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Homework Policy

Homework Policy

 

At Moorhouse we believe that homework should:

  • Enhance learning opportunities and progress
  • Enable families to take part in their child's learning
  • Foster independent learning skills
  • Provide regular practice for key skills such as phonics, spelling, grammar and maths
  • To be suitable for the child's age and stage of development
  • Prepare pupils for secondary education and lifelong learning habits

We believe that homework should not be too demanding of family time and should be inclusive and accessible to all families.

We run a homework club where pupils and their families can attend together. A member of staff is on hand to offer support.

 

What type of homework do we set?

Homework can be:

  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Spellings
  • Number facts e.g. number bonds, multiplication tables
  • TT Rockstars
  • A talking homework, for example interviewing a family member about their favourite hobby
  • Learning a poem
  • Watching a TV program - for example Newsround and debating issues back in the classroom
  • Drawing a map
  • Pre-reading information about a new topic

Alongside the above homework pupils will also complete Summer Learning Logs.  These are designed for pupils to develop their own ideas and promote a love of learning, building important self-study skills.  These are also a great opportunity for pupils to discuss and share their learning with their families. 

Expectations

We expect that all pupils will complete their homework tasks to the best of their ability.  Pupils who do not complete homework will be given the opportunity to complete it at lunchtime or at homework club.  If a pupil misses 3 or more homework tasks parents/ carers will be contacted to discuss how best school and parents can support their child in completing tasks.  Homework should be neatly presented and handed in on time.

The table below is a guide to the type and amount of homework by year group.

 

Year

Type (examples)

Guide of time to be spent on tasks:

Frequency

N

Book share, counting

Phonics (later in the year)

10 minutes a night

Ongoing

Reading and phonics and counting practice daily

 

R

Reading

Phonics

Reading / phonics 10 minutes a night. English or Maths 10 minutes weekly

Reading and phonics practice daily

Homework weekly

1

Reading

Phonics / spellings

Maths or English

15 minutes a night plus English / maths once weekly for 15 minutes

Reading and phonics practice daily

Homework weekly

2

Reading

Phonics / spellings

Maths or English (or SATs papers later in the year)

TT Rocskstars / X tables later in the year

15 minutes a night plus English / maths once weekly for 15 minutes

Reading and phonics practice daily

Homework weekly

3

Reading

Spellings

Maths or English

TT Rockstars / X tables

20 minutes a night plus English / maths once weekly for 20 minutes

Reading / spellings / X tables daily, homework weekly

 

4

Reading

Spellings

Maths or English

TT Rockstars / X tables

20 minutes a night plus English / maths once weekly for 20 minutes

 

Reading / spellings / X tables daily, homework weekly

 

5

Reading

Spellings

Maths or English

TT Rockstars / X tables

20 minutes a night plus English / maths once weekly for 40 minutes

 

Reading / spellings / X tables daily, homework weekly

 

6

Reading

Spellings

Maths and English (will be SATs practice later in year)

TT Rockstars / X tables

20 minutes a night plus English / maths once weekly for 60 minutes

 

Reading / spellings / X tables daily, homework weekly

 

 

 

 

Updated September 2018, to be reviewed September 2019

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