homework supports our beliefs of how children learn best. Homework benefits pupils not only by promoting academic success, but also by providing valuable opportunities for parents and carers to become involved in their child’s learning.
Through regular homework children learn responsibility, perseverance, self-discipline and time management. Perhaps most significantly, pupils develop their independence by being able to successfully complete school-related tasks with a minimum of direct help.
All children should be reading daily. Children will take home a reading book each day. They should read each evening at home and their reading log should be completed and signed by the parent or carer.
Spelling and Number Homework
Children will be given spelling lists and maths facts (number bonds/ times tables/ conversion charts etc.) on a Friday. Spelling lists will be based on the year group spelling lists and maths facts will be linked to learning being undertaken in class and maths rocket cards (see below). Spelling and arithmetic tests will take place every Thursday.
Maths rockets is a programme designed to motivate children and to support them in learning key skills, speed and accuracy for mental maths activities.
There are a series of tests which get progressively harder. Each week as part of their homework, children will have a series of number facts to learn. They will be tested on these skills to see how well they are doing. If they get 100% on their test, they have achieved that level and are awarded a certificate.
To find out more about Maths Rockets, please click here.
Homework projects are set at the beginning of each half term and need to be completed by the final week of the half term. To view all the homework projects from this term, please click on the links below.
If you have any questions about your child's homework, please speak to his/her class teacher.