Homework

What is Homework?

Homework can be described as anything that children do outside the normal school day that contributes to their learning and helps them to progress. Homework includes a whole variety of activities which can be set by teachers and parents/guardians to support the children's learning.

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Why do we have Homework?

Homework is an important part of a child's education, and can add much to a child's development in addition to their school work. Homework plays a positive role in raising a child's level of attainment and the rate at which they make progress. We see homework as an important example of co-operation between teachers and parents/guardians.

One of the aims of our teaching is for children to develop as independent learners and we believe that doing homework is one of the main ways in which children can acquire the skill of independent learning. However, we also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child's growth and development outside of the school day, so this policy aims to outline realistic homework expectations that compliment your child’s whole development.

Below is the Homework expectation at Christ Church. We offer a weekly KS1 and a KS2 Homework club to support children in completing these tasks.

Year Group

Homework Tasks

Frequency

 

FS2

 

As and when your child is developmentally ready in FS2, homework will be as follows:

Reading

Basic Skills Challenge

Topic Based Project

Set once a week, please read daily with your child

Set once a week, linked to Phonics, Maths or Writing

Set during school holidays

Year 1

 

Reading

Spellings

Challenge book

Set once a week, please read daily with your child

Will be set half termly, once children are ready for this

Set once a week, focus on Maths, English or Topic set on a Friday, due back on Wednesday

Year 2

 

Challenges 

 

Set once a week, on Friday, via email

Teachers will monitor the completion with a task in school the following

Thursday 

Year 3

 

Reading

Maths

English / Topic

Spellings

Set three times a week on Readtheory or IDL

Set once a week on a Friday, due back on a Wednesday

Set once a week on a Friday, due back on a Wednesday

            Set on Friday, tested the following Friday 

Year 4

 

English

Spellings

Reading

Maths

Set each Friday, due back in on Wednesday

Set weekly, tested on a Friday

Expected to be done daily

Set once a week (set Friday – due back Wednesday)

Year 5

 

Reading

Spelling

English

Maths

Please read daily with your child, books can be changed daily 

Set weekly, tested on a Friday

Set on a Friday, due on a Wednesday

Set on a Friday, due back on a Wednesday

Year 6

 

Maths 

English 

Spellings

Reading 

Set on Friday, due in Wednesday 

Set on Friday, due in Wednesday 

Set weekly, test on Friday 

Set on Readtheory 

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