ST MICHAEL’S EASTHAMPSTEAD
The aims of Homework are:
- To encourage self-discipline and personal organisation.
- To create additional time for relevant structured learning.
- To bridge the gap between home and school.
- To allow parents direct involvement in their child’s learning
See below the homework expectations for each class for the rest of the school year. These will be in place from 26th January.
As always, this is a guide and there may be changes in response to particular circumstances or events. Any queries please contact your class teacher.
Homework is an important part of your child’s school life. It is designed to consolidate existing skills or knowledge helping to ensure fluency in recall of number facts and spelling patterns.
Alongside specific activities it is vital that your child reads DAILY with an adult. This can be sharing a school reading book, a book from home for pleasure or being read to by an adult. The important part is the discussion around the book, comparing to similar texts, what they enjoyed or didn’t and why.
Teachers have also provided a homework grid of more creative tasks linked to their topic work this term. Children are encouraged to complete some of these tasks but there is no expectation that they do so. Clearly, many children enjoy this kind of additional learning but we do recognise that not all families have the time or capacity to complete these projects. All completed work will be shared with the class and more widely where possible.
Across the week
Phonics reading book and RED words
10 minutes each day
Year 1 & year 2
Daily reading, Numbots fluency practice, Spelling shed, RED words fluency practice
15- 20 minutes each day or not more than 2 hours across the week
Year 3 & year 4
Daily reading, Numbots AND Times Tables Rockstars fluency practice, Spelling shed
20 - 30 minutes each day or not more than 2 and a half hours across the week
Year 5 and year 6
Daily reading, Times Tables Rockstars, Spelling shed
30 minutes each day or not more than 3 hours a week.
Times Tables Rockstars can be practised as many times as a child wishes.
Spelling shed and Numbots will be expected to be completed only once each week.
A reminder about homework will be published on your class Dojo group each week.
Please contact your class teacher for any further clarification.