Homework

Homework is an important part of helping children extend and develop their learning in and outside the classroom. Tasks may be set to:

  • Challenge;
  • Encourage independent learning;
  • Practise and develop key skills;
  • Encourage discussion and develop speaking and listening skills;
  • Develop self management.

What your child's homework might be...

  • Spelling
  • Reading
  • Maths skills
  • Investigating or researching
  • Project extension work
  • Preparation for a lesson
  • Follow up from a lesson

How often might your child get homework?    See table below 

Homework expectations by year group    Black Combe Junior School

 

Activity

How often 

When it is set and when it needs to be returned

Useful resources

Year 3

Reading or sharing a book with an adult

3 times a week 

Reading ,talking about or sharing a book at least 3 times a week.

Reading 

Maths 30 mins

Once a week

Set Monday and returned following Monday

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/parents/ten-tips-on-hearing-your-child-read

English  30 mins

Once a week

Set Monday and returned following Monday

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The  Accelerated reader site   allows you to follow what your child is reading in school each parent has been sent log in details please contact school if you do not have these.

Year 4

Reading

3or 4 times a week 

Reading ,talking about or sharing a book at least 3 times a week.

The Role of Parents

Parents need to discuss with their children the following questions:

•             When is it a good time to do any homework?

•             Where is the best place for homework to be done?

•             What helps concentration?

•             How long should my homework take me?

•             Who should I ask for help and how much help should I expect?

•             It is vital that parents display a positive attitude to homework and value its importance. It is also important for parents to recognise that it is the children’s responsibility to complete the work.

If parents have any problems or questions about homework, they should, in the first instance, contact the child’s class teacher.

Maths 30 mins

Once a week

Work set on a Friday

English  30 mins

Once a week

Work returned and marked following Friday

Year 5

Reading

Daily

Reading ,talking about and sharing a book or other written text at least 4 or 5  times a week.

Maths

Once a week

Tasks are set daily from Monday to Wednesday and are due in on Friday . Children are encouraged to start each task as they get it to avoid last minute rush .

English /Topic

Once a week

Year 6 

Reading

Daily

Reading ,talking about and sharing a book or other written text at least 4 or 5  times a week.

The school provide  a homework club  between 8.30am and 9.00am every day  for any children  who wish to complete homework in school.

Maths

Once a week

Work set Tuesday to be handed in Friday to be marked for Monday

Homework will be set by the class teacher, the timetable provided is a guide only and while teachers may set less homework they will not exceed the guidelines.

English

Once a week

 

Other subject

Once a week

 

 

 How can you help you child?

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Reading is about understanding information and this underpins ALL your child's learning, inside AND outside of school. Don't leave it to chance! Your child will ALWAYS have reading homework! It is not unreasonable to expect your child to read for at least 20 minutes a day.

Reading should be fun and skills can be developed through lots of different activities. See below for question prompts to quiz your child and for some other great ideas for encouraging reading!

Questions you could chat  to your child about when you share a fiction / story book...

Questions you could chat with  your child about their when they share a non-fiction / information book...