The rationale for the change in the Upper school homework provision is in order to prepare the children for Year 6 and their transition to secondary school.
Timing expectations for homework
English and maths homework (approx. 30 minutes for each piece)
Spellings (approx. 5 – 10 minutes per day, 5 days per week)
Reading (approx. 15 – 20 minutes per day)
Every week the children will have one piece of maths, one piece of English and the usual spellings home learning. This will be given on FRIDAY and due the following WEDNESDAY.
The homework given will reflect the topics that children are learning in school that week. They are not designed to be onerous and lengthy tasks. They should provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s learning that week and allow them to practise the skills they have been taught.
Homework will be shared as a class to allow the children to discuss any issues or misconceptions with their teachers.
It is imperative that your child reads every day. The pace and content of the curriculum in school requires them to be able to read at pace and then use that information. The end of year KS2 SATs, across all subjects, requires children to be competent readers. We cannot stress enough how important it is that children read regularly and widely. Little and often is key.
Please click here to view the home learning which will be posted each week.