At Avonmore Priamry we encourage our pupils to complete homework as this can reinforce a child’s learning in the classroom.
Homework tasks must have a clear relationship to classroom activity. They should be set to match the time available and the abilities of the pupils, including those with special educational needs.
Homework in the Early Years
The homework for Early Years should consist of reading with children and sharing books and taking children to places of interest and talking with them to extend their vocabulary.
Homework in Key Stage 1
The Key Stage 1 children should take home reading folders every night. In the folder a comment book is provided so that a dialogue builds up between the parents and class teacher. Every year a P.A.C.T. (Parents, Children and Teachers) meeting is held to inform parents how best to support their child.
From time-to-time, as children move through Key Stage 1, the children may bring home another activity relevant to the curriculum and matched to the child’s ability, e.g. drawing their favourite character, or part in a book, a book review, spellings, sentences or story work; making a collection of items related to a particular topic, observing features in the environment, topic research. maths work.
Homework in Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 children take home reading books to read and/or share. In addition, as the children move through the Key Stage, other curriculum activities will be set on a regular basis.
For Years 3 & 4, writing a book review, spellings, creative writing, maths, multiplication tests and solving problems to use the four operations, topic related research.
For Years 5 & 6. As children move through the Key Stage they will be expected to complete unfinished classwork, learn poems by heart, practise mental maths work and approach more open-ended investigative work, e.g. through maths work or designing a machine. They will also be expected to consider more philosophical questions. This type of homework may involve parents supporting or discussing topics with their child.
For further information Avonmore’s homework policy can be found on the policies page here.