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St. Michael’s C. of E. Nursery & Primary School   St. Catherine’s C. of E. VA Nursery & Primary Sch.

St. Mary’s C. of E. VA Primary Sch.   Marldon C. of E. VA Primary School   Ipplepen Primary School

HOMEWORK POLICY

Background:

Data collected from parents indicates that a consistent approach to homework is required. The school is of the opinion that homework is important since it reinforces and extends the teaching and learning that occurs during the day. Homework encourages parental involvement in children’s learning and helps to develop independence. It is important however to remember and make it known to parents, that when a child has worked for a full day in school he/she may not respond positively to having large amounts of homework.

Our aims of providing homework are to:

The table below gives the agreed amount of homework for children.

In Key Stage Two, children will use homework books for Numeracy and Literacy. All work will be marked using the school Marking Policy.

Minutes per night

Minutes per week

Foundation

10 mins reading and word work.

Year 1

10 mins reading and spelling

Year 2

10 mins reading, spelling and multiplication facts

Homework books – Maths or English. 20 mins

Year 3

10 mins reading, spelling and multiplication facts

MyMaths 20 mins

English homework book 20 mins

Year 4

15 mins reading, spelling and multiplication facts

MyMaths 20 mins

English homework book 30 mins

Year 5

15 mins reading, spelling and multiplication facts

MyMaths 30 mins

English homework book 30 mins

Year 6

15 mins reading, spelling and multiplication facts

Maths homework book 40 mins

English homework book 40 mins

For children to make the most progress reading, spelling and multiplication/division facts need to be practised nightly.

Children will be given five nights to complete English and Maths homework. The times are a guide and an indication of how long a child should spend intensively working on their homework.

Children should be encouraged to discuss any problems they are having with their teacher. It is not acceptable for children to struggle excessively, causing upset at home. Obtaining parental support is of paramount importance.

A Key Stage 2 Homework Club will be provided if needed for children who wish to do some of their homework at school or don’t have access to a computer at home and support will be provided. One day’s leeway will be given regarding the deadline for handing in work. Unfinished or missing work will need to be completed during lunchtimes. If a child does not complete their homework on more than three occasions concerns will be discussed with parents.

Homework will:

Following these guidelines will help children to develop independence, realise their full potential and prepare them for the next stage in their education.

Although there is no legal requirement to have a Homework Policy, the guidelines have been drawn up in line with recommendations. The governing body will review the policy bi-annually.

Reviewed July 2018 Next Review July 2020