Homework is given to children to support the work done in the core subjects of English and Maths and other subjects from time to time. The active support of parents in monitoring that homework is carried out is appreciated. All children are expected to take home reading books and to learn spellings and multiplication tables as appropriate. In addition it is recognised that some children benefit from extra help at home and this can be arranged in consultation with the class teacher.
At St George’s we intend homework to:
- develop an effective partnership between school and parents and
other carers in pursuing the aims of the school.
- consolidating and reinforcing skills and understanding, particularly in
Numeracy and literacy
- extending school learning, for example through additional reading
- encouraging pupils as they get older to develop as independent learners
and to prepare for secondary school.
- Regular reading is vital. At Key Stage 1 homework should largely
consists of regular reading and looking at books together. This may take
from 10 to 20 minutes a day, and longer as fluency develops.
- Other literacy related homework will include learning spellings, practising
correct punctuation, and writing.
- In maths, at Key Stage 1 homework may include number games and
tasks, with more formal exercises at KS 2. Multiplication tables are
introduced from Year 2 as appropriate.
- Other activities might involve finding out information, preparation and
background reading, or written assignments/projects.
Time Allocation for Homework
- Years 1 & 2 – 1 hour per week reading, spelling, other literacy work and
- Years 3 & 4 – 1.5 hours per week literacy, Numeracy & reading and occasional assignments in other subjects.
- Years 5 & 6 – 2 hours per week literacy and Numeracy linked to setting & reading and other work across the curriculum.